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Hot Rod Red - Aviator Brewing Company

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82
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128 Ratings
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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | 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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brandoncun

New Mexico

3.25/5  rDev -10%

05-23-2014 15:44:44 | More by brandoncun
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slimpickens101

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +10.8%

05-22-2014 21:12:00 | More by slimpickens101
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -16.9%

05-20-2014 14:09:30 | More by jaswilson2
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dogfishandi

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3%

05-18-2014 20:29:02 | More by dogfishandi
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sendbeer

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

05-11-2014 18:17:42 | More by sendbeer
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woodchip

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3%

05-10-2014 17:08:15 | More by woodchip
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hmmmbeer10

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

05-07-2014 20:44:02 | More by hmmmbeer10
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robebo44

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -10%

05-01-2014 23:48:33 | More by robebo44
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Greasy

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-10-2014 12:41:55 | More by Greasy
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ben4unc

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

02-25-2014 03:40:26 | More by ben4unc
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dave317

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

02-09-2014 16:17:30 | More by dave317
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Dave1999

North Carolina

3.64/5  rDev +0.8%
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
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Lare453

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3%

01-19-2014 04:06:50 | More by Lare453
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ChadA83

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.9%

01-05-2014 00:06:58 | More by ChadA83
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Kappakoosh

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3%

12-26-2013 02:55:03 | More by Kappakoosh
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JohnBender

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.9%

12-22-2013 23:32:03 | More by JohnBender
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -3%

12-18-2013 18:39:04 | More by MarkyMOD
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +18.6%
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
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ejohnson654

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +10.8%

10-31-2013 04:49:45 | More by ejohnson654
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10%

10-29-2013 21:24:28 | More by Kegatron
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.76/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured on-tap at the Tap House and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a caramel brown coloring, with a thin, sparse, filmy white coating of head. Nose of roasted nut, caramel, and toffee. Very rich aromas on the nose. Flavors are rich and roasted caramel forward, with a subtle resinous hopped backbone. Chocolate notes into the aftertaste to join the toffee, caramel, and nut, with a building bitterness to balance. Rich, smooth bodied, with a sweet linger into a smooth finish. Good beer.

Serving type: on-tap

10-28-2013 02:55:46 | More by GarthDanielson
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I3eck

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can -> Wine Glass

A: 3/4" khaki head, slight haze, cranberry juice red with a slight brown toasted hue, stumpy and spotty lacing.
S: Chocolate, cherry, toasty malts, slight hop undertones, candy apple.
T: Toasted/smoky malts, chocolate, coffee, cherry/cranberry, lingering bitterness.
M: Medium to full bodied, good CO2, bit of alcohol warmth which is appreciated, bitterness wraps around the tongue and hangs out in a good way.
O: Didn't know what to expect from this beer but I am impressed. Most Irish reds I've had have been poor attempts and can't even touch this beer on a complexity level. This beer packs a lot of flavor, aroma, and alcohol and delivers it in a nice little aluminum package for you. Well done.

Serving type: can

10-23-2013 02:50:47 | More by I3eck
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Soto

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -10%

10-19-2013 04:14:41 | More by Soto
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Falcone

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

10-16-2013 21:51:29 | More by Falcone
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TheDoak

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

10-06-2013 00:27:54 | More by TheDoak
Hot Rod Red from Aviator Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.