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Boxer Red Ale | Harts Pub / Rocks Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Harts Pub / Rocks Brewing Co.
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Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Rocks Red Ale is the first beer released by the company in 2008. As an Irish Red Ale, the beer pours with an off white head and deep jarrah red hue. The soft caramel malt flavour profile comes from the use of UK crystal and chocolate malts. These malts also give a rich aromaof caramel and chocolate on the nose. Lightly bittered and at just over 4% of alcohol this beer is an easy drinking pint with a malt-focus especially with the addition of Munich malt to bolster the beers flavour.

26 IBU

Added by dgilks on 09-19-2010

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Cloudy red, even slightly muddy, good lacing, head could be fuller.

N: Fairly mild but I'm getting hints of sweet malts.

T: Improvement on the nose, a nice sweetness that one would expect from a red ale but not overpowering and the back palate is dry.

M: Not as thick as I was expecting but this actually makes it quite drinkable.

Interesting take on the style in terms of sweetness matched with dryness - overall, fairly enjoyable.

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3.36/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.65/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Byrne was a boxer, I hear, hence the rebranding of Byrnes Red Ale to The Boxer.

Pours a brownish orange colour, very hazed, and certainly not particularly red. Take that with a grain of salt. Head is beautifully fine, but it only leaves a little lace as it settles. Thin body. Looks decent.

Nose is clean and a little spicy, giving rise to hints of baking spice, perhaps nutmeg or cloves. Some yeasty biscuity characters and a dash of carob. Quite nice.

Much drier on the palate, leaving it quite crisp, with a surprising bitterness on the back. Very little residual sweetness or malt character, and not a great deal of complexity. Feel is fine.

Another solid beer from Rocks. Simple, but solid.

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3.22/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light malt aroma with a hint of coffee and caramel notes. Slightly metallic.

Good, clear copper colour with a small white head. Fair head retention.

Dull malt flavour with a light English hop character. Not at all inspiring with a metallic finish.

Medium-light body with moderate carbonation.

Light and easy to drink but there's not a lot here to keep anyone interested.

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Boxer Red Ale from Harts Pub / Rocks Brewing Co.
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.