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Red Dragon Ale - Cortland Beer Company

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Red Dragon AleRed Dragon Ale

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BA SCORE
78
okay

19 Ratings
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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 13.11%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cortland Beer Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WesWes on 12-31-2010)
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Ratings: 19 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by NJBeer265:
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

NJBeer265, May 22, 2013
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Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
2.68/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured bomber into 34oz mug; cloudy ruddy brown with a fizzy white head that fades into nothing quickly, almost like a soda. Carbonation looks like a soda as well, this is a very effervescent beer. Smell is subdued caramel malts, no real hops in the scent except for some small herbal hints. Taste is pretty simple; earthy, slightly sour malt with some slight hops here and there. This isn't like any amber/red ale I've had before...seems way off the style. Mouthfeel is fizzy and medium-thick.
Overall this seems way off; needs better malt, more hops, and way less carbonation. It's still a drinkable beer though.

BurgeoningBrewhead, Jun 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +22%

GreesyFizeek, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of rlee1390
3.2/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-Cloudy, burnt red/brown two finger head with some carbonation.

S-Caramel and malt. Some toffee, not much else though. Maybe a little honey.

T-Caramel, malt, more malt. Not much else. Bland and one dimensional, poor after taste, overly sugary. Not a good bled of flavors.

M-Medium bodied, some carbonation.

O-It seems like this was left unfermented or something. Sweet and unblanced.

rlee1390, Jul 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +22%

DoubleMalt, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of VanStrokin
3.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into mug from bomber. Reddish/brownish color. Nice head but fades quickly. Not very hoppy taste. Has a hint of caramel. Smells like it would have more of a hop taste. Alright malt smell. Bitterness last a little while. Not a bad beer. Goes down kind of smooth. Love trying anything from NY.

VanStrokin, Apr 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

morrowd3, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of atr2605
2.9/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- pours a deep amber with pretty good head retention
S- sweet malt and a slight hint of hops. not a ton of aroma
T- little raisin, honey, subtle plum flavor. Kind of interesting flavors for a red ale, not quite as hoppy as I would have expected but still pretty balanced.
M-medium bodied, nice feel overall, very drinkable
O- not a bad brew, it was a little on the sweet side but still enough bitterness on the back end to make it a very drinkable beer. Not amazing beer but if the price was right I would pick up a few more.

atr2605, Jul 07, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

TheBeerNation, Jul 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

smurphy493, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of WesWes
3.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a dark amber/red color with a 1/2" off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a sweet, caramel scent along with a light to mild hop nose. The taste is decent as well. It has a rich, caramel malt sweetness along with a complimentary hop character. It's mildly bitter and well balanced. It goes down easy with a rich, almost syrupy caramel feel. The elevated alcohol level is well hidden. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a pretty good beer that seems like it could be better. It's balanced, yet seems a bit rich with too many unfermented sugars.

WesWes, Dec 31, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

rxthree, Feb 27, 2014
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2.9/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass.

A: Hazy brownish, copper color. Aggressive pour leads to a khaki colored 2 finger head. Lacing is pretty much non-existent.

S: Malt forward smell with some diacetyl tones as well. It's the malt that takes center stage here and they aren't great. Not terrible and certainly not complex.

T: Malts are still present and there are some hop notes and other smells here as well but they all add up to a kind of sloppy tasting beer.

M: Creamy feel, lots of bitterness causes me some pucker.

O: A very average red. I won't be seeking another out.

suspect, May 31, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -31.4%

prisdefer, Mar 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

cashmier, May 28, 2012
Photo of lovindahops
3.88/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ok second and final cortland brew for the evening at j ryans

A- pours a reddish amber body with some foam that quickly disappears leaving some lacing. The brew is actually slighly clear for the dark look

S- very faint sweet malt and sugar. The scent is a little light for my liking and not too much as far as a hop presence

T- sweet caramel and sugars are pretty widespread in this amber ale. The brew is tasty if you are into the sweet amber styles. I do like the attention to flavor

M- very crisp and literally whipping the mouth with sweet flavor

D- red dragon is a pretty good brew from CBC. Again, there are some sweet flavors that might not be for everyone. I like it though

lovindahops, Apr 01, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

dwoolley1, Jan 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

l1fted, Jun 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

boszormeny, Jul 22, 2014
Red Dragon Ale from Cortland Beer Company
78 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.