Pinstripe Red Ale - Ska Brewing Co.
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
4/5 rDev +12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Presentation: 12oz brown bottle. Cool skull label with bowling pins and hops in the mouth. No freshness date.
Appearance: Pours a light amber beer and a patchy white creamy, foam head. Last drop was full of "stuff" and turned the beer a bit cloudy.
Smell: Big malty, biscuit, fresh grain aroma.
Taste: Smooth and relatively light on the palate. A bit fruity, hint of roasted, with a mineral/metallic flavoured back bone. Mild sweetness. Low hop bitterness with a slight floral flavour. Bready and biscuit malt flavours follow with a bitty/grain mouthfeel and a crisp dryness that runs into the finish.
Notes: Doesn't resemble a "red ale", but this beer has many of the typical characteristics that you might expect -- crisp, dry, touch of roasted, etc. It's also very basic, making for some easy, no thinking drinking. A superb session beer.
Thanks to Arctic Liquors for the sample.
Serving type: bottle
03-26-2002 23:23:13 | More by Todd
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3.75/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Another new offering to me from Ska Brewing Co., acquired as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's. No abv listed on the bottle anywhere.
Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.
A - It pours a coppery bronze orange colored body with just over a finger of foamy khaki head. Leaves some nice spotty lacing behind. Looks pretty nice.
S - The nose is comprised of sweetened caramel malts, toffee, toasted grains, a bit of soapiness, mild alcohol phenols. A bit of an earthy / twiggy / fruity / berry / herbal tea like presence as well.
T - Taste follows the nose - caramel malt, toffee, herbal / twiggy / earthy tea leaf like flavors, and some mild hop bitterness. Lightly metallic on the finish.
M - The feel is crisp, clean, and malty. Mild fruitiness / bitterness lingering behind on the palate. Medium bodied with good carbonation.
Overall, a solid example of the style from Ska Brewing. This is easily one of the better beers I have had from these guys, and one that is a likely contender for repeat drinking.
Ska Brewing Pinstripe Red Ale ---3.5/5
Serving type: bottle
07-16-2014 17:22:32 | More by mfnmbvp
Pinstripe Red Ale from Ska Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.