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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Big, malty, hoppy…all wrapped together to form our NW Red. A blend of five malt varieties commingle to create a dark red color and a big malt base to balance the generous amounts of hops that are added. Late kettle additions and dry-hopping with Ultra and Sterling hops bring out the hop character that many in the Northwest crave.

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ricke49 (92) - La Pine, Oregon, USA - SEP 30, 2017
What stood out about this beer was the perfectly balanced final and after taste. It just hit that hop/malt sweet spot. Gorgeous head, a bit subdued aroma, very agreeable taste. Good solid offering from Buoy.

2.9
IndianaRed (5057) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 5, 2017
On tap at Moe’s in Cannon Beach Hazy reddish Amber small fleeting light beige head. Typical red malt flavors and fairly agressing hop bite. Not much flvor though.

3.4
luttonm (6835) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2017
Buoy Beer, Astoria. Red orange haze, soft ring foam. Fruity, creamy bitter body. Full flavored, juicy fruity grain. This is chewy and nice. Balanced bitter. Touch of fruit alcohol.

3.7
Reid (2646) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUL 31, 2016
Pint from Growl Movement in Salem OR
$4
Hazy amber color..small off white head
Aromas mainly caramel and nuts..with a small amount of hops.
Taste same as the aroma.....bitter after yasr.
Nice smooth thick mouth feel.
A pleasing beer.

3.3
ACHops (1665) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 14, 2016
On tap @ Buoy. Pours clear medium reddish amber, thin lacy off-white head. Aroma is sweet lightly roasty caramel malt, just a hint of dry hops. Taste is clean, rich, toasted caramel malt; hops are lightly dank and earthy. This beer is promising, the malt is really done well, just needs some more substantial hops to balance it out. As is, lacking in hops for the style.

3.6
poisoneddwarf (2663) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - MAR 31, 2016
On tap at Dooger’s in Seaside, OR. Pours nearly clear amber with beige foam; leaves some lace. Aroma is toasty, some caramel. Taste is lightly malty sweet, toasty, finishes lightly bitter; kind of minerally. Kind of thin. Average.

3.3
Squizzle (305) - Ashland, Oregon, USA - DEC 24, 2015
Not great beer but great company. If you like IPA you will probably like it but that ain’t my jam.

2.8
bpreo (2981) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 27, 2015
This beer is both hoppy and malty. Really is RED. Sampled at the downtown Astoria brewpub.

3
fonefan (51574) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2015

Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 2014, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

[ As Buoy NW Red Ale ].
Unclear medium to dark red amber color with a average, open and frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, sweet malt, brown sugar, light to moderate hoppy, wood notes. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet with a long duration, candy sweet, brown sugar, wood, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20140814]

3.7
Leighton (22550) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
Draft at the Great British Beer Festival 2014, Day 3 - London. Pours clear amber-gold with a bubbly head. Some juicy citrus characteristics, bready malts, watermelon. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly resinous to finish with more watermelon, citrus fruits, bready sugars. Very good beer.


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