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Mermaid's Red Ale - Coronado Brewing Company

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Mermaid's Red AleMermaid's Red Ale

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Ratings: 411
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.36%
Wants: 6
Gots: 47 | 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:
Beer added by: xlperro on 11-15-2003

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of leaddog
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours a copper colour with a finger of bubbly head.

Smell- Caramalts, leafy hops, citrus, a hint of clove.

Taste- Instantly hit with caramalts with a bready touch. Leafy hops, clove, and orange peel come into play near the end. Nice light bitterness as well.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall- A nicely balanced and enjoyable American Amber/Red. Enjoyed the balance between the malts and hops which made it an enjoyable brew.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Murrhey
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured on-tap at Taco Asylum in Costa Mesa, CA. Reviewed from notes.

A- Two finger thick creamy head. Dark auburn color. Sticky, foamy lacing.

S- Medium bodied malts and deep smoky tones.

T- Opens creamy and fresh, closes hoppy and bitter.

M-Creamy and heavy feel. Lots of carbonation.

O- Nice beer. Happy with it.

Photo of MikeWard
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of sleazo
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A_Dark copper bordering on brown. Rich cream colored off head. A nice cap lingers as the beer as drained. Sticky lacing.

S_Roasted grain, a bit of caramel and a vague hoppiness

T_Roasted grain upon first sip. This is followed by a bit of chocolate, charcoal and dried fruit. Finish is nicely bitter with a resinous pine cone quality. This balances the initial sweetness quite well.

M_Stickier than I was expecting but with the perfect amount of tight carbonation to push through it. Dry mouth feel.

O_This is a better version of Fat Tire. Well balanced and a nice drinking beer

Photo of hophugger
3.29/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a deep golden, slightly reddish color with a nice head that packs its bags fast and leaves leaving hardly any lacing at all. Aroma is malty sweetness with hops, kind of citrusy and slightly piney. One of the better tasting red ales I have had as the hops is the star and balances well with everything else. Smooth going down and leaves a nice hop and malt aftertaste..

Photo of scottoale
3.41/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 650ml. brown bomber pours a deep coppery-red with 1/4 inch of foamy off-white head. It has decent carbonation and a bit of lacing.

The smell is faint...sweet toasty malt and bubblegum with the hops barely coming through. Even as it warms a bit the smell is very faint.

Very much the same taste wise. Mild sweet caramel malt that tastes somewhat roasty and very much like bubblegum. Then the hops blend in to give a bittery twang to the finish. Fairly well balanced but seems to lack flavor overall making it rather bland. It tastes good, just needs a little umph to make it shine.

Good body to it, alcohol is not noticeable, the mouthfeel is creamy and slick that ends up with a hop bitter bite. It's worth a try, but they call this one their flagship? My tastebuds favor their Porter and Islander IPA over this one.

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Nerudamann
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look - red/coppery in color, maybe a little dark and murky, with about two fingers' worth of frothy light khaki-colored foam that dissipates somewhat slowly.

Smell - fairly hoppy, but at the same time with a pretty strong bite of barley.

Taste and Mouthfeel - hops are pretty prevalent, but the taste is masked by a sweetness to where I'm not able to tell that it's Cascade hops being used. I do feel a little bit of the chocolaty feel in the middle and toward the finish, where there's a little more bitterness felt again from the hops. Texture is pretty well-balanced, leaning just slightly more toward the watery side.

Overall - pretty interesting brew...both good-tasting and interesting to think about.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of July2Nov
3.03/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Nice lighter brick brown/red color with a thin lacing.

Smell: Sweet, wet malts. Some spice and dough scent come through.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Nice dry hops at first, then turns spicy with some chewy malt. Medium in body with a certain grittiness that you find in red ales. The aftertaste has a warmness to it and a spiciness too.

Drinkability: Was a little underwhelmed with this particular beer, especially after having the Idiot IPA. Still, it's a very serviceable red ale...just probably wouldn't drink too many of them or revisit it as much as some others.

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Mermaid's Red Ale from Coronado Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 411 ratings.