RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   ABV: -
With a deep red hue, the BBAY Irish Red Ale is an easy drinking, smooth, lighter-bodied ale with a medium to low hop bitterness and a toffee-like, roasted, dry, yet malty, clean finish. Boundary Bay Brewery produced this Irish Red Ale in the spirit of Bellingham community and the Bellingham St. Patricks Day Parade.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (5932) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - MAY 20, 2017
Thanks Frank. This was poured into a mug, the appearance was a slightly clear amber color with a fingers worth of eggshell white foamy head. Slight lace. The aroma had some dry roasted toffee malts with a light floral to herbal hop bitterness. Light earthiness. Some toast at the end. The flavor was somewhat sweet between the floral and herbal qualities. Sly little malty aftertaste and finish. The palate was just a tad under medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Some carbonation was felt, but not distracting. Overall, pretty good for an American brewer to come up with an "Irish red" fairly close to style. Id have again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (14983) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 4, 2016
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours clear, dark and ruddy with a slight beige head. Aroma is treacle in a moderate way with something that could be floral hop. Med body or so. Flavor is a bit different - making me think of herbal hop. It is fairly dry, tho it seems mostly about the malt. Better than a lot of "Irish reds".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BabySam (1) - - JUL 21, 2015 does not count
Very malty tast without too much else to mull over. A little toasty with notes of caramel. I would give it a higher score if there wasnt so much sugar in it. The taste lingered in my mouth for two days

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Thanks to 5000 for sending this can my way. Red pour with a small white head. The aroma is very malty with some caramel and toffee malt and not too much else going on. Smells fairly sweet. The flavor is a bit different. I get some nice malt notes as well as some light citrus and pine notes from the hops. There is a touch of roasted malt and caramel, with quite a bit of brown sugar mixed in. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not a huge fan of this style but I liked this one. Thanks Andre.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Courtesy of 5000 via trade

Bottle: The aroma has moderate caramel and chocolate that gives it sort of a tootsie roll aroma. There is also some light roasted nuttiness with a touch of dusty notes. It looks brown sitting in the glass, but when held to the light its more of transparent orangish-red. It has a one finger khaki head that settles to a thin film outlined by a thicker ring. There is some light dotted lacing left on the sides of the glass. The bottom of the bottle yields a significantly more cloudy pour. The flavor starts with a quick dose of light caramel and even lighter chocolate. The finish has a moderate roasted nuttiness, light herbal hops, and some toastiness. Its light-medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, Im not even sure when the last time I had an Irish Ale was, but this seems more flavorful, drinkable and refreshing than most.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robforbes (2233) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2013
pours a cloudy copper with a small dirty white head, and a little lacing. smell is of spice, brown sugar, malt, caramel, and hops in back. taste is of spice, caramel, some roasted malt, and touch of citrus. ends a little tangy and somewhat bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Bottle: Dirty caramel, large frothy off-white head, nice lacing. Faint biscuity malt like nose. Soft biscuit, also nutty on the tongue. Body and mouthfeel are moderate, but its leaning on the softer/lighter side. Finish is a bit nutty, mealy, some bready and biscuit notes. Very soft sweetness. Pretty simple, but well put together.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crit (3950) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2013 Rerate March 2013 Sparkling reddish brown, small tan head. Toasty sweet palate and nose, quite pleasant

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (16965) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 24, 2012
On tap at Bitter Tasting Room, pours a clear orange amber with a medium white head. Aroma of dry bitter malts, caramel and low sweetness. Flavour of toffee, dry bitter malts, with low sweetness and a sort of dry hop note at the end. Light body. Decent but unadventurous.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 22, 2012
Bomber. Iced tea colored with minimal off-white head. Mostly caramel, malt and butterscotch notes in the aroma. The taste starts with big toffee and toasted biscuit malt flavors along with some brown sugar, cola and medicinal hops. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with adequate carbonation and a mildly bitter, malty finish. Fairly smooth and drinkable for the most part.

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