Red God - Cambridge Brewing Company
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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
3.75/5 rDev -7.4%
First beer review for the new year and pours a hazy copper hue with a thick creamy three finger head and lacing everywhere,the smell is fruity with aromas of nectarines,candied oranges,passionfruit and sherbet,the mouthfeel is full bodied with moderate carbonation and has tastes of candied oranges,lemon sherbet,toffee,boiled candy,passionfruit and finished with a pine hop bitterness and overall its nice and drinkable but i think the one is enough for me cheers.
01-02-2013 11:26:12 | More by ADZA
3.78/5 rDev -6.7%
Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.
Pours a clear copper with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with caramel 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 a pretty good beer with a solid citrus forward hop presence.
01-20-2014 22:54:38 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.88/5 rDev -4.2%
My first review didn't save properly for some mysterious reason, so here's the Cliff Notes version:
A: Nice look, brick/orange as expected, clear and clean.
S: Spicy malts, but it moves into the realm of wet dog.
T: Nice representation of the style. Dirty, spicy malt with a good deal of accompanying bitterness to round out. The malt bite is quite potent, and could use a more emphatic hop presence to balance.
M: Really just dirty all around. There's a bit of booze on the finish, and the malts just drown out any hop resin that might want to stick around.
O: Good, solid representation of the style. This would be a huge beer with a greater hop presence, but as currently constituted, it is a good example of the style and tasty.
06-09-2012 03:09:45 | More by stonermouse
3.9/5 rDev -3.7%
Appearance: deep reddish brown
Aroma: weird funky smell reminded of a wet dish rag
Taste: starts malty and sweet then finishes dry with the hops lingering. got a touch of smokiness very faint though
Mouthfeel: full body nice carbonation
the aroma of the beer was not in the taste which was good. Not as hop forward as I like. The malt backbone really comes through in this beer.
05-27-2011 23:34:15 | More by Cmack15
3.9/5 rDev -3.7%
Poured a 2.5" beige head of medium life. The body is a truely lovely deep amber red, especially held to the light. It smells mildly of malt. The taste has medium citrusy hops and a little dried fruit including fig. Medium long finish. I'd say it's a classy, quality, well-rounded red.
07-24-2012 00:53:33 | More by MoreThanWine
Red God from Cambridge Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.