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Jamaica Red Ale - Mad River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

408 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 408
Reviews: 247
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.73%
Wants: 18
Gots: 4 | 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 dmatsui:
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dmatsui

California

2.63/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a tulip. 2-finger off-white head with good, sticky retention. Looks more like a brown ale.

roasty sweetness in the nose but a distinct hint of tropical fruit, although it's very subtle.

Clean, full-bodied maltiness with a good hop profile. not particularly astonishing, drinks more like a brown ale.

It's good, but it doesn't stand out. I feel like I've had this beer a million times.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2012 02:23:14 | More by dmatsui
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A good local beer I tried at the bar- just picked up a sixer today. Well, looks like a red ale however the appearance is a tad bit cloudy. It smells phenomenal. One of the best brews I have ever taken a whiff of. Taste is far from modest, a strong, almost stout flavoring. All in all this is a fantastic red ale, shouldn't be long before I'm out.

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3.44/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy brown with red tint. The 1/2 inch white head fades to just a thin ring on top and leaves spots of lace. There is visible floating sediment.

The smell is of buttered biscuit, molasses, faint citrus with a floral finish.

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Less hop dominant than most red ales I've encountered. This is a decent effort overall.

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T: roasted malts; almost no bitterness

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Jamaica Red Ale from Mad River Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 408 ratings.