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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Nimbus Red Ale is a rich, medium-bodied American-style amber ale. Known for its sophisticated mouth feel and exceptional drinkability, our Red Ale is a true classic. Copper-hued and well-balanced, Nimbus Red Ale has a lightly sweet taste enhanced with the flavor of four different malt varieties and flaked barley. We brew this beer with handpicked Chinook and Cascade hops. This combination gives our Red a mild malt sweetness and a relatively dry, aromatic finish. Never bitter, Nimbus Red is sure to please the beer lover who enjoys lighter flavors and a lower alcohol content. It's crisp, refreshing taste has made our Red a fixture at major sporting events throughout Southern Arizona.

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2.9
mjg74 (3106) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 15, 2007
Bottle from BevMo, La Mesa. Pours a fairly light amber color. Sweet malty aroma with a decent amount of hops. A little caramelized. Light hop flavor with some more caramel. Finish is bitterest part. Nothing special.

2.8
shigadeyo (3739) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2007
Nimbus Red Ale pours a murky and dirty amber color with a mountain-like, fluffy, off-white, foamy head. It also has a crazy amount of very lively carbonation. The lacing is thick and plentiful. I don’t detect much in the aroma other than a yeasty/doughy malt with a hint of caramelized sugar and some delicate hops (citrus and floral). There is a hint of caramel malt and some sort of fruit (peach?) in the flavor. This beer is moderately bitter and has an earthy and lingering dry, floral hop flavor. The body is medium-light and pretty smooth on the palate (despite the lively visible carbonation). Not terrible overall, but not really that great either. I’d pass on this beer in the future... Stats: OG: 11.00° Plato, FG: 3.25° Plato, ABV: 5.0%, IBU: 28.8, Color: 13 SRM.

12 oz bottle (Notched Sep 06) from luiss. Thanks Luis!

3.1
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 7, 2007
Poured a lightly hazed light amber color with a very large off-white head. Papery aroma with toffee notes and a caramel flavor. Citrus hop finish.

2.9
SDalkoholic (2393) - Linda Vista, California, USA - APR 6, 2007
Semi- floral aroma with just the lightest scent of hop and dish wash soap. Creates huge soapy white foam and sits upon a glowing auburn red. Some flakes are visible. The initial flavor is sour and tart with a fruit presence of grapefruit or unripe green grapes. Actually this taste a lot like green grape blended with a little bit of applejuice. How strange is that? Cool logo but mediocre beer

2.6
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2008 Pours amber w/ a shallow froth. Aroma is malty w/ some hop spice. Medium nectar w/ ample residual effers. A nice amber w/ a mild hop backbone. Finish is bittered nicely.

2.9
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2007
Bottle: Dirty carmel, rather dark with a slight hue of red, huge foamy off-white head, spotty lacing.   Tart nose, somewhat herbal, unflavored pixie stix as well.   Tart herbal flavors, almost vegetal.   Fairly airy mouthfeel, either overcarbonated or more likely turning a bit.   Hop aspect is minimal, malts are a bit more pronounced, but overall its just a semi-sweet herbal tartened brew.   This one may require a re-rate as I dont think this was intended.   I’ll be back in Phoenix soon enough to try it again.


4.7
chelas2008 (2) - MEXICO - MAR 19, 2007 does not count
Had one in Tucson Airport, during a 3 hour delay. A beer so diferent to others you just have to have one. Once you taste it you got to have another. It is rich in flavor, not so in aroma. Thick foam-head, actually good flavor. Maybe the best beer I´ve had in a long time.

2.5
jcr (2705) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2007
Bottle. Cloudy amber pour, thin head. Malty aroma with notes of floral hops and paper. Flavor starts sweet and turns bitter. A touch of grapefruit and some off-putting perfuminess. Thin body and moderate carbonation. The hop and malt balance left a strange aftertaste for me. Not a favorite.

3.4
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2007
Bottle thanks to cbkschubert, Thanks craig. Poured a hazy(amber) body with thin head, decent carbonation. sweet malty aroma with a light floral/hoppy feel, something else I can’t pinpoint. Taste was sweet with malt, slight cherry detected. Good amber. Very drinkable and smooth.

3.3
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a clear deep amber body with a small creamy off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, toffee, tobacco, and florals. Flavor of toasted malt, nuts, citrus, and caramel.


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