Red Eye P.A - Odd Side Ales

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Red Eye P.ARed Eye P.A

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very good

53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 8.9%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TheBrewo on 08-06-2014

A ridiculous rampage of ruthless rowdy hops in a rebellious rusty red ale.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 53 | Reviews: 6
Reviews by StoutHunter:
Photo of StoutHunter
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%

I picked up a bottle of Odd Side Ales Red Eye P.A yesterday for $2.09 at The Lager Mill. I'm always down to try a new beer from Oddsides and since this was recently released I thought I would give it a try, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a imperial pint glass.

A- The label looks good, it's got a nice design to it and it's eye catching. It poured a dark ruby red color that took on more of a brighter ruby red color when held to the light with over three fingers worth of creamy tan head that died down to a thick ring that stayed till the end and it left some nice rings of patchy lacing behind. This is a good looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness followed by the hops being the first to show up and they impart a nice citrus, tropical fruit and berry like aroma with neither aspect seeming to stick out the most. Up next comes the rye which is pretty noticeable and it imparts a nice spicy rye aroma and it's followed by the malts that impart a sweet malt, bready, caramel and bread crust like aromas with a roasted/toasted aroma showing up in the background. This beer had a good aroma, I like the hop profile and the rye seemed to show up nicely.

T- The taste seems to be very similar to the aroma and it starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness with the hops still being the first to show up and they impart the same aspects that they did in aroma with neither aspect seeming to stick out the most, but they seem to be a little lighter. Up next comes the rye which is still nice and noticeable and it impart a nice spicy rye flavor followed by the malts which impart the same aspects that they did in the aroma with the caramel and sweet malts seeming to stick out the most. On the finish there's a medium amount of bitterness with a caramel, toasted malt, sweet malt and rye like aftertaste. This was a pretty nice tasting beer, but I wish the hops showed up as much as they did in the aroma.

M- Smooth, not too crisp, slightly creamy, slightly chewy, on the thicker side of being medium bodied with a lower amount of medium carbonation. This beer had a good mouthfeel that worked well with it.

Overall I thought this was a good beer and I thought it was a pretty nice example of a Rye IPA, the rye was nice and noticeable and the hop profile wasn't bad either and I think it did a good job a representing the style. This beer had a nice drinkability, it was smooth, not too crisp, slightly creamy, slightly chewy, slightly filling and the taste did a nice job at holding my attention, I think I could drink a couple of these, but that might be my limit. What I like the most about this beer was how nicely the rye showed up and the hop profile, to me those were the highlights of this beer. What I liked the least about this beer was the slightly higher sweetness and that the hops didn't come through just a little more in the taste. I would buy this beer again and I think It would make for a nice fall time beer, I could see myself drinking one by a bonfire. I would recommend it to people who like Rye IPA's since I think it does a good job of representing the style. All in all I was happy with this beer, but I think with just a little bit of work this could be just a great beer. It isn't my favorite beer from Oddsides, but it's far from my least favorite. Good job guys, this had everything that a good Rye IPA should have, keep up the good work.

More User Reviews:
Photo of WoodBrew
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%

This is a good beer.....for those that really like Red IPAs. This beer poured a deep rich clear red with thick white head that is lacing. The scent carries a pine and citrus awesomness that is quite nice. The taste is malty yet nice hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a great beer and I highly recommend it.

Photo of Bobsbigbeershow
3.43/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another strong showing from Odd Side. If you're looking for a slight twist on your IPA, give the Red Eye a try. -Joe

Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%

A - Pours a hazy dark red with a large three-finger tan head. The head is sturdy and leaves lots of heavy lacing.

S - Aromas of piney hops, tangerine, grapefruit, and a light malty sweetness.

T - Taste starts out with lots of grapefruit, orange peel, and lots of piney hops. There is a very light malt sweetness that tries to balance out the bitterness. The finish is bitter with lots piney hops and some rye spiciness.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Very crisp with a sticky mouthfeel.

O - This is a decent bitter Red Pale Ale. Enjoyable, but not something I would seek out.

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 7/31/2014. Pours lightly hazy dark ruby red color with a 2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, floral, grass, caramel, toffee, toast, light chocolate, light nuttiness, and floral/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of juicy citrus/pine hops and moderate dark/toasted malt sweetness; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, floral, grass, caramel, toffee, toast, light chocolate, light nuttiness, and floral/toasted earthiness. Good amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, citrus peel, pine, floral, grass, caramel, toffee, toast, light chocolate, light nuttiness and floral/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and balance of juicy citrus/pine hops and moderate dark/toasted malt sweetness; with a great bitterness/sweetness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, sticky, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice red IPA! All around great complexity and balance of citrus/pine hops and dark/toasted malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of SerialTicker
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

$2.49 single that should have been pulled from the shelf -- realized it's dated 3/14/14. Could be an 8, but I'm pretty certain it's a 3. Yikes...

Appearance: Hard pour gave a creamy finger of beige head that dies down to a ring around the glass. The beer is a really hazy beer bottle sort of color. Nice pour.

Smell: "Red" smelling. It has that sort of aroma -- whatever that means -- with a fair amount of rye. Hops are there a decent bit, surprisingly. Earthy and herbal notes accent the rye and "red" malt aroma. Surely not as hop heavy as it was fresh, but it still smells very good.

Taste/feel: Definitely past its peak -- I get that feeling mid-sip -- but still much better than many at-their-freshest Rye IPAs out there. There's mostly a rye flavor with some lingering earthiness and herbs. Pleasant somewhat bitter finish. The feel is about moderate, with a really high, prickly carbonation that's just a little too much, I think.

It's a decent beer. I'm sure I'd prefer it if the bottle wasn't 9 months old, but even as it is, it's a respectable brew from Odd Side.

Red Eye P.A from Odd Side Ales
86 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.