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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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81
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315 Ratings
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Ratings: 315
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 6
Gots: 18 | 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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bigd03


4/5  rDev +12%

12-09-2012 14:58:00 | More by bigd03
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2%

11-20-2012 20:48:38 | More by JohnK17
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argock

Virginia

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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skaboom420

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -58%

11-17-2012 15:53:07 | More by skaboom420
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ThePaleRider

California

3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Very dark, mahogany red. Nice one finger white head that settles pretty quickly leaving a white layer across the top of the brew.

S - Caramel malts, toffee, and a little citrusy hops. Reminds me of toasted grains or a bagel shop.

T - Lots of sweet malts. Caramel and some light coffee flavors. has the bitterness of a light IPA with all of the malts that you find in red ales. Definitely a west coast red ale as it's packed with the zesty, hoppyness that you would expect from an IPA.

M - Leaves a thick residue on the mouth that gives off a long after taste. Decent carbonation.

O - A little more flavor than your standard red ale. I'm pretty impressed.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2012 19:57:14 | More by ThePaleRider
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Broden

California

3.75/5  rDev +5%

11-06-2012 23:12:31 | More by Broden
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rawfish

California

3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a muddy brown with a rusty hue. Forms a off white small half finger head. Retention is decent but nice tight sheeting of lacing follows all the way down the glass.

Toffee, bread and a hint of roast and cocoa nibs. Hops come up earthy and piney, decently balanced.

Dark malt profile for an amber very bready and perhaps a bit nutty. Earthy herbal and pine hops with quite a dull bitter kick towards the end. Evenly balanced though the malts come off as rather bland in comparison to the hops.

The dull earthiness and bitterness overpower the malt making this one a bit harder to put down than other ambers/reds. Carbonation and body were appropriate.

Coronado beers really have a nice hop forward west coast feel to them but there is nothing that stands out about this beer. This beer falls in line with the rest of the ambers out there, perhaps a bit darker and bitter than most, nice but uninteresting.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 07:29:22 | More by rawfish
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Johnhaley1989

North Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -2%

10-05-2012 20:37:36 | More by Johnhaley1989
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very hazy through a reddish body. Almost makes it look red-brown. A ring of head is holding strong. 3.5

Toasted caramel malts and bright grapefruit hops. Lightly salty. 3.5

Toasty with an acridity. Citrus hops are more muted than expected. Rinds and pith and a heap of bitterness. Seawater in the backend. Maybe chlorinated water. It had a watermelon vibe to it in past years, but that's not here now. 3.5

Drinks with a wet slickness. Salinity is appealing, but otherwise a bit mouth-drying. Carb is just medium. 3.5

A salty red ale for warm weather. Not bad. 3.5

Serving type: on-tap

10-02-2012 03:05:48 | More by thecheapies
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NicoDuval

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Opaque Reddish Brown w 5 cm of tan head. Good looking beer.

S- Citrus, hops and a little bit of malt.

T- Fruity citrus with some hops and small sweet malty taste. Very slight alcohol taste

F- Crisp, light, not a lot of carbonation.

O-A simple and well done red. Not the best out there, but definitely a nice well balanced beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2012 22:21:54 | More by NicoDuval
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -2%

09-18-2012 01:34:13 | More by t0rin0
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skholbrook1982

Arizona

1.75/5  rDev -51%

09-15-2012 03:20:30 | More by skholbrook1982
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misterchief

California

3.25/5  rDev -9%

09-03-2012 04:50:17 | More by misterchief
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beerpadawan

California

3.75/5  rDev +5%

08-26-2012 23:13:44 | More by beerpadawan
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swetsastonic

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5%

08-18-2012 14:23:10 | More by swetsastonic
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one is "okay". I find it a slight touch too tangy with a lacking balance. There might be a slight woody tone in there in that amber kind of way, but it's more tangy and slightly sweet with a fruit edge. I wouldn't call this a fail at all, but probably not very indicative of the style.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 08:54:19 | More by RblWthACoz
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duceswild

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -2%

08-14-2012 00:12:56 | More by duceswild
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mactrail

Washington

2.93/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Clear red amber, almost a cherry tint. Plenty of foam with nice lacing in the big tulip glass. Really good sudsy mouthfeel. Aroma is mushroomy and faintly resiny.

This has that classic earthy, murky flavor that brewers seem to go for in the Red and Amber styles. Distinct bitterness explodes on the tongue. Kind of a dry, cardboard aftertaste. The malt is overwhelmed by the sourish, dirty hop flavors.

Not a brew that inspires drinkability. Lovely to look at and a nice mouthful, but it's such a waste of malted barley. From the 22 oz bottle.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2012 04:50:16 | More by mactrail
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Sjorge3442

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12%

07-24-2012 16:51:12 | More by Sjorge3442
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EigenBeer

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -9%

07-23-2012 14:27:23 | More by EigenBeer
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Vevoda478


4/5  rDev +12%

06-19-2012 19:55:27 | More by Vevoda478
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BadgerBeer

California

3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I thoroughly enjoyed this beer, especially considering I am not a big fan of red ales. This, Fixed Gear by Lakefront in Milwaukee, and Fat Tire are about the only reds I care for, but this one is the best out of the three in my opinion. If I saw this at a bar, I would definitely pick it up as a change of pace to my normal IPA, hefeweizen, and porter preference.

Serving type: on-tap

06-05-2012 00:04:10 | More by BadgerBeer
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ADTaber

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2%

05-31-2012 02:05:08 | More by ADTaber
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Mister_Joshy

California

3.5/5  rDev -2%

05-29-2012 07:32:12 | More by Mister_Joshy
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dcs1548

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

05-13-2012 18:33:18 | More by dcs1548
Mermaid's Red Ale from Coronado Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 315 ratings.