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Red Rack Ale - Woodstock Inn Brewery

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BA SCORE
78
okay

171 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 13.49%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | 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)
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Ratings: 171 | Reviews: 94 | Display Reviews Only:
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tpauer

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -12%

08-30-2013 16:16:37 | More by tpauer
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trancourt

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -12%

08-11-2013 01:51:03 | More by trancourt
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EBeckett3

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +10%

08-10-2013 03:56:32 | More by EBeckett3
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Carpentiere

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -12%

07-27-2013 14:15:55 | More by Carpentiere
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AOShabaz

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

07-08-2013 22:37:48 | More by AOShabaz
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DrewBest

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

07-07-2013 23:55:58 | More by DrewBest
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kdivers

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +10%

07-05-2013 01:57:06 | More by kdivers
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ScaryEd

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

05-27-2013 19:13:52 | More by ScaryEd
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

05-23-2013 15:25:54 | More by InspectorBob
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whallgren

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12%

05-12-2013 19:19:29 | More by whallgren
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

04-29-2013 06:56:07 | More by Kelp
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JMurphy41

Illinois

4/5  rDev +17.3%

04-26-2013 05:08:15 | More by JMurphy41
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JuliusCaesar

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

04-09-2013 14:59:30 | More by JuliusCaesar
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Infamous7100

Ohio

3.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a copper to to dark orange into my pint glass with thin tan head and minimal lacing.
S: bready, malty and sweet notes of caramel. Light hop notes are present as well but not overwhelming.
T: actually follows the nose well. Great balance between the caramel malt and slightly bitter hops. Nothing leaps out as outstanding but it yields a very steady flavor.
M: surprisingly creamy with a medium body. Very smooth with crisp finish and pleasant slightly bitter aftertaste.
O: a nice, solid straightforward brew. Highly sessionable and great balance. Perhaps could use this as a gateway brew to newbies.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 19:14:57 | More by Infamous7100
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BarrelAgedBrian

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

04-05-2013 21:51:52 | More by BarrelAgedBrian
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AAG

Texas

3.01/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a cold, 12oz bottle with a good best buy date into a stein.

A - Red, amber, golden-brown; nice head, about 3-4 fingers worth with decent lacing on the sides of the glass. Good looking beer.

S - Malty, caramel, hoppy, grainy, bread-like.

T - Moderate bitterness; caramel taste; bready, grainy, wheaty (is that a word?), decently hoppy but not overpowering. Not bad; nothing too special but a good beer for its type.

M - Comfortable especially for a strong bitter; easy on the palate; goes down smooth; after-taste is very palatable.

Overall - I enjoyed this beer but didn't love it. It's pretty straight-forward - caramel, grain-like taste (tastes like it smells) with a decent hop to it (but not overpowering or too bitter). I would drink this beer again but wouldn't search it out. Pretty good work Woodstock Inn...

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2013 00:07:32 | More by AAG
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spycow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

03-10-2013 20:15:10 | More by spycow
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RickS95

Indiana

3.68/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nothing earth shattering about the color, though it's a nice combination of brown, orange, and sienna. Mostly clear, but still fairly opaque. The head is non-descript and doesn't have much in the way of retention. But it never fully dissipates, leaving a thin white film up top.

Very malty with what seems to be a handful of different malts (pilsner and caramel among them). The hops appear to be of the savory variety as opposed to citrus.

Taste is similar to the scent. Malty and hoppy. Caramel and earthy hops. Pilsner malt and caramel malt are the major players.

A smidge of sweet up front before a wave of balancing bitter takes over. Medium-bodied with a lasting bitterness that lasts til the next sip. Alcohol is not noticeable.

It's pretty good for the style. There's a nice balance between contasting ingredients. Mostly a session beer and a pretty good one at that.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 04:15:02 | More by RickS95
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kjfinnerty

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +10%

03-10-2013 01:59:16 | More by kjfinnerty
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Celtics76

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -12%

03-07-2013 17:16:32 | More by Celtics76
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SocalKicks

California

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

02-24-2013 23:39:55 | More by SocalKicks
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4.5/5  rDev +32%

02-20-2013 06:10:48 | More by MattNeskie
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ShippinUpToBoston

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +10%

01-29-2013 23:53:46 | More by ShippinUpToBoston
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shehateme

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -12%

01-26-2013 02:56:24 | More by shehateme
Red Rack Ale from Woodstock Inn Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.