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Irish Red - Diamond Bear Brewing Company

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80
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54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Diamond Bear Brewing Company visit their website
Arkansas, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  5.86% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
Malt Varieties - 2 Row Pale, Caramel 80, Roasted Malt
Hop Varieties - Fuggles, Willamette
Original Gravity - 12.8*P
Bitterness Units - 31
Packaging Options - 12oz bottles, 1/2bbl, 1/6bbl

(Beer added by: EagleTalon on 11-30-2003)
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

Dirty25, Sep 25, 2014
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3.12/5  rDev -10.3%

Westyn, Sep 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

Kcurry23, Sep 04, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -2.3%

Benh777, Aug 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

BeerBucks, Apr 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

Karibourgeois, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of EagleTalon
4.16/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bronze Medal, 2004 World Beer Cup
Gold Medal, 2005 GABF

Pours to a deep crimson/amber color and everlasting beige head. Aroma is roasted malt and earthy hops peeking through with a whiff of Hershey's Chocolate Syrup. . Flavor is roasty, alcoholic and earthy (but not in a bad way) with a nice balance of maltiness and bitterness. Similar to Scotch Ale but without the smokiness. Finishes roasty and somewhat dry. Mouthfeel is medium and there is a slight sugary feel of chocolate syrup. A very good beer if you are drawn to the style.

Revised March 2014. this beer has gotten better every year. Diamond Bear flat-out knows how to make kick-ass malt-forward and "balanced" beers and this is at the forefront. I don't know if this is a "true" Irish Red, but damn, it tastes so good!

EagleTalon, Mar 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

rtrasr, Mar 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Seabass1964, Feb 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

jaydoc, Nov 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Artjsantos, Oct 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

jheezee, Oct 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

GreyGhost4, Oct 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

doowhat, Sep 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

JPlo, Aug 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

-ronin-, Aug 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

oakaged88, Aug 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

dexterk1, Aug 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Johncnh, Jul 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

KevieJames, Jul 31, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

JPDOG, Jul 26, 2013
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Coopersbeer, Jul 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

BlueMoon10, Jun 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

DeepSouthSipper, May 25, 2013
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2.95/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a crystal clear ruddy hue of amber; thin cap of foam s falls quickly. No notable aroma. Tastes rather bland, some caramel, watery cola, slight earthiness. Body was fairly thin on this, nothing exceptional whatsoever about this beer. Definitely an English style. Next.

youradhere, May 20, 2013
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Irish Red from Diamond Bear Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.