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Casco Bay Riptide Red Ale - Casco Bay Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

157 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 157
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.35%
Wants: 21
Gots: 5 | 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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3.86/5  rDev +1%

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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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.

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Casco Bay Riptide Red Ale from Casco Bay Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.