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Reilly's Red Ale - Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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47 Ratings
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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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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

siege06nd, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of JayQue
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.

JayQue, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

nmann08, Mar 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

VeganUndead, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of dmk91
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

dmk91, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of ZachKelly
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

ZachKelly, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of smakawhat
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.

smakawhat, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of Rhettroactive
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Rhettroactive, Jul 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

bmjivi221, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of Treyliff
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

Treyliff, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of trigger467
5/5  rDev +34%

trigger467, Jun 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

jadams11, Apr 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

WoodBrew, Apr 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

herald83, Mar 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

2dogbrew, Mar 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Boone757, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of jjboesen
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%

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.

There are minor notes of caramel; the palate is hit with a few bites of apple and nuts, all followed in a semi-sweet malt backwash. The body is easy-going - the beer is a simple one without any complexities.

A basic but decent beer that is unpretentious and a highly quaffable rendition of this style.

jjboesen, Aug 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

dcbdc1, Aug 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

duceswild, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of argock
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%

Served on-tap in a Shaker pint at Beer Run (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Brownish-red with 1/2 finger of beige head with good retention and plenty of lacing.

S: Caramel and toasted malt with fairly snappy floral hops

T: A good solid Irish ale with malty, toasty, caramel and grain notes and a slightly heavier handed dose of floral and light citrus hops. Very smooth and enjoyable pint.

M: Light to medium bodied with ample carbonation and clean finish.

O: This is a really nice effort from DB -- good representation of the roasty-toasty malts with a good dose of caramel and a good crisp hop schedule with light citrus, herbal, and floral components. Would definitely try this one again and pretty sessionable as not too sweet -- grain over caramel to give solid maltiness without too much sweetness.

argock, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of Kegatron
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%

On tap @ the brand spanking new Devils Backbone Outpost Brewery (Lexington, VA) on 3/9/12. Served in a clear plastic cup.

Pours a clear copper, with a ½ finger of slightly off-white head. This retains at about the same width, leaving back some decent looking spotty swathes of lace. The aroma smells fresh, leafy, and citric, with an underlying malty push of buttered toast and sweet caramel. This is nice.

The taste has a firm feeling leafy and citric bite to it, with sweet balancing caramel malt and a toasty and buttered presence that is really leaving a favorable impression on me. The finish is dry and leafy with a lightly spicy and bitter feel. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a firm pricklier carbonation in the mouth that is managing to be lively and crisp yet still pretty smooth on the palate as well.

I really liked this. It’s definitely more of an Irish Red now and should probably be reclassified as such; with notes of caramel, butter, toast, and firm hop bitterness that gives this just enough of a refreshing crispness. I could drink a whole lot of this and not get bored.

Kegatron, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of TMoney2591
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.

TMoney2591, Jul 11, 2010
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Reilly's Red Ale from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.