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Samuel Adams Irish Red - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
79
okay

2,286 Ratings
THE BROS
70
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Ratings: 2,286
Reviews: 968
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.99%
Wants: 29
Gots: 108 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Pale and Caramel malts, and East Kent Goldings hops.

(Beer added by: WilliamPhilaPa on 08-24-2007)
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

HopBrain, Jul 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

crobinso, Jul 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Vodomagoo, Jul 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Dizzy242, Jul 08, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

dextermcgurk, Jul 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

jbaker67, Jul 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Bryfind, Jul 06, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

bookerandy, Jul 02, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

notjaredlouche, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of Hopswagger
3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

P:  A clear dark ruby red brewed tea appearance with a frothy crown of taupe colored  head that stays around for a bit. 

S:  Toasted sweet caramel malt, grains, timid pine oil, earthy notes maybe slight aged wood.  

T/M:  Earthy hops with an almost dirty flavor, hints of metal, and rich toasted caramel. Soft carbonation and medium body that finishes dry. The finish lingers with toasted hazelnuts and dried hay. 

O:  Not bad but pretty average. I was really excited to try this but it fell a little short. Nothing really wrong but nothing over the top either. It's a great beer to have around if you just want to toss back a few. 

Hopswagger, Jun 28, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

trevorpost, Jun 27, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

jaybags, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of karait95
3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Looks good, a big light brown head and an amber body, medium carbonation but well enough, color is good and also head is good formed by mixed bubbles.

S: Malty smell that shows combination of barley some regular some toasted.

T: Flavor is average, nothing extraordinary to remember even maybe there is some caramel malts missing, and for the style should be present. Some extra hops.

M: Not so good, not as expected, sweetness is not very clear and bitterness overcomes that little sweetness.

Truly I expected more from Sam Adams on this one.

karait95, Jun 26, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Jsmitty1967, Jun 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Hardcore, Jun 24, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

ms11781, Jun 24, 2012
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3.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: 1.5 finger off white head on a clear deep amber body, lots of bubbles.

S: lots of sweet caramel malts, some grains and minimal earthy hops.

T: toasted and caramel malts. simple and a little watery. no real hop character. some wood and nut notes.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: simple and standard irish red. not much to the body and not very memorable. still fairly drinkable.

kylehay2004, Jun 22, 2012
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2.23/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Very dark redish brown color.with nearly to virtually no lacing

the taste wasnt to bad actually, not as flavorful as killians but descent in taste.

the feel was rich and sharp. not a beer to constantly drink but alright to try a few times.

overall not to much of a fan but there are far worse of this style out there

tjsmith910, Jun 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

hiphopj5, Jun 21, 2012
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5/5  rDev +44.1%

bluedelta32, Jun 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

lmz3000, Jun 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

DruC4, Jun 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

carteravebrew, Jun 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

zbooks, Jun 17, 2012
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5/5  rDev +44.1%

whatupbird, Jun 14, 2012
Samuel Adams Irish Red from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 2,286 ratings.