dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2012
nuts, red, clear, light medium sweetness, medium body, a sense of hoppiness, made by ears turn red pottygok (548) - Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2012
Aroma: Roasted malt with hints of doughiness.
Appearance: Clear, bright orange with thick, tan head.
Taste: Light, yeasty sweetness throughout.
Palate: Light body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, long, yeasty finish.
Overall: Meh...it’s drinkable, but I wouldn’t seek it out. Very yeasty brew with a bit of maltiness, but reminds me more of an Eastern European than an Irish lager. I’m very disappointed. TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 25, 2006
Crooked River Irish Red Ale pours to a beautiful, deep amber to red color, with a thick and creamy off white head, and a moderate amount of carbonation. The nose on this beer is malty, with grainy malt aromas, jammy/fruity aromas, and slight aromas of roasted grains. The palate is firm, with lots of good stewed malt flavors, a touch of malt sweetness, and that slippery, buttery texture on the tongue. Crooked River Irish Red finishes with more malty, and slightly roasty flavors up front, then ends with estery fruit flavors, and some balancing hop bitterness that slightly lingers.
This is an excellent Irish Red Ale with lots of good stewed malt flavors, and jammy touches of estery fruit. Not quite as impressive as Irish brewed examples, but a very good domestic version. This beer is the perfect match with the Irish-American classic; a boiled dinner of corned beef, cabbage, carrots, onions, potatoes, and warm Irish bread(soda bread with caraway seeds and raisins) and butter. steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - JAN 27, 2005
slightly cheesy, gym aroma, but there is a lot of toffee and sweetness, also. anyway, this isn’t bad. it’s sweet, with some toffee and nuts, with a little bit of spice. nice ale. Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JUN 4, 2003
Reddish color. medium head with somewhat sweet malt smell. Not much flavor almost flat tasting.Only slightly better than Killians.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2003
Copper color with fully diminishing head, no lace, medium-bodied. Roasted malt sweet aroma. Slighty sweet and fruity, a hint of nutty taste, somewhat unbalanced. Weird aftertaste, chalky. A less than average brew. Cobra (1100) - - MAY 16, 2003
12 oz. brown bottle.
This beer is a case of looks can be deceiving. It certainly smelled better than it tasted. Poured out a nice, bright copper color, with red highlights. Aromas off the bat are of malts. Caramel malts, and some background roastiness to it. Had a decent, but short lived head on it. Tasted average, at best. Cereal tasting to me, with a certain gritiness to it as well. A little rough around the edges, at least in my book. A pretty fair Irish red however.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAR 19, 2003
Bottle. Malty and average in all ways: red appearance, average head, slightly interesting but nothing special, clean finish. Panzuriel (2333) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2003
Dark amber color with a small head. Nice malty aroma with hints of sweetness. Nice mellow flavor good hints of hops nice finish. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 9, 2003
Clear copper body, topped by small, creamy beige head. Aroma is caramel malty. Taste is medium malty, light caramel, slightly fruity, hint of spice. Nothing special, but all-in-all, not bad.