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Jamaica Red Ale - Mad River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

415 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 415
Reviews: 247
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 18
Gots: 5 | 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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harpus

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

10-10-2013 13:48:14 | More by harpus
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Mybeercanbeatupyourbeer

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.2%

10-04-2013 06:35:04 | More by Mybeercanbeatupyourbeer
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Lemke10

Wisconsin

3.74/5  rDev -2.6%

This pours a dark amber color with a slight beige head. The aroma is mild with hints of malts. The taste is decently malty with a slightly bitter after taste. The texture is decent but the taste is still lacking some deeper characteristics. Still ok for a red ale, but to the average consumer the Jamaican label on an American beer will throw people off.

09-19-2013 04:41:15 | More by Lemke10
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AWB3

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

09-16-2013 15:39:27 | More by AWB3
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ChuckS

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.2%

09-15-2013 12:11:32 | More by ChuckS
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DeaconD

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

09-08-2013 16:33:31 | More by DeaconD
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dbattey

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

09-08-2013 04:41:17 | More by dbattey
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.84/5  rDev 0%

Quick summation of my review: a good hoppy and slightly sweet red ale that is enjoyable down to the last gulp but nothing that will blow your mind. Reddish gold body, good head, decent lace, an aroma of mostly citric hops with some sweet malt (touch of bread). Beer is medium bodied, smooth, gives off a good chunk of citric hops and has a nice balance with mild sweet malts. Crisp, clean finish is enjoyable and can't say that this the hoppiest, sweetest, or best red ale I've had but it hits the spot.

09-01-2013 13:23:48 | More by clayrock81
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fivebrownbears

Idaho

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-29-2013 18:22:31 | More by fivebrownbears
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braican

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-29-2013 13:17:22 | More by braican
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-28-2013 22:29:21 | More by GraduatedCashew
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BB1313

Ohio

3.4/5  rDev -11.5%

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a hazy dark auburn; khaki head that fades but leaves nice retention and lacing. The aromas are dominated by caramel malts. Tons of caramel, butterscotch, and cocoa. There are hints pine and citrus. The flavors are dominated by malts as well, but not in a bad way. There's definitely still a hop bite to this one and has a solid bitterness to it. More hints of pine needles. Mouthfeel is good; it's on the lighter side of medium-bodied and carbonation is moderate. Alcohol goes unnoticed and it's relatively easy to drink.

This is a solid red ale. Malt forward like alot of red ales, but it still has a hop bite. Not bad, it's enjoyable, but nothing earth shattering.

08-28-2013 19:00:09 | More by BB1313
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-26-2013 06:57:19 | More by zestar
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Beermazter310

Nevada

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-22-2013 18:26:55 | More by Beermazter310
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AaronOp

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-08-2013 04:38:39 | More by AaronOp
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DMc8ride

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

08-05-2013 20:08:02 | More by DMc8ride
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Budinetz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-04-2013 04:49:49 | More by Budinetz
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nygannon

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-03-2013 20:47:27 | More by nygannon
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ste5venla

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-01-2013 20:16:28 | More by ste5venla
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ebrifan

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-23-2013 06:53:40 | More by ebrifan
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JohnyFriday

Colorado

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-20-2013 01:55:03 | More by JohnyFriday
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JMUbrewz

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-15-2013 18:52:29 | More by JMUbrewz
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Liana

California

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

07-13-2013 06:16:08 | More by Liana
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OKCNittany

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

07-01-2013 03:04:31 | More by OKCNittany
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MisSigsFan

California

3/5  rDev -21.9%

06-30-2013 05:31:01 | More by MisSigsFan
Jamaica Red Ale from Mad River Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 415 ratings.