Red Tail Ale - Mendocino Brewing Company
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Reviews by jj311:
4.1/5 rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a standard drinking glass.
Appearance: Medium Amber in color, slightly hazy with orange hues. A sticky, off-white, 2 finger head after a semi-hard pour. The head disappears a little quicker then I'd like. The lacing isn't extremely thick, but it's there.
Smell: A sweet, somewhat toasty, malt aroma. A bit of grain and biscuit, as well as some floral hops and a slight scent of alcohol.
Taste: A well balanced combination of sweet toasted malt, caramel, and a substantial bitterness. Has a mild hint of citric hop flavor and a dry finish.
Mouthfeel; A crisp, slick, and chewy mouth-feel. Medium bodied.
Drinkability: I find this brew to be VERY drinkable.
Note: There are allot of good Amber Ales out there, but I consider this to be one of my favorites. It is extremely reliable and consistent with it's quality. Whether you are at a BBQ, a party, or just relaxing at home enjoying a couple beers, you can't go wrong with this one.
Serving type: bottle
11-18-2010 12:46:09 | More by jj311
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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.