Fire Break - American River Brewing Company

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13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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American River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: sansho on 06-01-2013

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Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 5
Photo of mschind
3.97/5  rDev +11.5%
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.

Photo of sansho
3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

Photo of FitnessForBeer
3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
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

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.71/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Photo of Fatehunter
3.69/5  rDev +3.7%
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.
Pleasant.

Fire Break from American River Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.