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Jamaica Red Ale - Mad River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

431 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 431
Reviews: 248
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 19
Gots: 13 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

mcdsports, Jul 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

scripna, Jul 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +30.2%

humblepie, Jul 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

paulish, Jul 09, 2014
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4.51/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Gabriel_Vaughn, Jun 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

mrcraft, Jun 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

mpenske, Jun 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Kelpie17, Jun 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

GRG1313, Jun 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Vlaminck, Jun 07, 2014
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3.44/5  rDev -10.4%
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.

The taste is of bread grains, sweet toffee, honey, orange and some hop bitterness on the back end.

The texture is light bodied with medium carbonation.

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

Furlinator, May 31, 2014
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3.26/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Deep amber; caramel head isn't long lasting; no lacing

S: Roastiness, alcohol, brown sugar; not getting any hops

T: roasted malts; almost no bitterness

M: Light carbonation; smooth

O: not really my style, but it goes down easily; nice beer if you want something malty;

HamdenHector, May 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Latarnik, May 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

sebaastionb, May 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Bill235, Apr 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

ramrod666, Apr 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

JoeMans, Apr 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

beerhast, Mar 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

dbarny76, Mar 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

bcsbeer, Feb 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

BKotch, Feb 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Beermasterjarrett, Feb 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Matchews, Feb 19, 2014
Jamaica Red Ale from Mad River Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 431 ratings.