Red Mountain Ale - Twisted Pine Brewing Company

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Red Mountain AleRed Mountain Ale

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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 13.21%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Twisted Pine Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-02-2002

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Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 9
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Photo of Sammy
3.63/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap a the brewery's tasting room. Left this to put out the fire from the chiles and bourbon, being a malt combination, but it seemed astringent a bit in its own right. Dark colour, drinkable, but nothing to write home about. Want a more complex and rich malt profile.

Photo of russpowell
3.51/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled date of march 06 pours red with a 3 fingers+ amber head. Very good head retention & some lacing

S: Malt sweetness

T: Malt sweetness up front followed by slght fruittyness& slight hop& grain bitterness. Finished dry & slighlty fruitty

MF: Medium bodied with appropriate carbonation for the style. Good balance, but I would like more malt profile

Drank very easy, not a bad attempt at the style, a little more ABV would suite me

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.77/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle lacking any sort of freshness date. Pours a dark crimson color with a thin, beige foam that is fairly tight-bubbled but does not exhibit much in the way of retention or lacing.

Nose is sweet, burnt toasty malts and dark, raisin-like fruitiness. Yea, there is some mild hop notes, but this is not nearly as bright as I thought it would be...I was expecting an American red ale based on the label.

Scottish Ale? Maybe 60 shilling, this is a pretty light-bodied brew. Probably fits better there than red ale as it lacks hop bite and has a deep fruitiness that is not typically found in American red ales. It has a British, earthy tone to it that is pretty enjoyable. It went down surprisingly fast, I guess I liked it! One of the tastier Twisted Pine offerings I have had, pretty cool brew.

Photo of hiikeeba
3.48/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Pours up a dark amber with a thin tan head that collapses quickly to a small layer of bubbles.

S - Some caramel aromas, raisin-y Crystal malt aromas with a hint of hops.

T - Caramel and raisin sweet malt flavors with some. Faint hop bitterness on the back of the tongue in the finish.

M - Medium bodied

D - I'm not a fan of the raisin-y malt flavor. I won't have another.

Photo of mytireisfat
3.63/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

P: Short brown 12oz bottle. No best by date. Bottle says: Colorado state fair 1998 gold medal, 1999 & 2000 bronze medal. Scottish style ale

A: One finger brown/white head. Retains well. Dark brown, almost black color. some lacing.

S: Caramel malt, Roasted malt. coffee.

T: Roasted malt. Coffee. strange after taste.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation.

D: Easy to drink, and a good beer. would buy again.

Photo of bmwats
3.07/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint.

A: Dark brown. Virtually no head or carbonation to speak of. Very sparse spots of lacing remain as you drink it down.

S: Nutty roasted malt, molasses, and sweet tea. Also, a touch of raisin in there.

T: Pungent malty flavor, with a slightly bittersweet kick, and a bit of a piny hop.

M: Full body, but a bit of a washed-out feel to it. Rubbery and pungent on the front end, with a steely aftertaste. Has kind of a synthetic sweetness to it.

D: Not overly off-putting, but not really a crowd pleaser for me.

Atmosphere is very average. Deep hue, but no head or carbonation. Nose is okay. Nice combination of sweet and malt components. Flavor similarly has a decent collection of components, but it just doesn't come together well. Overall, this is an average quaff.

Photo of ColoradoBobs
3.57/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Decent looking dark mahogany beer, with a nice two-finger tan head that quickly fades to a ring. Decent lacing, however.

Smell is good roasted malt, salted figs, light grass and floral hops. A bit of wet leather.

Taste is spot on to the aroma, but with a nice dry-and-lightly-bitter finish.

Good round mouthfeel.

However, for a Scottish ale, this one seems a bit weak overall. Not overt enough. So, the drinkability goes down for me.


Photo of claytong
3.85/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What happened to drinkability? Cause this guy was easy to put down and had a refreshing aftertaste leaving my mouth wet. I'm beginning to get into Scottish Ales. They do a decent number on this guy but it wasn't anything to go and look for. Have it in the tap room if you're there.

Photo of alexgash
3.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Murky, dark amber with a small, glass-hugging, light amber head.
Sweetish fruit—plums—and smoky, toffeeish malt make up the majority of the nose, along with minimal hop spice, and a touch of Scotch tape.
Roasted/caramelized fruit, and campfire twigs up front. Sweetish, toffee malt midway through. Hops come in late; kinda piney, scotch tape, and some homebrew astringency. Finish is bittersweet. This medium-bodied ale was a bit rough, and a touch cloying at times, but I’d give it another chance next time I’m in Boulder.

Red Mountain Ale from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.