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Irish Red Ale - Garrison Brewing Company

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62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 16.87%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Garrison Brewing Company visit their website
Nova Scotia, Canada

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This classic beer style was inspired by centuries of Celtic brewing history. Specialty kilned malts such as dark caramel and munich dominate the Irish Red resulting in a ruby red colour and smooth malty taste.

20 IBU

(Beer added by: PiratePete on 10-07-2003)
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

murphius1118, Jun 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +20.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +13%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

lgmol, May 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

DreamDeath, May 18, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -32.2%

Jeffry-Mazerolle, Feb 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

SuperMario, Feb 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

sdm9465, Jan 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

Exeter, Dec 21, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -32.2%

StomachUlcers, Nov 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

cam477, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.48/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Waterfront Wharf in Halifax, just a stone's throw from the brewery, on a cool and rainy fall day.

Poured into a Garrison pint glass. Certainly holds up to its name with its clear bright ruby-copper hue. Decent half inch of head, recedes into a thick ring with lots of lacing.

Nose is faint, and doesn't offer much. Malty, caramel, a bit of fruit and mild hops actually. Smells like your standard big market red ale.

The taste is thankfully a touch better, with a nice malt profile, bit of grain, tea-herbal hops, and mild fruit and spiciness.

Thinner bodied, sharper carbonation than I'd like.

Decent red ale, certainly highly drinkable, but neither is it among Garrison's better brews. Still, when it's consumed within sight of the harborfront, it adds a certain something to the experience.

JohnnyBarman, Oct 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

TT--Cashout, Sep 07, 2013
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3.64/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

341ml bottle poured into a pint glass. Part of a 6-pack bought at the NSLC in Hantsport, NS... not much else there for craft beer, so I figured I'd give it a try.

A: brown and clear, with three fingers of fluffy tan head.
S: grassy hops and roasted malts.
T: Nice balance of hops and roasted malts. Very drinkable.

Overall: Good but not amazing.

souvenirs, Aug 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +20.5%

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3.1/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I tried one of these while on a vacation to their brewery in Halifax in August 2012. Compared to the few reds I've had, this was a pretty pedestrian offering; nothing offensive yet nothing to write home about. I found myself wishing I'd ordered something else instead and that's kind of disappointing.

Mdez, Sep 03, 2012
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Irish Red Ale from Garrison Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.