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Red Tail Ale - Mendocino Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
79
okay

812 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 812
Reviews: 465
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 15.36%
Wants: 9
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
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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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.
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Red Tail Ale from Mendocino Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 812 ratings.