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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

1,696 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 1,696
Reviews: 949
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.31%
Wants: 53
Gots: 42 | 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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mrelizabeth

California

5/5  rDev +28.2%

03-03-2012 22:18:48 | More by mrelizabeth
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jmerloni

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2010 01:43:54 | More by jmerloni
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WritersBlock

Texas

5/5  rDev +28.2%

12-22-2011 00:39:38 | More by WritersBlock
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Azteceinstein


5/5  rDev +28.2%

01-20-2013 17:50:13 | More by Azteceinstein
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DeSoto

Texas

5/5  rDev +28.2%

11-18-2011 07:09:40 | More by DeSoto
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capt_rob934


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)

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2012 05:05:32 | More by capt_rob934
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Beermazter310

Nevada

5/5  rDev +28.2%

07-23-2012 17:00:42 | More by Beermazter310
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rjbrenn3

Maryland

5/5  rDev +28.2%

08-15-2013 02:38:37 | More by rjbrenn3
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Michaeldmanley

Texas

5/5  rDev +28.2%

08-08-2013 21:39:47 | More by Michaeldmanley
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IPAaron

Virginia

5/5  rDev +28.2%

11-17-2011 02:18:56 | More by IPAaron
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nicholasblack

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +28.2%

03-07-2014 00:53:28 | More by nicholasblack
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John

New York

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!

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2001 10:37:35 | More by John
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Nofear048

Illinois

5/5  rDev +28.2%

05-19-2012 03:03:55 | More by Nofear048
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sobapan

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +28.2%

01-02-2012 07:11:46 | More by sobapan
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bpowers315

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +28.2%

03-04-2012 04:54:23 | More by bpowers315
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ThomasG19

California

5/5  rDev +28.2%

08-17-2012 16:22:24 | More by ThomasG19
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MrHurmateeowish

New Hampshire

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2008 23:17:25 | More by MrHurmateeowish
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Rocketman8911

California

5/5  rDev +28.2%

03-05-2012 07:53:40 | More by Rocketman8911
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +28.2%

04-06-2014 04:27:24 | More by Localdrinklax
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DBlackford

Michigan

5/5  rDev +28.2%

08-19-2013 00:02:09 | More by DBlackford
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MaddDogg84

Texas

5/5  rDev +28.2%

07-04-2013 03:23:59 | More by MaddDogg84
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AceMan

Illinois

5/5  rDev +28.2%

11-28-2011 00:54:28 | More by AceMan
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baos

Indiana

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!

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2007 00:17:24 | More by baos
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Jordan

California

4.95/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My god, this is an impressive brew. Rich, complex, satisfying. Red Seal is a potent interpretation of the American Pale Ale. Spicey and herbal notes on the nose. Love that sediment. Beautiful!

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2001 21:36:19 | More by Jordan
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Brent

Kentucky

4.9/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This may top my list for favorite American pale ales. Not quite as malty as solid stand-by Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, and not quite as hopped as trusty Anchor Liberty Ale, and thereby a pretty darn perfect balance in my book. Very smooth and well crafted. Hopsters - seek this out. Will be a regular in the garage fridge.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2002 17:40:24 | More by Brent
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Ruedrich's Red Seal Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,696 ratings.