Thoroughbred Red - Hops Grillhouse & Brewery
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Ratings: 9 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ThisWangsChung:
3.04/5 rDev -10.1%
About 4 oz. served into a tasting glass. From notes.
A: Pours a cola color with a thin khaki film. This is a red ale?
S: I note some toasted caramel and a touch of citrusy hops. It suffers from the same problem the others beers in the flight did, the aroma was dreadfully weak. What was here was acceptable, though.
T: Actually, this one seemed pretty roasty in its flavor. The roasted, toasted, burnt-to-a-crisp malts are followed up by touches of fruit esters and a very mild hop finish. Not bad.
M: It's thin, easy to drink, and with a dry finish. It feels a bit insubstantial, though (it's not a light lager, so it can't get away with it)
O: A drinkable brew without flaws. Though it's pretty bland regardless. I at least liked it enough to where I'd get it again on a future trip.
06-23-2013 20:23:43 | More by ThisWangsChung
More User Reviews:
4.1/5 rDev +21.3%
A: deep red, a little cloudy , the head will retain well,medium carbonation.
S: a raisin/malt hint,smells refreshing.
T: a Hint of Hop / caramel taste, the beer is well balanced.
D: drinks well. I like it. goes well with pretty much every thing on the menu.
04-22-2008 15:56:39 | More by ledemie
2.8/5 rDev -17.2%
On tap at the brewpub poured into a pint glass. Pours a semi-assertive amber hue with a nice white head. Again, the aroma on this beer was pretty mild like everything else they brew here. However, I could pick up a bit of grapefruit, caramel, toast. The flavor has some slight notes of peat and grass, caramel. The finish is slightly rubbery. The description described an infusion of Pacific NW hops. I don't quite taste it and it was most subdued in the nose.
03-14-2011 21:44:29 | More by CuriousMonk
3.8/5 rDev +12.4%
This was tasted as part of a 5 beer flite that was offered on this visit.
This was the most popular beer in the line-up as per the server.
Pour was of a medium amber capped with a slightly pinkish head. Body was medium all the way, not to light, no chance to offend either. Flavor was good, malty, and sweet, hops came in and provided a nice balance in the finish.
A well made clean beer, light for the amber style but very drinkable.
08-22-2005 17:10:57 | More by jimbotrost
3.48/5 rDev +3%
A ruby-red body that isn't seethru (unlike other brews offered here) with decent head and a little head retention. A minimal hoppy smell, but the beer goes down smooth and fullsh with a good caramel taste and the hops complement the beer throughout. The best beer Hops offers, and pretty much the only real good beer they make.
03-10-2008 21:46:45 | More by clayrock81
2.95/5 rDev -12.7%
From notes. Had on tap on 3/19/10 at the Hops in Alexandria, VA. part of a 6 beer sampler.
a - Pours a copper/red color with almost on head. Light carbonation evident.
s - Malts, maybe a little hops. Not much else.
t - I thought it was a little sour to be honest. A bit of malts and hops, maybe a hint of caramel?
m - Medium body with light carbonation.
d - Better than the lighter beers in the sampler, the only thing offputting was the taste. A little bit sour, perhaps it was starting to go.
03-20-2010 17:38:45 | More by mdfb79
3.5/5 rDev +3.6%
I had this beer at the now closed Maple Grove, MN location. This had an amber color, without much of a head. A pleasant slight hop aroma. The flavor was somewhat sweet with hints of malt and hop. A medium mouthfeel and this beer was very drinklable. It was my favorite of all the beers served at Hops.
02-16-2008 18:49:33 | More by hardy008
Thoroughbred Red from Hops Grillhouse & Brewery
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.