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Jamaica Red Ale - Mad River Brewing Company

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Jamaica Red AleJamaica Red Ale

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very good

458 Ratings

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Ratings: 458
Reviews: 255
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 19
Gots: 20 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-23-2001

Our legendary red ale. This mahogany hued ale brings an intense spectrum of spicy aromatic hop character balanced by a full-bodied caramel richness. 2011 Silver Medal winner at the Great American Beer Festival in the American Style Amber/Red Ale category.

IBU: 45.3
Malts: 2-Row Pale, Crystal 70/80, Wheat, Black Patent
Hops: Columbus, Chinook, Cascade, Willamette, Summit
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4.51/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.43/5  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.

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3.27/5  rDev -14.6%
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;

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Jamaica Red Ale from Mad River Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 458 ratings.