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Casco Bay Riptide Red Ale - Casco Bay Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

154 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 154
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.12%
Wants: 22
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Casco Bay Brewing Co.
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our flagship, this Irish-Style Red Ale proudly won a gold medal at the 2000 World Beer Cup. A combination of 5 different malts and 3 hop varietals, carefully blended, results in a perfect balance. Full-flavored and medium-bodied, the Riptide Red provides surprising complexity for such an easy-drinking brew.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 12-31-2000)
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Sellen

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

08-07-2014 23:45:43 | More by Sellen
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illpass78

Maine

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
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Donkster46

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-31-2014 02:48:22 | More by Donkster46
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dannyfayy

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

07-21-2014 16:58:33 | More by dannyfayy
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Belittle

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5%

07-14-2014 16:52:19 | More by Belittle
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Matt73

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

05-20-2014 20:05:43 | More by Matt73
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Mleblanc25

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

04-17-2014 23:17:52 | More by Mleblanc25
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maDUECEgunner

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -21.3%

04-04-2014 20:48:16 | More by maDUECEgunner
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

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
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meehandennis

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-20-2014 23:23:27 | More by meehandennis
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darcange

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.3%

03-09-2014 00:24:35 | More by darcange
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev +5%

03-04-2014 03:36:59 | More by MarkyMOD
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Budlum

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

03-03-2014 21:30:14 | More by Budlum
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lknox511

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-28-2014 02:16:48 | More by lknox511
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mdube0378

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-20-2014 18:53:14 | More by mdube0378
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drbenderdo

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-02-2014 19:47:26 | More by drbenderdo
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Dougwillhike

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -21.3%

01-02-2014 17:57:34 | More by Dougwillhike
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

09-23-2013 17:27:14 | More by GraduatedCashew
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

09-23-2013 00:13:18 | More by stereosforgeeks
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

09-13-2013 13:40:15 | More by dgherm
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

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
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cnwillis31

Vermont

4/5  rDev +5%

05-02-2013 21:34:03 | More by cnwillis31
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

04-19-2013 21:24:42 | More by Damian74Shensky
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harpus

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-28-2013 18:35:49 | More by harpus
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fx20736

New York

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
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Casco Bay Riptide Red Ale from Casco Bay Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.