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Hoppy Red Head - Ellersick Brewing Company

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Ratings: 6
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 8.31%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ellersick Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: RedDiamond on 02-14-2010)
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3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This red ale is brewed to the ESB tradition as evidenced by the clear bronze body, woodchip bittering, and undercarbonation. A slight vanilla aroma offers some preliminary enticement and the beer ultimately balances as satisfying. Though there's no overt excitement here, the Red Head is inviting of another pint. No faults, no frills, no regrets.

Serving type: on-tap

02-14-2010 05:22:24 | More by RedDiamond
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

07-16-2014 03:35:30 | More by rab53
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-04-2013 22:53:06 | More by powdersoldier
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

09-07-2012 19:57:29 | More by jmccraney
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3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on-tap in a pint glass at the Big E brewery.

Appearance: rich amber hue with a nice haze. Head was a super thin layer of tan foam; kind of a risk you take with draft beers.

Smell: mild malt aroma which is minimally present. Could be serving temperature, but the aroma didn't improve much with warming, either.

Taste: pretty much as-advertised, and to good effect. Rich caramel malt flavor is complemented by citrusy hops in a pretty damn tasty blend.

Mouthfeel: medium body with somewhat low carbonation. Pretty decent but not that exciting.

Overall: this is a pretty tasty and highly quaffable brew. I like it, despite its aromatic deficiencies.

Serving type: on-tap

01-13-2012 18:35:28 | More by flagmantho
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3.03/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This looks more like a Red Ale than an ESB, but the brewery calls it an ESB so here we go. Poured a pretty red color with a nice off-white head that had good retention and lacing.

The aroma was a nice blend of malt scents with just traces of hops in the background. The flavor was malty upfront with a sharp spicy taste on the finish that I had a hard time placing. Was it hop spicyness, a yeast flavor or actual spices? It had sort of a cinnamon taste.

The body was decent, fairly typical for the style. Drinkability was OK. I'm going to try a couple more of these and see if my opinions change.

Serving type: on-tap

03-06-2010 21:53:43 | More by beertunes
Hoppy Red Head from Ellersick Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.