Great Lakes Rally Drum Red Ale - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 102 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by CaptCleveland:
3.73/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Draft pour 1120 AM Tribe opening day, April 5th, 2012.
New brew in honor of John Adams, the drummer at Tribe home games for 38 years. I have met John and he is a very personable, unassuming gent.
16oz pour into GLBC pint glass. Thick two-finger head a top ruby red elixir. Thick Belgian lacing and the head maintains a nice covering throughout.
Wonderful hop pine, a bit of grapefruit, and sweet, heavy malt.
This is a very nice red ale, well balanced, with a bit more hop presence than your standard fare. The bitterness comes through from start to finish.
Medium body, well carbonated, tangy.
A nice session ale. Also had the Firkin Rally Drum which was dry hopped with warrior hops. Improved with a smoother finish. Overall a nice red ale.
Serving type: on-tap
04-07-2012 22:38:33 | More by CaptCleveland
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4.01/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
At one time extremely limited and brewery only, there are now a few bars in Toledo that have this beer on tap.
Red it is, deep and ruddy with a bright ruby hue though on the dark side of the color, just shy of brown. The head is a compact half-finger tall and keeps together pretty well. Eventually what remains is a thinnish layer of foam that is able to drop down some pretty good patching.
The aroma isn't as strong as I expect at first, nor as strong as the flavor. It comes out with time, though, matching the flavor hand-in-hand.
That is to say, this beer is very nicely hopped without going overboard, being a strongly hoppy beer for the style without overwhelming the malts completely. Aside from floral and moderately piney notes, along with a somewhat prefumey variety in there too, there's a nice, even caramel sweetness. Otherwise, it's strongly earthy and has a bite to it that gives the impression of rye.
The body is medium with quite a bit of bite to it in terms of crispness countered by a lesser but substantial enough smoothness. It has a very slightly leafy feel to it toward the end of the sip, which ever so slightly loses the activity on the palate just into the finish.
Serving type: on-tap
05-07-2014 14:20:15 | More by Brenden
Great Lakes Rally Drum Red Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.