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Hot Rod Red - Aviator Brewing Company

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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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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
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egrace84

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -10%

10-05-2013 01:29:27 | More by egrace84
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ToddThompson

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -16.9%

10-04-2013 16:04:18 | More by ToddThompson
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coribsmith

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3%

10-03-2013 18:34:52 | More by coribsmith
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.64/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Obvious amber color was soft and clean. The head rose thickly and mounted strongly for a minute or two but disappated to a fine lace.

A weak scent but it's an aromatic scent. Kilned grain, barley, pecan or nut, and a chocolatey maltiness are all subtle but I like it.

The flavors are unfortunately stale, it tastes good but gives off a tainted grain taste. Slight smokiness and roastiness offset a grain, barley and nuttiness. I'm longing for a robust, deep and textured roasted grain and it's there but simply not evident enough to proclaim.

The feel is smooth, lightly carbonated and a bit thick but well presented for a canned beer.

Serving type: can

09-27-2013 23:11:36 | More by KYGunner
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KajII

North Carolina

3.41/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Suggested Glassware: Nonic pint]

The pour was a lightly cloudy medium copper with an average (1-2 finger) light beige rocky head that receded very slowly, down to a moderate film with a medium collar and had excellent sheets of lacing.

The aroma was of a toasted bread malt, light grassy hops and an earthy yeast with notes of caramel, toffee and a mild spiciness.

The taste was lightly sweet and extremely malty with a hint of caramel which was present throughout, with the finish having a decent hoppy bitterness, a touch of spice and a chewy bready ending. The flavor lasted an average time proceeding the swallow, with the hoppy malty taste fading slowly off the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was just past light in body with a watery and slightly dry texture and a carbonation that was just below medium.

Overall I found this brew to have a nice balance of flavors. It possessed a good malt backbone, a light caramel sweetness and a delicious hoppy bitterness, which worked so well together that you could not help but enjoy it...

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Serving type: bottle

09-25-2013 14:17:38 | More by KajII
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GJ40

North Carolina

3.39/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled in a standard pint glass from a can purchased the same day at the brewery.

Very malty with caramel, breads and biscuits. Not all that much from the hops.

I had an old review I'd had on tap and I liked this one. I don't know if the recipe changed or it doesn't sit well in the can but this isn't what I'd remembered.

Serving type: can

09-10-2013 01:00:07 | More by GJ40
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Lantern


3.5/5  rDev -3%

08-17-2013 19:24:52 | More by Lantern
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crbnfbr

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

08-12-2013 08:16:43 | More by crbnfbr
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kylehay2004

Florida

4/5  rDev +10.8%

08-09-2013 22:53:24 | More by kylehay2004
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Rambo

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +31.6%

08-09-2013 19:02:57 | More by Rambo
Hot Rod Red from Aviator Brewing Company
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