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Rivet - Tin Man Brewing Company

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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 19.18%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tin Man Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Highstplz on 02-13-2013)
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Reviews by hoosiersapper27:
Photo of hoosiersapper27
1.58/5  rDev -50.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.25

What a disappointment. I really want to like this new brewery in my town, but they are undershooting hard.

Looked like a Killians smelled like a killians taste like a killians. The mouthfeel of an irish red was just as watered down as a killians. i think malt i think some mouthfeel and this was lighter than water.

hoosiersapper27, Mar 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Arherring, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
3.71/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

16oz single can, round 2 of this northern half-breed American's trip through his American import collection. I continue to like the spaced-out Bender Rodriguez robot in this brewery's logo.

This beer pours a mostly clear, medium bronzed amber hue, with two fat fingers of puffy, densely foamy pale beige head, which leaves a near-solid array of bleeding high-altitude cloud lace around the glass as things slip away.

It smells of biscuity, grainy caramel malt, with a touch of crystallized toffee, mushed apples, a hint of generic citrus, and peppy earthy, leafy, and somewhat grassy hops - very ESB-esque, actually. The taste is sweet caramel malt, with enough sassy biscuit and toffee notes to avoid that certain ennui, muddled, understated orchard fruit, and fairly AWOL (relative to the nose, anyway) earthy, kind of weedy, grassy hops.

The bubbles are very much on the down-low, with just the basest of support fulfillment, the body a sturdy medium weight, and generally quite smooth. It finishes well off-dry, the caramel malt standing up through it all, idiosyncrasies intact, while the soft earthy, leafy hops keep their heads down in their seeming drudgery.

Tin Man seems mostly capable of making beers that lean towards the mean, and this offering is the bulls-eye on that particular metaphoric board. Easy to drink, the hops nothing less than what was promised, and worthy of a few rounds, I would imagine.

biboergosum, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of secondtooth
3.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours from the pint can an attractive ruby-amber, with a fine head of off-white suds. Superb and thick spider-web lacing. Nice!

Nose is caramel malts, biscuity, and toffee-like. Not bad.

Taste is chewy toffee maltiness, with a little toasty caramel in there. This one is easy to drink, and probably my favorite of Tin Man's initial 3 canned offerings.

secondtooth, Mar 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

BigJim5021, Mar 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

GRG1313, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of Highstplz
2.79/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A - Distinctive color giving the appearance of a promising "Red"

S - The promise of the appearance was not met with the scent. Lacked depth.

T - Average at best. The caramel was faint.

F - Thin. Not watery, but not complete.

O - The spark that you expect from successful Micro Brews was lacking. Rivet is worth a second chance, but there are better options. That being said, the atmosphere at the brewery / eatery is inviting.

Highstplz, Feb 13, 2013
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2/5  rDev -37.1%

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3/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

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Photo of wordemupg
3.15/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

473ml can poured into tulip 27/7/13

A slight haze in a dark maroon body, large 3 finger foam has great retention just sitting there for ages, 4 thick distinct rings before it falls to an island, looks very sexy

S herbal hops and grainy malt, lots of butterscotch and I've found it in the other Tin Man brews I've had and would guess its diacetyl, very faint nutty aspect and wet tea bag

T some leafy hops added to all the herbal notes, still lots of butterscotch and caramel malt, again it seems flawed but not offensive

M leaning towards full and fairly creamy, herbal finish lingers perhaps a highlight in a rather basic brew

O has similar flavors and smell to the other brews I had from these guys and considering how different the styles were they shouldn't taste that similar, nothing special and perhaps some minor flaws

this brewery didn't make the best first impression on me, nothing all that bad but nothing to write home about

wordemupg, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of Hefty_Boss
2.33/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

This is probably the best of the Tin Man lineup, but it still leaves much to be desired.

Appearance: Ruby red and clear, not much of a head though.

Smell: Roasted and sweet, pleasant

Taste: It had some flavor, not enough. Kind of watery, but with a nice hoppy bitterness. For the style, it really lacked the body and malt support to be a good Irish red.

Mouthfeel: Dry and watery, not much to go on.

Overall: I seriously disliked every other beer at this brewery, this one was OK, but at $4 a pint I could be drinking much better beers. This was probably the best they had to offer. I could see myself enjoying it ice-cold on a hot day, but really, I can say that about any beer.

Hefty_Boss, Mar 28, 2013
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Rivet from Tin Man Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.