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Red Clay IPA - Sunken City Brewing Company

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Red Clay IPARed Clay IPA

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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.57%
Wants: 0
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sunken City Brewing Company
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: SiriusBock on 06-05-2013

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3/5  rDev -16%

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Photo of oberon
4.04/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up in Roanoke over the weekend,good to see a new brewery in an area where you wouldn't think one would be.Poured into a nonic a deep bronze color with a tight formed half finger white head atop that settled nicely.Aromas have a hopped up red element to them with a big caramel malt base along with a hint of brown sugar then a big shot of citric hops to carry over into the finish.The flavors are spot on...for a hoppy big red wich I love.Caramel and toffee malt flavors with citric and resiny hops hitting hard,the alcohol gives off mild sugary-like sweetness.The can does say IPA but I think the Red Clay part in the name says something,a very good hoppy IPA/amber here.

Photo of dbrauneis
3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a relatively clear medium copper in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass rather quickly and a faint amount of amber highlights. The beer has a two finger tall foamy light beige head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of caramel malts with some brown sugar sweetness and moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit pith + pine hops.

T: Upfront there are moderate to strong flavors of caramel malts with light to moderate amounts of caramel, toffee, and brown sugar sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of citrus/grapefruit pith and pine/resin hops which impart a moderate amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Maybe more of a hoppy amber/red ale than a traditional IPA but this one is pretty good - nice combination of hop flavors that are well balanced by the sweetness of the malts. I would get this one again.

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3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear amber with a tinge of red. Nice head with terrific lacing that hangs on for dear life. Aroma is nice and hoppy with a touch of sweet feel. Taste is good n bitter with hops and a nice back of maltiness in the background. Overall, feels ok going down but I feel that this beer lacks a little balance that would make it more complex and a better overall IPA.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.45/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from can to imperial pint

A- pours a clear and deep amber color with some ruby hue, two-finger creamy off-white head retains long after the pour, leaving a nice presentation

S- sweet bready malt with some caramel aromas, herbal & earthy hops with some woodsy notes

T- caramel malty sweetness with a big nutty backbone, bready, herbal and fruity hops on a dry finish

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel and a smooth finish

O- this is so malty that it drinks like an amber ale, rather than an ipa. Still very drinkable though

Photo of SiriusBock
4.29/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Great red color, much like the dirt in that area of VA. Thick head, good lacing
S: Cutting hop aroma, without pinpointing one particular hop variety. Would fall in the piney category. Overtones of grains and sweetness hit my nose as well.
T: Nicely bitter but not with a distinction of hops. I would assume big alpha acid hops were used to drive the bitterness up without overriding the malt flavor. Did not get the classic west coast IPA citrus bomb, but way bitter, not palate-wrecker bitter, but kepy me wanting more. Nice balance.
M: Thinly thick. Just how an IPA should be, hard hitting up front, and smooth finishing.

Photo of tone77
3.74/5  rDev +4.8%

Yes, another canned beer courtesy of the creator of the canquest, woodychandler. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of hops, some pine. Taste is well balanced piney hops and caramel malts, light bitterness, highly drinkable. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall leaves me wanting another.

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Red Clay IPA from Sunken City Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.