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Reilly's Red Ale - Devils Backbone Brewing Company

Reilly's Red AleReilly's Red Ale

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29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 8.36%


Brewed by:
Devils Backbone Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 07-11-2010)
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Ratings: 29 | Reviews: 8 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Treyliff:
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Treyliff

West Virginia

3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Devils Backbone Outpost

A- pours a rusty copper color with a two-finger creamy white head, good retention and tons of lace sticking as it settles

S- grainy malt, slightly toasted, a touch of caramel and clean hop

T- nice toaster malt profile that starts out slightly sweet with some caramel and dark fruit notes, transition to slightly toasted with a dry, clean hop finish

M- light-medium body, moderate carbonation with a smooth finish

O- nice malt profile, well balanced, solid amber

Serving type: on-tap

06-28-2013 18:04:35 | More by Treyliff
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

04-05-2014 00:25:14 | More by dexterk1
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Drknight

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

04-04-2014 18:12:49 | More by Drknight
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8stringfan

District of Columbia

3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured straight into a large tulip style glass. Dark amber with hints of orange, and a one and half finger head which quickly goes down to a one finger head, which in turn dissipates down to a very light froth covering the surface of the beer. Nose is all sweet caramelly amber malt, roasted grains, warm bread pudding, a touch of milk chocolate, a hint of minerality, and some sweet floral notes from the hops. Altogether, it’s a sweet, crisp, clean inviting nose, and thoroughly appropriate for the style. Front of the tongue sees tart sweetness, while the midpalate sees a lovely expansion of the sweet malty flavors, including roasted grain and sweet bread notes, dark cherry, blood orange, and mildly tart apple. Back of the tongue sees a surprising, and well-placed hop bitterness, and a surprising and very subtle sense of lighter-roast, berry forward fresh coffee. The finish is a nice balance between the bitter and sweet and is very light on the palate, which reflects the surprising lightness of this beer overall. This style is not supposed to be terribly complex - it is meant as a session beer and this one is certainly sessionable, both in flavor and lower abv. Unlike some other Irish reds, the malty sweetness never becomes cloying or heavy and the balancing hop bitterness is wonderfully executed. You may have dozens, even hundreds of better beers this year, but you might not find a better take on the Irish red ale.

Serving type: can

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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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Virginia

3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Toasty and easy to drink a lot of. This beer pours an orangy-amber color into a pint glass. A hard pour gives you a medium size somewhat off-white head with average retention. Some lacing on the glass.

Aroma is mostly sweet bready malt with some grassy hops thrown in as well.

Taste is more of the same. Caramel malt, somewhat sweet, some rich bready malt as well and grassy hops. There is a little sweet toffee like flavor here too.

Mouthfeel is crisp and light. A good session type beer.

Nothing earth shattering but a nice everyday/session type beer.

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Virginia

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An absolutely perfect copper amber, glowing deep orange and clear. Very creamy tan one finger head presented with a nice puck.

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Different a little bit of a spin on the style, not bad.

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This is a dark copper beer; impervious to light, the foreboding body is home to a large school of carbonation bubbles rising to meet a thin wispy crust of foam.

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Reilly's Red Ale from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
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