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Murphy's Irish Red - Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited

Murphy's Irish RedMurphy's Irish Red

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530 Ratings
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Ratings: 530
Reviews: 317
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 16.93%


Brewed by:
Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited visit their website
Ireland

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-08-2001)
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stockingcpl

Ohio

2.93/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: This brew pours with a wonderfully thick head. Sustain is excellent. Lacings are plentiful and surface spiderwebbing is consistant and lasting. Color is indeed a reddish amber. EXCELLENT first impression.

Smell: Aroma is thin with Euro Pale Lager as the predominant amell. This is interesting considering this is supposed to be an ale. Malt is thin as is hops. Not to good here.

Taste: Well....I have to admit...this does taste like a strong version of Heinekin. I would rate this as a strong Euro Pale. Taste curve is fairly sharp during onset. Sustain is rather long even if it is tapered. Hops strong during onset. Citrus is typical Heinekin, but a little stronger. Sustain is a sloppy aftertaste. Not well designed recipe.

Mouthfeel: I don't have much to say here. This is literally a strong yet poor quality Heinekin. Additionally all the aftertaste follows this same design. Not impressed.

Drinkability: Again, little comment. Heavy presence (hops and aftertaste) make this a mildly palatable drink that sits heavy on the stomache. Unfortunately there is no sugar or spice presence to offset this heaviness. Average and forgetable.

Prosit!
Nikki

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2009 01:49:04 | More by stockingcpl
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Murphy's Irish Red from Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited
74 out of 100 based on 530 ratings.