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Rivet - Tin Man Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
75
okay

49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 18.5%
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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2/5  rDev -37.3%

jmarsh123, Feb 14, 2013
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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
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3.38/5  rDev +6%
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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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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Rivet from Tin Man Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.