Hot Rod Red - Aviator Brewing Company
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3.74/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
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.
Serving type: can
07-01-2014 17:28:17 | More by Pencible
3.84/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
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.
Serving type: can
06-11-2014 02:51:57 | More by Mojo
3.64/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a dark red colour with a white head.
The smell is soapy, with some sweet malts. The soapy smell is a bit weird.
The taste is very nutty with some sweet malts. Simple but very tasty.
The mouthfeel is light with medium carbonation.
This a simple yet tasty beer. The smell was a bit off but didn't detract from the overall beer too much.
Serving type: bottle
02-01-2014 00:28:21 | More by Dave1999
4.28/5 rDev +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
When you are a dedicated CANQuester (TM), people will go to great lengths to further your cause. Case in point - some beer friends were coming up from North Carolina and brought some CANs with them to hand off to me.
From the CAN: "Draft Ale"; "Be Green Please Recycle"; "Based on the classic Irish Red, this ale is feisty and a bit hoppy. This beer has a malty sweetness that ends with a somewhat dry finish. A dash of roasted barley gives this ale a nice deep red color and a backend roasted grain flavor. MALTS: 2-Row Pale, Crystal, Munich, Wheat, Roasted Barley HOPS: Cascade, Centennial, East Kent Golding IBU: 48 SRM: 15".
I put this baby in gear with a squirting Crack and employed an inverted Glug, producing a massive three fingers of dense, light-tan head with excellent retention. Color was, indeed, a deep brick red (SRM = 15, hey, who am I to argue, plus it works as a calibrator) with NE-quality clarity. The Cascade hops were prevalent on the nose and allow me to plug "Hops" by Stan Hieronymous, printed by the Brewers Association. It is a brilliantly written tome and VERY helpful for this non-brewing hophead. Warming, I was also getting a toast-like smell, probably from the roasted barley. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, not bad, but not great, either. Forget that. The taste was great, since the hops were forward, which is a knock that I usually have with the (usually malt-driven) style. It had a grassy mintiness along with a light biscuit flavor, just right for this Baby Bear. Finish was closer to semi-dry than semi-sweet and I was CANtacting my friends for more. I really dug this twist on the style and would certainly CANsider it for inclusion in my cooler.
Serving type: can
11-02-2013 12:56:37 | More by woodychandler
Hot Rod Red from Aviator Brewing Company
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