Red Tail Ale - Mendocino Brewing Company
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Reviews by WastingFreetime:
3.38/5 rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Reviewed from tasting notes.
Pours out a slightly hazed amber color with about a finger and a half of foamy head that lasts for about a minute, leaving mediocre lacing behind on the glass. Smells like a lemon / orange peel hopping laying over a lightly toasted malt with just a hint of raisins, a really nice aroma profile. However, the flavor is a *lot* less pronounced than the nose had led me to expect, but contained exactly the same elements. A little bit on the heavier side of medium body but has adequate carbonation to move it around in the mouth. Still, it could stand to be a hair thinner in consistency.
Serving type: bottle
06-15-2012 22:45:01 | More by WastingFreetime
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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 818 ratings.