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Rad Red Amber Ale - Upland Brewing Company

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Rad Red Amber AleRad Red Amber Ale

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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 13.04%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: wagenvolks on 05-22-2009)
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3.01/5  rDev -12.8%

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.

03-11-2013 22:38:30 | More by SportsandJorts
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2/5  rDev -42%

03-02-2013 01:06:38 | More by Cris4545
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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

02-17-2013 23:44:30 | More by psmith161
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

02-06-2013 00:02:07 | More by outrage213
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

02-02-2013 12:54:55 | More by rmehughes
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

Bottled Jan ‘12
(Served in a dimple mug)
A- This beer pours a hazy reddish brown body with a slightly sticky oatmeal tan head that last a good bit.

S- The light dry toasted malt has a mellow woody aroma to it with some green hops in the finish.

T- The dry toasted malt taste has some green herbal hops to follow in a slightly dry finish. There is a nice lightly toasted biscuit malt flavor that comes through as the beer opens.

M- The medium mouthfeel has no alcohol heat and a gentle fizz.

O- This beer has a nice blend of hops and a good support of malt. There is also a nice depth to the malt that makes this very drinkable.

01-08-2013 20:11:33 | More by rhoadsrage
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3.65/5  rDev +5.8%

A-Clear amber, some carbonation, one finger head

S-Caramel, toffee, some grass, tad bit of hops.

T-Caramel, toffee, some roasted malt, ends with grass, no bitterness.

M-Medium bodied, some carbonation.

O-A bland boring Amber Ale. Nothing special here.

12-16-2012 19:06:53 | More by rlee1390
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3/5  rDev -13%

11-26-2012 16:05:23 | More by AgentZero
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2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

11-16-2012 05:18:27 | More by Smextongo
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

10-16-2012 09:40:16 | More by bzach
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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

09-06-2012 01:16:37 | More by MikeIN
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

08-21-2012 21:05:56 | More by Huntingtonbasser
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

08-09-2012 13:43:00 | More by kuestegg
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

08-04-2012 23:02:38 | More by olafphysics
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4.1/5  rDev +18.8%

Pours clear crimson with a small off-white head dissipating almost immediately.

Bready aroma with some caramel, pine and spice.

Flavor is much hoppier than your average red. That bready caramel thing is still present making it a bit sticky, but a nice underlying pine flavor asserts itself before finishing spicy and dry.

Medium to light bodied a touch of creaminess and good carbonation.

Probably my favorite "every day" Upland beer. Nothing radically or fantastic about this one, but a solid easy drinking red good for days of sitting on the patio with a plate of nachos.

07-10-2012 19:52:04 | More by jmarsh123
Photo of macrosmatic


3.33/5  rDev -3.5%

Reviewed from notes. Had on-tap at Hearthstone in Indianapolis. Poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy, bland red with a one-finger light tan head.

S: Grapefruit & pine hop aroma with biscuit malt. No particular depth to the smells here, nor do I find that it changes as it warms.

T: The taste follows the nose well, but neither is really particularly exciting.

M: Mouthfeel seems a bit on the thin side. Alcohol nearly undetectable. There is a mild bitter hang.

O: Not overly impressed with my first foray into Uplands brews. It's not bad, but strikes me more as a decent homebrew rather than an offering from a brewery with an up-and-coming reputation. This one gets an overwhelming "Meh" from me.

07-03-2012 23:28:09 | More by macrosmatic
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

06-18-2012 03:43:48 | More by IndianapolisDrinker
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

06-16-2012 17:20:16 | More by stinadez
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2/5  rDev -42%

05-29-2012 00:46:50 | More by jaidenjb
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

05-19-2012 17:33:13 | More by nicoga3000
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3.8/5  rDev +10.1%

On tap poured into a plain pint glass
Served at the brewpub in Bloomington, for whatever reason this is the only one of their bottled brews that I've never seen in my area.

This beer pours a nice looking red, very clear and a slightly off white head. The smell is very clean, dry and malty. The taste and the smell compliment each other well. The taste is very malty with a complex grain bill, decent bitterness but no notable hop flavor. This is a staple of a red ale. If you like red's this wont treat you wrong.

05-17-2012 01:51:14 | More by TwelveOunces
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3.9/5  rDev +13%

Produced a nice red body with a nice off-white, thick, dense, 2 finger head that had good retention. Noticeable yeast floating in the body. Some lacing and a thin cap remained throughout.

Bready malty aroma with a slight hint of citrus hops.

A malt bomb, much stronger than anticipated, but exactly what I would expect from a red. The beer had a slight apricot hint to it as well.

Medium body, smooth and easy to drink. A very nice offering from B-town.

05-14-2012 17:30:59 | More by PhillyStyle
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3.6/5  rDev +4.3%

Pours a nice amber, light reddish hue in the corners, medium sized off white head forms, settles down to a thin ring, nice lacing. Smell is alright, caramel, very citrusy, grapefruity, sweet and sugary, some floral, strawberries, crackers, kind of neat. Taste is alright, caramel and sugary sweetness up front, lightly fruity, citrus, a bit spicy, some grapefruit and biscuit, a little light but nice. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. Not too bad.

04-23-2012 01:32:34 | More by WoodBrew
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3/5  rDev -13%

03-29-2012 13:34:11 | More by thewimperoo
Rad Red Amber Ale from Upland Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.