Red Tail Ale - Mendocino Brewing Company
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Reviews by RBassSFHOPit2ME:
3.1/5 rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Not a BAD beer by any means.
This is a beer that is put into a category of Anchor Steam, Full Sail, New Castle Brown Ale and Fat Tire in regards to "I've just discovered I like craft and want to try some readily available brews." They're good at the time just before you get blown away by a Racer 5 or finally acquire that taste for Sierra Nevada.
I'd say if you blended Anchor Steam, Fat Tire and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale together...this is the flavor you'd end up with.
I understand this isn't my most in depth review but quite honestly, this is everything I was thinking while I was drinking it yesterday on the back patio after not having one of these for at least 2 years.
Wouldn't turn it down if offered to me but Ain't going to spend my money on it. Nice gateway brew. Nothing more...nothing less.
Serving type: bottle
04-11-2011 04:37:06 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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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.