Red Tail Ale - Mendocino Brewing Company
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
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
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
More User Reviews:
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 812 ratings.