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McIlhenney's Irish Red - Alpine Beer Company

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McIlhenney's Irish RedMcIlhenney's Irish Red

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154 Ratings
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Ratings: 154
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 10.99%
Wants: 10
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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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Alpine Beer Company - McIlhenney's Irish Red

Snagged one of these as an added bonus via a trade, figured it was Alpine so why not.

Look - Pours a hazy deep amber red with a small soapy head that doesn't stick around. No noticeable lacing, not much retention.

Smell - Malty caramel and chocolate meets typical Irish Red tang on top. Hearty aroma. Fruity, zero on the hopometer.

Taste - Thinner than expected but a wave of creamy caramel and chocolate hits first, then fades into a roasted chocolate finish. Interesting take on a red.

Mouthfeel - On the dry side, but sweet, the chocolate roast dominates the feel, which is the best part of this brew. Bread and butter. On the boozy side for a 6% but it is not a major deterrent. Medium bodied.

Overall - Interesting brew, the mouthfeel makes this maybe worth a shot. Very unique in the land of Irish Reds but not anything to write home about, strange overall.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2013 12:13:32 | More by JMScowcroft
McIlhenney's Irish Red from Alpine Beer Company
82 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.