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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our most versatile beer. Good to drink as well as cook with. Light enough to quench a thirst and complex enough to accompany fine dining. Carmel malty sweet fades to a chocolate roasty finish and dry from a touch of rye. 1.057 OG 13 IBU 6%ABV

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3.1
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Bottle: Deep amber, pretty heavy, some sediment, frothy white head, decent lacing.   Malty/Biscuity nose, very slight cardboard and overcooked vegetable.   Very minor, but its there.   Somewhat of a spicy malt forward tongue.   Not sure of the spice, but its a little fiery, hot like peppers.   Hmmm, not what I would have expected, but its fairly pleasant.   Not much hop presense if any.   Thought it might be a little more heavier in regards to the malts, but it is not.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Finish is a little cereal like, mealy, perhaps a little stale which brings me back to the cardboard.   Tiz okay, but nothing spectacular.   Thanks for the bottle Larry!


3
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2007
Bottle shared with Hogtown Harry, Blankboy, and GregClow, courtesy of Blankboy. Dark orange, creamy white head. Odd some sort of malt aroma with some sweetness. Decent malt taste. Medium foamy body. Average.

3.4
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Bottle. Dark reddish amber color, with thin head. Aroma of lightly roasted caramel malt. The flavor is the same. Semi-sweet with a smooth palate.

3.2
GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2007
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, blankboy & tupalev - blankboy’s bottle. Sunset amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is odd - some toffee in there, some dryness, and a strange harsh edge. Medium body. Flavour is decent - sweet malt, a bit roasty, mild hops. A decent mellow ale.

3.1
HogTownHarry (6622) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2007
Bottle (22oz). Shared with blankboy, GregClow and tupalev, blankboy’s bottle. Clear deep amber, smallish creamy-foamy beige head. WTF this aroma? Some dry toffee, herbal hops, and odd butterscotch malt. The taste has very little of the butterscotch - it’s a tad buttery and sweet, floral dry hops, slight alcohol burn. Creamy body, light carbonation, slightly bitter in the fiinish. Ehh.

3.5
StefanSD (2451) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2012 650 ml bottle from Sprouts market. This one pours a rich amber color with a small off-white head that quickly fades to nothing. The aroma is slightly sweet with malts and caramel. The flavor did not blow me away, I taste moderate caramel, raisins, and hops. The mouthfeel was a bit uneven starting watery and finishing sticky; the carbonation was prickly and distracting. The Finish was short and biter-sweet with a lingering taste of caraway and rye. Overall: A better than average red, but yet somehow it just does not click for me. Recommended with reservations.

3.3
wetherel (1880) - Cupertino, California, USA - DEC 7, 2007
Had on tap at the brewery, while picking up a growler of exponential. Amber color. Medium fluffy small bubble head. Nice everyday red, but lately there have been so many good stronger flavored beers.

2.6
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Mcilhenney’s Irish Red
Date: 05/04/2005
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

clear red, thin tan head, light sweet carmel malt aroma, rich dry malt flavor that’s followed by a touch of sweetness, light bitter finish,

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Score: *4
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3.7
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 15, 2007
650 mL bottle. Clear red with fizzy white head. Malty caramel and some what fruity aroma. Sticky palate. Big malty taste with a caramel taste and bready finish.

3.6
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 16, 2007
A good go-to beer with some food. Much better on draft - super malty with a touch of hops to back it up. Excellent beer, a must try...nothing too spectacular - but still a great red!!!


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