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Red God - Cambridge Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

138 Ratings
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Ratings: 138
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 20
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cambridge Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Longstaff on 10-29-2003)
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Yallnumbskulls

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-28-2012 02:26:08 | More by Yallnumbskulls
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aorloski

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

01-18-2013 14:24:31 | More by aorloski
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kell50

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.2%

10-17-2012 23:09:40 | More by kell50
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Prost76

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -1.2%

12-09-2012 11:20:44 | More by Prost76
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bruindre

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-27-2013 13:49:10 | More by bruindre
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lovindahops

New York

4/5  rDev -1.2%

I read about this brew so I was pretty excited to get it on tap

A- a red amber body with solid lacing on the sides. The body of the brew glows

S- an explosion of sweet malt flavor that instantly reminds me of a nugget nectar. Very strong with that slighty unfermented sugar scent. Very rich

T- so delicious as far as it goes in amber red ales. Great hoppiness that has a good balance with the sweet malt

M- smooth, creamy, and carbonates

O- this is a amped up amber ale that is absolutely loaded with flavor. The alcohol is present making it a lil bit of a sipper for this afternoon

06-14-2012 17:46:00 | More by lovindahops
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Wukk

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.2%

02-06-2014 01:58:21 | More by Wukk
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sammyg832

Arizona

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-27-2014 18:58:18 | More by sammyg832
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PatandDavid

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

Handle with care, as the day I sat at the bar, this was listed as 8.3%. Tawny auburn in my glass, I reveled in the juicy hop aroma with bristling pine cones in the back. Medium + mouthfeel, the hops predominate, but not in a bad way. There's some fruityness in the finish. Malt provides the smooth backbone on this one. I did notice a warming sensation in my chest after the first sip, so beware.

07-02-2005 16:40:55 | More by PatandDavid
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

4/5  rDev -1.2%

Poured into a tulip glass from a 22oz bomber.

Pours a nice dark amber color its almost a muddy brown. There is a nice ecru light eggshell white color. Nice sticky lacing as the brew goes down.

Aroma is of pungent grassy hops. SOme slight grapefruit and tangerine citrus notes are present from the alpha acids. However the nice thick rich malt body is very well profiled in the nose with notes of caramel.

Flavor starts off with strong caramel notes. Malty notes a-plenty with a delicious and enticing spicy hop backbone. Notes of citrus and dank flowery notes are present. The brew is pretty robust both on the grain and the hops. Nice crisp mouthfeel with notes of resinous hops and a sticky yet bitter dryness.

02-23-2014 00:23:02 | More by JoEBoBpr
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FrankLloydMike

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

12-08-2011 17:53:30 | More by FrankLloydMike
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mattparsons

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -1.2%

10-21-2012 00:36:35 | More by mattparsons
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tegelaar

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-05-2014 04:27:57 | More by tegelaar
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In_Control_Mike

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

05-11-2013 04:35:12 | More by In_Control_Mike
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nickfl

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-08-2014 02:57:54 | More by nickfl
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.03/5  rDev -0.5%

Poured from the bottle into a Dogfish Head IPA glass.

A dull but dark copper amber and brown body, opaque with lots of rising carbonation. Head is huge and fluffy creamy, light tan and evenly proportioned with a giant island cap to match, it just will not quit.

Nose is toasty malt, and faint biscuit, but a good sense of orange and brown sugar. Slightly soapy profile though, but a great sense of cookie and brown bread action to match.

Palate is quite interesting. An interesting mouthfeel that at first feels quite light, but then gets bigger and almost fruit juice like bursting. Fruit action takes some mellow tangerine, we may have the fade here, but comes with a nice touch of caramel to go with it. Juice like hints of orange, but there's no bitterness that comes through on this at all either. Sweetness is toned nicley and in control

We may be a bit faded, but still enjoying this, but this beer deserves a revisit for me. A good juicy take on imperial amber with a nice thick malt sweetness, and fruit hop citrus quenching delivery.

11-13-2013 01:46:57 | More by smakawhat
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4.03/5  rDev -0.5%

Pours a reddish amber with a decent head and great lacing. The nose picks up lots of citrusy hops with some pine at the end. Malt is purely the supporting actor. The taste is all about the hops as well, with both citrus and pine making a statement. Some sweet malt at the end, and some mango right at the finish. The mouthfeel is big and chewy and overall this is a rich and delicious IPA. So pleasant to sit on their patio and have on with good company.

08-08-2008 07:02:21 | More by Georgiabeer
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PeterIngemi

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev -0.5%

Split a 22 oz bottle poured into a duvel glass

A: pots a deep ruby mahogany with a little less then a finger of slightly tanned head that dissapates nicley into a lingering film, very nice lacing.... Looks yummy.

S: citrus hops jump right out at me first, tropical fruit, touch of pine over a nice malty backbone, that smells like a touch of sweet caramel, the hops deffinatly seem to be the more dominant part of the aroma.... Smells very nice! Some light bready notes begin to come out as the beer warms.

T: much like the nose I get citrus up front, with a bit of pine and resin on the finish rounded out by a nice malt backbone, a nice caramel touch of sweetness, the malts and the hops work exceptionally well together here... Deffinatly a hop forward red ale.

M: medium bodies with medium creamy carbonation, this brew has a nice drink ability... The alcohol pokes its head out just a bit when this brew gets warm.... Dry and slightly bitter and resinous in the finish.

O: this is a very good, hip forward red ale that displays a beautiful combination of hop aggressiveness balanced with a nicley sweet malty deliciousness, a great brew from CBC

07-01-2012 22:08:33 | More by PeterIngemi
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brewandbbq

New Hampshire

4.03/5  rDev -0.5%

22oz bottle from July, batch 1.

Pours hazy amber with a dense, bone head of an inch-plus. Loads of sheeted lacing and a solid surface coating for the duration.

Aromatics lead off with plenty of pine and ripe malt. Juicy and plump with ripe fruit and spruce.

On the sticky side of medium bodied with a slightly gummy mouthfeel.

Red apples, pine sap, and sweet malt start the palate. A mild bitterness with piney hops following through.

Finishes with some lingering sweet malt, pine dew and ripe fruit.

Tasty, tasty, but the draft version is head and shoulders above this bottle.

09-11-2012 00:31:19 | More by brewandbbq
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CaptCleveland

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev -0.5%

22oz bottle received as an extra from excellent BA trader trxxpaxxs.

Amber, orange, red elixir poured in SA glass. Clear, without precipitant. Huge marsh mellow/caramel head. Plenty of sticky lacing.

Strong hop aroma, grapefruit, lemon rind, mingles with spicy herbal tones.

Sticky hop flavor, mild bitterness, malt caramel. Some spice and alcohol at the back.

Well carbonated, medium body, oily.

CBC did a nice job hopping this one up. A quality amber.

08-17-2012 22:14:49 | More by CaptCleveland
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gentlebubbles

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev 0%

on cask at Redbones 5/8/06

Beautiful dark amber with bright red highlight at the bottom, and an airy tan head.

The sweet scent and tender mouth leads into a jangly dark caramel with sticky pine. Somehow it got heavier toward the end, growing syrupy and fizzy. Still, on the whole, a tasty brew.

05-30-2006 17:10:11 | More by gentlebubbles
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ms11781

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev 0%

Batch 1, bottled June 2012. 22oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Pours a clear, deep amber color. May actually be closer to ruby red. An excellent, dense, off-white/tannish head rises to about a finger and sticks around for the duration. Great foamy lacing clings to the glass with each sip. The head retention here is amazing. Really exceptional looking beer.

The nose is a nice mix of citrusy hops and some sweet malt character. Not quite balanced, it definitely leans towards the hoppy side but the sweetness complements very nicely. A big dose of some juicy citrus hits first, grapefruit and maybe even some pineapple come to mind, and mixes well with a nice caramel-like sweetness.

The taste follows extremely closely with the nose and throws in a nice bitter kick at the finish. Big citrus up front again, the same grapefruit and pineapple notes, followed by the caramel malt sweetness. The hops are still huge but the sweet malt seems to be kicked up a notch in the taste which balances it a bit more. A moderately bitter, resiny finish rounds each sip out.

Medium body with medium carbonation. The resiny, bitter finish leads to the beer being a bit sticky at times and thus gives it a fuller feeling, especially when it warms.

Overall this is an excellent beer. It finds the right balance between the hops and the sweet malts. A lot of hugely hops beers with a strong malt presence tend to end up being either too hoppy or too malty. This beer finds the delicate balance that lies in between.

06-16-2012 04:04:14 | More by ms11781
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mdfb79

New York

4.05/5  rDev 0%

From 08/18/12 notes. Bought a bomber of this at the brewpub, I believe for $4ish. Batch 1 bottled in June 2012, poured into a pint glass.

a - Pours a hazy dark reddish amber color with one finger of off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of fruity malts, pine hops, citrus hops, caramel malts, and a little bit of bready malts. Very nice, though I was hoping it would be a little hoppier.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, grapefruit, fruity malts, pine hops, bread, and caramel malts. Like the nose but more hoppy; lots of citrus and grapefruit. A step up.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbopnation, body is smooth and creamy. Definitely does not feel like 9% ABV.

o - Overall a very good red ale, though based on the reviews I was hoping for a little more. Some nice hops in the taste but they had faded a little in the nose; probably because the bottle was 2 months-ish old. Still a good beer but I have a feeling if you get this super fresh it would be outstanding.

08-26-2012 20:37:23 | More by mdfb79
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +0.7%

Red God pours a hazy, dark amber with a thick, frothy head. The foam dissolves slowly to a thick sheet on the surface leaving behind a netted pattern of lace on the glass.

The aroma is bready and fruity with some floral hop notes. Dark bread,caramel, tropical fruit, pine and citrus are all present.

Each sip of this medium to full bodied beer is soft and creamy with moderate carbonation. The flavor begins malty with notes of caramel and bread. In the middle some tropical and dark fruit (mango? and raisin) are present. It finishes moderately bitter with hoppy flavors of pine and orange citrus. An alcohol taste is also present in the end. Once gone the citrus and fruity flavors linger on the palate.

This beer was more malty than I thought it would be, but there's still a fair amount of hop flavor. Very tasty and easy drinking for a 9% beer.

08-04-2012 17:40:36 | More by WanderingFool
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

4.1/5  rDev +1.2%

Pours a deep copper color with reddish highlights and a huge fluffy off white head that slowly dissipates but leaves lots of sticky lace down the side of the glass. Smells of citrus, garlic, green onion, resin, pine, and maybe some malt. The flavor contains more malt that the aroma suggests. Up front I get a solid shot of caramel and toffee before the hop patrol figures out I've taken a sip and the hit me full force. Lots of bitter resin, garlic, onions, and a bit of pine fill the palette with each sip. a long lingering garlic hoppy bitterness fill the finish of every sip. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a resinous sticky mouthfeel. This is a nice IPA! I might tone down the garlic a bit, but I enjoyed it just the same.

07-03-2012 00:37:39 | More by johnnnniee
Red God from Cambridge Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.