Jamaica Red Ale - Mad River Brewing Company
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Reviews by wofat:
4.05/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A dark red ale with a slight head that dissapates rather quickly, leaving no hints of lacing behind as I work my way through the brew. Has an aroma of caramel and spicy hops, slightly grassy. This is a very smooth and flavorful brew that starts very smooth and mildly sweet, fading quickly into a hop bitterness and finishing with an excellent hop flavor. A tasty beverage indeed, that could go down easily for hours.
Serving type: bottle
05-15-2003 06:34:34 | More by wofat
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3.74/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Appearance - Pours a semi-clear reddish copper with an off-white finger width head. Fair retention leads to a broken layer of suds across the surface. What little lacing there is, it's spotty with almost no stick.
Smell - Strong caramel aroma on this one. Hops play second fiddle, hitting on distant citrus notes.
Taste - As in the nose, caramel dominates the flavor profile, leaving everything else to play complimentary roles. Hops hit on a light citrus twang before giving way to a distant orange pith bitterness. Hints of fruity esters. Finishes with more malt caramel, but the hops do well to keep it from becoming cloyingly sweet.
Mouthfeel - A heftier than normal medium body with fair carbonation. Very smooth from start to finish; almost silky. An easy drinker for sure.
Overall - A good, solid red from Mad River. Once one of the stand-out ambers in the American market, time has pushed this to near garden-variety status as both similar and more distinguishable reds have hit the scene over the years. This isn't a bad beer at all, in fact it's a damn good example of your classic American Amber, but I don't see myself buying it all that often. One of those "too many beers, too little time" things.
Serving type: bottle
10-21-2013 05:11:49 | More by TheSixthRing
Jamaica Red Ale from Mad River Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 390 ratings.