RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Our interpretation of the American red ale style. Unlike most other examples of the style, ours is a dark, robust red from the use of 5 different malts. A blend of 3 different hops from 4 additions gives our Mesabi Red a full hop character.

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hellbilly (3306) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - SEP 2, 2009
coppery colored pour with a whitish head.

aromas of chocolate, toasted nuts, toffee/caramel-y malt, something juicy... fruity and a kick of bitter grapefruit.

the flavor has a nice hoppy thing going on to dry everything up... notes of cocoa, toffee, orange, spicy hops, slight non resinous pine and a nice bitterness before the dry finish.

the medium body feels rich in the mouth yet crisp from the dose of hops.

i was told this was a very fresh bottle... 7/4/7/3/15/3.6

thooper41 (556) - BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2009
12oz bottle: Appearance is amber red with minimal head, aroma is of caramel malt, flavor is pretty unique has a light caramel malt flavor along with some slightly fruity flavors also, also very light bodied.

zizzybalubba (1887) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2009
12 oz. bottle acquired via trade with tennisjoel. Brownish-orange pour with little to no head. Aroma of caramel, light citrus hops, and pears. Taste is lightly hopped with some malty sweetness. Quite honestly there isn’t much going on with this beer. I initially assumed I had an old bottle but given some of the other ratings this seems to be the norm even when on tap. Just ok.

BVery (11395) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2009
TAP: red/gold pour, small head. Malt & caramel on the nose. Taste was both sour and bitter.

kosko20 (352) - Bemidji, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2009
Nice pour of a ruby red with a touch of gold. Small off white head. Aroma is strange but fascinating. I really couldn’t put my finger on it but it was some combination of vanilla and non sweet caramel and cherry. Flavor is neutral mostly but slightly sweet. Mouthfeel is light and lacking a bite. An alright brew.

EHGsean (28) - CANADA - MAY 1, 2009
Might have gotten an older bottle of this beer. I found the hop profile to be quite stunted, and although I could tell there was a blend of hops in the beer, it felt muddled and lacked the full hop character that I would expect from an American Amber. A beautiful pour though, with nice ruby-garnet notes and dense white head.

lb4lb (2632) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Bottle from HogWildLiquor. Thanks!! Pours a dark reddish brown color with short lived beige head. Smell is a bit odd with red ale like malt, and some sourness and maybe darker almost roasty malt. Flavor is bland, dusty, and odd. Not really full flavored or particularly good at all. Some tea like notes, bland malt, low bitterness, and pretty watery. Thin body and very low carbonation. Not very enjoyable.

bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2009
Pours a very deep red color with a thin, frothy, white head. Rather sweet at first taste with noticeable hops and slightly dry flavor. Also tasted some caramel, malts, and some nuts. Quite good for a red.

Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2008
Bottle extra in a trade. Pours a red body with a white head. Sweet malty caramel, light fruit orange and cherry. Spices decent offering with rye in the finish.

sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 28, 2008
Tasted 9/24/08. 12oz bottle. Thanks Keir! Filtered with a ruby amber hue. Medium ring of bone white head. Grainy malts aromas. Mildly soapy. Medium bodied with bright malts. Slightly spicy with a good dose of hops. Finish is lingering with cocoa malts and piney hops. Earthy hop characters. Good moderate malt roast. Tart yet sweet. Good rolling palate with a intermixed juxtaposition of sweet and bitter. Mildly cloying finish. Good caramel malts. Good woody, piney hops. Slight graham cracker and mild cola note in the malt profile. Very tasty and hoppy Red!

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