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Fire Break - American River Brewing Company

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Reviews: 5
Hads: 13
Avg: 3.71
pDev: 11.86%
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

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Beer added by: sansho on 06-01-2013

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Reviews: 5 | Hads: 13
Reviews by flexabull:
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of dertyd
2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of sansho
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of 31Sam13
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GClarkage
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FitnessForBeer
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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

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Photo of Patrick777
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of mschind
3.97/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- Dark red to brown, very clear with a decent head that lingers.
S- Bready malt, caramel, chocolate notes with some floral hops in the background
T- Follows the nose with a slightly bitter finish, nicely balanced. Pleasant sweetness up front.
M- On the light side of medium for body, easy to drink, good carbonation, alcohol is present but not intrusive.
O- I am enjoying maltier less bitter styles after lots of IPS's and this is great change of pace. I would get another bottle of this.

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Photo of cmgage
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of scuttlebutt21
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Fire Break from American River Brewing Company
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