Double Red - Draught House Pub & Brewery
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3.95/5 rDev -0.8%
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.
04-10-2009 16:20:36 | More by Kegatron
3.98/5 rDev 0%
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
09-18-2010 22:45:23 | More by nickhiller
3.63/5 rDev -8.8%
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.
11-10-2007 13:30:18 | More by Pegasus
4.4/5 rDev +10.6%
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!
04-07-2009 15:13:30 | More by Deuane
3.73/5 rDev -6.3%
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.
10-14-2007 03:16:49 | More by HardTarget
4.05/5 rDev +1.8%
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.
05-04-2009 04:20:12 | More by wagenvolks
4.1/5 rDev +3%
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!
03-29-2009 21:02:21 | More by ffejherb
Double Red from Draught House Pub & Brewery
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.