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Casco Bay Riptide Red Ale - Casco Bay Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

177 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 177
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 26
Gots: 16 | 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:
Beer added by: Bierman9 on 12-31-2000

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.
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Ratings: 177 | Reviews: 109
Photo of AlaskanYoung
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Was a good beer. Try it

Photo of KensWorld
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Izzi
4.39/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of terpdog
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BltByKrmn
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of misternebbie
4.51/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Boone757
3.46/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bikeboy1
3.47/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tchun
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of silverking
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of ejohnson654
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of BigJace21
4.88/5  rDev +28.4%

Photo of ONUMello
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Orange with a red tint and a one-finger head that slowly settles
S: Malty, toffee and a hint of hops
T: Lots of malts. Some caramel/toffee, a bit of floral/tropical fruit from the hops
M: Medium-bodied, a bit sweet
O: This fits the Irish Red Ale description but IMO this would be better with a bit less sweetnes

Photo of goast8127
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of Golden32
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of PorterLambic
3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a rich, copper color, clear with a nice off-white head two fingers high. Dissipation is at a reasonable rate and a goodly amount of scattered lacing remains.
Smell is a bit weak though notes of roasted malt, nuts, green fruits (light), grain. Decently balanced.
Taste has a better presence with the same basic notes as the smell, roasted malt, nuts, grain. The balance is a tick better, too.
Medium-light body, lightish carbonation. Dry finish, heck, dry middle, dry beginning, even. Not harsh, but dry. Relatively easy to drink.

Photo of tazzman
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Oldlogin
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of hophugger
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Pours an amzing clear reddish color with a nice head and a fair amount of carbonation that feels great on the palate. I get a touch of bread and dried fruit on the nose. Carbonation is definately the dominant trait at first mouthfeel. The bitterness of some hops is very present and I get a touch of nutty earthiness as it drinks. Overall, a great refresher for a hot day !!!

Photo of Segelstrom
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of RyanByorick
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of steelersrbrun
5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of Sellen
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of illpass78
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Casco Bay Riptide Red Ale from Casco Bay Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 177 ratings.