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Red God - Cambridge Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

137 Ratings
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Ratings: 137
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 20
Gots: 5 | 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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ADR

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap, the Publick House, Brookline, MA...

Hazy deep brown orange appearance, fine-bubbled creamy head that leaves very fine coating lace on the glass. Fresh rind aromas, some cantelope, some leathery tones. Medium mouthfeel, subdued but prickly carbonation. Full and staunch hops, almost toothpaste minty and holding on well from beginning to end. Malts are mostly felt in relatively simple sugars and by the residual stickiness that is characteristic of the general style. Very nice beer here.

Serving type: on-tap

06-17-2005 02:57:01 | More by ADR
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another good one @ the AOBF in Boston.

Sampler cup couldn't hide the hazy ruby red color with a decent sized perfumy head that comes up tan.

Full floral hop aroma heeds only to caramel malt, but not an afterthought.

Imp. IPA all the way with sweet caramel coated toast up front giving way to the bitter fruit hops and lemon zest. Not impeded by the ABV. A good strong IPA.

Mildly carbonated with an upper medium mouthfeel.

I'd say all components are there for a session brew, but perhaps the higher ABV may cloud the senses a bit towards the end.

Serving type: on-tap

05-23-2004 21:02:56 | More by WOLFGANG
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BattleRoadBrewer

Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at the source at a cool temperature into a (small) wine glass.

Didn't see the pour. Presentation was filled almost to the top, only scant remains of a head left. Predictably left good lacing. Color is fantastic blood red.

Aroma is likewise fantastic. A nice piney bomb, almost like bitterness straight up the nose. Nice respite from citric IPAs.

Taste is great, considering the dark color, possibly under-balanced for a red ale. Strong hop flavor. None of the cloying, sickly sweetness that damages so many big IPAs. Really like this one.

Mouthfeel is totally dominated by the hops, both with a bitter bite and slickness. Perfectly balanced, not astringent at all.

Drinkability is great. I don't know why they call this sub-8% IPA a "double" and serve it in a puny glass. Pretty lame. This one needs to be served in a nonic with a massive head for full effect. This is one to order by the pitcher and share with friends, too. Great beer.

Edit: Warning: had this on tap at Sunset in Allston and it was loaded with diacetyl, overwhelmingly reeked of butter/butterscotch. Try it at CBC if you're going to review it.

Serving type: on-tap

05-13-2008 05:20:50 | More by BattleRoadBrewer
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tbryan5

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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alamode

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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jbh26

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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freewill35

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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OldIronLungs

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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inandon

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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kirkse

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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cestlavie

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

02-04-2013 21:51:35 | More by cestlavie
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chefdave37

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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firedwarftj

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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PJK

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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Durge

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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Streetcore

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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splendidsplinter

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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sholland119

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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Dbrag

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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harsley

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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mikefour77

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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Johncnh

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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Truh

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Scarfed this one down at Sunset with Jim on 5/31/04. We were dumbfounded to find some locals on like this one.

Shaker glass pint pour. Ruby to copper in hue, fairly clear. A nice sheen for head, even coating of carbonation. A wonderfully yummy deep hop profile jumped right out of the glass’s concavity, which only grew as I gently powered my way through it. Some sweet clover and honey seemed to whisper gently to me as well. Juniper and all-spice flavors to start, and not as hoppy as I would have thought, which brought to mind The Tap’s Leatherlips. Hops are short but sweet, and there’s a hint of spearmint or peppermint. Cloying alcohol is not unwarranted. Chewy mouthfeel, like a velvet painting of Elvis with the black light turned on high.

This was a really excellent offering, and one that I rate highly.

Serving type: on-tap

06-29-2004 20:55:02 | More by Truh
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Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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judkinst

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

02-02-2014 03:56:33 | More by judkinst
Red God from Cambridge Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.