Red God - Cambridge Brewing Company
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2.13/5 rDev -47.4%
on-tap at CBC in late may 2009. served in a teardrop stemware glass.
initially served WAY TOO COLD. my brother and i had to take turns rubbing hands to warm them back up, as we each tried to warm up this single glass.
dark brown amber. hazy. 1-finger light tan head, fades to wisps and ring. great curtainous lacing.
very fruity aroma. tropical, almost banana peel, plus candied citrus underneath. approaches mint as well. very weird. caramel underneath, but those weird fruity esters and minty phenols really dominate.
taste is similarly overwhelmed by the tropical esters and near-banana character. there's still some detectable citrusy, piney hop, with bold resinous bitterness, plus underlying malt and caramel character. but honestly, these weird esters are just too much.
medium body, somewhat smooth, but also lots of resins and astringency. carbonation is moderate, tingly, and helps with body, but also just accentuates those annoying artificially tropical esters.
dunno what happened here...
09-04-2009 05:11:46 | More by tai4ji2x
2.75/5 rDev -32.1%
If Tabasco was looking for a beer companion this is the beer for them. This beer is very red and the look gives a window to the true spicyness of the hops. Also it smells just like it tastes. Very hoppy with some of the hops balanced with malt. The alcohol (8.5%) is quite hidden behind the bitterness. I would definetly see Bodb Derg the famous red skinned god of the ancient Irish drinking this.
05-11-2006 17:33:06 | More by jvdineen
3.33/5 rDev -17.8%
Pours a mostly clear red tinged amber, billowing thick cream colored head, big splotches of thick lace on the glass. Smell: big caramel, fruit note, little leafiness and pine. Sweet, malt dominated aroma. Taste: alcohol hit, caramel, dried stone fruit, hops start to cut through the sweetness... pine and a little citrus rind. Sugary. Syrupy into creamy then bails into hop soup and thins out into a bitter end. Bitter, sure, but muted hop flavor and aroma. Not so good.
01-21-2014 05:41:13 | More by babaracas
3.48/5 rDev -14.1%
not a bad beer by any stretch, but something just didn't sit right with me for this one overall. i think it's main problem may be that it was a bit thin and watered down at times. it pours a very nice deep amber colour with a slightly off white head that is nice and sticky. odors present include a sweet fruitiness, alcohol, caramel, malt and hops, though the hop smell was not as dominant as one might guess here. as for flavour, i found that once again, malt and caramel dominated, with a sweet but earthy flavour overall. hops presence is definitely felt, but is scattered about more than a full on hit. as mentioned earlier, this one is seemingly a tad watery at times too. i'd sample it again, but it falls toward the bottom of the list brews i've sampled from the cbc.
10-25-2004 02:44:50 | More by SixpointJMH
3.6/5 rDev -11.1%
On tap at CBC, served in a teardrop glass
A: Red and hazy with about an inch of off-white head. Leaves many rings of lacing.
S: Dank herbal hops, citrus (grapefruit and tangerine mainly), and slight herbal aromas. Smells sweet and malty. Alcohol is noticeable.
T: Just like the nose, I get an overload of very dank herbal hops, bordering marijuana dankness. The citrus and floral hops battle the herbal dankness and do take over the middle. There's pine resin, but mainly in the background. There's a decent bit of bitterness, but nothing extreme, though the heavy helping of sweet malt probably hides quite a bit. The middle is loaded with toasted grains and caramel, approaching barleywine territory. Finish is wet, slightly bitter, with the herbal dankness and citrus coming back for a final pop. Alcohol gives a little on the finish as well.
M: About as full bodied as a DIPA can get, moderate carbonation. Very sticky, wet, resinous, with a lot of residual sweetness. A touch boozy on the finish.
O: This wasn't what I was expecting, but I did enjoy it. I'm normally not a fan of overly dank herbal IPAs, but this had just enough balance to make it palateable.
05-20-2011 04:21:58 | More by Satchboogie
3.68/5 rDev -9.1%
Bomber into a snifter, the brew appears a clear ruby color with a finger cap of off-white head. Some spotty lace sticks to the glass.
The smell is fruity and floral with a bright hop quality. A bit of toffee mixes with minerals and an edge of cheese quality sometimes found in quite hoppy brews. Not bad, just interesting. While the hoppy bouquet is enjoyable and inviting, I could do without the mineral components.
The flavor is hoppy with fruity and floral aspects upfront before the onset of mineral character that was also found in the nose. More sips reveal hop character that is herbal to pulpy and rind-like. A bit musty across the back and as it warms up with a perfume-like inclusion of alcohol.
This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It has a big perfume alcohol character and an oily hoppy bitterness. The alcohol is not hiding at all in this offering. Overall not bad.
12-03-2012 14:18:50 | More by stakem
3.73/5 rDev -7.9%
CBC - Red God, poured into a DFH Spiegelau IPA glass.
Look - Pours a dark cloudy caramel amber red hued with a small head and good ropey lacing.
Smell - Piney hops, amber/red malts with some breadiness. Somewhat faint aroma, not bad. Some alcohol in the nose.
Taste - Hoppy and piney with definite alcohol, pretty good balance.
Mouthfeel - Heavy-medium bodied with low carbonation. Hot and boozy. OK drinkability, starts to falter a bit here.
Overall - Not bad, a little over the top. Alcohol content detracts from the quality here slightly.
01-15-2014 21:56:05 | More by JMScowcroft
Red God from Cambridge Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.