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Red On Red - Central City Brewing

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Red On Red
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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 8.67%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Central City Brewing visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

The Canadian flag – red in the east; red in the west. Double Red. A perfect style for the “East meets West” collaboration born at the 2012 Session Toronto Craft Beer Festival between BC’s Central City Brewers & Distillers and Ontario’s Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery. This Limited Edition Double Red Ale has been single-hopped using the first release of the brand new “Mosaic” hops bringing out floral notes of Papaya and Guava, creating a unique flavour and aroma when married with the Pale, Munich and Three Crystal malts.

(Beer added by: Rutager on 06-01-2013)
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Photo of mtomlins
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a stemmed tulip glass and shared with friends.

A: It pours a deep brownish red color (mahogany?) with a short tan head that leaves some decent lacing.

S: There is pleasant malt nose highlighting some toasted grains, caramel and bread. The predominate aroma however is a big blast of hops with lots of fruit (tropical and citrus) and some spicy/piney notes.

T: The taste follows suit, but the malt comes through a bit more and the hops transitions nicely from juicy fruit to dry, bitterness!

M: There is a good amount of carbonation and medium-high body making the brew smooth and round.

O: This is a really nice (imperial?) red ale with a tasty malt backbone with lots of diverse hop notes.

mtomlins, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of CanuckRover
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Deep dark red with pretty ruby highlights. Mocha head, great retention and lacings.

Boozy nose, almost whiskey-like. Intriguing hop presence, bittering.

Tongue coating bitterness right from the start. Toasty caramel playing a predictably important role here. Finish is nice and nutty with lingering bitterness.

Lovely body on this one. Super smooth and substantive. Beer to savour.

Good one.

CanuckRover, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of bigox420
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

bigox420, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of yancot
4/5  rDev +2%

yancot, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of DaftCaskBC
4/5  rDev +2%

DaftCaskBC, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of irishkyle21
4/5  rDev +2%

irishkyle21, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of ThinkAgain
4/5  rDev +2%

ThinkAgain, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of KeKeKumba
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

KeKeKumba, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of hopsolutely
4/5  rDev +2%

hopsolutely, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of ZachT
5/5  rDev +27.6%

ZachT, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of smekermann
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

smekermann, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of leaddog
4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

400th review!

Appearance- Pours a chestnut brown with a finger of frothy beige head.

Smell- Caramalts, papaya, gauva (mosaic hops)

Taste- Caramalts and then goes right to the Mosaic hops (papaya, guava). Finishes with a pleasant bitterness.

Mouthfeel- Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. Has a pleasant stickiness.

Overall- A well executed collaboration brew between Central City and Flying Monkeys. The mosaic hops add a unique flavour profile that makes this brew quite enjoyable. Glad I got my hands on a bottle.

leaddog, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of chickenm
4/5  rDev +2%

chickenm, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of rodrigueZflyingf0x
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

rodrigueZflyingf0x, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of jrenihan
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On-tap during Sessions 2013 festival.

Beer is dark red/reddish brown in colour.

Smell contains sweet caramel malt, perhaps a bit of rye. Some hoppy notes, a bit of fruit and floral scents. Toasty.

Hoppy flavours, fruity flavours that are hard to pin. Sweet caramel malt, floral. Toasted malt.

Medium bodied, moderately carbonated. Chewy and a bit oily. Really hides the ABV well.

Overall, pretty good.

jrenihan, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of peensteen
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

peensteen, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of liamt07
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

liamt07, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of LampertLand
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Central City Brewing & Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery collaboration brew 'Red On Red' an Imperial Double Red Ale @ 9.5% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $8

A-pour is a clear dark amber with a medium size off white head which is leaving a spotty lace along the stein

S-Pale , Munich & Three Crystal malts combined with a`new` Mosaic hops creates a smell similar to a Cascadian Dark Ale

T-big tasting red ale , ah Imperial !!

MF-mild medium carbonation , full bodied ,
has that hoppy bittersweet finish that lingers on the palate

Ov-ok good beer, glad I got to try it ,
should be sample alongside HS - 3 Beavers or Lagunitas - Lucky 13

prost LampertLand

LampertLand, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of Rutager
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Collaboration with Flying Monkeys.

Appearance. Pours a deep amber-brown with a finger of thick khaki head that leaves some decent bands of lace.

Smell. Big tropical fruits. Papaya, mango, pineapple, along with a little caramel and light notes of floral hops, cedar, pine and grapefruit.

Taste. Big juicy hops with lots of that tropical fruit flavour again but there's also a good amount of molasses that I didn't pick up in the nose. Nice bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body with creamy smooth medium carbonation.

Overall. Great hops in this one.

Rutager, Jun 01, 2013
Red On Red from Central City Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.