McIlhenney's Irish Red - Alpine Beer Company
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3.44/5 rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
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.