Mermaid's Red Ale - Coronado Brewing Company
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3.3/5 rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a clear pinot noir glass. No obvious freshness date. Purchased as a 6-pack at Olive Tree Marketplace (San Diego, CA) for $9.99.
A: Burnished red-amber with 1-finger of light beige, big-bubbled cola-like head with average retention and moderate lacing in one band around the top of the glass.
S: Strong pine aroma with some orange and grapefruit aromas as well. The malt component doesn't show much character though.
T: The malt bill doesn't show much character in the flavor either, which is a requisite for a solid-to-good amber ale. The maltiness is one-dimensional, mostly raisin and burned caramel which falls very flat and covers the floral, pine, and grapefruit citrus hops flavors and mutes it significantly. The dankness of the hop profile may be a positive to some but it is the reason I don't generally dry hop with Cascade -- grassy and herbal without the citrus.
M: The body is light-to-medium and pretty dry with a little too aggressive carbonation.
O: A very average red ale without much to suggest it. It's okay but not up to par with many of Coronado's other products like Idiot IPA and Islander IPA.
Serving type: bottle
11-20-2012 06:59:33 | More by argock
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