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Double Red - Draught House Pub & Brewery

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7 Ratings
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Ratings: 7
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 5.78%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Draught House Pub & Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  8.25% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HardTarget on 10-14-2007)
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nickhiller

Texas

3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: deep red, burgundy hue, the faintest suggestion of head and no lacing

S: malt and hops in equal proportions, smells much sweeter than it tastes

T: hops hops hops, fresh and strong, fruit, candy (the best estimation is 'Runts'), a bitter vegetable flavor, pine, warming alcohol

M: sharp carbonation, full body, love the alcohol

D: really good, it's a total hop bomb, but that's alright with me

Serving type: on-tap

09-18-2010 22:45:23 | More by nickhiller
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wagenvolks

Texas

4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at the Draught House (BA tasting).

The Double Red pours a deep amber-mahogany body with a nicely retained patch of taupe foam. Aroma is loaded down with fruit: plum, mandarin orange, grape, and pineapple. Nice balance of hops & caramel malt, but unfortunately a bit of unsanitized-esque funk pulls through after a few sniffs.

Flavor packs a bitter burst of citrus and pine with a solid balance from the amber & caramel malt. A hint of medicinal shoe polish and leather on the finish keeps it from greatness. Mouthfeel is on the thicker side of medium, with a lingering bitter finish. Overall, a very good beer that's a bit heavy to be highly drinkable, but succeeds as an American Strong Ale.

Serving type: on-tap

05-04-2009 04:20:12 | More by wagenvolks
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a grolwer into a pint glass. Special thanks go to Ffej for sharing this from his recent Growling at the Moon shipment.

Pours a clear deep amber with a thin beige head. Retains with a creamy look, flaring up solidly, and leaving some nice sticky lacing back. The aroma is floral, spicy, and a touch resinous, with a sticky smelling mix of tropical fruits, bread, and caramel behind it.

The taste is moderately feeling piney hops and strong citrus character, with a backbone of caramel and assertive toasted malts that adds an extra layer of bitterness to the profile. Finishes dryly bitter with some residual sweetness lingering for a bit. The mouthfeel is overall medium bodied but has some lightness to it in the middle of the swallow. A lower carbonated feel also gives this a bit of a viscous feel at times but not enough to impact the drinkibility (which is pretty good for an 8% beer).

An all around solid Imperial Red Ale. This came off a bit more toasty than hoppy bitter at times but it was a nice change of pace for the style. This was my first offering from the Draught House and I'm intrigued to sample some more of their wares in the future.

Serving type: growler

04-10-2009 16:20:36 | More by Kegatron
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Deuane

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Ffejherb for sharing his GAtM growler with me!

A-Slightly hazed copper with a thin tan head that reduced to a thin coating that left decent lace.

S-A pleasant blast of citrus hops nicely augmented with spicy/pine notes. Sweet caramel and biscuit malt notes.
A nice hop forward aroma.

T-Aggressive spicy/citrus hops up front with a nicely balanced addition of the lightly sweet caramel malt. Make no mistake though...this is hops first and malt second. The way I like a red ale. Very similar to Humboldt Red Nectar.

M-Medium body with plenty of lingering spicy hop flavour.

D-When I first heard it was an Imp Red I thought...oh great a malty mess. But, then when we cracked it WOW! A very nice brew with spicy citrus hops up front with a very well balanced malt bill following. Well done Draught House!

Serving type: growler

04-07-2009 15:13:30 | More by Deuane
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ffejherb

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Via growler pour, courtesy of Jonathan7890 as part of the current GATM BIF. Thanks for the opportunity!

A - Poured a slightly hazy reddish copper color with a bubbly albeit sparse beige head that settled into a thin, patchy veil and deposited decorative lacing on the glass. Reminds me of iced tea.

S - Spicy hop nose with some piney accents and lots of citrus fruit. Malt is sweet with caramel and bready notes, and secondary to the hops. There is a definite leaning towards Amarillo hops that lend to a spicy, leafy and fresh aroma.

T - Hops are a little more spicy than citrusy compared to the aroma, but this is still quite aggressively hopped for a red ale. The malt presence balances out the bitterness a bit with some caramel sweetness, but the hops still receive top billing here.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation and an oily, though somewhat syrupy, sticky mouthfeel. Finish is spicy and the hops linger for a bit on the palate.

D - Not knowing what to expect, I was pleasantly surprised with this offering from Draught House, my first experience with this brewery. After taking my first whiff of this hopp red ale, I knew I was in for a treat. Nice!

Serving type: growler

03-29-2009 21:02:21 | More by ffejherb
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Pegasus

Texas

3.63/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Deep amber in color, rather hazy, with a large persistent tan head, and thick, broken lace.

Aroma: Offers a strong punch of herbal and pine tar hops, the malt and alcohol presence are completely overwhelmed.

Taste: Intense grapefruit rind hops at the open, followed by mild malt sweetness, the hops become ascendant as the taste progresses. Finishes with a lingering herbal hop note. The alcohol, for its high content, remains artfully concealed.

Mouth feel: Smooth and soft, very full, soft on the palate.

Drinkability/notes: A well-crafted, somewhat over-the-top example, a must-try for the hop zealot.

Sampled at The Draught House in Austin, Texas, on October 13th, 2007.

Serving type: on-tap

11-10-2007 13:30:18 | More by Pegasus
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HardTarget

Texas

3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Promo list notes 8.25% abv., Horizon and Simcoe hops.

Aroma: Fresh hops, citric grapefruit, and a mild allspice note.

Appearance: Murky, almost opaque red holds a finger of dirty head which laces well.

Flavor: Crystal malt sweetness with a big hop profile. Big grapefruit, rind, juice, pith and seed.

Mouthfeel: Medium heavy body with an oily texture.

Overall Impression: Hop monster in D. House. Sweet malt, good beer! Not a session beer as the bitter builds and becomes a touch harsh later in the glass.

Serving type: on-tap

10-14-2007 03:16:49 | More by HardTarget
Double Red from Draught House Pub & Brewery
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