Red Eye Brewing Company Reviews




deyholla
3
Red Eye Vienna
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear amber with a brown hue and a near white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has sweet grains and bread with a hint of toffee. Flavor has sweet grains and bread with a touch of toffee supporting.
Saturday, January 28, 2017

jackl
3.2
Red Eye Vienna
Keg @ Red Eye. Amber pour with a small head. Nose of toasted bread, mild caramel. A touch of earthy nuttiness. Flavor is sweet. Malt-driven with a clean finish. Crisp and pretty drinkable. Bright carb. Solid Vienna.
Saturday, January 28, 2017

jackl
3.4
Red Eye Scarlet 7 Dubbel
Keg @ Red Eye. Chestnut pour with a small head. Nose has mild licorice, brown sugar. Toasted grain. Dark fruits. Flavor matches expressive fruity Belgian yeast character with a rich, sweet malt profile. Prune slathered toast. Mild nuts. Full body, oily.
Saturday, January 28, 2017

deyholla
3.7
Red Eye Trail Candy
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy light yellow with a white head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has dank citrus and grass notes with a hint of earthy grain. Flavor has earthy citrus and light sweet grains with a hint of onion underlying.
Saturday, January 28, 2017

jackl
3.5
Red Eye Trail Candy
Keg @ Red Eye. Hazy gold with a small head. New school hops pop on the nose. Bright citrus and a bit of tropical greenery. Sea grass. Grapefruit. Fairly gentle biscuity malt backbone lets the hop character take center stage. More grapefruit. Medium body, soft carb.
Saturday, January 28, 2017

deyholla
3.4
Red Eye Bloom Wit
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a hazy earthy yellow with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of earthy wheat with light clove and flora backing. Flavor has more of a sweet wheat note that combines well with flora and clove notes.
Saturday, January 28, 2017

deyholla
3.4
Red Eye Man Pants
Sampled from the tap at brewpub. Pours a clear light straw yellow with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has lots of straw and gay notes with a hint of sweet grains underlying. Flavor is heavy on straw and hay with a hint of seeetness underlying.
Saturday, January 28, 2017

deyholla
2.1
Red Eye Winter Grand Cru
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear amber brown with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma is full of anise with light spice and bread backing. Flavor is also full of anise with spice, toffee and bread supporting. Way too much anise for me.
Saturday, January 28, 2017

jackl
3.7
Red Eye Bloom Wit
Keg @ Red Eye. Hazy gold with a white head. Coriander, pepper, light banana esters. Zippy flavor that deftly balanced sweet banana with accents of citrus and pepper. Orange peel. Light tea, floral accents. Clean finish. Expressive yeast. Light body, bright carb. This is very well executed.
Saturday, January 28, 2017

jackl
3.7
Red Eye Man Pants
Keg @ Red Eye. Gold pour with a small head. Nose of soft baked bread. Flavor is very subtle but engaging. Nice delicate straw. soft croissant sweet malt. A bit of white grape jelly. Light body, soft carb. Very nice example of a style that I donít particularly enjoy.
Saturday, January 28, 2017

deyholla
3.2
Red Eye Dark Secret
Sampled from the tap at the brewery. Pours a very dark brown with a brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has dark grains and light booze with a hint of chocolate supporting. Flavor has sweet dark grains and booze with some dark chocolate in the finish.
Saturday, January 28, 2017

jackl
3.1
Red Eye Winter Grand Cru
Keg @ Red Eye. Deep brown with a white head. Nose is dominated by spices. Nutmeg and ginger, orange peel. Mulled wine. Hot and sticky with a spicy finish. Full body, a touch oily. Meh.
Saturday, January 28, 2017

jackl
3.3
Red Eye Dreamcatcher
Keg @ Red Eye. Gold pour with a small head. Fairly grassy and somewhat peppery on the nose. A bit of bread. Dry body with some mellow grain and more grass on the finish. Mellow bitterness. Above average for the style. Nice enough.
Saturday, January 28, 2017

jackl
3.5
Red Eye Dark Secret
Keg @ Red eye. Nearly black color with a rich, creamy tan head. Nose is rich and malty. Toasted nuts and mild earthiness. Flavor is malt driven. Supple, sweet malt character. More nuttiness. A bit of cola. Full mouthfeel. Big boned. Fairly high boost. Nice stuff. Dangerous.
Saturday, January 28, 2017

deyholla
3.3
Red Eye Thrust IPA
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma has notes of citrus and sweet grains with a bit of grass underlying. Flavor has an onion and citrus combination with sweet grains supporting and a hint of grass underlying.
Saturday, January 28, 2017

jackl
3.1
Red Eye Meezyís Jam Malt Liquor
Malt Likka! Keg @ Red eye. Nose is fairly neutral. Grain and a bit of white grape jelly. Flavor is pretty sweet, pronounced booze. Apple, grain. Oily. Active carb. Not fucken bad.
Saturday, January 28, 2017

deyholla
3.6
Red Eye Dreamcatcher
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear straw gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma has a grass and straw combination with grains backing. Flavor starts with grass that dries out in the finish and is supported by straw.
Saturday, January 28, 2017

jackl
3.4
Red Eye Thrust IPA
Keg @ Red Eye. Gold pour with a small head. Nose is fairly fruity. Cantaloupe melon and citrus fruit. Sweet malt backbone. Honeyed grain and angel food cake with a fairly assertive bitterness in the finish. Gentle pine, more citrus fruits. Medium body, a touch boozy. Solid IPA.
Saturday, January 28, 2017

deyholla
2.4
Red Eye Meezyís Jam Malt Liquor
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a crisp clear gold with a large white head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has sweet corn and straw with a good amount of sweetness. Flavor has lots of sweet grains, corn and straw with some hay as well.
Saturday, January 21, 2017

MrTipple
3.6
Red Eye Thrust IPA
Light tropical fruits, sweet passion fruit, grapefruit. Clear gold, small, creamy, white head. Medium sweet. Bittersweet orange, tropical fruits, mango, passion fruit, lively carbonation, medium bodied. Decent IPA, nice bittersweet fruits in palate. Keg at The Old Fashioned, Madison, WI.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

MrTipple
3.8
Red Eye 8
Intense sours, citrus fruits, acidic. Clear amber, no head. Medium sour. Wood, sour cherries, citric acid, dry straw, soft carbonation. Beautiful Sour, well-balanced, great palate. Keg at The Old Fashioned, Madison, WI.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

MrTipple
2.9
Red Eye Meezyís Jam Malt Liquor
Light grain malts, caramel. Clear gold, small, creamy, white head. Light to medium sweet. More grain and bread malts, caramel, slightly harsh notes in the otherwise sweet finish, lively carbonation. My first Malt Liquor, inoffensive, yet most unremarkable. Keg at The Old Fashioned, Madison, WI.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

LKay
2.2
Red Eye Thrust IPA
Not my kind of style for an IPA. I prefer more of a west coast style type of hop.
Sunday, August 14, 2016

muzzlehatch
3.2
Red Eye 2 X 4
Draught snifter at the brewpub, July 28th. Translucent dark maple, with a tiny ring of diminishing foam, a bit of faint lacing...sweet candy sugar, shortbread, and apple-cinnamon (the real stuff, not shit like Apple Jacks) show up in the not-quite-too-sweet nose - the breadiness is more evident here than it was in the sugary Dubbel, and saves it...body is super-sweet though, with brown sugar/caramel malts, sassafras, bourbon-vanilla and maple all contributing to what would be a giant sugary congealed mess, if not for just enough malts and thickness in the body to support it all, and a little bit of drying out to the texture by the finish...carbonation could be a little stronger, and this is in the end a bit too much; those who arenít crazy about this style should absolutely avoid, this doesnít have the finesse of a Rochefort or Westvleteren and is ultimately too sweet and a bit cloying. As somebody who does generally like quads, I can say that I enjoyed it, especially coming after itís polar opposite in the sour Red Eye 8. But itís far from a great example of the style.
Thursday, August 11, 2016

muzzlehatch
3.5
Red Eye 8
Draught snifter at the brewpub, July 28th. Opaque black-walnut body, lasting bit of white head, thin crystalline lacing...nose is strong sour cherry, hints of strawberries, dry wood, a touch of bourbon-vanilla as it warms...body is sour/tart throughout, dry woodiness showing up again, not much cherry or fruitiness of any kind, really - a very sharp and hard feel to the thing overall, which at that moment I really liked, but I could easily see it being fatiguing eventually as the body was just a bit on the thin side and the carbonation rather strong...mineralic notes began to take over, and Iím glad I had something else to move onto. Itís good, no question of that for me, but the extreme sour/dry doesnít overall work as well here as it would in a lambic.
Thursday, August 11, 2016

muzzlehatch
2.9
Red Eye Scarlet 7 Dubbel
Draught sample at the brewpub, July 28th. Dark amber-bronze, almost opaque, with a bit of lasting off-white head...VERY sweet nose is all candy-sugar at first; eventually a bit of plumminess shows up; itís offputting actually though it becomes tolerable after a few minutes...thankfully itís a bit more balanced in the mouth; still quite sweet, but a touch of alcoholic harshness is welcome, as is a hint of dry bread crumbs and a little tartness towards the finish. Reasonably full body.
Thursday, August 11, 2016

muzzlehatch
3
Red Eye Big Betty Dunkelweiss
Draught sample at the brewpub, July 28th. Hazy dark-ish amber, seems a little lighter and thinner-looking than usual for style, with a bit of lasting head...nose is caramelized banana, clove, and I think some candied cherries...body is moderately tart throughout, with little sweetness, lightly bready with some dry caramel malts vaguely evident, a bit thin-textured though not ruinously so. Itís all right.
Thursday, August 11, 2016

muzzlehatch
3.4
Red Eye Thrust IPA
Draught sample at the brewpub, July 28th. Pale amber-orange pour, with a fairly decent lasting head (especially for a sample-sized pour) and noticeable lacing...pungent nose containing tropical fruits (mango, papaya), a bit of lime, and a faint resinous touch...expertly done moderately sweet, moderate-to-strongly bitter body, juicy and fairly full without becoming syrupy, drying out nicely in the finish. Perhaps just a bit undercarbonated. Not a knock-your-socks off example by any means but a solid IPA Iíd be glad to see on tap near me.
Thursday, August 11, 2016

muzzlehatch
3.8
Red Eye Mindís Eye Rye Porter
Draught sample at the brewpub, July 28th. Deep, opaque walnut brown, with a strong lasting tan head and thick crystalline lacing as it descends...nose is as expected, rye, and toasted rye at that, along with sourdough and a bit of nuts (pecans), itís all roasty-toasty loveliness...in the mouth itís sweeter than that deeply roasty nose might lead one to expect, with hints of soft maple and vanilla, but never fear the toasted malts and rye spiciness are present all the way to the finish...could be just a little fuller but thatís not a big complaint. Porter was one of my favorite styles once upon a time - now itís one that, while not avoiding, Iím almost never drawn to; but Iím glad I had this one, probably the best sample I had at this fine brewpub, and a reminder of what I do love about the style, when I can send my memory and tastebuds back a couple of decades.
Thursday, August 11, 2016

muzzlehatch
3.4
Red Eye Man Pants
Sample at the brewpub, July 28th. Pale, clear gold with a tiny bit of foam that lasts...nose is mostly big pale malts, lovely bready sourdough, fresh and warm and inviting you into the bakery, with just a whiff of grass and thistle to remind you that itís beer...body is even better with more of that dry Noble hop character, a wonderful bitter-malt balance that is carried throughout, and a fine if rather short finish. Very solid start to what turned out to be an excellent brewpub experience overall.
Thursday, August 11, 2016

parkerj
4
Red Eye Thrust IPA
Definitely one of the better IPAs Iíve had from WI, and pretty much all of the ones Iíd put above it didnít exist when I first had it.
Friday, January 1, 2016

nuplastikk
2.1
Red Eye Lemongrass Rye
Tap at OF. Pale orange-yellow-tan body. Steady, thin creamy white head. The aroma is really unappetizing, buttery rye. Probably the worst beer Iíve had from Red Eye. Absolute fail. The lemongrass attempts to give it some balance, but can hardly rescue it. Buttery, slick. Insipid, lifeless body.
Sunday, December 13, 2015

unclemike
3.1
Red Eye Bloom Wit
Pours a hazy yellow with a moderate off white head. Aroma is bubblegum and hay. Flavor is the same, with some coriander, wheat, and maybe a touch of orange. Very drinkable. Medium mouthfeel
Friday, October 9, 2015

unclemike
3.8
Red Eye Thrust IPA
pours a hazy orange with a thin head and some lacing, hoppy aroma with some tropical fruit notes, the flavor has a nice balance between the hops and the malt with some grapefruit in the finish, yum.
Friday, October 9, 2015

unclemike
3.3
Red Eye Scarlet 7 Dubbel
pour was a murky brown with a small tan head. Aroma has not of dark fruit and a strong candy sugar. Flavor was decent as well with some fig and a nice helping of candy sugar. Some alcohol shows in this one but this is still a decent dubbel.
Friday, October 9, 2015

nuplastikk
3.1
Red Eye Hop Stinger 69
Tap at Old Fashioned. Filtered orange-tan body. Respectable, steady off-white head. Sort of a buttery, grainy backdrop. Earthy off tones. The flavor is odd and bitter astringent. Not much finesse, weak end product.
Monday, October 5, 2015

tomthompson89
3.7
Red Eye Scarlet 7 Dubbel
Nice dubbel in the middle of Wisconsin, great spot, great beer!!! Sweet spicy nose. Mouthfeel is perfect. Sweet but not cloying. We'll done! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, September 25, 2015

Strykzone
3.9
Red Eye Seven
Sampled at great taste. Dark brown. A tan head. A bright funky nose. Lots of fruit here. Funk with bark, figs, earth, and twigs and stuff. Just really intersting. Lucorice. A fun ride, this one.
Saturday, August 8, 2015

JK
3.4
Red Eye Seventh Anniversary
Seventh anniversary, from Bob. Lots of balsamic vinegar in the aroma. Some cherry in the flavor, hickory, and a lottle tart.
Thursday, June 25, 2015

arkurzynski
3.4
Red Eye Scarlet 7 Dubbel
Tap at Old Fashioned. Belgian spice with some fruit and biscuit. Flavor is sweet biscuit and mild Belgian yeast with a touch of dark cherry (figs?). Decent, but a bit muddied.
Friday, June 19, 2015

arkurzynski
3
Red Eye A Cart Ride to Mexico
Tap at Old Fashioned. Nose is very caramel candy-forward with some diacetyl. Flavor is straight caramel malt with some vegetal hops.
Friday, June 19, 2015

Ughsmash
3.4
Red Eye S.H.R. American Amber - Horizon
Draft. Poured lighter amber with a nice off-white head. The aroma picked up sweeter nutty and fruity notes with mild floral and grassy accents. The flavor found more of the fruity malts plus caramel and nutty notes at the core, with fresh fruity and floral bitterness around.. finished sweet with a nice bitter kick. Lighter-bodied with moderate carbonation.. fresh and enjoyable.
Friday, May 22, 2015

Ughsmash
3.6
Red Eye Wiskansan Tornado Brown IPA
Draft. Poured clear medium brown with a sticky beige head. The aroma picked up sweet nutty and chocolatey malts with fresh pine and herbal hop accents. The flavor found sweet nutty notes and caramel at the core with fresh pine and peppery bitterness around.. finished nutty and spicy. Medium-bodied and on the sweet side with nice balance.. good stuff!
Friday, May 22, 2015

kkleu357
3.2
Red Eye Thrust IPA
On tap at the brewery. Just an average IPA. What you typically get at a local taphouse. More malty and bitter than fruity and hoppy.
Monday, May 11, 2015

JK
3.3
Red Eye Six
Bottle at a tasting. Tons of chocolate. Amber color. Light sourness, dry, some fruit with cherry. Aroma is better than the flavor.
Sunday, February 8, 2015

crossovert
3.5
Red Eye Ludwigís Fist
Draft. Amber pour, if you blended an ipa with an oktoberfest this is maybe what you get, a hoppy imperial lager that isnít too sweet, fairly dry actually.
Sunday, January 25, 2015

crossovert
3
Red Eye 2 X 4
Draft. A thick and fruity belgian quad, lots of candylike matl notes, boozy fruit. Brandied rumtopf.
Sunday, January 25, 2015

crossovert
3
Red Eye Goji Berry Pils
Draft. Tried side by side the the Revolution Pils. This seemed less hoppy but very similiar, the goji berry was not largely pronounced.
Sunday, January 25, 2015

crossovert
4
Red Eye Java Mint Stout
Draft. Dark brown pour. Delicious brew, has jsut enough mint to taste it and a fresh coffee flavor to go with some herbs and a deep cocoa malt backing.
Sunday, January 25, 2015

crossovert
3.1
Red Eye Spartacus
Draft. Amber pour. Very candylike barleywine, it has some ops but a huge blast of sugary sweetness.
Sunday, January 25, 2015