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Jeremiah Red Ale - BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse

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Jeremiah Red Ale
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71 Ratings
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 16.29%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A Silver Medal winner in Strong Ales at the 1996 Great American Beer Festival. This Irish-style strong ale is brewed with a secret blend of five imported specialty malts. Not too hoppy in order to emphasize the complex malt flavor and fruity aroma.

25 IBU

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 10-11-2004)
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5/5  rDev +40.4%

Backlash209, Sep 03, 2012
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5/5  rDev +40.4%

Blinkoc, Aug 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +40.4%

kbwolfe, Nov 27, 2011
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4.84/5  rDev +36%

HappyDays, Sep 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

mhaugo, Dec 04, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Kerne, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of Markscape
4.18/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Red dominates with a slight tint of mahogany brown. Definitely Irish. Very short lived head, but a long lasting thin lacing at the top with a slight amber color.

S: Slight fruity smell of cherries and toffee. Odor was rather weak and hard to discern.

T: Now this where it shines. Nice bold flavor with hints of mixed berries, and caramel. Beautiful crisp, clean finish. The finish ends in a fruity clean taste. This is a stronger, smoother drink than Killian's.

M: Solid start, bold middle and a smooth and pleasing finish. This is an all weather beer. Hearty in the winter and refreshing in the summer. So far this is my favorite among BJ's house brews.

O: This is one fine Irish Red, bold and smooth, fantastic finish and complements any dish.

Markscape, Feb 16, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +16.9%

cmbeddoe7997, Sep 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Auraan, Dec 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Djenx, Jul 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

avisong, Apr 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

yankhawk, Apr 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Huntor0, Mar 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

videofrog, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Fakexican, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of jasonjlewis
3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I need to remember to try this oen again.

I received this beer with a decent amount of head and some good retention.

Nice toasty malts on the nose remind me of a typical red. I don't pick up on a lot of hops, but I do smell some hops. It seems that this won't be a hop head red.

The toasted malts dominate the palate and are balanced by a balancing citrusy hop bitterness. This won an Award as a strong ale. It didn't seem that strong to me. I guess the ABV makes it a strong ale, but the malts weren't super aggressive and this wasn't very hoppy.

There is a crispness to the mouthfeel, but it isn't very full and doesn't seem to do much for the back of my palate.

I would order this again at BJ's. Not bad at all.

jasonjlewis, Aug 18, 2008
Photo of Gusler
3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

As one would expect a sangrineous color, the head portly and the consistency spumescent, tan in color and the residual lace a nice sealing sheet. Nose is sweetly malt, fresh and clean with a malt-laden start, top middling in its feel. Finnish is mildly acidic, the hops apropos to the style, dry lingering aftertaste.

Gusler, Nov 06, 2007
Photo of BierJager89
3.86/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours ruby red with almost no head. White bubbles.

S: Sweet, red fruits, melon, pretty simple.

T: Sweet, malty, more red fruit, still simple, but it tastes good.

M: Medium bodied and smooth.

O: Not the best beer in the world, but it's probably my favorite Irish red ale. This might not be saying much, but it's still quite good.

BierJager89, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of BucannonXC5
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Actually in La Mesa, but Chandler seemed to have the most beer ratings, so I went with that.

Poured from a draft into a pint glass at BJ’s Restaurant in La Mesa, Calif. Color was reddish copper, almost mahogany. Probably about an inch of head. Reddish brown lacing that stayed on the top throughout. Also lots of film that lasted on the sides.

A bit disappointed with the smell. It took awhile to find anything, and once I did it was a pretty average copper malt.

Tasted of toffee and fruity malts. The toffee and caramel dominated the front, while the fruit (cherry/plum) came in late.

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Butter finish.

I liked this beer, probably more than the Piranha Pale Ale. Smooth and balance led the way.

BucannonXC5, Dec 20, 2011
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3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer is an interesting concept, at least I am intrigued by the description. Take an uninteresting Irish Red and double the recipe to give it some character. This beer sits a full red color in my glass and is topped by a pale tan color head that is pretty long lasting. The aroma is malt dominated with notes of caramel, a fruitiness that reminds me of cherries, and some toasted malt notes. The beer tastes sweet and malty with lots of fruity notes as well. I get notes of strawberry, cherry, caramel, and biscuits with a nice honey glaze. There is a bit of bitterness in the finish, which seems to make a feeble attempt at holding the yeasty fruitiness and solid malt notes in check (this is certainly not a bad thing either). I am really struck by how fruity this beer is, there is also a palate coating fullness to it that slowly melts to an herbal hoppy bitterness in the finish. Quite nice, really lives up to the verbal description.

Gueuzedude, Jul 04, 2005
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3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had at the La Jolla, CA location in a pint glass. Pours a deep copper amber color and served with a nice half inch of off white head. Retention and lacing were moderate.

Smell is predominantly malty. Slightly sweet notes, some caramel/chocolate and a touch of citrus. Hops barely present.

Malt flavors continue in the taste yet offer decent complexity. Spice and chocolate linger. Mouthfeel is good and finish is smooth. Somewhat sweet but not overly so for a Red Ale, and a light bitterness enhances. Notably less bitter than many of the style, and that works for me.

Smooth and easy to drink, but the sweetness and the alcohol put a limit on that factor.

HalfFull, Jun 17, 2008
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3.76/5  rDev +5.6%

BeerDreadz, Aug 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Shafaegalo, Apr 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

ranger7, Nov 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

nygannon, Aug 03, 2013
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Jeremiah Red Ale from BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
81 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.