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Red Devil - Coronado Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

122 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.44%
Wants: 11
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coronado Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tonistruth on 10-01-2007)
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hopfacebrew

Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle picked up upon recommendation from the bottle shop employee while on vacation in Escondido. Poured a clear runny dark orange color to standard pint.The head was a few fingers high with decent retention. Caramel, orange liqueur, and subdued tobacco/black tea notes account for an intetesting flavor.Medium bodied and slightly sweet with mild bitterness. Well balanced malt and hop flavors that included the likes of honey, caramel, and citrus candy. Hides the higher abv well. Solid but not my favorite.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2012 01:04:48 | More by hopfacebrew
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Red to brown in the glass with burnt orange head.

Smell: Nutty, chocolate, toffee, earth

Taste: Same as aroma. This beer could be paired comfortably with nutty hard cheeses and gamy meats (lamb etc).

Mouthfeel: Full body with a creamy and long finish which is my own favorite part of the beer.

Overall a good beer that would work well with food or can be enjoyed alone. The cream mouthfeel leads me to believe it would work well paired with nutty deserts like pecan or apple pie the sweetness of the pie would complement the earth of the beer very well.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap for the 4th Annual LA Beer Week Beer Festival at Union Station in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear dark reddish-brown with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with a slight caramel flavor on the finish. There is a medium hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer but it tastes better than it smells in my opinion.

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A 220z bomber picked up at Green's in downtown Columbia, SC. Another brew I can't get back home in Atl, GA

A - a dark cloudy amber red. Tons of sediment in this unfiltered beer. 2 fingers of head and sticky lace all over the glass. It doesn't get any better looking than this one

S - Huge caramel malts with some piney hops at the end. Delicous

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Pours a murky copper brown gold in the light. A huge light mocha froth forms and coats almost the whole glass. There is some thick ugly sediment the flops out of the glass, telling me my beer isn't perfect.

Smell is roasted warm malt, and a hint of pine.

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Red Devil from Coronado Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.