1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Reilly's Red Ale - Devils Backbone Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Reilly's Red AleReilly's Red Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

50 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 50
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 9.92%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 50 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of bcheng
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

bcheng, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of herald83
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

herald83, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of AMCPhD
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

AMCPhD, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of bmjivi221
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

bmjivi221, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of tgatort
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

tgatort, May 24, 2014
Photo of tone77
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

tone77, May 11, 2014
Photo of Treyliff
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
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

Treyliff, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of smakawhat
3.55/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 JayQue
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

JayQue, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of dexterk1
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

dexterk1, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of VeganUndead
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

VeganUndead, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of JMUbrewz
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

JMUbrewz, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of Drknight
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Drknight, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of Mattyb79
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Mattyb79, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

nmann08, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of AWB3
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

AWB3, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of 2dogbrew
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

2dogbrew, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of siege06nd
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

siege06nd, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of cjgiant
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

cjgiant, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of clayrock81
3.49/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

clayrock81, May 01, 2014
Photo of TMoney2591
3.28/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

ygtbsm94, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of hophugger
3/5  rDev -19.6%

hophugger, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of D-18V
3/5  rDev -19.6%

D-18V, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of atrocity
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

atrocity, Apr 25, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Reilly's Red Ale from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.