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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: 177
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 7
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Moylan's Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: younger35 on 02-07-2008

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Ratings: 177 | Reviews: 123
Photo of Brenden
3.82/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Red, yes, but this beer is more of a thick orange-brown-red. The head blows up as I pour, but settles quickly. Eventually it's a smallish cap of orange-tinted tannish head, then a foam, and eventually that fades as well. There's some lacing left, but not a whole lot.
The aroma shows a sweet, bready malts backbone with yeast with a mix of caramel, toffee and dark fruits in the sweetness. A little bit of green tea is detectable in there, like in a tea-based energy drink, but natural.
This is a malty, malty beer, majorly bready with lots of yeast. Pumpernickel without any of the sourdough aspect is seems to be the foundation. It's got lots of toffee, caramel, and dark fruits, as in the nose, with an almost alcoholic aspect in that it's got the sweetness without the heat. The hops are there, light, underneath the malts, adding a bit more flavor with balance. There's a little spiciness in the front that gets lighter as it goes. The sweetness just gets a bit cloying, and this is a good beer otherwise.
The feel is good, rich and thick, full-bodied (especially for a red) with a bit of a crisp bite and plenty of smoothness.

Photo of sweethome
3.03/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a copper penny color. A little white head.

Aroma is pure malt - sweet, crystal malt, a hint of maple.

Soft entry is a bit watery. Simple sweet malts. Some complex maltiness tries to come in mid-mouth - but then fades. The mouthfeel is simple, watery. I'm actually a bit surprised there is no trace of hops given it's Moylan's - but they remain true to the style and description.

Nothing bad here, a decent sessionable ale without a lot of distinction.

Photo of gleemonger
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of BoatsSinkBro
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 bomber.
-Deep copper color.
-Medium head
-Aroma very pretty biscuit and caramel with some fruit in there somewhere, definitely on the sweeter side of smells.
-Taste was either biscuit/caramel with a bit of fruit rolling after wards, but clips off with a dry aftertaste.
-This thing has a pretty big malty sweet body.
-Mouth feel isn't too carbonated, the biscuit taste is predominate.
It's probably a good drink for those who are really into the sweeter/malty/biscuty beers, but I was hoping for more complexity. A good beer for those who like their stuff more biscuit and caramel rather than hoppy. But balanced, it is not.

Photo of Independant
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of VncentLIFE
2.93/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pour is almost like an amber. Smells like overly dry cereal grains. And it even tastes like dry grains. Honestly tastes like a grain mill. They didnt figure out balance in this one. Its so overly dry, its hard to get over. Its honestly not a bad beer, if it wasnt for all those grains.

Photo of kew
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of cdwil
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Giovacchini
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A- hazy copper appearance with a thin head that dissipates.

S- yeast, dried fruits, caramel, malt.

T- apricots, mild coffee flavors, dried fruits, and maple.

M- mild carbonation, alcohol is subtle but present, sweet and medium body.

O- I liked this beer. I want to try it again and since I'm so close to Moylan's I wanted to check out their location.

Photo of mtrog313
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of sonorb7
5/5  rDev +39.3%

Photo of AndrewMichael
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of cfergusn
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of PEIhop
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Mora2000
3.46/5  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.

Photo of Exiled
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of dansmcd
3.57/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

Photo of ElCommodoro
4.24/5  rDev +18.1%
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.

Photo of omnigrits
3.73/5  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.

Photo of ADZA
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

Photo of bayougutter
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

Photo of Sammy
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Photo of spicelab
3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

Photo of MrKennedy
3.97/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

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