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Red Tail Ale - Mendocino Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
79
okay

893 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 893
Reviews: 472
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 14.78%
Wants: 9
Gots: 43 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mendocino Brewing Company visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-22-2000

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ovaltine
3.67/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CJNAPS
3.79/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of misternebbie
3.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of doom_deluise
3.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tdm168
3.39/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheSamKuehn
3.4/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jonaspb
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mikemikemike
3.21/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bear1964
3.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DuffDaddy
2.59/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Mixed six from Uncle Mike

Photo of Bubbawilly88
3.51/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mjurney
4.26/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance:
Copper color, clear. Lots of thin bubbles rising. Off white color head, very creamy.

Aroma:
Very faint aroma, I could smell some bready, toffee, some herbal hops.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Bready malt, biscuit, some toffee, a little toast. Some fruitiness, pear. Spicy, herbal, a little leafy hop bitterness towards the end. Finish is dry, very crisp. Body is medium, very smooth, dry, crisp, refreshing.

Overall:
It's an outstanding beer.

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3.86/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of robebo44
3.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of capuchinpilates
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MayDay9460
4.63/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smooth and tasty. One of my new favorites. Pairs well with steak

Photo of Boone757
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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1.25/5  rDev -63.8%

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3.4/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Samuel_Adams
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

This is a light-bodied beer with a nice amber hew. It drinks much lighter than I would expect by looking at the color. The beer has no discernible hop aroma, and the finish is very short. I think it's just an easy-to-drink, everyday type of beer. I have had pilsner with more body, but hey...you can get this pretty inexpensively. I paid $12.99 for a 12-pack.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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Red Tail Ale from Mendocino Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 893 ratings.