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Irish Red Ale - Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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Irish Red Ale
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BA SCORE
82
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12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 7.32%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Medium-bodied red ale with distinct hop character and a touch of caramel sweetness. Served on nitrogen for a creamy mouthfeel.

35 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2005)
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Photo of beerthulhu
3.8/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a coppery-orange with a fair amount of clarity and a frothy dome capping that was light beige in color. Retention was extraordinary while leaving a thick lustrious stratified layering down the glass. Traditionally most of their beers have the same thin creamy whipped topping, this was the first that I can recall that showed a protruding nature with a firm bonding. Visible effervesce was a dense showering display of micro-bubbles that rained upwards at a rapid pace. The frothy topping gets good regards here.

S: The nose was a bit of a let down with little or no distinguishing character. A light graininess of white toast is faintly picked up with a bit of dry flowery appeal.

T: The initial flavor had a nice grainy sweetness to it along with a soft dryness of flowery hops. In the middle lied a nice helping of maltiness. The flavor reminded me a bit of an octoberfest style malt and hop wise, which is a good thing. Overall showed a superb balance of malts and hops with a nice cleaness to the palate while finishing up with a light dryness of grains and flowery hop cones.

M: A nice mid-level fullness that was creamy and smooth composes the mouthful as it slides around the tongue with pleasant regards. The abundance of visible carbonation is only slightly picked up here with a soft massaging nature of tiny bubbles dancing on the tip of the tongue. A soft residual, almost powdery malt lacing is left behind.

D: Great drinkability, incredibly clean and one worthy of many repeats especially with such a modest abv. Session and growler recommended.

beerthulhu, Mar 13, 2010
Photo of SixpointJMH
3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Iron Hill put their Irish Red Ale on Nitro with satisfying but somewhat underwhelming results.

The beer pours a nice crisp amber colour with a creamy as hell slightly off-white head that is nice and sticky.

The aroma is a bit floral and a bit of sweet caramel, with hops definitely noticeable and seemingly somewhat strong. However, everything is somewhat tame overall.

The flavour is of creamy hops, both floral and sweet. The hints of caramel are still noticeable and there is more evidence of a malt balance here as well, however, the nice creaminess that he nitrogen brings also takes away from some of the overall flavour.

This is still a fairly good brew, but I think it could be even nicer without the nitro in the way.

SixpointJMH, Mar 27, 2006
Photo of TheFightfan1
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

TheFightfan1, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of ROGUE16
3/5  rDev -15.5%

ROGUE16, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of tobelerone
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

tobelerone, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of InspectorBob
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

InspectorBob, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of tgbljb
3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presented as a light reddish beverage with creamy white head. Smell is a light mixture of fruit and a very subtle hop presence. Taste brings out some more of the hops, but the sweet malt seems to dominate. Mouthfeel is riich and creamy and pleasantly enjoyable. Finish is slightly dry, but more sweet. A very nice drinking beer.

tgbljb, Mar 12, 2006
Photo of Ryanc23
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Ryanc23, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of FrankShirley
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

FrankShirley, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of audirs4s
3.35/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A slightly above average beer. Nothing in this beer really "wow's" you but it is still a nice beer to drink.

It starts out smooth with a hint of caramel and then finishes with a slightly bitter aftertaste. None of the flavors overwhelm you and would be a good beer for someone to try who is just getting into beer tasting to see what a slightly above average beer tastes like.

This slightly reminded me of the more readily available Killian's Irish Red which may or may not make you want to try this.

audirs4s, Apr 10, 2008
Photo of ncworster
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

ncworster, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of TheDarkKnight
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

TheDarkKnight, Mar 11, 2012
Irish Red Ale from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
82 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.