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Mermaid's Red Ale - Coronado Brewing Company

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81
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351 Ratings
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Ratings: 351
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 12.32%
Wants: 6
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coronado Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 11-15-2003)
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5/5  rDev +40.1%

Flashyspoons, Feb 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +40.1%

hpthebull, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of SBarbeerian
4.63/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: dark cloudy red, with a nice tan head. Nice lacing on the glass.
Smell: some malts, some hops, inviting.
Taste: somewhat hoppy for a red, but well balanced. Not your malty, caramely Irish-style red, but rather a bigger, hoppier west coast version of a red ale.
Mouthfeel: med-full bodied, very satisfying.
Drinkability: awesome stuff, I was most pleasantly surprised.
I like a nice Irish-red, and loved the heavier, hoppier, bigger west coast twist on it.
The heavier use of hops makes it go with more foods than your blander Irish red which goes better with blander foods, such as fish & chips.
This brew can hold its own against more of a variety of dishes. I loved everything about it. Excellent stuff!

Checked the ABV on the bottle,it is at 5.7%

SBarbeerian, Jun 15, 2009
Photo of drpimento
4.63/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, this is now for me, top tier beer! Maybe the best red ale I've ever had. Poured with a huge, foamy, frothy, fluffy, billowy, light tan head that lasts a long time and great lacing. Color is a clear copper red with lots of small bubble trails. Aroma is malt, caramel, toffee, roast, hint of fruit. Flavor's like nose, but with all of those qualities much more bold and the roasty/dry character adding that perfect quaffing attribute, that for me, is dynamite. Perefct carbonic tang to enter into the mix for a supremely drinkable beer. Excellent body and carbonation. Finish is like flavor and of average length, but leaving the desire for another swallow (not sip). Sure wish I had easy access to this.

drpimento, Nov 04, 2011
Photo of Stoneman78
4.5/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a dark and opaque amber hue with a huge, craggy white head that is mostly sustaining, tons of thick lacing throughout
S- Nose is dominated by caramel malt aromas, some sweet hops and a hint of sugary bubblegum, breads and yeast far in the background
T- Wow, great taste is characterized initially by sweet bread and caramel malts that are not too cloying, in the middle comes some citrus and pine hops, and finishing with a subtle dry bitterness that sticks around for a few seconds
M- Medium-bodied amber ale, smooth and slick texture with an ideal amount of carbonation
D- Label states 5.7%abv which is well-masked, this is one high quality amber that is in my session beer range, the Coronado brewers have done a great job with this revised recipe and I would put this at the top of my Amber List (along with Green Flash's Hop Head Red), I would definitely buy this again in the future and I now have a strong desire to shoot down to CBC tomorrow for the ultra-cheap growler fills! Congrats again to CBC for a great lineup of core ales!

Stoneman78, Sep 23, 2007
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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

rorymcg, Oct 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

dcs1548, May 13, 2012
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4.38/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Darker brown/tan/red. Small head and some good lacing.

S - Fresh brew-day malts, caramel, sweet hops mixed with some pine hops. Little bit of raisin/spice but not much.

T - Taste is rich caramel malts, has a great initial burst. Hops come second with a nice bitterness of grapefruit, finishes strong with a bitter after taste. Caramel, grapefruits, and big malt profile. Can't believe this is only 5.7% ... tastes stronger.

M - Nice, goes down easy with some fizzyness going down, first is medium, nice aftertaste!

O - Overall a really good red ale, one of the better ones around. I like the amount of bitterness mixed with a complex maltyness. Tastes stronger than it is, must be the larger amount of hops in the recipe. Almost like a red ipa, as that is what I would call it. THUMBS UP!

SDtastentune, Aug 30, 2011
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4.28/5  rDev +19.9%

Jeysun23, Tuesday at 08:48 PM
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4.28/5  rDev +19.9%

Schweitzer21, Aug 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

irthesteve, Jul 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

KevMo84, May 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

cefiro355, Feb 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

Petersfavoritebrews, Jul 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

aschdave, Feb 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

cavemanlawyer1999, Feb 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

ineva, Nov 18, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

SuperHop18, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of pkalix
4.23/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

hazy amber-red with a nice firm head on top.
some hop and floral aromas.
tastes floral, pine-y, some grapefruit. not too hop-py, or bitter. malt in the beginning and hop toward the end. nice balance in taste.
overall, a decent brew. easy to session. clean aftertaste.

pkalix, Dec 29, 2012
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4.22/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Slightly unusual, and really, really, good -- a deep and solid from the ground-up bitterness, which manages to be interesting and satisfying, and extremely refreshing. Part of the refreshing character is due to the strong and fine carbonation, unlike any other beer I've tried.

snogglethorpe, May 08, 2010
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4.2/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep amber color with a nice beige head that retains well and leaves lacing. The aroma is really nice with piney and citrusy hops upfront, along with some caramel, toasted bread, dark fruits (cherry and red apple), and barely a hint of alcohol, not especially complex but very fresh smelling. The flavor is similar to the aroma with a juicy hops character initially (with notes of grapefruit, pineapple, pine and flora), along with caramel sweetness, toasted bread, fruity esters, and a touch of alcohol. This isn't a particularly complex or exciting rendition of an american amber ale, but it's well executed and fresh tasting so it's damn good regardless.

silver0rlead, Jun 03, 2010
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4.2/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

5.7% abv as stated on bottle;

Pours a deep copper red with a thick, firm and solid pillowy off white head. Neat, full lacing and one of the best looking heads I've seen.

Nose is assertive orange peel and a bit of holiday spice.

Mouthfeel is thin but fresh and with a crisp carbonation.

Flavor is somewhat single dimensional lemon/grapefruit skin with a very light lemon/citric honey undertone. Not terribly complex but takes on a lemon mouse character that really grows on you.

Grapefruit/lemon finish that ends with some pine and pine resin.

This is one that grows on you as you drink it!

GRG1313, Sep 14, 2009
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4.18/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I drank this from the bottle, so can not testify to it's appearance... but the smell and taste were great. Very smooth and mild hop flavor.

This was my first beer from Coronado Brewing Co, but I did go back and buy a 6 pack of this particula beer. Based on its quality, I did go out of my way to give a few other of their beers a try. If you like the reds, this one will not disapoint..

Diesel76, Jul 10, 2011
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4.16/5  rDev +16.5%

sunilmallya, Aug 24, 2014
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4.13/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Deep red ale with a large khaki tan head forming four fingers worth of head with fine speckled lacing. Aroma has caramel notes with mild earthy hops going on, not bad. Flavor has some dark red malt action brings out a bit of clean caramel and strong hop earthiness actually a good mix that I'm sure is better the fresher the ale is. Drinkability overall is excellent light to medium bodied smooth carbonation I can't get away from these Coronado brews.

WVbeergeek, Sep 25, 2010
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Mermaid's Red Ale from Coronado Brewing Company
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