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RATINGS: 1785   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Malt and hops are beautifully married in this full-bodied, copper-red Pale Ale. Red Seal Ale is generously hopped in the traditional manner for a long, spicy finish.

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lmahony199 (52) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2001
I love pale ales and IPAs, this is my new favorite

5
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 25, 2008
12oz brown bottle from The Lighthouse in Manchester. Pours a hazy light amber-red body with a good inch of off-white head that leaves some nice lacing. Aroma consists of equal parts pungent sweet caramel-honey maltiness and crisp citrussy American hops. Wow. Tastes sweet and malty initially, with caramel, honey, and slight biscuit notes, with a fair bit of support from grassy and citrussy American hops and a semi-dry finish. On the lighter side of medium-bodied with a fair bit of carbonation which is just subtle enough to enhance the drinkability. Super-drinkable, though not so much so that any of the other attributes, most notably flavor, take a back seat. Unbelievable. Practically perfect in every imaginable way. Tastes to me like home-brewing smells. For the style and for any beer, this is about as perfect as they come - it’s the first perfect ’5’ I have ever given. Amazing.

5
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JUN 14, 2009
This was my first craft beer I ever had. i remember it being so good compared to the other swill I had consumed up to that point. It sent me on a journey to experience other beers and styles. After trying it today I can appreciate it even more. Although my tastes have leaned more toward the hoppy. This is a world class pale. The balance and complexity are second to none. There is softness in the blending of flavors that is exquisite. Every fridge should have this beer in it.

5
torfje (2) - NORWAY - NOV 4, 2015 does not count
Fantastic ale! Beats Sierra Nevadas Pale Ale. Rich taste, low on sweetness and fruit, good hops. Probaly the best ale I ever had.

4.8
kalisto9 (73) - Crafton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2003
A very nice American pale ale. Easy going down with a nice aftertaste. A pleasant surprise. The draft version of this is excellent.

4.8
ericcassidy (38) - Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2009
fruity, hoppy, well balanced, refreshing. I really enjoyed this beer with a salty snack. MORE!

4.8
Cool_Bond (2647) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2012
Still, this beer in my top 10 list of the world’s best beers. Then I had time to try a few hundred pieces. Of course the best "red beer" that you can get in.

4.8
fbenz (23) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Almost the perfect blend of malt and hops. The malts give it a round mouthfeel then the hops give it a bitter clean finish. This is one my my favorite beers.

4.7
soulgrowl (52) - Kitakyushu-shi, JAPAN - MAY 7, 2008
Aroma: Wheat toast with strawberry jam and honey. Tart, sweet, and roasty. Excellent, nutty malts. Hops impart a hint of citrus and an earthy character. Appearance: Thick, hazy, cinnamony brownish-red, glowing pinkish-orange where the light hits it. Parchment-colored, fluffy head with good retention. Flavor: Sooo good. Tastes mostly of caramel malts, English breakfast tea, and grassy, perfectly dry hops. A hint of rummy alcohol. There’s also something distinctly fruity about this beer, a very subtle blend of berries, bananas, grapefruit, and apples. Clean, dry finish. Goes great with Brazil nuts. Palate: Frothy, somewhere between light- and medium-bodied, and clean. Good for the style. Overall: This is an excellent go-to beer for everyday drinking.

4.6
ElBastardo (13) - Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2002
A west coast classic,the first American Pale that combines great American hops with great session quality.I visited this brewery long ago and it started in a LongJohnSilvers type Seafood place,brings a tear to my eye.


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