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Red Giant - Element Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

102 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 12.12%
Wants: 12
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Element Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: indiapaleale on 02-25-2010)
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mountdew1

New Hampshire

4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dated March 29th, 2012 on the wrapper. Poured into a goblet. Colo was a very dark burgundy red that as slightl translucent. Had a light brown creamy head that left a nice layer on top. Aroma was slightly peppery, but also has sweet roasty malt aromas as well. Flavor matched up nicely with the aroma. Hints of spice, but not overly so. A bit on the sweet side, but not like a lactose sugar. No hoppy kick, and no overpowering malts either. Seemed slightly different with each sip, but never over the top. Coated well, but had a bit much carbonation tickling the tongue. Not really detracting, but enough to be noticeable. Overall the shifting flavors made this an intriguing beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2013 23:24:35 | More by mountdew1
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AdamElb

New York

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

07-08-2013 02:28:24 | More by AdamElb
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ercxi

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

06-19-2013 02:12:44 | More by ercxi
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cvm4

Mississippi

3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a brown bodied beer with hues of red laced through it. One finger tan head with small, tight bubbles.

S - Bready malts, caramel and light floral notes.

T - Molasses, pine hops, earthy and a pleasing bitter finish. More of a sweet (caramel) beer than the hops taking over. Bottled on March 29, 2012, so that could explain less of the hops and more of the malty goodness.

M - Medium bodied and on the high side of medium carbonation. Finishes wet and has sticky, not cloying, flavors in the taste.

O - Such an easy drinking beer. The flavors have melding wonderfully and time has graced this bottle.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 20:23:02 | More by cvm4
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RummyRedbeard

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1%

06-02-2013 15:38:24 | More by RummyRedbeard
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animal69

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +1%

06-02-2013 03:28:39 | More by animal69
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freduardo

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

06-01-2013 05:52:55 | More by freduardo
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

04-29-2013 06:23:56 | More by Kelp
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1%

04-11-2013 02:33:30 | More by Atomicskis5
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Teddy-Pickles

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

03-22-2013 23:06:25 | More by Teddy-Pickles
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taez555

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

03-16-2013 17:02:52 | More by taez555
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bluerabbit

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

03-10-2013 00:33:19 | More by bluerabbit
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Bdonschill

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1%

02-02-2013 02:28:23 | More by Bdonschill
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mclynch

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice ruby red, but our bottle's carbonation was quit low, so there was no head at all.
Smelled nicely hoppy & grassy.
Taste: biscuity, spicy, citrus... a lot going on in this beer, quite complex but not entirely pleasing to my palate. Perhaps the lack of carbonation had something to do with that.
Mouthfeel: Again, lack of carbonation, but otherwise a full-bodied beer. Maybe a little syrupy.
Overall: we were not overly impressed with this beer. Expected more from Element.
Might try it again to see if this was just a bad bottle.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 13:27:54 | More by mclynch
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claytong

Vermont

2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

01-18-2013 02:50:07 | More by claytong
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pjs234

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

01-13-2013 06:08:23 | More by pjs234
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brentk56

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a three-fingered head; excellent stickage and a nice pattern of lace

Smell: Caramel, stone fruit and pine

Taste: Biscuit and caramel flavors, up front, with a fruity character developing, as well; a nice piney hop character develops in the middle, though there is a surprising depth of spice cookie malt flavor that builds, too; nicely balanced, through the finish, where some tobacco flavor adds another dimension

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: One of those surprisingly good ambers that crop up every now and again

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 01:08:00 | More by brentk56
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hopley

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

10-29-2012 01:07:32 | More by hopley
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Greywulfken

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: deep ruby brown body with rich tan head 3 fingers-thick; good head retention; drops some lace

S: floral and herbal hoppiness, some sweet dark malt aromas

T: hearty malts, molasses and pine, bitter, roasty hops; flavors shift nicely, and bring up savory beer stew flavors and rugged dark caramelly malt notes

M: well-carbonated, solid medium-weight body, great chewiness; nice bitter close, some sticky sweetness residue

O: I've only had a few "red ales" and they remind me of a cross between an American strong ale and a DIPA - this beer has great heartiness and is very palatable; wonderful piney bitter hops wash over a rich, sweet and chewy malt base. This particular beer seemed akin to a strong American ale like Stone's Bastard beers or Speakeasy's Betrayal.
Element Brewing is very impressive, and this beer is another great in their line-up. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2012 16:03:13 | More by Greywulfken
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bigred89

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1%

10-03-2012 03:18:04 | More by bigred89
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shigg85

Japan

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

09-29-2012 23:37:08 | More by shigg85
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

09-25-2012 23:36:56 | More by t0rin0
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durkle


4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

09-25-2012 19:43:01 | More by durkle
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CalebHiliadis

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1%

09-25-2012 05:07:07 | More by CalebHiliadis
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -24.2%

09-04-2012 22:30:24 | More by DelicateDelirium
Red Giant from Element Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.