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Red Banshee - The Fort Collins Brewery

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BA SCORE
76
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289 Ratings
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Ratings: 289
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 16.11%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Fort Collins Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly called Retro Red.

(Beer added by: jmkratt on 02-12-2011)
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timjim1327

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +52%

08-16-2013 19:32:59 | More by timjim1327
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jonathaniler

Florida

5/5  rDev +52%

10-20-2012 10:50:34 | More by jonathaniler
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Dapperticus

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +44.4%

07-06-2012 03:19:06 | More by Dapperticus
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bubseymour

Maryland

4.26/5  rDev +29.5%

This is a very nice looking beer. Dark red / purple clear with 1 finger head and great retention
Smells nice too. Malty, sweet mostly but very nice. I really like the flavor profile on this one. Very nice malty sweet and bready upfront with a slight hop crisp finish. Very well balanced beer. Perhaps could be a tad thicker and sweeter in flavor but overall its pleasant overall. A very nice sessionable beer with flavor and highly recommend. Nothing mind blowing but if its at a pub, I'd be happy to order one.

02-28-2014 01:28:04 | More by bubseymour
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Rwilliams501


4.08/5  rDev +24%

08-19-2014 15:20:42 | More by Rwilliams501
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Rymish

Colorado

4/5  rDev +21.6%

06-01-2012 15:38:51 | More by Rymish
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stampfler07

Colorado

4/5  rDev +21.6%

06-13-2012 02:18:40 | More by stampfler07
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Marshall_ofmcap

Colorado

4/5  rDev +21.6%

12-02-2013 02:54:49 | More by Marshall_ofmcap
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Murphious

Illinois

4/5  rDev +21.6%

11-23-2013 03:55:26 | More by Murphious
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +21.6%

07-23-2013 05:03:22 | More by Rhettroactive
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mcallister

Ohio

4/5  rDev +21.6%

02-19-2012 20:03:42 | More by mcallister
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Lovely85

Florida

4/5  rDev +21.6%

01-13-2013 04:11:04 | More by Lovely85
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Slashytits

New York

4/5  rDev +21.6%

07-06-2014 05:16:24 | More by Slashytits
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stevecooks

California

4/5  rDev +21.6%

12-07-2011 23:32:45 | More by stevecooks
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jkrich

Indiana

4/5  rDev +21.6%

12 oz. bottle with a very angry and sour redhead on the label; no freshness date. The ale poured a very deep burgundy with brown highlights, much like a dark glass of tea. The foamy beige head slowly receded leaving some decent lacing.

Upon opening the bottle, a strong malty and syrupy aroma came forth. When poured into a glass there was an additional spicy note.

The first sip was decidedly sweet and malty with nice toffee notes and caramel. As the ale warms there is a noticeable sharp and spicy hop bite that gives this ale some balance.

The mouthfeel was rather thick and a little chewy with a medium body and low carbonation.
The malt and domestic hop compete on the palate.

This is a rather complex amber style ale that pushs the amber hue a little too far. The ale is best enjoyed when sipping, though it is quite quaffable. The website for this brewery states this ale replaced the Retro Red ale.

08-13-2011 22:48:07 | More by jkrich
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loupap

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +21.6%

11-15-2011 02:47:58 | More by loupap
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Chris77McGrath

Ohio

4/5  rDev +21.6%

03-31-2014 17:34:46 | More by Chris77McGrath
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AJD1201

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +21.6%

11-22-2011 14:39:41 | More by AJD1201
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4/5  rDev +21.6%

07-16-2012 06:13:01 | More by Greeneagle
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WDJersey

Colorado

4/5  rDev +21.6%

11-11-2012 08:35:29 | More by WDJersey
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Mitchster

Michigan

4/5  rDev +21.6%

Brewed with crystal and wheat malts, Willamette and Tettnang hops. 5.3% ABV, 34 IBU. Purchased as part of a mixed 12 pack for $14.99. Pours out to a clear dark ruby, forming a modest soft dark yellow head with good retention and lacing. Mild to mod carbonation, ~2.3. Nice aroma of fresh grain husk and a floral soft hop nose with suggestions of biscuit, dark bread crust and tea. Mouthfeel is smooth and soft with a medium-light body. The taste is a recap of the aroma...nice husky grains, biscuit, more of an earthy malt bitterness which is mild but well-balanced. Leather and a touch of dry roast in the finish. Nicely balanced and well done with no appreciable off-flavors or aromas.

Probably the best of the bunch in this sampler pack. This is one I would buy again.

06-21-2012 22:57:53 | More by Mitchster
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Gagnonsux

Texas

4/5  rDev +21.6%

04-25-2014 00:56:13 | More by Gagnonsux
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joelBfrasier

Colorado

4/5  rDev +21.6%

11-25-2011 16:43:42 | More by joelBfrasier
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Florida

4/5  rDev +21.6%

03-04-2013 21:54:41 | More by TwoForty
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MarvinSnyder

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +21.6%

03-14-2014 21:45:32 | More by MarvinSnyder
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Red Banshee from The Fort Collins Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 289 ratings.