Red Tail Ale - Mendocino Brewing Company
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Reviews by ThreeWiseMen:
4.03/5 rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Ordered a ~32oz. pitcher of this at The Endzone in Chico tonight. Only $5! Very nice.
Poured into a standar 16oz. pint glass.
Appearance: 1.5 fingers of loose, sticky, off-white (it's kinda peachy), head forms on top of a clear copper body. As the head gradually dies down, it drags cobweb-like lacing behind it. Head retention is moderate. Pretty good (initial) head for an amber.
Smell: Toasted malt and ... [crickets]. I'diggin' deep and maaaybe getting some pine and caramel. Not much in the nose at all.
Taste: Toasted grains, sweet moist pine, wood, somewhat spicy hops, and caramel? - it's something kinda sugary. This tastes pretty damn good. Surprising too, because the previous two beers I've got from this place (The Endzone in Chico) have been a little flat and possibly old. Nice balance. Pretty strong flavor for an amber. Rock on.
Mouthfeel: Chewy, kinda spicy, kinda syrupy, and finishes a little dry. Medium-bodied. I dig.
Drinkability: Could easily kill another 32oz. pitcher of this. Much better than I remembered. A bold-flavored amber that is mighty tasty.
Serving type: on-tap
06-29-2009 15:58:03 | More by ThreeWiseMen
More User Reviews:
3.69/5 rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Drank from one pint lager glass at about 60F
Malt, brown sugar, molasses, and caramelized red meat juices are abundant and well balanced. Sounds heavy but it is not at all. Does have a booze taste, but it matches the flavor profile and is very faint...I like it.
Immensely drinkable and refreshing. I do tend towards this brew during the winter months though. This is not a heavy hop American ale.
The price is what is greatest. Between Obama's America and his hidden inflation and the current trend of craft brews escalating in price, this is a much welcomed sensibility priced every day bargain pearl of a brew.
Serving type: bottle
12-18-2013 02:11:27 | More by streetcommander
Red Tail Ale from Mendocino Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 781 ratings.