Hale's Red Menace Big Amber - Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
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Reviews by freed:
4.15/5 rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This was recommended by our server at the Rose and Raindrop, and it seemed like a nice way to finish the evening. The glass held an enchantingly deep amber liquid with good clarity and a curious head. The foam was made of a great variety of bubbles sizes like you'd find in pancake batter. It created a nice milkshake look, though I feel that it may have kept the aroma down. It was just slightly sweet and roasty, but that might have also been masked by the yolks sitting behind me having 2-3 cigarettes for ever bottle of PBR they drank. Who drinks PBR in bottles anyway?
The taste was a surprising mix of sweet and solid amber flavors with a brightness from the hop choices. The ale had a wealthy body that filled the mouth and drank easily. The crisp hops gave the beer nice dimension as well.
This ale was quite drinkable, and I'd love to have it again.
Serving type: on-tap
09-23-2004 19:49:26 | More by freed
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3.28/5 rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Glass: Nonic pint glass
Appearance: Dark amber ish orange. Thin white head that dissipated very quickly.
Smell: strong grapefruit with a slight sweetness underneath. Not much going on in the aroma.
Taste: Strong hoppyness initially. Nice balance of hops and malts. Hops flavor comes in and out, starts off strong then fades into malts, and then comes back in the finish.
Mouthfeel: thin almost watery, very light bodied.
Serving type: bottle
01-23-2013 22:36:21 | More by Hawksfan79
2.78/5 rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Reviewed live.
A- One finger head that leaves very quickly. Amber body with high clarity.
S- Amber malts, subtle smells. Nothing great though.
T- Stale malts, caramel flavors, some earthy hops. Average.
M- Light, watery. Semi-dry finish.
O- Not an impressive beer.
Serving type: bottle
12-17-2012 03:24:49 | More by Murrhey
Hale's Red Menace Big Amber from Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
78 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.