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Fire Break - American River Brewing Company

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Ratings: 9
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
American River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: sansho on 06-01-2013)
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Reviews by flexabull:
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

10-11-2013 20:30:38 | More by flexabull
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3.71/5  rDev +7.8%

Appearance - Pours a dark but clear auburn red with a light tan 2 finger head. Good retention, leads to a firm layer of suds across the surface. Lacing is fair to spotty with good stick.

Smell - Caramel malt hits the nose first, followed by more subtle notes of roast and mocha. Hops are there but hard to distinguish.

Taste - Nice balance; malty upfront but with a solid hop presence near the finish. Malts hit on caramel, with lesser but noticeable notes of chocolate and faint coffee roast. Hops come in with a general grass-like bitterness, a hint of citrus peel and with a touch of spice.

Mouthfeel - More medium than light in body with moderate carbonation. Smooth, then a semi-dry finish.

Overall - One of the more roasty reds I've had to date. It nearly delves into brown territory; in fact it's quite reminiscent of their Coloma Brown, but lighter. This is good, but I prefer the Coloma which, in my opinion, is World Class.

07-20-2013 01:06:05 | More by TheSixthRing
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2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

09-22-2013 03:27:12 | More by dertyd
Photo of Fatehunter


3.69/5  rDev +7.3%

Poured a finger of head on a clear, caramel colored body.
The aroma is nice, but interesting for a red ale: chocolate and milk.
The taste is balanced: mild sweet caramel and mild bitterness. Quite drinkable.
The texture is smooth with moderate carbonation.

09-21-2013 01:22:11 | More by Fatehunter
Photo of sansho


3.81/5  rDev +10.8%

Called an Irish Red Ale but actually an american ESB that's more like a malty pale ale with a twist.

Appearance is dark, reddish brown.

Taste is pleasantly surprising since not a huge ESB fan. Refreshing ESB quality but still has a strong backbone.

pretty decent, worth a try.

06-01-2013 23:06:57 | More by sansho
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3.79/5  rDev +10.2%

A: darkish red brown color, almost no head
S: Smells like Pete malt, caramel, smokiness
T: malty, smokey, has definite Scottish / Irish malt taste
M: large carb bubbles
O: I'd like to try this fresh on tap.I also like the smokiness of the beer, I think it comes through very well

04-10-2014 02:55:01 | More by FitnessForBeer
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

06-22-2014 04:18:18 | More by Patrick777
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

07-01-2014 23:41:15 | More by cmgage
Photo of GraduatedCashew


3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

08-28-2013 18:45:33 | More by GraduatedCashew
Fire Break from American River Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.