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Casco Bay Riptide Red Ale - Casco Bay Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

158 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 158
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.35%
Wants: 21
Gots: 6 | 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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Photo of hophugger
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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 !!!

hophugger, Today at 05:10 PM
Photo of Segelstrom
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Segelstrom, Sunday at 07:31 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

RyanByorick, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of steelersrbrun
5/5  rDev +30.9%

steelersrbrun, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of Sellen
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Sellen, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of illpass78
3.86/5  rDev +1%
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.

illpass78, Aug 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Donkster46, Jul 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

dannyfayy, Jul 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Belittle, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of Matt73
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Matt73, May 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Mleblanc25, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of maDUECEgunner
3/5  rDev -21.5%

maDUECEgunner, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of tjsdomer2
4.6/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

tjsdomer2, Mar 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

meehandennis, Mar 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

darcange, Mar 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

MarkyMOD, Mar 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Budlum, Mar 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

lknox511, Feb 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

mdube0378, Jan 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

drbenderdo, Jan 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

Dougwillhike, Jan 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

GraduatedCashew, Sep 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

stereosforgeeks, Sep 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

dgherm, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

GarthDanielson, Jul 27, 2013
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Casco Bay Riptide Red Ale from Casco Bay Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.