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Sleepy Dog Red Rover Irish Red Ale - Sleepy Dog Brewery

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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 17.48%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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Sleepy Dog Brewery visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Sammy on 02-07-2010

A sweet-tempered malty amber ale with a hint of dark-roasted malt, noble hops, and a subtle yet lovable chocolatley finish.
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Ratings: 49 | Reviews: 13
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6.2% ABV per the label.

Pours an almost opaque super dark orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, nut, and caramel aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, caramel, dark fruit, and slight oxidized port wine flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is simple, straightforward, and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle.

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Sampled on tap at Sleepy Dog; March 2011
The beer arrives with a dark, concentrated red color and is topped by a light tan colored head. Aromas of sweet fruit, crystal malt, some spicy peppery malt notes, washed out raisins and sweet caramelized tea are all noticeable.

The flavor is sweet, but this is more due to no discernible hop character than the beer being overly sweet. Flavors of raisin and cherry round out the fruit flavors and there is a lingering toasted grain character, and touches of sweet tea. The lingering finish almost has some hints of roast character to it. And, I take it back, there is a touch of hop character here as there is just a barely perceptible hint of slight astringency and bitterness in the finish. You really have to stop drinking to notice the suggestion of hop character though.

The sweetness is too bright and simple, this really needs a richness to the malt character to be good. This is actually one of the better beers that I have had hear though as there isn’t really any off flavors to this beer.

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Enjoyed this beer on tap at in downtown Tucson out a standard pint glass.

A: Pours an amber hue with a thick white head that ends with a solid lace.

S: Malty aroma with a faint hop background.

T: Smooth malty flavor – not a huge taste palate here.

M: Medium carbonation and medium body.

O: Decent Red ale – worthy of a try.

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Sleepy Dog Red Rover Irish Red Ale from Sleepy Dog Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.