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Jamaica Red Ale - Mad River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

406 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 406
Reviews: 247
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.73%
Wants: 18
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mad River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
IBU: 45.3
Malts: 2-Row Pale, Crystal 70/80, Wheat, Black Patent
Hops: Columbus, Chinook, Cascade, Willamette, Summit

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-23-2001)
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Reviews by SPLITGRIN:
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SPLITGRIN

Kentucky

3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A very strong pour gets only an inch of creamy light tan fuzz for head. Body is a brownish amber murky hue rather dark for the style, but nice. Nose is an almost meaty mineral based feel. Some dark vegetable notes are also there with red tomato and rubarb pie. Cream and smooth with a bit of nuttiness as you take first sip. A nice hoppy feel is slightly bitter but long and stable on the palate as well as smooth. A mineral sweetness develops on the back of the tongue and adds nice balance. Mouthfeel has a raw vegetable feel with some thickness to boot. sessionable and nicely drinkable. Very good red ale, right on for the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2008 18:32:31 | More by SPLITGRIN
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Jamaica Red Ale from Mad River Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 406 ratings.