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Single Engine Red - Denali Brewing Company / Twister Creek Restaurant

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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 8.6%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | 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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Photo of mactrail
3.46/5  rDev -7%
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.

mactrail, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a nice medium red amber with a healthy two finger white head that dissipates to a thick film and light lacing. . Aroma of light apple and stone fruits, mild brady malt. Flavor follows with dominant, somewhat estery light fruit and mild biscuit malt, finishes with a light hop bitterness that is slightly astringent. Light to medium bodied. Flavor is somewhat mild, but a pleasant combination of fruit juice and sweet malt. A bit thin and could use some more malt presence. Mildly hopped. Tame for a red ale, but pleasant and refreshing. Glad I tried it, but lean towards more robustly malted and hopped red ales.

LiquidAmber, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of flagmantho
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz can into a pint glass.

Appearance: darkish amber-orange hue; this could almost qualify as a nut brown ale in color. Body is haze-free with a pretty strong effervescence and a finger of pillowy tan foam with good retention. Pretty attractive!

Smell: nutty, bready and a little biscuity with a bit of sweetness underneath. Again, we could be looking at a nut brown here. It's nice, though.

Taste: sweetish with a lot of bready and biscuity character. Hops are earthy with a fairly high bitterness. Not bad for the style, but a little too biscuity for my taste.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and a pretty decent creaminess.

Overall: this is a good beer for the style and, while it doesn't suit my palate exactly, is pretty drinkable. Definitely worth a try.

flagmantho, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of ccrida
3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is tawny brown with a small white head.

Smell is caramel malt, lightly sweet, a hint of herbal hops.

Taste is nice, clean amber. Gold caramel without being to sweet.

Mouthfeel is on the lighter side, just a touch sticky.

Drinkability is pretty solid. The herbal hops trend towards grass compost (faintly), but nevertheless it's solid.

ccrida, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of kscaldef
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

kscaldef, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of strongaf
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

strongaf, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of williamjbauer
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

williamjbauer, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of muskiesman
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

muskiesman, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of krome
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

krome, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of jsprain1
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Red-brown with a thin off white head. Retention is mediocre.
S- The aroma is pretty mild but it is of toast and caramel. Slight nutty presence to it.
T- It's got a little more oomph to it than your average red ale. Good toastyness to it. Malty through and through. For a beer that is allegedly 46 IBUs, very little hop presence is picked up.
M- Body is a little thin and there is some low low carb.
O- It's a good red ale that just needs a little more body and carbonation to it.

jsprain1, May 31, 2012
Photo of JMBSH
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

JMBSH, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of Mikexw
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Mikexw, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of megahurts4
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Denali Single Engine Red
On tap at The Reluctant Fisherman in Cordova, Alaska


Appearance: light brown, medium head, and some good lacing.

Smell: nutty and malty.

Taste: malty grain, slight nut, and a faint hop.

Mouthfeel: medium.



Overall:
This is a decent brew. The final note is a malty sweetness. It has plenty of body.

megahurts4, Aug 05, 2011
Photo of pathead
4/5  rDev +7.5%

pathead, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of Iowacraft
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Iowacraft, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of itracy63
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

itracy63, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of MAUEX_MFA
3.76/5  rDev +1.1%

MAUEX_MFA, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of ThisMoonlife
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

ThisMoonlife, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of drinkAK
4/5  rDev +7.5%

drinkAK, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of DelMontiac
3.26/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Sent to Oklahoma straight from Wasilla, AK.

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.

DelMontiac, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of zookerman182
3.49/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

zookerman182, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of Fabiand
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Fabiand, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of BraveMountie
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

BraveMountie, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of Ryan1423
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Ryan1423, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of snohojimbo
4/5  rDev +7.5%

snohojimbo, Mar 11, 2014
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Single Engine Red from Denali Brewing Company / Twister Creek Restaurant
84 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.