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Murphy's Irish Red - Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited

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BA SCORE
74
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594 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 594
Reviews: 320
rAvg: 3.2
pDev: 16.88%
Wants: 5
Gots: 28 | 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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-08-2001)
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Photo of KYGunner
3.01/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The color was deep mahogany with a burnt like hue that was capped by a relatively stout mass of brownish foam.

The nose was very light but I could detect the malted barley, toast, roasted nuttiness and light biscuit.

The flavor seemed spot on the nose with light flavors but appropriate barley, roasted nut and toasted biscuit.

The feel was dry and easy but thin.

Expected more out if this but it'll do pig, it'll do.

KYGunner, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of rredshift
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

rredshift, Jun 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.3%

djrn2, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of user785335
3/5  rDev -6.3%

user785335, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of sephyrott
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

sephyrott, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of dbrauneis
3.55/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a crystal clear dark reddish amber in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and some golden yellow highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy beige head that slowly reduces to a couple of medium sized thick patches surrounded by a thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of toasted and caramel malts with a lighter aroma of earthy hops.

T: Upfront there is a moderate to slightly stronger than moderate flavor of toasted, caramel, and bready malts with very light hints of sweetness. That is followed by light flavors of earthy hops which contribute a light amount of bitterness which lingers slightly.

M: Medium bodied with slightly heavier than moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp.

O: Very easy to drink and enjoyable but not anything overly special - I could easily have a couple of these in a session but it will not likely find a regular place in my fridge.

dbrauneis, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of CorgiDad
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

CorgiDad, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of endless1408
4/5  rDev +25%

endless1408, May 31, 2014
Photo of IrishTank
3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

IrishTank, May 28, 2014
Photo of Bralis
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

Bralis, May 21, 2014
Photo of tdm168
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

tdm168, May 15, 2014
Photo of Brewhemoth
3.16/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

From a 300ml bottle into a pisner/session glass.

A: Pours a copper/amber, with a half cm. very light-tan head. The head dissipates reasonably fast, leaving a little bit of lacing. No real visable activity.
S: Sweet caramel malts, and light fruity hops. A distant toast/roast
T: Sweet malt. light roast. (dark)Bread-y. A little spice at the end.
M: Feels thin at first, but coats the mouth decently. Carbonation is high for my preference - slight tingle on the tongue. A nice dry finish.

Brewhemoth, May 14, 2014
Photo of zapahoppa
3/5  rDev -6.3%

zapahoppa, May 10, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -45.3%

SpongeKA, May 02, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

Burt, Apr 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

billgulch, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of GONZALOYANNA
2.5/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

330ml bottle. Pint glass. Amber color, clear appearance. Off-white froth creates a creamy, fairly good retention, crown. Floral & toasted aromas, wet grass & eartht odors to the nose. Crispy, toasted & earthy bitter upfront. Medium to light body. Moderate carbonation. Dense to watery texture. Sparkling & spicy palate. Dry bitter finish followed by slight woody notes & dried nut touches on the aftertaste.

GONZALOYANNA, Apr 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

Notacraftdrinker, Apr 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

SoupKitchenBeerSnob, Apr 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

Arriskuwonder, Apr 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

Ezra-Poundit, Apr 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

DaveMiller, Apr 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +25%

Anacross, Mar 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.3%

ZEB89, Mar 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +32.8%

JaimeLondon, Mar 28, 2014
Murphy's Irish Red from Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited
74 out of 100 based on 594 ratings.