Rad Red Amber Ale - Upland Brewing Company

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Rad Red Amber AleRad Red Amber Ale

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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 13.08%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: wagenvolks on 05-22-2009)
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2.88/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Mug. Bottled June '09 notched on label.

A - Lightly hazy coppery-amber color with a moderate one-finger cream-colored head on the pour but went down to a foam somewhat quickly. Specks of lacing stay on the glass but very minimally.

S - Low to moderate aromas overall. Nothing stands out exceptionally or pours out into my nose. Pale and amber malts with a moderate hop presence. Lacking any sort of character, this just smells. Not good, not bad, just smells.

T - No malt hints on the flavor. A hop presence dominates the palate. Probably dry-hopped. Very floral. A citrusy splash with a pine kick. Strangely I got a low caramel hint once when I cleared my throat but it's still completely lacking malt presence. It shouldn't taste like a Pale Ale/IPA combo.

M - Smooth going down with a harshly dry finish that parches the throat. The citrus and pine compiled with the hop bitter kick is a bit harsh for this style. A bit slick and light-medium bodied.

D - If the mouthfeel wasn't so dang dry it wouldn't be so rough but it feels like an Irish Red and tastes like a hoppy Pale Ale. Not a fan of this one.

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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Photo of Sean9689
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at Indy Tasting Room.

A - Pours reddish/copper color, off-white head, thin collar.

S - Light bread, pretty malt-forward with the hops taking a back seat. Not really how I prefer my Red Ales. Could use some more hoppy notes and less malty sweetness.

T - Carmel malty sweetness, light citrus hops, some toasted bread in there as well. Again, too syrupy and malty for me.

M - Light to medium, good carbonation, malty finish.

O - Not a Red Ale I would really revisit again. Too much sweetness, too syrupy, and not enough hops. It's just not refreshing and enjoyable, even at 5.6%. Drinks like 8-9%. Right around average for me, and I'm being nice.

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.01/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Type: Bottle 12 oz
Glass: Pint
From: Sahara Mart in Bloomington, IN
Price: $8.5 for a six pack

Appearance: a dull orangish-red. slightly hazy. a finger or so off-white head that leaves a lacing

Smell: kinda dull but not awful. bready

Taste: complex but not well done. bread, caramel malts, piney hops

Mouthfeel: start from the fridge its started off crisp but quickly gave way to a sticky resiny bitterness.

Overall: Not impressed with this one. Maybe its old, but this is all i got to go off of.

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3.03/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

poured a cloudy amber from the tap at the brewpub into a pint glass with a full finger toffee color tight head leaving lace to the rim of the glass.

very mild, almost non-existent aroma.

hoppy taste upon the first sip leavig a slightly bitter after. later, more of a malty balance. average, not great.

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3.15/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into an imperial pint. No bottled date. Thanks go out to BeerFMAndy for yet another trade!

(A)- Pours a clear red amber color that produced an off-white to gray head that dissipated quickly.

(S)- Sweet malts of honey and caramel with a corn afterthought.

(T)- Faintly sweet raisin and corn husk with a light bitter bite on the finish.

(M)- Great carbonation with a fair depth to it. Straightforward.

(D)- A fine amber with fine taste. Nothing out of the ordinary, just a simple beer that doesnt demand anything or seek attention.

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Rad Red Amber Ale from Upland Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.