Red Tail Ale - Mendocino Brewing Company
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Reviews by PirateUlf73:
3.85/5 rDev +11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into an imperial pint glass.
A: Semi-hazy medium amber color with a modest, dull-white head.
S: Sweet, toasted barley aromas mingled with sightly fruity hop notes. Pretty crisp nose.
T: Hints of caramel and toffee are put in sharp contrast with rich, earth and slightly pine-like hops. Has a nice, toasty midsection. Flavor is balanced masterfully.
M: Medium-bodied and moderately carbonated. The finish is crisp and somewhat dry, like a good English pub ale.
D: This has "session ale" written all over it.
Another classic case of the whole beer being more than the sum of its parts. While not much to look at, the taste is very nice and it always leaves you wanting that next sip (or gulp). A solid get-together beer.
Serving type: bottle
04-10-2009 03:14:55 | More by PirateUlf73
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3.89/5 rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The beer itself is a lighter shade of red, darker than amber but just. The head is off-white in color, frothy and churning up to almost 3/4 of a finger. It recedes neither quickly nor slowly, leaving a craggy, thin ring followed by a spattering of lace.
A more traditional brew in the aroma, the focus is more on sweetness with just a little hops to balance. Herb and citrus do come out, though, along with caramel and grains in a pale malt sort of base.
Malt-forward in the flavor, of course, it's very toasty with lots of caramel to complement. hops are stronger, though, lots of citrus coming through with a bite to it before going more herbal. A bit of zest comes through before finishing with lingering herb and caramel notes.
A medium-bodied beer with a bit of dryness to it, the feel is nicely balanced as just enough is taken from the sweetness. It's plenty crisp and it's clean, getting pretty smooth from middle to finish.
Serving type: bottle
05-20-2014 20:15:36 | More by Brenden
Red Tail Ale from Mendocino Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 815 ratings.