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Tell Tale Red Ale - Scuttlebutt Brewing Company

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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 10%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Scuttlebutt Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: philbertk on 01-30-2011)
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Kasha, Sep 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Donkster46, Aug 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Jamstone714, Jun 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

maketheheartglad, Feb 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

richkrull, Dec 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

6thstreetbrewpub, Nov 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Erik-P, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.29/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy dark orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Small patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and some subdued citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus fruit and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is fairly drinkable but the hop presence seems somewhat old all around.

UCLABrewN84, Nov 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

bpprovost, Nov 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

tfsimpkins, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of chinchill
3.48/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle served in a SA lager glass.
Red-brown body covered by a bone-colored head that's small but durable.
This otherwise bland amber is redeemed by a surprising (i.e., not evident in the aroma or initial taste) bit of spicy hop flavor that comes in the finish and lingers on in the aftertaste.
Feel: Crisp, medium body with medium+ carbonation.
Improved with some warming.

chinchill, Oct 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

AndrewMichael, Oct 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Segelstrom, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of dbrauneis
3.73/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a crystal clear amber in color with light amounts of active visible carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass and some deep golden yellow + burnt orange highlights. The beer has a four finger tall dense foamy beige head that slowly reduces to a two finger tall medium sized cap with a finger thick layer covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of caramel malts with brown sugar sweetness and some moderate aromas of herbal hops.

T: Upfront there are moderate to strong flavors of caramel malts with just a very light hint of brown sugar sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of herbal hops and light flavors of pine hops which imparts a moderate to strong amount of bitterness which fades after a short amount of time..

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Not bad but not really anything special either - decent flavors but there is a bit too much bitterness in my opinion. I'm glad I found it and decided to try it but I would not run out to get it again.

dbrauneis, Sep 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Metaltildeath, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of oberon
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a nonic a rich clear bronze with a soapy looking half finger light beige head atop that left a few broken rings of lace as it settled,I loved the rich clarity in color.Caramel and brown sugar mainly in a light nose with some malty fruitiness,hops are scant.The flavors came out more as I drank more,caramel and toffee with some buttery tones,the hops came into play late giving off a light resiny note.I bought it because I wanted something to drink while busy around the house with not much frill and that's what it is,it's not half bad,just don't be looking for a an uber hopped amber.

oberon, Aug 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

RedneckBeerz, Jul 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

mixed_master7, Jul 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

cistercian12, Jul 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

buckyp, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of PaleZombie
3.73/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a tulip.

A - Deep amber color fairly clear with about 2 fingers of foamy white head that quickly dissipated. Good lacing left on the glass.

S - Big caramel and toffee notes on the nose with a hint of some grass. Not much here.

T - First you get hit with a large toffee caramel malt quickly followed by a nice floral, piney hop presence. Somewhat bitter on the back end but pretty well balanced.

M - Fairly light and easy drinking but a close enough to medium to make it pretty solid. Good amount of carbonation leaving a slight prickle on the tongue.

O - This isn't too bad. Very easy drinking. However its not blowing my hair back or anything. A decent representation of the style.

PaleZombie, Jun 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

bcuz7, Jun 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Drknight, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of bsquaredd7
3.18/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Upon opening the bottle and pouring it into a pint glass, the first that hit me was the smell! It's gotta malty sweetness in the aroma with some very light caramel and earthy stuff going on as well. The color looks brownish-red (amber) with an off white head that will follow you through the pint.

The flavor of this beer hit me instantly as being very bitter with some floral but not extremely hoppy hops. {what?} Definitely more bitter than what the aroma led me to believe. As you drink more of this, the bitter tasting notes wont be as much of a shock to your palate. Frothy mouthfeel and there's still some of that earthiness on the way out. Malty and bitter.

Red/Ambers aren't my favorites so I wasnt much of a fan but I can see how this would be considered pretty alright for the style.

bsquaredd7, May 24, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

cre83, May 15, 2013
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Tell Tale Red Ale from Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.