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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is the real red ale! Dark crystal malts and lots of Irish Northdown and Centennial hops come together to create this strong hoppy ale. Dry hopping in the finishing tanks add the final touch.

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3.6
omhper (25129) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2006
Bottled. Clear nut brown. Grapefruity hop aroma. Sweetish and roasty. Extremely hoppy for an Irish ale. The mouthfeel is lightly soapy and the finish has aromatic orangey tones and medium bitterness. Not to style, but a damn good beer!

3.9
Oakes (17680) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2006
Bright amber-red colour. Big floral peachy aroma with a light caramel malt note. Rich hoppy, malty flavour. There is nothing Irish in these orangey bitter hops. Deceptive strength. Pretty damn good American red ale.

3.7
bhensonb (15195) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Draft at the brewpub. Color is dark amber/brown with reddish tinges. Very slight off-white head. Rich malty aroma with a touch of citrus? Full bodied with creamy carbonation. Flavor is caramel with a lot of something like cascade/citrus for hop. Very nice. Very balanced. Finishes with roast and hop bitter. Really quite good.

3.4
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2010
(22oz bottle, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours a clear golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of grapefruit, grass, orange, and caramel. Flavor of grass, pine, earth, and light roasted malt.

3.4
slowrunner77 (12044) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
vast amount of hops that are present in this beer (given the style). way hoppier than an irish red should be. definitely an "american" red ale, no matter what they call it. the hops and carmel and slightly nutty malts pair well together, and this is indeed a nice session ale. just don’t expect a traditional irish."

3
BVery (10510) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Bomber. This must be aged. Bought it on sale for $1.99/bomber. I’m smelling a little cardboard. Crystal malts are there. Would love to try it fresh.

3.6
marcus (10227) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 13, 2010
On tap at the brewery. Pours reddish brown with a thin beige head and a strong citrus aroma. There is a sharp hopped up caramel malt flavor with a very dry finish. Nice recipe.

3.6
bb (9268) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 12, 2009
Draft. Copper/bronze beer with a light tan head. Grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and light summer fruit flavor with light malt. Medium body. OK bitterness, but great hop flavor. Grapefruit and light malt linger.

3.1
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours with a hazy red body and a very small tan head. Aroma of malt, honey, caramel. Smells like a super faded IPA to be real honest (super sweet with some oxidized and very faded hops). Slightly grassy. Taste is grass, carmel, bread with an odd and sharp off-flavor in the finish. Light bubbles.

3.8
Strykzone (7360) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2011
Thanks to Hayduke for sending this my way. Enjoyed it with him and his brother Rick via Facebook chat. This beer looks like a cola with the dark brown and red color. Its head looks like a root beer but it doesn’t last as long. Soft aromatic and spicy hops lead the aroma. Only later does malt show up. The flavor begins with the expected rich malt but then those hops show up. They are pine and citrus and grow as the beer warms. The malt begins to resemble rye and this beer becomes much like a rye IPA. The hops were a very pleasant surprise and made this beer delightfully multi-faceted and very tasty. Thanks Ron!


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