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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
The Irish Red Ale is an all-malt ale brewed with toasted caramel malt to naturally produce its signature red color. Its fruity nose and initial malt sweetness is a classic interpretation of the style.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 17, 2009
12oz bottle from Shaws. Pours a dark red copper body with a thin film of light tan head. Smells fruity, nutty, with some caramel. Nut and caramel jump out of the flavor, with a fair bit of a fruity sweetness. Medium in body with moderate body, and easy drinking. Nothing stellar, but a solid example of the style, tasty and drinkable. A good brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
drowland (8462) - Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2009
Well it does in fact start malty sweet and fade to a dry finish, as they claim, but the dry finish is too much; it really knocks you over. The aroma is malty and sweet with touches of cinnamon. Nice head and great color!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2009
8/12/09 from 12oz bottle. Aroma is all malt with a sweet/sour caramel note balanced by a black pepper background. Appearance is faintly hazy copper with a very well maintained cream colored head. Flavor matches well with aroma, with a slight earthy addition added to the maltiness and low bittering.Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a seemingly low carb feel that still lingers on the tongue. Overall, not bad, but could be a bit richer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamherbert (1525) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2009
Glassy red (or dark orange). Some root beer-like head. The color of a lava lamp. Sweet roasted malt, not really bitter. Nutty, kinda like a roasted brown. Only slightly sweet. Roasted malt of a Smithwicks with a Guinness. A tiny bitter Irish bite. Slightly sweet, akin to the sweetness of an Oktoberfest. Some nice roasted malts (more bitter with warmth). Nutty and not overly bitter. Milky but a little bubbly fizzy. Some nice bite. A solid, slightly bitter, slightly sweet Irish ale. A nutty red ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DocLock (10441) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2009
Bottle from Pats variety Michelob case. Brownish medium pour with 3-finger off-khaki head. Nose is malt, hops, brown sugary. Tastes on the sweet side, very caramel malty, with very mild hops and a brown sugary flavor. Not very complex, and muddles more as it warms.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2009
I havent had too many "Irish Ales" but Im pretty sure this isnt the best representation of the style. Actually has some a decent malt character to it, especially for a macro. No hops really. But hey... I didnt puke when I drank it, so cheers!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimhilt (2595) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 6, 2009
Pours a four finger very light tan head that fades quickly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Crystal clear red/amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Roasted malt nose. Flavor is roasted to almost burnt malt, hops almost balance. $1.50 for a 12oz bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gregis (1281) - Stilwell, Kansas, USA - JUN 27, 2009
Pours a clear reddish-brown with a small khaki head that collapses fairly quickly. The nose is sweet, fruity and malty with no discernible hops in support. Light-bodied and effervescent it finishes a bit tinny. Sweet and malty, the flavor more-or-less follows the nose with the diminishing contribution of an odd, light plastic/medicinal note thrown into the mix. If they just added some bittering hops to the recipe, this could be a pretty solid offering from AB. As it is, however, its just way too sweet for my tastes.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nuplastikk (6089) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 22, 2009
12oz bottle. Amber-brown, ok, red color. Looks filtered. Stale malt flavor, tastes old. Corny, sugary, some caramel malt as well. What a crappy beer. Drinkable, in a cut off from civilization kind of way. Not good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
daknole (10936) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 3, 2009
Bottle. Reddish pour. Tons of caramel malt in the nose and all over the tongue. A bit sweet. Odd bitterness. Meh.

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