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Hot Rod Red - Aviator Brewing Company

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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.68%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Aviator Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Loki on 12-04-2008)
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3.44/5  rDev -4.7%

Dmbphoenix, Saturday at 10:01 PM
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Basoos1, Saturday at 03:25 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

IdrinkGas, Sep 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Irish57, Sep 03, 2014
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3.94/5  rDev +9.1%

Poured from a 12 oz. can. And yes, you guessed it. That can reached my hand by way of the legendary woodychandler. Has a pretty deep amber color with a 1 inch head. Smell is malty, caramel. Taste is also malty, hops are present, caramel, very refreshing and smooth. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall a very easy drinking beer that I could consume all night.

tone77, Aug 23, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev -3.6%

sonofliberty2, Aug 17, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +9.7%

Grant4270, Aug 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

A-clear light brown with an off white head
S-hoppy, roast aroma,yet has some sweet grain and malty sweetness
T- roast taste with a good hop bitterness in the aftertaste
M-medium body and medium carbonation
O-Great Irish red!! Has a good hop flavor and outstanding mix of malt, hops, and grain.

a0lbudman, Aug 10, 2014
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3.43/5  rDev -5%

A: Reddish brown, slightly cloudy with some particles within. No carbonation, 4 fingers of light beige head.

S: Coffee, toffee, dark toasted notes, light lemony hopping.

T: Coffee, toffee, light citrus note, big dull bitter hopping at the end along with some burnt toasted notes.

M: Medium thick, slightly dull resinous mouth feel, low carbonation.

O: Bought in Asheville, NC, drank in Kansas City, MO, Aug 8th, 2014.

patre_tim, Aug 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

thatoneguymike, Aug 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

TheWillMitch, Aug 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

cam12, Jul 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

caradford86, Jul 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Sebas, Jul 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

vwbus7, Jul 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

DeadWalkerAir, Jul 09, 2014
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3.74/5  rDev +3.6%

A: This poured a clear dark mahogany with chunky sediment.
S: It smelled like dry roasted barley with a little earthy copper hops.
T: It tasted like earthy copper and nutty malt, with a little roasted barley. It had a clean dry and somewhat bitter aftertaste.
M: It was somewhat thick with some carbonation. Decent body.
D: This was a decent Irish red ale. Nothing exciting, but very traditional scent and taste and body. It had a clean and mellow finish, so it was really easy to drink. Not bad to try once, but I prefer something more interesting.

Pencible, Jul 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

AAYeste, Jun 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

slym, Jun 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

jrohrbacher, Jun 28, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +6.4%

This is review number 400 <w00t!!>

12 ounce can poured into a New Belgium globe glass

A - Wow, as soon as I popped the top foam began to ooze of out the can. I wonder if my son shook it up and put it back in the fridge because he is just weird that way. The color is a nice apricot red and there is a towering frothy light tan colored head that just lasts and lasts. It took me five minutes to finally get all the beer poured into my glass. Retention and lacing are legendary. I'm giving this a 2.75 though because I don't like to wait ten minutes before being able to take my first sip.

S - The smell is sort of weak to my nose. Maybe a little grainy with a slight alcohol note.

T - This beer had a very sweet malty flavor with a dry finish. Maybe some roasted flavors there too. There is a bit of a punch to the flavor that was somewhat unexpected.

M - sort of thin, but lots of carbonation.

O - refreshing enough, but I did not dig the foam geyser.

Mojo, Jun 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

rudabegga9, Jun 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

brandoncun, May 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

slimpickens101, May 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

jaswilson2, May 20, 2014
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Hot Rod Red from Aviator Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.