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Red God - Cambridge Brewing Company

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very good

143 Ratings
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Ratings: 143
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 22
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 UCLABrewN84
3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

UCLABrewN84, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of JMScowcroft
3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

JMScowcroft, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of tbryan5
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

tbryan5, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of MenardMa
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

MenardMa, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of mre0683
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

mre0683, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of Johncnh
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Johncnh, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of jman005
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

jman005, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of slim2043
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

slim2043, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

dt_gbpackersfan, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of harsley
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

harsley, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of smakawhat
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

smakawhat, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of Denzo
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Denzo, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of bruindre
4/5  rDev -1.5%

bruindre, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of safaricook
4/5  rDev -1.5%

safaricook, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of BostonPhilly
3/5  rDev -26.1%

BostonPhilly, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of doremite
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

doremite, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of Thumpybass
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Thumpybass, May 23, 2013
Photo of laituegonflable
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Pours a burnished red colour, furious bead on the sides. Big, generous head - fluffy with sticky lace. Nice.

Smells awesome, loads of resinous floral hop notes. Rosewater, musk, citrus, pine bark and a touch of raspberry. Ooh yeah that makes me want to drink up, for sure.

Loads of malt underlying, very nutty with hop resins early. Citrus pith and pine resin, lots of sharp oils and acid. Quite a lot of floral late-hopping character to counterbalance, so it's alright, but no denying it is very sharp. Beautiful sweet malt underneath though and a touch of alcohol heat. Pleasant.

Undeniable alcohol heat. Nice, full texture but a very big hop pull.

Pleasant big hoppy red ale. I think one of the best I've had from the east coast, and not just because the hops are very west coast in character. It's because it packs a big malty punch under it all, showing it has respect for the power of the hops it's using. Great job.

laituegonflable, May 20, 2013
Photo of In_Control_Mike
4/5  rDev -1.5%

In_Control_Mike, May 11, 2013
Photo of Durge
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Durge, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of PJK
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

PJK, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of kirkse
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

kirkse, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of cestlavie
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

cestlavie, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of Mattias
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Mattias, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of aorloski
4/5  rDev -1.5%

aorloski, Jan 18, 2013
Red God from Cambridge Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.