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Casco Bay Riptide Red Ale - Casco Bay Brewing Co.

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very good

161 Ratings

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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.39%
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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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

stereosforgeeks, Sep 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

dgherm, Sep 13, 2013
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3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
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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4/5  rDev +5%

cnwillis31, May 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Damian74Shensky, Apr 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

harpus, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of fx20736
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

fx20736, Mar 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

ale207, Nov 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

pma7779, Jul 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

amishbooze, Jul 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

rjpetrizzo, Jun 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

Efthimios, May 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

Beer4Mike, May 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

sywalters, May 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Cavanaghty, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of MadScientist
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

appearance : reddish copper and very clear with a tan head of compact bubbles with some

smell: moderate malt aroma with notes of caramel and toasted bread. there is slight floral hop aroma. No Diacetyl

taste rich, clean malt flavors of toasted bread a hint of caramel with a nice balance of medium bitterness. Finishes with a flavors of roasted grains. No discernible hops flavors but defiantly some bitterness. No esters. Medium dry finish.

mouthfeel: medium-light body with medium carbonation.

overall: A malt focused beer with a nice dry finish. An easy to drink, food friendly beer. It has the caramel flavor but lacks the initial sweetness for the style which just fine by me but sort of forces me to hold back on a point there.

MadScientist, Apr 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

justinp, Apr 04, 2012
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4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Received in my Amazing Clubs beer O' the month club my Wife Got me for Christmas. This was in February's Collection.

A - Nice deep red/amber/brown color with 3 fingers of creamy off white head after an aggressive pour. Nice stick and left nice rings all the way down the glass.

S - Malty, sweet, piney, and faint hop smell.

T - Rich and malty up front with medium body. Finish is clean with a touch of hops.

O - This is an excellent Red ale with big flavor. I love the balance between the rich flavors and the crisp finish of hop character.

andrewjraab, Mar 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

gva, Mar 23, 2012
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4.45/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Wonderfully heady pour into a 14oz. pilsner glass. Nice hazy ruddy red color. Subdued sweet malt nose with a little hop nuance to get the nose hairs to stand up. Nice hop character up front and on the finish with malt sweetness balance the bitterness. Dry finish. Sturdy mouth feel, I would say this is the poster child for medium bodied. Not fizzy and very smooth. Overall this is a wonderfully easy drinking red ale whose flavors are an easy all season sell.

ArrogantDeadGuy, Mar 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

lmundane, Mar 11, 2012
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3.28/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- A reddish copper body with a decent sized off white head with good sticky lace.

S- mostly malt but also a subtle hop aroma, bread, caramel, toffee.

t- hits the nose to a tee, but when it warms it is mostly malt that takes over, with little hops to fight back.

O- a good session brew here but not as balanced as I would like to see.

Tschnab, Mar 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

GR3, Mar 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

bigbeerfan, Mar 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

GoodOmens1986, Feb 27, 2012
Casco Bay Riptide Red Ale from Casco Bay Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.