1. Rating beers by attributes (look, smell, taste, feel, overall) is back! Read the latest update ...
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Red Rack Ale - Woodstock Inn Brewery

Not Rated.
Red Rack AleRed Rack Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
78
okay

171 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 171
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 13.49%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Woodstock Inn Brewery visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Amber in color with slight caramel sweetness. Medium hop bitterness. Malty up front with a nice hop/ malt balance.

23.3 IBU

(Beer added by: UnionMade on 07-07-2002)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Red Rack Ale Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 171 | Reviews: 94 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of evergreen_machine
2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

evergreen_machine, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of GClarkage
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

GClarkage, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of Blackpond
3/5  rDev -12%

Blackpond, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of athomasPSU
3.75/5  rDev +10%

athomasPSU, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of JeffSK
3/5  rDev -12%

JeffSK, May 03, 2014
Photo of Brendog9
3/5  rDev -12%

Brendog9, May 02, 2014
Photo of RIKIM
2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

RIKIM, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of 2ellas
3/5  rDev -12%

2ellas, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of gonzo000
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

gonzo000, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of drbenderdo
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

drbenderdo, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of baccala
4/5  rDev +17.3%

baccala, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of Cooker_stp
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Cooker_stp, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of ChayDudeBrew
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

ChayDudeBrew, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of scotorum
3.88/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a: Clear dark amber with an inch thick white head of small dense bubbles which receded to thin surface foam and spotty lacing.

s: Mild fruit cup. Later, caramel malt dominates.

t: Caramel malt with more than a little hop balance and light fruit undertones.

m: Light to moderate.

o: A good ESB, a bit more fruit notes and overall bitterness than I would prefer but the basic malt flavor is fine and becomes more prominent as it warms.

scotorum, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of jwps214
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

jwps214, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of RBorsato
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

RBorsato, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of oriolesfan4
3/5  rDev -12%

oriolesfan4, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of BMMillsy
2.85/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Beer of the month club. Pours a pretty red color with small quickly receding head. Sweet fruit aroma with lots of malt and a bit of a buttery tone. Flavor is malty sweet up front, followed by buttery floral taste, and ends with some bitter hops, though these are pretty toned down. A little metallic flavor takes away from things. Easy drinking with plenty of carbonation. Ok beer, but nothing I would seek out.

BMMillsy, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of Nelli769
2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

Nelli769, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of ROGUE16
3/5  rDev -12%

ROGUE16, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of GarthDanielson
2.98/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a clear, slightly pale, amber-copper coloring with a steady, fast flow of carbonation throughout and a filmy, foamy, off-white head that settles into a surface coating. Nose of tangy caramel and hints of nut sweetness. Subtle roastiness on an overall subtle aroma. Flavors are roast and rich sweet forward, with nutty and caramel tang in the backbone, and not much to help balance. A bit jumbled and a bit cloying. Light, frothy bodied due to the carbonation, the beer has an overly sweet aftertaste, with a cloying, effervesced, frothy finish. A little too focused on the sweetness for me, with nothing to really balance.

GarthDanielson, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of jayhunter357
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

jayhunter357, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of maxhock
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

maxhock, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of ChrisL24481
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

ChrisL24481, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of paulytasker
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

paulytasker, Aug 31, 2013
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Red Rack Ale from Woodstock Inn Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.