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Red Tail Ale - Mendocino Brewing Company

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Red Tail AleRed Tail Ale

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BA SCORE
79
okay

851 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 851
Reviews: 467
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 15.07%
Wants: 9
Gots: 33 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Oidmoe, May 24, 2014
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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.

Brenden, May 20, 2014
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Red Tail Ale from Mendocino Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 851 ratings.