Red Tail Ale - Mendocino Brewing Company
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Reviews by itlnstallion11:
2.28/5 rDev -33.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2
A- Pours a very light amber color almost looks like a pale ale, great lacing.
S- The smell is actually enjoyable, the hops are evident as well as a citrus pine aroma
T- the initial taste is smooth and enjoyable until the aftertaste sets in and leaves one with a taste of sourness followed by a metallic taste as if one was eating tin foil.
M- Smooth, and bubbly, once again resembles a pale ale more than an amber
O- i would give it a 5 out of 10 its bitter, sour, and just un-pleasant, maybe its just me but this is a beer i would definitely pass on in the future.
Serving type: bottle
08-05-2011 08:10:43 | More by itlnstallion11
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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.