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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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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,861 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 1,861
Reviews: 965
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 76
Gots: 87 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
North Coast Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 06-16-1998

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

(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)

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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!

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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4.97/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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!

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Ruedrich's Red Seal Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,861 ratings.