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Sleepy Dog Red Rover Irish Red Ale - Sleepy Dog Brewery

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41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 18.52%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A sweet-tempered malty amber ale with a hint of dark-roasted malt, noble hops, and a subtle yet lovable chocolatley finish.

(Beer added by: Sammy on 02-07-2010)
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

3.21/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-30-2013 02:00:16 | More by Gueuzedude
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Sleepy Dog Red Rover Irish Red Ale from Sleepy Dog Brewery
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