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Red Rack Ale - Woodstock Inn Brewery

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171 Ratings

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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)
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

VALIS666, Jan 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Screper, Dec 30, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

cliff1066, Dec 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

jharris0624, Nov 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12%

Mack, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of BenGreedie
4.5/5  rDev +32%

BenGreedie, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of B967ierhunter177
2.83/5  rDev -17%

This beer pours a clear amber with a thin head and no lace. The aroma is nutty with caramel and fruity notes and a hint of bread. The flavor leads with caramel followed through by grapefruit and bread crust. It's a bit more bitter than most ESBs but still good. The mouthfeel is light-medium. Woodstock Red Rack Ale is a decent brew, crisp, and refreshing. Recommended.

B967ierhunter177, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of Mikeynas
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Mikeynas, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of johnnnniee
3.08/5  rDev -9.7%

Pours a clear golden garnet color with a huge fluffy off white head that slowly dissipates and laces on the way down. Smells of caramel, mineral, and a bit of earth and spice with a hint of butter. the flavor is quite malty with caramel being the dominant taste. Earth, tart, and butter provide a bit of counter to the malty sweetness, but this one really leans to the malty side. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. A buttery malt bomb how shipyard-ish. OK for what it is, but there are better red ales out there.

johnnnniee, Oct 18, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

Kyrgyzbrewer, Sep 22, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

sdaly3, Sep 18, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

DonFrap, Aug 20, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Satchboogie, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of puboflyons
3.93/5  rDev +15.2%

From the 12. fl. oz. bottle sampled on August 10, 2012. The pour is a highly carbonated medium amber with reddish tones and a quick lasting fizzy white head.

The aroma is full of sweet pale malts, Toblerone, and a crisp, clean hoppiness.

The body is about medium but there is a slight acidity to it.

The focus of the taste is on the caramel malts and yeast with a moderate bitterness and a clean finish. Not a bad ESB in the long run.

puboflyons, Aug 11, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

MAUEX_MFA, Jul 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

Mick-e-d, Jul 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

MyMagicalPants, Jun 19, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

jpd7374, Jun 03, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

HEADYdb, Jun 02, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Ivanhoes_Backpack, May 06, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Jim_DemonDeacon, May 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12%

FuturePilot, Apr 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

Streetcore, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of VelvetExtract
3.73/5  rDev +9.4%

A-Pours a dark color between crimson and orange. Nice orange tinted head. Head is frothy and laces well and is also of nice stature.

S-Sweet with some grassy hops too. Smooth aroma of caramel and a bit of earthy notes. Not intense at all, but definitely pretty attractive.

T-The flavor is akin to the nose. Sweet and easy drinking with a nice clean grassy hop finish. Leans more towards the sweet side but it has enough hop flavor to balance it out. Easy sipping and tasty.

M-Smooth and a bit creamy with massaging carbonation. Sessionable feel and body.

O/D-A mellow yet attractive beer that I enjoyed fresh from a growler. I was a fan, but I have had many like this before.

VelvetExtract, Mar 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

dunix, Feb 11, 2012
Red Rack Ale from Woodstock Inn Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.