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Hale's Red Menace Big Amber - Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub

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BA SCORE
78
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86 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 15.54%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: freed on 09-23-2004)
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ccrida

Oregon

3.1/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a nonic, Red Menace is a murky dark chestnut with a thin ivory head that leaves moderate lace. I like the color but there's not enough head.

Smell is soft toasted malt, semi-sweet with perhaps a touch of brown sugar.

Taste doesn't have that touch of sweetness on the nose, and is pretty standard toasted malt amber, with no distinct hop pressance to speak of flavor or bittering wise. I've done a NW amber tasting tonight and this one is perfectly average. No real flaws, but totally indistinct. Not sure exactly how strong this is, they only give the OG, which is pretty pointless w/o the FG! Still, it's 1.056, so if this finished at say 1.015, it's only 5.3%...not very big at all!

Mouthfeel is average, perhaps a bit slick and thin.

Drinkability is average. Blah, boring, one and done with this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2008 07:37:20 | More by ccrida
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Hale's Red Menace Big Amber from Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
78 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.