1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

McCarthy's Bane - Knee Deep Brewing Company

Not Rated.
McCarthy's BaneMcCarthy's Bane

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
86
very good

72 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 72
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Knee Deep Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ngeunit1 on 10-01-2012

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 72 | Reviews: 21 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.07/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 11/18/2014. Pours crystal clear ruby red/copper color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, toast, toffee, spicy rye bread, light roast, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity and balance of citrus/pine hops and dark/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, toast, toffee, spicy rye bread, light roast, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate amount of pine bitterness and rye spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon/orange zest, pine, caramel, toast, toffee, spicy rye bread, light roast, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/pine hops and dark/bready malt flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, moderately crisp/sticky, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice imperial red ale style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/pine hops and dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of dirtyhalos
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of A-Sox
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of RonfromJersey
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bright, shiny, clear red amber. Plenty of carbonation streams. Softball of light tan bubbles of all sizes and shapes. Dense lace.

Assertive aroma of fresh bread, earthy hops, and candy.

Big sweet malt splashes the tongue. Plenty of caramel. Bitter bite at the swallow. Clean finish.

Full smooth mouthfeel.

A good imperial red leaning toward the malty side.

Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of BetterBaconBureau
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of NorCalAussie
3.9/5  rDev +1%

Photo of ronniebruner
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%

This is a pretty strong brew. 8% for an IPA is pretty amazing! What makes this brew so good is the rich, hoppy feel. This beer is heavy and dark and pours a beautiful amber-molasses color. The aroma is a lot lighter than the taste and has great head on it. Pours smooth, but heavy. Not for the faint of heart... easily one of the better red ales I have ever had!

Photo of danielreign
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of metsfan1
3.76/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of KlayWey
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Rlhinson2104
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of ErikNorCal
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of rgirl
4.88/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of MisterGone
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of kk73
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of GClarkage
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of christianmoore
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of MastaShonuf
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of thereal_adam
2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

Photo of TrojanRB
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
McCarthy's Bane from Knee Deep Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.