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Red God - Cambridge Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

137 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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Mblack

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

03-15-2014 20:38:24 | More by Mblack
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Lare453

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

06-14-2014 02:28:53 | More by Lare453
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funkel81

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

04-23-2012 19:08:22 | More by funkel81
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billab914

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

07-14-2014 00:25:24 | More by billab914
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

3.6/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-20-2011 04:21:58 | More by Satchboogie
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 14:18:50 | More by stakem
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JMScowcroft

Vermont

3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2014 21:56:05 | More by JMScowcroft
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MenardMa

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

01-06-2014 03:01:55 | More by MenardMa
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jman005

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

12-19-2013 02:40:26 | More by jman005
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Marco_Gtz

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

01-26-2014 04:02:31 | More by Marco_Gtz
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dt_gbpackersfan

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

12-06-2013 06:00:18 | More by dt_gbpackersfan
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danielfda

Italy

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

01-26-2014 00:49:57 | More by danielfda
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slim2043

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

12-12-2013 22:34:38 | More by slim2043
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Thumpybass

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

05-22-2013 23:27:34 | More by Thumpybass
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Lovely85

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

07-06-2014 02:14:48 | More by Lovely85
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

07-16-2012 16:23:03 | More by Chico1985
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frosted33

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

02-22-2014 02:57:45 | More by frosted33
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ADZA

Australia

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2013 11:26:12 | More by ADZA
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NeilJoseph

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

02-23-2014 05:46:45 | More by NeilJoseph
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halo913

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

04-21-2014 12:29:37 | More by halo913
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

03-08-2014 02:50:40 | More by kylehay2004
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-20-2014 22:54:38 | More by UCLABrewN84
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stonermouse

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2012 03:09:45 | More by stonermouse
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Cmack15

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Cheers

Serving type: on-tap

05-27-2011 23:34:15 | More by Cmack15
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MoreThanWine

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2012 00:53:33 | More by MoreThanWine
Red God from Cambridge Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.