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Toronado Red - Alpine Beer Company

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Toronado Red
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7 Ratings
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Ratings: 7
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 8.31%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: womencantsail on 07-20-2010)
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heresy22

California

3/5  rDev -14%

01-28-2012 04:45:06 | More by heresy22
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womencantsail

California

3.33/5  rDev -4.6%

On-tap at Toronado SD

A: The pour is a pretty interesting color. Deep, dark red, perhaps garnet with a thin off-white head.

S: The nose is pretty bland, unfortunately. Maybe some toffee and caramel, a hint of cacao. No hops to be seen, which is odd for an Alpine beer.

T: The flavor is a little bit better, but not by much. Some toffee, bread, toasted malt, and some molasses. A light bitterness and some burnt sugar.

M: The mouthfeel is decent: medium body and carbonation.

D: One of the few Alpine beers that is just plain bland. At least the bad fruit flavored ones have a strong flavor to them.

07-20-2010 01:26:52 | More by womencantsail
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.4/5  rDev -2.6%

On tap at Toronado SD, poured a sturdy red and light brown to it, barely any head to the beer. Aroma was faint, if not nonexistant.

Taste, a little bit hoppy for style, just barely, mouthfeel was a little thin compared to expectations built off it being from Alpine, at Toronado, and the appearance itself. A little toasty bread with the usual red base malts lead to somewhat of a letdown. Minimal bitterness. Not bad, just pedestrian. Barely an upgrade over something like Killians.

05-19-2011 18:24:43 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

11-11-2013 09:28:19 | More by zestar
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

08-18-2012 13:38:37 | More by t0rin0
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

3.68/5  rDev +5.4%

This beer is identical to McIlhenney's Irish Red, but Toronado SD brands it as Toronado Red for inexplicable reasons. Tulip glass.

A: Pours a deep, reddish amber with a finger of light khaki head. Some minimal streaks of lacing, but thick foam sits around the ring of the glass for awhile.

S: Sweet amber malt with some good complexity, caramel and even a little spiced cherry, which I think is contributing a little acidity.

T: Amber/pale malt, nutty (almond), molasses, with a lengthy, malty, and slightly spicy finish. Off dry.

M: Medium-light carbonation and medium-full body with a thickness/creaminess.

O: Very malty, enough so that it's fatiguing to drink anywhere near a pint. Maybe it's the style, but I don't really see myself drinking much of this again.

11-12-2012 06:24:20 | More by pmarlowe
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codynevels

California

4/5  rDev +14.6%

11-16-2011 01:04:34 | More by codynevels
Toronado Red from Alpine Beer Company
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.