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Irish Red - Diamond Bear Brewing Company

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50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 10.06%
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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BeerBucks

New York

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

04-04-2014 22:24:11 | More by BeerBucks
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Karibourgeois

Texas

4/5  rDev +14.9%

03-08-2014 21:02:03 | More by Karibourgeois
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EagleTalon

Oklahoma

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!

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2014 23:35:14 | More by EagleTalon
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rtrasr

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

03-05-2014 00:30:14 | More by rtrasr
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Seabass1964

Arkansas

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

02-26-2014 05:13:03 | More by Seabass1964
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

11-13-2013 03:17:11 | More by jaydoc
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Artjsantos

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

10-05-2013 13:42:41 | More by Artjsantos
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jheezee

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

10-04-2013 21:15:26 | More by jheezee
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GreyGhost4

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

10-02-2013 09:38:37 | More by GreyGhost4
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doowhat

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

09-18-2013 20:18:28 | More by doowhat
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JPlo

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

08-22-2013 21:23:44 | More by JPlo
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-ronin-

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

08-20-2013 11:03:15 | More by -ronin-
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oakaged88

New York

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

08-16-2013 00:55:58 | More by oakaged88
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

08-04-2013 19:58:47 | More by dexterk1
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Johncnh

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

07-31-2013 21:41:44 | More by Johncnh
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KevieJames

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

07-31-2013 14:32:36 | More by KevieJames
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JPDOG

Delaware

3/5  rDev -13.8%

07-26-2013 21:52:45 | More by JPDOG
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Coopersbeer

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

07-26-2013 20:55:48 | More by Coopersbeer
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BlueMoon10

Mississippi

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

06-07-2013 22:10:58 | More by BlueMoon10
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DeepSouthSipper

Mississippi

4/5  rDev +14.9%

05-25-2013 05:33:26 | More by DeepSouthSipper
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youradhere

Arkansas

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-20-2013 10:57:35 | More by youradhere
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estlinska

Arkansas

3.41/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap at the tap room at the brewery in a standard shaker. Pours a reddish, ruddy brown like a wet split piece of red cedar. The head is very minimal and dissipates in a flash, but carries a mildy orange hue to it. No lacing left on the glass. The smell is malt, like white bread (very little) and some maybe floral edge to the smell of the hops. The taste is pretty sweet overall; the 32 IBUs really don't show up very much. There is a little bit of a dry finish, but not much bitterness overall. Mouthfeel is a little watery, but not too bad. It's a fairly average beer, and I liked it overall; just nothing dramatic about it.

Serving type: on-tap

03-25-2013 21:49:03 | More by estlinska
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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

12-24-2012 18:53:27 | More by cliff1066
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elkinbrown

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

09-03-2012 17:16:08 | More by elkinbrown
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Irish Red from Diamond Bear Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.