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Red Tail Ale - Mendocino Brewing Company

Red Tail AleRed Tail Ale

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BA SCORE
79
okay

792 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 792
Reviews: 464
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 15.36%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-22-2000)
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ Redbones. Mild hazed pale amber orange hue with a thin off white lace that has decent stickage from its creamy bubbly form.

Faint toasted grain and flowery citric hop in the aroma.

Moderate body, clean crispness. Big citrusy hop with a very ample bitterness, flavour from the hop lingers in a rind pungency. Malt and grain flavours tread in the back drop with a light estery fruity alcohol. Finishes slightly dry.

Good drinking here, real easy to go down and with the usual trademark APA characteristics.

Serving type: on-tap

08-12-2002 19:49:38 | More by Jason
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Todd

Colorado

4.22/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12oz brown bottle. A red tail hawk flies with hops and barley in its talons. No freshness date.

Appearance: Amber with a touch of haze. The white head is quite sticky, semi-clumpy and very healthy looking.

Smell: Sweet pale malts, a touch of raw grain, esters and herbal hop aromas.

Taste: Smooth, malty and crisp. Notes of caramel and toasted malts aid in an almost chewy upfront mouthfeel. Alcohol notes are definitely present, and hide nicely behind a mild hop spiciness. Right in the middle, for a brief second, a lemony hop flavour punches through. A touch of citrus rind and herbal follows, continuing right into the aftertaste. Finishes slightly dry, with a bit of hop oil and malt huskiness.

Notes: Damn, this is one fine ale. Very well balanced, extremely drinkable and suprisingly warming. Makes me wonder what the abv is as my head heats up and my belly warms. It costs nearly $9 a 6-pak in Cambridge, MA ... but man is it worth it. Another fine ale from Mendocino Brewing Co. Buy some now.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2000 00:00:01 | More by Todd
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Red Tail Ale from Mendocino Brewing Company
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