Red Headed Step Child - Tall Tales Brewing

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Reviews: 6
Hads: 40
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: n/a
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tall Tales Brewing visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MrBoh on 06-11-2013

A dark red Irish red with roasty overtones and a subtle, apple, fruity finish.

17 IBU
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Reviews: 6 | Hads: 40
Reviews by MrBoh:
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3.32/5  rDev n/a
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

I had tried this beer a couple times before. It was pretty good then, I remembered a little bitterness. So, I tried it again at the brewery. I kepy getting a flavor that just reminded me of grain extract. It didn't really taste like an Irish Red, so much as a poorly crafted brown ale. As I said though, I had better experience before, so I am open to giving it another shot. (375 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of kgammell1
3.26/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Beautiful, a dark ruby red with little to no foam head

Smell: Smelled dark and woodsy, very rich and almost cherry in smell. Smelled like it looked, dark and luxurious.

Taste: I'm not a huge fan of Red Ales that don't taste like Red Ales...like someone else said, it tasted much more like a poorly brewed Brown Ale. Too syrupy sweet for my taste with lack of dominant hops.

Mouthfeel: Little to no carbonation, went down smooth, didn't pair well with meats like I thought it would or as it was recommended to me. However, I can see this good as an after dinner beer in the colder months.

Overall: Decent, not great and certainly not my personal preference. I can see why others like it and recommend it but it was not my favorite. (747 characters)

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1.5/5  rDev n/a

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3.5/5  rDev n/a

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3.62/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark brown color with amber hues and a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, a bit of malts. Taste is caramel malts, considerable sweetness, a light hop presence, very refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall a good beer I could easily consume several of. (304 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev n/a

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5/5  rDev n/a

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3.96/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Dark ruby color with a decent tan head. Pretty dark indeed.
Smell - Sweet and malty
Taste - Sweet caramel and very light roastiness with a hint of apple and slight alcohol warmth, overall very nice even though I'm normally not partial to reds. This one has a lot of flavor! (286 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev n/a

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

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3.85/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice taste, sweetness balances the bitter just right. (53 characters)

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3/5  rDev n/a

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

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2.96/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev n/a

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2.86/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.36/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I had three of the Red headed Stepchild on tap at Smith & Wolenskys at National Harbor.

The beer is a dark red with brown highlights. It has a tan head and decent lacing.

There are malts and apple in the aroma.

The taste is slightly sweet and grainy. There is some crackers, plum and something a touch sour. Hops are only there for a bit of balance.

The mouth is medium with low carbonation (401 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev n/a

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

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3.5/5  rDev n/a

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3.74/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev n/a

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4.25/5  rDev n/a

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4.25/5  rDev n/a

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Red Headed Step Child from Tall Tales Brewing
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