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Scarlet Fire - Tighthead Brewing Company

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64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.15%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tighthead Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Scarlet Fire is an Irish/American style Red Ale. The name is a reference to the playful, improvisational transitions between Grateful Dead songs Scarlet Begonias and Fire on the Mountain. Great balance of malt sweetness from caramel malt and subtle toasty notes from roasted barley. Brewed withj American Ale yeast, and East Kent Golding hops, it pays tribute to it's heritage as an Irish Red Ale.

30.2 IBU

(Beer added by: elginirishpunk on 11-10-2011)
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5/5  rDev +37%

jjfancybeers, Nov 28, 2011
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5/5  rDev +37%

Higgity, Dec 04, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

larbush, Oct 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

cd34, Jun 02, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is a redish tint and reminds me of a Irish Red Ale. There is an inch of tan which disappears.
The smell is of a rich caramel aroma. You can also smell raosted barley.
Taste is a hint of caramel and roasted barley is there also.
The carmel taste is very nice and reminds you of a great Irish red but better.
Great beer form a great new brewery!

BeerMeFitz, Apr 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

EagleTalon, Jun 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Cujo65, Nov 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

krome, Aug 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Durb777, Dec 31, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

jgunther71, Aug 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

DrGonzoDDS, Jan 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

AmeliaMill, Oct 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

spycow, May 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Vdubb86, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

mishtif, Feb 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

brbrocc, Oct 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

EddieJoe, Nov 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

CummingsK21, Apr 30, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smell is of a rich and mellow caramel aroma. Supposed to be an interpretation of a Irish Red. On first taste, the caramel is not that noticeable and might leave you a little disappointing. However, the flavor from the roasted barley more then makes up for the subtle caramel flavor. After finishing the session, the caramel flavor becomes more and more apparent. Very good beer, first production so things can only get better for this brewery.

elginirishpunk, Nov 10, 2011
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3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a 5oz taster glass at Tighthead 4/29/12. Thanks to the Dood for making the trek with me!

A: Served a deep tawny red. A thin wafer of off white foam forms on top and leaves a bit of lace behind.

S: Heavy on the toasy caramel malt with a bit of biscuit and light hops.

T: See above. Pretty enjoyable.

M: Full and rounded. Slick and coating.

O: Nice. I could've done without the whole Grateful Dead explanation behind the name, but what are you gonna do? Next time I'm there I'll imagine it's named after a Slayer song or something.

GbVDave, Apr 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

ralerwen, Dec 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

brandoman63, Feb 24, 2013
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maxcoinage, Feb 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Captnlhook, Apr 21, 2013
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Scarlet Fire from Tighthead Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.