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Casco Bay Riptide Red Ale - Casco Bay Brewing Co.

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154 Ratings

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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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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

11-06-2012 23:09:21 | More by ale207
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-23-2012 00:13:46 | More by pma7779
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4/5  rDev +5%

07-12-2012 23:10:27 | More by amishbooze
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-28-2012 03:10:00 | More by rjpetrizzo
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

05-22-2012 23:14:26 | More by Efthimios
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4/5  rDev +5%

05-20-2012 16:46:07 | More by Beer4Mike
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

05-15-2012 00:41:25 | More by sywalters
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

04-26-2012 22:54:30 | More by Cavanaghty
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New York

4.08/5  rDev +7.1%

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.

04-06-2012 01:46:50 | More by MadScientist
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

04-03-2012 23:59:20 | More by justinp
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4.18/5  rDev +9.7%

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.

03-25-2012 22:17:30 | More by andrewjraab
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

03-23-2012 09:01:41 | More by gva
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4.45/5  rDev +16.8%

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.

03-12-2012 21:16:19 | More by ArrogantDeadGuy
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-11-2012 03:40:56 | More by lmundane
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New York

3.28/5  rDev -13.9%

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.

03-06-2012 14:29:22 | More by Tschnab
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

03-04-2012 15:49:51 | More by GR3
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

03-01-2012 04:06:39 | More by bigbeerfan
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

02-27-2012 17:50:45 | More by GoodOmens1986
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5%

02-27-2012 02:18:30 | More by Hessian257
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4/5  rDev +5%

02-27-2012 01:29:35 | More by Ecolello87
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

02-26-2012 14:01:24 | More by PeteRiz
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4/5  rDev +5%

Into a pint glass:

A: auburn colored body with a one finger white fizzy head that quickly dies, spotty but ringy lacing

S: roasted barley and some light hops

T: creamy, but light subtle roasted barley, some of the hops come back but are extremely subtle, some caramel is there at the end

M: light to medium, sessionable, light harshness on the tongue, no aftertaste, sticky caramel finish

O: this is a very good Irish Red and would definitely have this again.

02-16-2012 23:41:54 | More by BeerKangaroo
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1.5/5  rDev -60.6%

02-15-2012 03:46:20 | More by bcsbeer
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

A - Pours a reddish brown with a foamy two finger head. Slowly subsides to a substantial cap and sticky lacing.

S - A strong aroma of roasted malt, browned caramel, and nuttiness.

T - Sweet caramel and light breadiness followed by a heavy dark roasted malt, nearly a bit of smoke, and mild hop bitterness.

M - Medium/heavy body and medium carbonation, almost a little creamy. Complements the flavor well.

O - An excellent red ale. Nice malt flavors meshed with a nice light hoppiness along with a good aroma. I could easily see myself having a few of these with friends. Highly recommend if you have the chance to try it.

02-13-2012 22:32:34 | More by JustinAniello
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

02-07-2012 16:22:41 | More by CoalPorter
Casco Bay Riptide Red Ale from Casco Bay Brewing Co.
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