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Ruedrich's Red Seal Ale - North Coast Brewing Co.

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Ruedrich's Red Seal AleRuedrich's Red Seal Ale

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very good

1,774 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,774
Reviews: 953
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.31%
Wants: 64
Gots: 62 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
North Coast Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 06-16-1998)
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

mrelizabeth, Mar 03, 2012
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

A - A cloudy vibrant blood orange color. Head is moderate but very appealing and laces quite well and adds stickiness to each sip.

S - Orange peel, malt, coriander, pepper, and a whole lot of hops! Delicious smelling beer.

T - Delicious and GREAT beer. Fresh hops, citrus, caramel malt, all in perfect balance. Tastes a lot like a west coast IPA.

M - Couldn't be much better. EXTREMELY dry. Each sip is extremely balanced between hop and malt excellence. The finest ingredients in each part.

D - Extremely drinkable. It is extremely hoppy but it doesn't leave the tongue numb. It's medium bodied and very dry and crisp and I imagine you could drink a few of these in a sitting if you wanted to. A very, very, very good brew and the best I've tried from North Coast (the others I've tried include Rasputin, Pranqster, and Old Stock). Will DEFINITELY be getting this again. I think this might be my very favorite beer.

jmerloni, Aug 05, 2010
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

WritersBlock, Dec 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

ggiordan, Jul 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

Azteceinstein, Jan 20, 2013
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

DeSoto, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

(11/08/2011) Poured into a Sam Adam's Perfect Pint Glass (the first time), great accumulation and retention of head. Lots of lacing

A: floral hop aroma with a sweet caramel backing accompanied by slight roasted malt

C: Beautiful dark copper/red

Sip: Perfectly balanced hop and malt characteristics. Hoppy with sweet malt undertones that compliment but don't overpower the hops. The blend lingers on the tongue in a very appealing way

OV: Great beer from a great brewery, definitely one of the best Red Ales out there, especially for the price ($8.99/6pack where I work)

capt_rob934, Mar 22, 2012
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

Beermazter310, Jul 23, 2012
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

rjbrenn3, Aug 15, 2013
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

Michaeldmanley, Aug 08, 2013
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

IPAaron, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

nicholasblack, Mar 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

This was at one time a mainstay in my fridge until distribution in NY was discontinued. A fabulous, hoppy but balanced pale. C'mon NCB, bring it back to NY!

John, Sep 18, 2001
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

Nofear048, May 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

sobapan, Jan 02, 2012
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

bpowers315, Mar 04, 2012
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

Copper color, clear. Lots of carbonation rising. Thick rocky head.

Citrus hops, a bit earthy, sweet caramel malts.

Citrus hops, floral, a bit earthy. Caramel malts, sweet bread. Finish is very crisp and dry. Body is medium, crisp, refreshing, dry, tangy.

It's a world class beer. One of my all time favorite!!

mjurney, Sep 23, 2012
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

ThomasG19, Aug 17, 2012
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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.

MrHurmateeowish, Jul 25, 2008
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

Rocketman8911, Mar 05, 2012
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

Localdrinklax, Apr 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

DBlackford, Aug 19, 2013
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

MaddDogg84, Jul 04, 2013
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

AceMan, Nov 28, 2011
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4.97/5  rDev +27.4%

Von den Anmerkungen.

12 oz into pint glass.

A: Nice reddish copper color with 3 finger ecru head.

S: Hop bang with a bit o malts.

T: Wow! I think this is the most perfectly balanced beer that I have ever tasted. Hops segue into fine malty character then to a perfect dry finish.

M: Nice

D: A-motherfucking-one!

baos, Nov 26, 2007
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Ruedrich's Red Seal Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,774 ratings.