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Single Engine Red - Denali Brewing Company / Twister Creek Restaurant

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28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 6.25%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Denali Brewing Company / Twister Creek Restaurant visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
46 IBU

(Beer added by: megahurts4 on 08-05-2011)
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zookerman182

Alabama

3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is a brown red color with a one finger head.
Aroma is yeasty and malty but in a good way.
Flavor is bready, malty and watery but also somehow in a good way.
Not complex or balanced by any means but I could probably drink 20 of these and enjoy myself on a hot summer day.
Reminds me of a sophisticated bug light.
Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated. No bitterness or lingering flavors here.
Strange beer but I'm glad I got a chance to try it.

Serving type: can

12-19-2013 23:14:15 | More by zookerman182
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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a rather attractive coppery auburn color in the German pilsner lager glass. The foam is fair to start, but dwindles down after some sipping. Spritzy and sharp on the tongue. Interesting smell of cocktail bitters and cola.

Quite malty with a big dose of caramel. This is quite winey, with a tart and tannic taste. The next flavor is bitterish, dirty and leafy hops. I don't know how people taste this as "mildly hopped." It seems rather bitter to me, though without much redeeming aromatic flavors.

Not one of my favorite Red Ales. It seems to hit that style, though, with the caramel and dank sensations fighting. From the 12 oz can purchased at Special Brews in Lynnwood, Washington.

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Poured into an Anchor pint glass this brew is a red-amber with a very fizzy short lived white thin head. Something about this aroma reminds me of some the cheaper adjunct lagers about the grocery store, but there is a sweet nutty caramel malt with apple juice sort of thing going on there. Flavors are pretty subdued and lackluster as well. It's a stretch, but I detect some apple, pear, and sweet bready malt capped by a light wave of spicy hops. Medium to lighter body and pleasantly crisp and dry. Not a terrible beer, but not a memorable one either.

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Single Engine Red from Denali Brewing Company / Twister Creek Restaurant
83 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.