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Red Eye PA - The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works

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Red Eye PARed Eye PA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

89 Ratings
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.18%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UA8 on 05-10-2009)
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Photo of nrbw23
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%

A- Pours a rich, dark red color with a creamy light tan head. Head has good retention and leaves some spotty lacing.

S- Smelle is tropical fruits mainly pineapple, grapefruit, a nice touch pine in here too, and along with some rye. A bit of sweet malts toward the very end too. I like what is going on here so far.

T- Hops smack me first a good amount of citrus, followed by some pine. A good malt back bone here but the hops power through. Maybe a bit dry on the finish.

M- Medium in body and carbonation seemed right on.

D- Very solid brew. Enjoyed this one quite a bit. If you find this one go for it.

nrbw23, Jun 13, 2010
Photo of AltBock
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%

This was on tap at the Brew Kettle on 9/21/2009. The chalkboard listed this beer having an ABV of 7% and an IBU level of 65. They served it to me in a standard pint glass.

"Red Eye" poured a beautiful dark burgundy with a touch of brown along the sides. On top of this beer was a good looking 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch off white colored head of foam. This head of foam had great retention that left behind a skim of foam, spots, and cool looking big mustache streak of lace at the top of the glass.

The aroma wasn't all that complex, but it sure as hell had a great strong aroma of malted rye with some minor citrus hop and fruit notes hiding in the background.

The taste was heavily carbonated and crispy with the taste of malted rye with a hint of citrus hops and a touch of citrus fruits. It was pretty much the same line up that appeared in the aroma, but I thought there was a little more citrus fruits in the taste than there was in the aroma. It was a great taste! I liked that strong carbonated taste of malted rye.

This was a medium bodied Rye Pale Ale with plenty of carbonation and a crispy aftertaste of malted rye with a gentle touch of citrus fruits and hops.

When I ordered this beer, I really wasn't expecting this beer to be this good. I knew it was going to be good, but not a +4 rating. If this beer is on tap the next time you visit the Brew Kettle, get it! The bottles are probably good, but not as good as the draft version.

AltBock, Sep 22, 2009
Photo of wvsabbath
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%

Serving Type - 22oz bottle

Appearance - Copper tan/brown, red tint. 1/2 creamy head with some foamy, sticky lacing.

Smell - Hops, pine, grapefruit, apple, some sugars, a little rye and caramel. Some bready malts and a little alcohol also.

Taste - Mild tropcial hops with some caramel and a nice malt backbone makes this beer up. Its not overly bitter or citric. Actually, the malts is what makes this different from the rest. If you didnt have the german malts, this would be just like every other ipa out there. Alcohol is masked well, but comes out a little as this warms.

Mouthfeel - Hops coat the tounge with some sweet piney flavors. Plenty of mango, orange and peach leave a resin. Palette gets remaining hops, some malts, and a little carmael. Aftertaste is hoppy and rather long lasting.

Overall - This is actually really good. I different twist on the american ipa with the malts. Doesnt dethrone white rajah, or even the double ipa brew kettle makes but, this is really good. Hops arent overbearing but theres plenty to enjoy. Check this out, yet another great beer from the kettle!

wvsabbath, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of joepais
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%

Thanks to bb8189 for this cool extra
Bottle poured into a tulip glass produced a finger worth of off- white head that goes to a good lace the body of the brew is a burgandy red in color.

Aromas of hops are the first thing that hits you. Big and piney and floral is a good way to describe it. Flavor wise you get a biter hit up front then a slight sweetness followed by a nice dry bitter finish. Medium feel in my mouth with great carbonation

I like it I think it is a good representation of a IPA and would gladly session this. If this is your local IPA you have something to be proud of

joepais, Dec 14, 2009
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours an amber color with a white head. The aroma is strong with some earthy and piney hops. The flavor is earthy hops with some pine and bitter orange hops. I also get some resin as well as some caramel malt. medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Jul 05, 2010
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Photo of Radome
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Served from a 22 oz bottle into a snifter.

A - The beer is a beautiful deep red-amber color, like an Irish Red. It is perfectly clear. The head is tan, creamy, thick and long-lasting.

S - This smells like a hop farm at harvest time. Huge citrus hop smell, mostly grapefruit. Malt and alcohol are not evident, drowned out by the hops.

T - The hop taste is dominant, with an accompanying strong hop bitterness. There is a bit of crystal malt sweetness and a tiny bit of roasted grain notes at the end of the sip. The alcohol is well-hidden. When first poured, I got a distracting metallic flavor at the end of the sip, but that faded away after a few minutes (from breathing or warming, I guess).

M - Moderate body, some carbonation fizz. Slightly mouthcoating and a little bit astringent from all the hops bitterness.

D - This is a very well-made IPA in the best Northwestern US tradition (from Ohio, no less!). The hop aroma and flavor are amazingly crisp and clean. My only complaint is that it is definitely one-dimensional with the hops and not much else going on. It's a hop-head's dream, but it's not really mine.

Radome, Jan 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

WesM63, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of InebriatedJoker
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Poured from bomber into Duvel Tulip - no best by date visible.

A:Poured a translucent red when held up to light - Two finger head with an aggressive pour,leaves a sticky webbing as it lowers, even carbonation.

S:The Grapefruit roundhouse kicks your nostrils into fruity heaven,pine resins are present as are light malts.

T: This beer has decent Grapefruit in the forefront followed by slight pine'y goodness , just enough malts to balance this Ipa out.

O: Overall for the price this was a very tasty Ipa that I'm glad I tried - will seek more out in the future.

InebriatedJoker, Apr 10, 2011
Photo of JohnnyMc
4/5  rDev +1.8%

This is like a hoppy Red Ale.

Pours out a very nice, deep amber color with a decent amount of fluffy head.

The aroma has a lot of citrus, grapefruit and peach notes from the hops and some bready notes.

The taste is a great balance between citrus and floral hops along with a nice bitterness and a bready, malty quality that finishes nice and dry. Very easy to drink and no alcohol can be detected.

This is great and drinks very much like a hoppy Red Ale or Amber Ale. Very tasty and one of the better beers from The Brew Kettle.

JohnnyMc, Aug 05, 2012
Red Eye PA from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
88 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.