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Murphy's Irish Red - Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited

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Ratings: 593
Reviews: 320
rAvg: 3.2
pDev: 16.88%
Wants: 5
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited visit their website

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-08-2001)
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4.5/5  rDev +40.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +40.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +40.6%

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Photo of irishevans
4.38/5  rDev +36.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

way under rated. not a rare find, but a great irish red none the less, copper red in color, a nice finger thick head that stick a little. the taste is crisp and has a mellow hop flavor, and a nice lingering finish. the mouth-feel is tingley and sharp, and it goes down a nicely as any other red on the planet. when (not if) you happen upon this give it a try, be it on tap or in a bottle.

irishevans, Dec 15, 2007
Photo of KodyBrannon
4.33/5  rDev +35.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured this out of a 12oz bottle. It poured a dark amber to almost caramel color with a small off white head. The head didn't last long and there was no lacing on the glass. The smell was a bit malty, but the taste was sweet, with a hint of hops. This is a very quality beer in my opinion. This is a good beer for watching the game, or even make a good session beer. I would definatly recomend this beer to anyone. Just a little harder to find in my area though.

KodyBrannon, Aug 31, 2007
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4.28/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was given this beer by my bartender when I asked him to just give me a random beer. I was relatively surprised to find out that I enjoyed the heck out it. I ended up ordering two more. It's easy to drink and has real fine taste. At first it has a little bite but as you sip it you will be refreshed. I highly recommend this beer, as it is easy to drink. I plan on having this beer again when I get the opportunity.

bastardface, Mar 01, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +32.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +32.8%

Danflurry, Dec 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +32.8%

MattGrimes17, Jun 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +32.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +32.8%

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4.24/5  rDev +32.5%

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4.23/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty great beer. I got a single bottle and drank it from a large mug. The appearance was a beautiful red with vibrant carbonation, the smell was great and the taste was, to me, above average. It left no bad after taste and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I still don't know the exact alcohol content as it is not labeled on the bottle, but it is a really great beer. Overall, great beer and I would recommend it.

dictatorial, Nov 27, 2012
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4.2/5  rDev +31.3%

Bokanovski, Oct 29, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This Dutch-Irish Red poors nice, but is a little lighter than I like my Red's. It gathers a well developed blonde head, though, and drinks smooth.
This is a nice Red, although if I close my eyes and think "Heineken", I taste a Heineken. I'd like to side-by-side with a true Irish pub-tapped pint...

IrishRacer, Mar 14, 2013
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4.13/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice red color, small white head, some carbonation is visible. Smell is slightly sweet with carmel malts, slgiht metallic, and a little hops. Full malt flavor, which quickly and smoothly fades into a nice hop finish. The malt does have a richness to it that is very satisfying. I think think this is a very good example of the style. Well rounded and full bodied.

TastyTaste, May 13, 2005
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4.13/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Very bright (obviously filtered) deep copper colour. Thin head which dissipates fairly quickly but leaves a minimal layer which lasts all the way.

S: Toasty malt aroma. No real complexity, but a decent aroma nonetheless.

T: Caramel and toasted grain. Clean with no real detectable hops but a nice bitterness on the finish. Clean and uncomplex.

M: Reasonable body, smooth and clean.

D: Very drinkable - this is a reasonable session beer - the bottled version if 5% but a slightly weaker 4% version would probably make a nice session pint.

Overall, this is a pretty much spot on example of the style - if you don't like it then you probably just don't like Irish Reds. The finish could be a little drier and it could be a great beer if it was upped to 6% or so with a bit more of everything but it's a competent, if uninteresting, example of the style - exactly what you'd expect from a big-name brewery. To be honest though, complexity is not a characteristic of this style.

BarryNL, Jan 04, 2008
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4.11/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Copper color, clear. Good amount of rising carbonation. Thick frothy head.

Faint amoma. Caramel malts and earthy.

Deep caramel malts, bready, slight dark roast. Bright fruit character. Hop bitterness is mild, mainly leafy-earthy. Finish is very crisp, a little dry. Body is medium, crisp, refreshing, dry.

It's an excellent beer.

mjurney, Sep 01, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

It may be the Irish Catholic in me, but I really like this brew. I consider it an old stand by when I go out to a pub and I get tired of Guinness. It had a very nice deep radish color, with a white head that lasted a while. The taste had some undertones of citrus, but a lot of hops. Aftertaste was smooth and rolled down the ole esophogas pretty easily.

JISurfer, Mar 14, 2003
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Murphy's Irish Red from Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited
74 out of 100 based on 593 ratings.