Triple Hop Red - Lengthwise Brewing Company
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3.33/5 rDev -9.8%
Ordered a pint of this at the new Lengthwise tap house on Calloway Dr. Following review composed from notes.
Served in a standard pint glass.
Appearance: Lightly hazed body looked dark copper until held to light: it then glowed bright reddish amber. A thin, fine, white cap sat atop for the entire session and generated tons of lacing.
Smell: Sweet crystal malt, candied orange, and moist pine. The hops and malts both produce sugary overtones that combine for a sweet, muddled mess. This isn't cloyingly sweet, but it isn't very pleasant either.
Taste: Caramel, toasted multigrain bread, pine resin, earth, and bold, lingering bitterness. This reminds me more of an IPA than an amber, and an aggressively bitter IPA at that. Light salt as well.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and resinous with moderate carbonation and tremendous mouth-coating. Finishes moderately sweet with lot of piney bitterness.
Overall: A decent representation of this trending style, though I believe it would be much better if they cleaned up the aroma and cut back on the bitterness a bit.
10-12-2011 05:06:03 | More by ThreeWiseMen
3.85/5 rDev +4.3%
Poured on tap at the brewery into a pint glass. The beer is a deep, dark copper-red with a thin ring of head. The nose is a blend of caramel and malt. On first drink, the malt red flavors are present, and that is quickly followed by a burst of hops. The beer is extremely smooth despite the levels of hops, and has a nice hoppiness to the aftertaste, as well. Very drinkable and enjoyable beer. It shows why this brew is their best-seller.
12-14-2010 00:49:50 | More by GarthDanielson
3.6/5 rDev -2.4%
Picked this up on the way back from LA to Oakland, and glad I did, it's the perfect stop after the Grapevine, I will be hitting these guys again. To the beer, poured a deep amber, little head, day old pour from a growler. Nose was malt dominated, with a hint of hops. Mouthfeel and taste; this was a little out of balance, dry hops in the front but finished slightly malty, but still dominated by the hops. Then again, maybe that was the direction with the triple hops and all. Overall good stuff, I will be stopping by again to pick up some more beer, cool pub to, even though it is Bakers-tucky.
02-08-2010 02:43:04 | More by chickencoop
3.55/5 rDev -3.8%
On tap at source. Wanted to try their best selling beer.
A - Pours a deep copper with 2 fingers of orange-white head. Dissiaptes slow and leaves really nice lacing.
S - Honey, toffee, and a slight bit of flowery hops.
T - Honey, toffee, chocolate, and light bittering hops.
M - Full-bodied, well-balanced, and slightly dry.
D - Not bad overall. For a "triple-hop" beer, this was severely lacking. Not like I couldn't say likewise about the Miller beer either.
10-21-2009 05:00:05 | More by MisterClean
3.53/5 rDev -4.3%
Beautiful deep brick reddish amber body hosts a two finger tan fluff of a head that turns rocky as it fades and leaves cliffs of lace as it does. Nose is initially very mineral based with tones of wet stone, raw malt extract and hops that have a very fresh cut grassy feel. The minerals continue on with the first sip with a extremely rustic malt character. This is all while the hops add a piney feel for a complete forest like mouthfeel. Even a slight bit of sweetness would have really balanced out this beer. Definitely for those who like their red ales on the dryer side. Drinkability is good regardless.
05-24-2009 22:50:35 | More by SPLITGRIN
3.13/5 rDev -15.2%
Poured a deep reddish color with a dirty white head. Nose was very hoppy with lots of malts. Caramel still seems to main malt. Taste is off balanced and unusual. An super hopped Amber/Red was just off. I did not enjoy the taste or the mouthfeel. Not my favorite Lengthwise brew for sure.
12-09-2008 03:03:53 | More by barleywinefiend
3.45/5 rDev -6.5%
22oz bottle courtesy of solomon420. Nice red-orange color. Smells like a standard amber, ho-hum. Taste has a slight hop bitterness some malt, nothing too strong but it is very drinkable. Oddly despite the fact that the flavor and smell are so-so for the style the drinkabilityis good, this is probably a great keg beer.
09-18-2008 03:32:17 | More by ArrogantB
3.18/5 rDev -13.8%
From sample glass at the brewery.
Not much aroma aside from a subtle malty sweetness. Poured reddish-amber with very slight cloudiness, but pretty good good clarity overall. Some off-white head in sample glass.
Slightly thin flavor. Beer seems to have been served on nitrogen, so this may have muted the flavor. Decent level of hop bitterness and some spicy hop flavor. A fair amount of medium-dark crystal maltiness. Not especially complex. Hops and malts dominated flavor but lacked the depth I'd expect from a CA Amber ale.
Some astringency in finish, but mouthfeel pretty good overall.
02-19-2008 04:15:09 | More by ojclark
2.68/5 rDev -27.4%
Poured a dark cloudy red with almost no head.
The aroma was of some citrusy hops, but uh oh... diacetyl. Not huge amounts, but there shouldn't be any in this beer.
The malt profile was slightly toffeeish with some herbal and earthy hop flavors. There was some asstringency in the finish that wasn't hop based, but tasted like husk tannins. The overall flavor profile was pretty flat - not very lively at all.
The carbonation was good, but the mouthfeel was a little thin.
The was not a good beer. It missed the mark in a few areas and could use some serious improvement. I'd be curious to see what the brewer did as far as water treatment, recipe formulation and fermentation temperature control.
08-09-2007 15:53:36 | More by SacoDeToro
3.78/5 rDev +2.4%
Not a big fan of red ales, but spotted this in a 1 pint, 6 oz. bomber at a liquor store in Bakersfield on a recent trip, and the "triple hopped" caught my attention. Brought it home to KC in my luggage.
Poured in a Duvel tulip glass. Not a large head, but laces well. Aroma is somewhat floral, with a little toasty, nutty smell. Flavor is as expected - a typical red ale with lots of hops. The style is new to me, and much appreciated. Very enjoyable. Would have it again, but doubt I'll see it around here.
07-18-2007 03:26:55 | More by kcillini77
3.58/5 rDev -3%
Sample at the brewpub: Clear brownish-red color with a medium off-white head and thin spotty lacing. The aroma is equal parts hops and malt. Medium, creamy body with taste that belies what the aim is - a malty Amber with a hops kick. Even so the hops is not nearly as strong as suggested. The finish is sweet, with some lingering hops. This is apparently Lenghtwises flagship beer and it is pretty good, although some more hops would be welcome.
06-23-2006 19:25:30 | More by Dogbrick
4.43/5 rDev +20.1%
Hophead delight, smell is great, taste is good. There is a red ale underneath the hopiness, color is a cloudy brown-red. I order this often when visiting, but it is also available through some local retailers for $2.99 a bomber. This is a brew for hopheads but not just for them, it is worth finding the brewery!
01-11-2006 02:19:13 | More by Inflames
3.2/5 rDev -13.3%
Appearance: Consumed at the brewpub. $3.50 for a pint. Color is a brownish red but when backlit the beer is deep copper to red color. The head was very thin because the bartender poured off the head. When swirled the beer produces a thin head that dies quickly. No head retention and no lacing.
Smell: Light roasty malts with a dry hoppy scent.
Taste: Fruity to open with some potent hop bitterness that fades fast into a sweet fruity malt aftertaste. The beer is tart and slightly roasty. The malt is biscuity and sandy.
Mouthfeel: Sticky but smooth, light to medium bodied, highly carbonated and bordering on being over-carbonated.
Drinkability: A decent hoppy beer but certainly not the best. Fruitiness is nice and clean but it's lacking in complexity and all around flavor.
07-05-2005 19:06:58 | More by BrewMaster
Triple Hop Red from Lengthwise Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.