Casco Bay Riptide Red Ale - Casco Bay Brewing Co.
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3.86/5 rDev +1.3%
12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
Appearance: Pours a dark ruby with a minimal white head that doesn't stick around. Minimal lacing.
Aromas: I get dark fruits, caramel, malt and biscuit.
Taste: Those dark fruits - raisins, prunes, dates - are forward, and the caramel is right there. Tasty beer.
Mouthfeel: Light enough to be sessionable but sturdy enough that it's not wimpy.
Overall: Nice red ale. The taste is sophisticated enough that it's not boring. Should be a crowd pleaser for "we need a lot of good beer that's not expensive or weird" type events.
08-01-2014 00:52:34 | More by illpass78
4.6/5 rDev +20.7%
Appearance: Excellent ruby red hue with notes of amber and orange in the light. Slow, heavy carbonation that is moderate in volume.
Smell: Incredible smell. Initial bite of peppermint followed by smoky whispers of tobacco. Licorice, prunes, and cherries make up the mortar.
Taste/Mouthfeel: Smoky rye with a hint of cherry. There's almost a scotch-like character to the flavor in the finish. Very sophisticated and unexpected for an Irish Ale. Mouthfeel is very lager-like with clean carbonation, but it is by no means flat.
Overall Drinkability: Slainté to this one.
03-27-2014 01:59:22 | More by tjsdomer2
3.7/5 rDev -2.9%
Poured on-tap and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, vibrant, amber coloring with a thin, filmy, clingy, white head. Aromas of roast caramel and nut sweetness, with hints of smoke. Flavors are richly sweet and roasty, with caramel and sugary notes. Smooth, light bodied with a tangy sweet aftertaste. Clean, lingering finish, with floral and sugary notes left behind.
07-27-2013 19:53:14 | More by GarthDanielson
3.83/5 rDev +0.5%
poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, served at slightly above fridge temp.
nice amber with a thin offwhite head. minimal lacing.
aroma; first thing I detect is diacetyl. the caramel corn dominates the nose totally.
mouthfeel: is good.
taste: a mix of pale and toasted malt with exactly the right level of bitterness to balance this beer.
notes: my 2nd Maine beer in an hour. this is a nice ale, well balanced, interesting enough to be distinguishable. would drink again.
03-15-2013 06:18:54 | More by fx20736
Casco Bay Riptide Red Ale from Casco Bay Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.