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Red God - Cambridge Brewing Company

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145 Ratings
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Ratings: 145
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 23
Gots: 7 | 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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Photo of awall422
4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just had a couple of pints of the 2007 release. Weighs in at 8.4%abv this time around. It's the first time I've had the Red God and after reading about it for awhile, I was really looking forward to it. It did not disappoint! It's light reddish hue came covered in a light tan head that dimidhed quickly and left a light lacing. A nice, but not overwhelming aroma of hops hit me as i took a sip. Then the hops bludgeoned me over the head. What i liked best about this beer is that it didn't just try to be a strong beer, it's a strong beer that doesn't waver from it's hop-head roots. If you're looking for an all out hop attack on your taste buds, get over to the CBC and try one.

awall422, Apr 25, 2007
Photo of Marcos_Graziano001
4.36/5  rDev +7.4%

Marcos_Graziano001, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of ADR
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

ADR, Jun 17, 2005
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

WOLFGANG, May 23, 2004
Photo of BattleRoadBrewer
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

BattleRoadBrewer, May 13, 2008
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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harsley, Nov 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

mikefour77, Feb 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Johncnh, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of Truh
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

Truh, Jun 29, 2004
Red God from Cambridge Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.