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Redeye Ale - Tampa Bay Brewing Co.

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Redeye Ale
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 13.8%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tampa Bay Brewing Co. visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-25-2004)
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4.75/5  rDev +33.8%

PBelt71, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of JayS2629
4.28/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks like a red amber with great clarity, a two finger creamy head that fades slow and leaves nice lacing.

The aroma is of orange zest with hints of grapefruit on a bed of caramel, toffee and a dash of coocoa.

Dark malty notes of toffee, caramel, and even roasted malts and chocolate hints make a complex underbelly for orange zest and grapefruit.

Nice balance, and smooth, medium bodied mouthfeel.

Overall an easy drinking, great beer!

JayS2629, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of NeroFiddled
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the pub, 5 September 2009.

Brought to the table with a good head still on it. Standard deep amber colored body beneath an off-white head. Slightly hazy. Good head retention and lacing.

The aroma delivers yeasty fruitiness, a wide caramelish-malt base, and mild English hops.

Ahh! Pleasantly surprising, the red eye is a malty English-style ale with a medium to slightly dark caramel malt base, a berry-like fruitiness from the yeast, and minty and leafy hops. A firm bitterness acts as ballast, and it's tightly tied together and balanced.

I found it readily drinkable, and quite enjoyable. Quite nice!

NeroFiddled, Oct 01, 2009
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

larbush, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of Shaw
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had a sample of this ale in a large sampler of all the brews made by the Tampa Bay Brewing Co. Redeye Ale has a standout flavor of roasted barley. It is certainly red. And it has a nice head. This ale is quite good and one the better ones brewed by the Tampa Bay Brewing Co. Although I feel that all their beers are at least average with a few excellent standouts.

Shaw, May 12, 2004
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

SDean82, May 28, 2013
Photo of bigone4
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great looking brew that I had in Tampa this past March during Spring Training. I have finally gotten around to posting the review. It poured a darker amber red color with a fluffy tanish white head. Smell was of some roasted malt with a subtle hint of hops in the back ground. Maybe some roasted barley in there as well. Taste was mild and smooth nice malt flavor with a good clean dry hop finish. This offering reminded me of a ESB but with less hop profile. This is a really easy brew to drink and it is certainly well crafted. Many flavors rise to the pallet as the beer comes to room temperature. The roasted malts and barley round out this beers flavor. This one is extremely drinkable and quite a satisfying beverage. I have been presently surprised with the quality and care the TBBC putting into there products.

bigone4, May 31, 2007
Photo of PorterLambic
3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a clear, dark golden red with a light tan head. small in size, it drops fast and leaves no lace at all.
Smell is malt, caramel with very light hops. Light nose overall.
Taste is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate with a faint hint of floral.
Medium body leaning towards full. Light effervescence up front. A very good beer.

PorterLambic, Sep 16, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

WoodBrew, Mar 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

JKG, Oct 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

SFC21, Apr 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

johntfox, May 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

DuffDaddy, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of Redrover
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a solid amber. Served in a standard pint, the beer is a rusty red with a chill haze. Nice off-white head and lacing.

The nose is of caramel, fresh grains and a bit of pine.

The beer is sweet with a nice malty base. There is some wheat cracker taste backed by some pine. The hops add balance and a nice bite. Caramel and more pine late.

The mouth is pleasantly thickish. This is a good crossover beer but it has enough complexity to keep anyone coming back for another sample.

When visiting a new brewpub, I often start with a red/amber. I think it is a good way to judge their beers since reds do not have any overriding or dominate taste that the brewer can mask problems behind. Well done!

Redrover, Apr 20, 2007
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3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- a deep clear amber with a nice big creamy white head that left nice lacing

S- sweet and bready

T- a nice balance of biscuit in the forefront and hop bitterness on the finish

M- a little thinner but not unpleasant, with a nice hint of carbonation on the finish which compliments the hop bitterness

O- a nice amber ale.

delta490, Jul 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

ScottWaltz, Sep 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Dave_Treat, Apr 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

tgatort, Jul 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

twizzbeatz, Jan 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

NJBeer265, Jun 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

JHendu, Apr 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

beernads, Feb 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

Basoos1, Sep 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

brbrocc, Nov 02, 2013
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Redeye Ale from Tampa Bay Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.