Casco Bay Riptide Red Ale - Casco Bay Brewing Co.
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3.83/5 rDev 0%
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.
03-15-2013 06:18:54 | More by fx20736
4.08/5 rDev +6.5%
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
4.18/5 rDev +9.1%
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
4.45/5 rDev +16.2%
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
3.28/5 rDev -14.4%
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
4/5 rDev +4.4%
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
Casco Bay Riptide Red Ale from Casco Bay Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.