1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Ruedrich's Red Seal AleRuedrich's Red Seal Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
88
very good

1,833 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,833
Reviews: 962
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.31%
Wants: 71
Gots: 77 | 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)
View: Beers (21) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Ruedrich's Red Seal Ale Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,833 | Reviews: 962 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of mrelizabeth
5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of jmerloni
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.

Photo of WritersBlock
5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of ggiordan
5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of Azteceinstein
5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of DeSoto
5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of 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)

Photo of Beermazter310
5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of rjbrenn3
5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of Michaeldmanley
5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of IPAaron
5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of mustardman
5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of nicholasblack
5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of John
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!

Photo of Nofear048
5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of sobapan
5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of bpowers315
5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of mjurney
5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Aroma:
Citrus hops, a bit earthy, sweet caramel malts.

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

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

Photo of ThomasG19
5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of MrHurmateeowish
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.

Photo of Rocketman8911
5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of Localdrinklax
5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of DBlackford
5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of MaddDogg84
5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of AceMan
5/5  rDev +28.2%

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ruedrich's Red Seal Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,833 ratings.