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Danny's Irish Style Red Ale - Moylan's Brewery

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Danny's Irish Style Red AleDanny's Irish Style Red Ale

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Ratings: 165
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.68%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Moylan's Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: younger35 on 02-07-2008)
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

12-25-2011 23:04:51 | More by cfergusn
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

11-20-2011 02:31:12 | More by PEIhop
Photo of Mora2000


3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to swalden28 for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a slightly hazy red-orange color with a tan head. The aroma is heavy on the toffee and earth, with some orange citrus mixed in. The flavor is more of the same. I grt a lot of toffee and some cocoa, as well as some earth and orange. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: on-tap

11-17-2011 21:26:43 | More by Mora2000
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

11-15-2011 01:02:01 | More by Exiled
Photo of dansmcd


3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Deep red/amber under a flat looking white head. No lace.

S - Caramel and roasted malt, some fruity hop at the back end.

T - Sweet caramel malt, grain, balanced nicely against the subtle fruitiness.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation. Quite crisp.

O - Nice drop. Easily sessionable without a hint of alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2011 05:20:36 | More by dansmcd
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4.2/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer appeared to be a cloudy orange colour with no head by the time I received it. I'll admit I was in some very dim lighting, though, so it was difficult to tell.
The smell was delicious. It smelled like the perfect blend of citrus hops and apricot pits. It reminded me of a Magic Hat #9, but better.
The taste was just like the smell. It was elegant, well balanced, and distinctly apricot flavoured. It was an exceptional ale, but I can't give it an exceptional rating because of the way it was presented. It was clearly not an Irish red ale. As other reveiewers have mentioned, this is not the way an Irish red ale is meant to taste. There were too many hops and that distinct fruitiness is that isn't meant to be an Irish red. Good beer, though, so I have to give it a pretty good score.

Serving type: on-tap

09-19-2011 05:28:30 | More by ElCommodoro
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A. A pleasing amber-gold colour with a creamy off-white head.

S. Is this really an Irish Red? I'm getting some strong ale characteristics from it in the way of vinous dark fruits, as well as the familiar toffee/caramel Red Ale aromas.

T. More of the same, plus some slightly floral hop flavours and a little tartness, maybe from the acidulated malt?

M. Light- to medium-bodied.

O. Not bad, but probably not something I'd drink on a regular basis.

Serving type: on-tap

09-12-2011 17:41:41 | More by omnigrits
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3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a see through golden copper hue which leaves a two finger head and sporadic lacing,the smell is is burnt toffee,molasses,caramel,candied figs and a light layer of fruity hops,the mouthfeel is light-medium bodied and has tastes of caramel,sticky toffee,fruit cake,marzipan,jarrah honey and finished with a mix of sweet malts and light fruity hops and overall a very easy drinking IRA thats very sessionable and probably would buy again cheers.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2011 16:57:11 | More by ADZA
Photo of bayougutter


3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle $4.99

Poured an aged copper color, clear with a small off white head. The head quickly settled to a ring around the glass. No real lacing to speak of.

The nose is simply caramel/toffee with a ripe fig smell, sweet malts.

Taste is the sweet malts with the caramel/toffee at first then a bit of raisin or fig. It has a rather dry finish.

Mouthfeel is thin and fizzy without being overcarbinated.

Overall I think it's different type of beer, low hop profile and sweet malts, but well put together and drinkable. Not my style but enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2011 18:29:21 | More by bayougutter
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3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Malty aroma has a fruity underpinning, and is not strong but still inviting. It pours a clear amber-copper with an off-white head that doesn't stick around for long. Flavor has a core of malt plus subtle fruity, caramel, grassy and woody tones and a whisper of honey sweetness. Texture is about average fairly smooth and gently fizzy. Overall, not great but still worthy.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2011 03:29:31 | More by Cyberkedi
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Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Different but only liked it so-so. Dry barley with more sweetness than bitterness. Could not drink very much of this bomber. Reddish coloured body with one quarter inch of off-white retained head. A different aroma.A tad above average mouthfeel. Lace sheet.Fine for what it is.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2011 19:09:32 | More by Sammy
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3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bomber with thanks to Beermasons.

Blood orange, a touch hazy, with a finger of light beige sudsy head. Very slight ring.

Nose shows loads of fortified wine character, mainly prunes, stewed plums, muscatels and toffee apple. Also a good dose of stout-esque floral esters and some sweet citrus undertones. Sort of comes across as a blend of Scottish ale and stout (without the roasted malts). Bit bizarre but kind of works.

Taste falls a bit flat and fails to carry the bigger notes in the aroma. Biscuity brandy-snap malts in spades, with some shy woody notes swirling around. Pretty simple but nice.

A little thin, but smooth with moderate and unobtrusive carbonation.

Interesting brew with some appealing Scottish character that doesn't quite grab me. Seems to underachieve in complexity without compensating with particularly good drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2011 05:34:15 | More by spicelab
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3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber thanks to Danny! My share poured into a 7oz glass. 3 beers already...Friday night work drinks are certainly on the up!

Pours a lighter side of copper colour and has a modest head of off-white foam that recedes quickly to film. Probably a little too light for the style.

Smell is of sweet caramel, some light chocolate as well. Quite strong, both of these. Plenty of sweetness which suits me just fine.

Clean tasting, plenty of sweet malt comes through in the middle and at the end with the caramel from the aroma. Not your usual Irish Red Ale in this regard, but quite good at how it all works.

Mouthfeel is smooth, consistent and sweet, as you'd expect.

Overall this is a nice, consistent, well brewed irish red ale that is not overly true to style, but is a quality beer that gives a good different approach to things.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2011 07:04:28 | More by MrKennedy
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3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a subtle, rich copper with frothy off white head that has some retention.

In the nose is malt, caramel and a sweet raspberry sent.

Taste bread up front with a yeasty sting, then a green apple flavor hits in the back, finishes dry with a caramel coating. There are good flavors in this, but something tastes a little off. Not a bad beer, but not great either.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2011 22:49:43 | More by Chickenhawk9932
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3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle - $4.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a near clear, reddish-copper body with a thin, ivory-hued head.

Smell: Toasted malts, a bit of sweet toffee crumbles, and ah herbal pinch of burley tobacco, with a background hint of ill-defined fruitiness.

Taste: Robust toastiness and fairly sweet throughout, with heavy-handed touches of caramel and toffee noting a goodly portion of crystal malt. A drop of sweetish pear juice, a hint of golden raisin. Lightly herbal, lightly leafy hop character with a very low bitterness, never really getting in the way of the sweetness. Once the tongue gets acclimated to all the sugariness, I notice some traces of minerals and chilled black tea. Sweet, southern iced tea finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: One for the malty sweet drinkers, heading towards some slight cloying stickiness. I would prefer a skosh less sweetness and alcohol. Just a skosh, mind you.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2011 23:57:14 | More by ChainGangGuy
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3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at The Pony Bar in New York.

Appearance is a nice copper tone with 1 finger of head. Danny`s Irish Red smells of grains and malts mostly, some hops. Taking a sip and the taste has some light fruits, more malts. MF is medium and finishes bitter and dry. A slightly better than average beer that would pair well with wings

Serving type: on-tap

06-07-2011 23:34:25 | More by mltobin
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1.25/5  rDev -65.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Poured from 22oz bottle.

A- Poured a coppery amber color. Half finger white head shows light retention. Some light streaks of lace on the sides of the glass.

S- Holy vinegar Batman!!! Some light caramel malts along with toasted malts in the front of the beer quickly get swept into a malt vinegar like aroma that sticks long into the nose.

T- The aroma was more pleasing than the flavor. This starts off with some toasted malts that show a light caramel malt overtone to them. This is where the vinegar flavor starts to show up and turn into more of a malt vinegar by the time the alcohol comes in the backend. This beer had taken a horrible turn for the worst.

M- Light mouthfeel. Carbonation was good for the style. Vinegar overtones are all that is on the palate and this lingers long into the aftertaste with a hint of alcohol to calm it down. Flavors were not balanced at all for the style. Off flavors are vinegar forward which I expected with how the flavor and aroma was. Light alcohol drying on the palate.

O- This beer was horrible. And to think this is a off bottle is laughable as I have had so many bottles from them that taste the exact same. I think QC needs to be looked at more indepth a little more.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2011 03:41:24 | More by alleykatking
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours an amber color with a thin white head. The aroma has sweet caramel and toasted malts, and a little fruit too. Flavor is sweet and malty with a somewhat bready taste and minimal hops. Medium bodied, solid mouthfeel. Not something I'd drink often, a little too sweet for me, but still a pretty decent Red Ale.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2011 03:06:26 | More by chickenm
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2.65/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5


An even bronze all the way through. Nicely retained off white, bubbly head. Good amount of carbonation bubbles rise to the top


Roasted malty aroma with a very slight grassy hop essence that sneaks in as well


Roasted malty initial bite followed by a bit of a spicy aftertaste. Flavor fades very quickly and there is almost no hop bitterness


Very light bodied for a red ale and almost has a watered down feeling as it hits the back of the throat


This beer screams of mediocrity. There is definitely a lack of balance as this beer could have benefited from at least a little hop flavoring. The flavors that did come through did not stand out as anything fantastic. I became quite bored quite quickly while drinking this.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2011 19:24:26 | More by MonkeymooTJ
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South Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

nice light brown color, hazelnut highlights are riddled throughout with a wonderful mix of colors. A smallish head of light tan then pops up from the bottom of the glass and reaches about a half an inch before settling back down again.

Aroma is of light caramel, roasted nuts, light touches of butterscotch like sugary notes. Warming brings out a very earthy and pronounced flavor to it. Really nice done but a touch light. This is my only complaint as it did not have the pop I was really looking for at the time. Smooth, even flavor really did not deviate much from beginning to end as the overall impact was nicely put together. A bit light on the feel but this helped to keep it very drinkable and the subtly sweet finish was the icing on the cake.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2011 03:01:18 | More by mikesgroove
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4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz brown bottle into a Duvel tulip. No freshness date on bottle. Purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA) for $4.29.

A: Pleasing amber red with 1-2 finger beige bubbly head with good retention and lacing.

S: Toffee and bready aroma overall with a nice kick of nutty, toasted malt and some mild berrylike fruitiness. No hops really there.

T: Nutty aspects blend well with the toffee to provide a solid malty blast. The hops are herbal and just serve to bring balance. The grain character in the end brings a rough edge that I like in this brew.

M: Medium body with a coating feel overall and modest carbonation.

O: Another fine brew from Moylan's. I have never gone wrong with one of their ales yet -- all have been solid and some have been spectacular (Hopsickle, Imperial Stout). And the price is right, too.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2011 02:13:48 | More by argock
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3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This poured a clear dark copper with tan head.
S: It smelled like very bready wheat and barley, with unsalted popcorn and a bit of honey.
T: It tasted like lightly roasted barley and bready wheat, with caramel and nutty malt. It had a smooth, sweet and dry aftertaste.
M: It was thick with a little carbonation. Nice body.
D: This was like a light Scotch ale, with malty but clean scent and taste. Nice body too, and very easy to drink. Good beer, but nothing great.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2011 18:36:09 | More by Pencible
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3.3/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a semi-hazed caramel/orange with a sliver of cream colored head. Some head retention & lacing

S: Pears & apricots, not much else

T: Orchard fruit, dryness, leafy hops, & a bit of caramel up front. Fruittyness dominates as this warms, some leafy hops too. Finishes with apricot, persimmons & leafy hops

MF: Medium bodied, creamy carbonation. Body thins out a bit as this warms

Drinks alright, but not really holding my interest. About middle of the pack for this style. Not had to many new offerings (to me) from Moylan's lately that have impressed me to be honest

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2011 06:22:53 | More by russpowell
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3.45/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of russpowell. Thanks Russ!

Lots of awards on the label, too bad they couldn't find room for a bottled on date..

It pours a hazy dark red with a 2 finger head of foam and looks to have some good lacing.

Lots of caramel malt and biscuit in the nose that makes for a pretty sweet aroma; no bitterness pulled out after many sniffs.

The taste has some biscuit and caramel, is grainy, no noticeable bitterness and darn it, comes across as very mediocre in the long run. The smell suggested some vibrancy to the taste but in that department, it is severely lack. Very dull.

Medium body, medium carbonation, a good mouth feel.

Drinkability would be a whole lot better if the overall taste had some oomph to it. It's not a hard brew to drink, just boring.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2011 23:28:03 | More by Bitterbill
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4.13/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Moylan's Irish Red
On draft at The Avenue Pub, New Orleans, LA

Appearance: orangish-honey, very small head, some lacing.

Smell: malts and subtle hops.

Taste: delicious nutty malts, very slight hops, and subtle grain.

Mouthfeel: medium-light and smooth.

This has some excellent flavors. The malts really prevail. It could be ised as a session brew as well.

Serving type: on-tap

11-19-2010 04:41:23 | More by megahurts4
Danny's Irish Style Red Ale from Moylan's Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 165 ratings.