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Sleepy Dog Red Rover Irish Red Ale - Sleepy Dog Brewery

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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 18%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | 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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Reviews by angelogarcia3:
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New York

4.38/5  rDev +25.1%

This is the best Irish red ale I have ever had. The Hilton Garden Inn in Avondale, AZ pours this in a pint glass. This deep reddish beer has an excellent tan colored head. The aromas of sweet malt remind me of the "maltas" I drank as a kid. This heavy bodied but creamy ale has flavors of caramel, sweetness, with a slight bitter finish that does not linger long. Highly recommend this beer.

01-29-2012 00:09:36 | More by angelogarcia3
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

12-07-2012 08:11:19 | More by theParish
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

11-07-2013 03:13:41 | More by Jeffwildcat
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Ontario (Canada)

2.55/5  rDev -27.1%

Experienced on tap at the brewpub. Light reddish colour, some lace. Buttery mouthfeel, so not too drinkable for me. This is the Scottie with a minor change or two, and of course avoidable. Would need more malt melange to make it interesting. RIght now it leaves a light sourness.

02-07-2010 04:48:38 | More by Sammy
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3.83/5  rDev +9.4%

Nice red amber coloring with an off white head and minimal lacing. Nutty aroma, smooth mello taste. Don't really taste the alcohol in this. Not super complex or malty, but an easy drinking even beer with a light nutty flavor and minimal hoppiness. I am a little confussed by the low ratings on this- it is a pretty decent beer.

05-20-2011 23:53:38 | More by Glibber
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

05-23-2013 21:24:14 | More by tzieser
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3.84/5  rDev +9.7%

Brought home a growler and it sat in my beer fridge for a day and a alf, then split it into pint glasses and drank w a buddy.

A - Slightly cloudy brownish-red body, a little watery ring of foam tries to hang on down the glass but doesnt do much.

S - Nutty sweet malt, a little caramel and just the slightest trace of smoke.

T - Very malty, high in the sweet range. Theres some clover and a bit of smoky nuttiness, like roasted pecans or cashews.

M - A little watery, unremarkable, but it is easy drinking because of it and it leaves a smooth finish. Feels more like a 5.0ABV beer to me, so kudos for that.

O - Actually a pretty good offering I think, it'd pair up good with the food they've got at the east valley location and I'll probably do that next time...

04-06-2013 00:27:18 | More by bambam2517
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

06-12-2014 02:06:14 | More by BellsFan
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

07-27-2014 02:39:08 | More by Mrose78
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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.

06-03-2013 15:18:47 | More by ckollias
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4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

08-05-2012 05:00:04 | More by batt6343
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

06-23-2014 04:50:55 | More by Elguero1
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2.93/5  rDev -16.3%

I really don't get why they call this a Irish Ale. The beer is much more Scottish in style. Color was dark red, good carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavor was super strong caramel malt with perhaps even a hint of smokiness. Beer was too heavy to be a Irish Ale.

04-13-2011 15:47:11 | More by bigbelcher
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Poured into a shaker pint.

Smoking jacket maroon. Dark yet clear, it fades to burnt orange at the edges. The one-finger head of thick, creamy froth is colored sandy tan and sticks like glue, refusing to recede.

Malty nose. Caramel, some toffee, fruity red apple, earthy hops. Leans toward the sweet side.

The flavor exhibits a similar apple fruitiness, this time with a blend of green and red drizzled in caramel. Some toasted bread and graham cracker are also in there, along with very light earthy hops that impart no bitterness. It quickly fades to a fairly clean finish, though there are lingering notes of toffee.

The body is a fluffy delight. Super soft, medium, with gentle massaging bubbles. It’s like drinking whipped cream.

Great body and decent flavor. For an Irish red, this isn’t bad at all.

07-12-2011 22:41:45 | More by Phelps
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

09-03-2012 23:00:29 | More by mhaugo
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2.3/5  rDev -34.3%

Darker than expected, with a short head served in a shaker pint. Not to excuse the beer, but the glass does it no favors. Lacing is absolutely nil. Not too good.

Faintly sweet caramel aroma, hinting towards continental hops and brewing salts. Flavor follows suit, with a poor yeast strain that just barely makes it into beer territory. Roasted malts, as advertised, poke up their heads, but retreat like artillery targets as a thin and sour finish comes roaring through. Mercifully short finish. Pass on this one until they add some more ingredients to their mash. Under-cooked.

02-19-2011 05:28:55 | More by BretSikkink
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

08-18-2013 04:31:59 | More by Camjmorton
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

03-25-2013 02:49:22 | More by acjones
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New Brunswick (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

10-25-2012 01:13:44 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

09-29-2013 05:15:24 | More by cfitterer
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4.75/5  rDev +35.7%

04-15-2012 06:09:24 | More by monaquee
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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

12-16-2012 19:50:21 | More by 12packpoet
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

10-25-2012 02:29:24 | More by duceswild
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

02-14-2014 01:31:20 | More by NeverSettle
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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Sleepy Dog Red Rover Irish Red Ale from Sleepy Dog Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.