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McIlhenney's Irish Red - Alpine Beer Company

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82
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171 Ratings
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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 10
Gots: 10 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Dark red, malty ale. Eleven different malts, all used to contribute to a complex, malty sweet flavor and aroma. Hops are kept low (10 ibu's) for this multiple medal winner (GABF, World Beer Cup, etc)
Draft & 22oz bottles.

(Beer added by: Gusler on 12-19-2002)
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3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy dark reddish-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, and slight fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, burnt sugar, caramel, and earth flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with solid toast and caramel qualities that come through slightly better in the taste to me.

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A- Deep ruby in color. A maple syrup like amber almost. Soft offwhite head.

S- Oh so bready. Has the baked bread character of a Doppelbock. Resinous hop notes and a touch of pine.

T- Follows nose really well. Bready start again with a healthy does of caramel coming through. a lingering bitterness in the finish. Rye is apparent throughout. Certainly leans heavy on the malty side of things.

M- Interesting. The nose and taste buds tell you this will be a heavy brew, but it turns out to be quite light in body. Dry finish.

O- one of the best Irish ales i have ever had. Nice complexity in a style that tends to lack it at times. Big malt character that drinks easy.

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McIlhenney's Irish Red from Alpine Beer Company
82 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.