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Reilly's Red Ale - Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

47 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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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atrocity

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

04-25-2014 18:35:18 | More by atrocity
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D-18V

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -19.6%

08-27-2014 01:18:37 | More by D-18V
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

03-28-2014 15:51:20 | More by ygtbsm94
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.28/5  rDev -12.1%

Served in a Devil's Backone willibecher.

Without research, I don't know who this Reilly is, but apparently he likes reds (and probably red-heads, too...but, then, who doesn't?). This brew pours a clear orange amber topped by a a bit more than a finger of whitish micro-foam. The nose comprises toffee, hoppy citrus, and some white biscuits. The taste is similar, but the caramel notes are watered-down, the hops melt into a bland floral bitterness, and a strange minty-ness (I think that's how to describe it) creeps in as well. The body is light, with a light carbonation and a crisp, semi-dry finish. Overall, a rather average red, but it's nice to see new things popping up down here.

07-11-2010 02:28:22 | More by TMoney2591
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.49/5  rDev -6.4%

Poured a red body with decent head and lace and the aroma is bland as I get touches of sweet malts and hops but not too much really going on. The rest of the beer is the same as the beer is light, smooth, minimal hops add some but not complete balance and the beer is just an easy drinking caramel and toffee sweet malt mess that isn't bad but not something I want again.

05-01-2014 01:04:23 | More by clayrock81
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

02-26-2014 05:23:00 | More by VeganUndead
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JMUbrewz

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

07-02-2014 04:10:53 | More by JMUbrewz
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Drknight

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

04-04-2014 18:12:49 | More by Drknight
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Mattyb79

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

06-02-2014 19:47:47 | More by Mattyb79
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

03-08-2014 20:43:18 | More by nmann08
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AWB3

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

03-31-2014 21:25:56 | More by AWB3
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

03-17-2013 17:18:47 | More by 2dogbrew
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siege06nd

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

03-26-2014 17:56:41 | More by siege06nd
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

03-26-2014 21:54:54 | More by cjgiant
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JayQue

Virginia

3.53/5  rDev -5.4%

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.

03-24-2014 02:07:23 | More by JayQue
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.55/5  rDev -4.8%

Poured on had tap at Pizza Paradiso Alexandriahad into a shaker pint.

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

Nose has a yeasty sticky caramel, and muted malt sense. Quite closed not much really going on.

Palate comes with a nice creamy mouthfeel and moderate combination. Slight hints of grass and mild hop bitterness. A very slight twinge of chewy grapefruit and citrus on the finish. Caramel sweetness seems to be missing and lacking a little. Warmth brings out more character but still toned down.

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

10-14-2013 15:47:46 | More by smakawhat
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Treyliff

West Virginia

3.65/5  rDev -2.1%

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

06-28-2013 18:04:35 | More by Treyliff
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev 0%

A big thanks to the legendary woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a pretty deep amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell if of caramel malts, some sweetness. Taste is well balanced, caramel malts, some hops, tasty and very easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a fine beer and disappearing quickly.

05-11-2014 03:13:27 | More by tone77
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dmk91

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

11-07-2013 19:22:55 | More by dmk91
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qcbrewer

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

04-26-2014 21:58:42 | More by qcbrewer
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zp6167a

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

04-20-2014 03:45:57 | More by zp6167a
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

07-23-2013 04:28:31 | More by Rhettroactive
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dcbdc1

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

08-22-2012 02:32:53 | More by dcbdc1
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ZachKelly

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

10-21-2013 15:33:05 | More by ZachKelly
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Reilly's Red Ale from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.