Murph's Irish Red - Toppling Goliath Brewing Company

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Reviews: 5
Hads: 79
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: n/a
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Toppling Goliath Brewing Company visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: FreshHawk on 05-24-2012

Named for our #1 Beer Man, Nick Murphy, this deep malty Irish amber ale is relaxed and easy going. A change of pace from our usual hop bombs, this beer is sure to put a smile on the face of any Irishman! Who needs a pot o’ gold when you got yerself a pint o’ red?

34 IBU
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A - Dark orange-red color. Medium sized, creamy, smooth, frothy, slightly off-white head. Average retention leaving a small amount of lacing.

S - Toffee and caramel aplenty as you would expect. Some sweet bread and hints of light brown sugar. Slightly roasted malt aroma. A touch of earthy and floral hops.

T - Pretty sweet with loads of toffee and a good amount of caramel. Touches of nutty and earthiness with a roasted malt finish. Brown sugar and some dark fruit aspects. Sweet, toasted bready malt. Sweet but not cloying.

M - Medium body with average carbonation. Pretty smooth and creamy. Slightly dry finish.

D - Pretty easy to drink and while it is sweet, it is far from cloying. Tasty and easy to put down. Plenty of malt but it has a nice hoppy touch.

Notes: Nice Irish Red. Not my favorite from TG (can't match their IPAs or Stouts) but it is a nice change, and for a smaller brewery it is good for a deviation from their niche. Plenty of malt and a nice sweetness but not cloying. Overall it is nice but not something I'll crave. (1,056 characters)

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On-tap at Three Cellars, Franklin, WI:

Pours hazed reddish-copper with a wispy head. Trailing lace sticks.

The smell is of caramel in the "red" style with light toast.

The taste is of caramel - sweet - balanced by mild earthy notes and light roast.

It is smooth. Very easy to drink.

A nice easy-drinking, true-to-style, malt-forward, but balanced, Irish Red. (364 characters)

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A: 2/3 - amber-red coloration, moderate clarity, initial frothy off-white head settles into a glass lacing with carbonation lakes, tight pinkish bubbles pouring off the bottom of the glass

S: 9/12 - rich caramel and reddish malt aroma, little hops, some alcohol in the background, no diacetyl, no DMS

T: 14/20 - on the front if the palate, there is a gentle bitterness; in the middle of the palate, the malt profile - caramel, toffee and butterscotch; on the back end, there is a continued malt presence, finishes semi-sweet but not cloying

M: 4/5 - moderate body, silky/smooth, moderate carbonation

O: 8/10 - very good-to-excellent Irish red ale, a style that I don't typically drink - silky mouthfeel and rich malt profile; again, highly recommended for the $4.50/pint price

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Murph's Irish Red from Toppling Goliath Brewing Company
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