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Murphy's Irish Red - Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited

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BA SCORE
74
okay

578 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 578
Reviews: 320
rAvg: 3.2
pDev: 16.88%
Wants: 5
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
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.

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St Patrick's Day weekend, so I figured I'd try at least one Irish beer. I've obviously tried the obvious culprits - Guiness, Harp, Smithwick's, Murphy's Stout, etc. So I saw a 6'er of Murphy's Red Ale and decided to take it down while working outside. I figured if I had to listen to the people partying up at the bars, I may as well be drinking while cleaning up my yard right?

It's not a bad beer - the malts make it sweet and smooth to take down - although there's definately a metallic after-taste that almost gives off an alcohol taste. Which isn't horrible, but gives it a bit of a harshness to it. I wasn't expecting much, and Murphy's didn't give much. I wouldn't buy it again, but I suppose if you want to get into a St Patty's spirit once a year and you happen to buy this beer, it's definately drinkable.

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Appearance -It is a dark amber / red color, with a thick head.

Smell - It is a sweet malts and a bit of hops.

Taste - It is a bit sweet from the malts, with the hops adding a nice spiciness to it.

Mouthfeel - It is a bit weak-bodied, good carbonation though.

Overall - It is an OK beer.

Captain_Komamura, Jan 16, 2014
Murphy's Irish Red from Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited
74 out of 100 based on 578 ratings.