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

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78
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86 Ratings
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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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Arizona

4/5  rDev +17.3%

06-22-2013 23:30:08 | More by TommyLiam
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kjfinnerty

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +10%

04-26-2013 23:25:27 | More by kjfinnerty
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hurdjg

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

04-21-2013 14:26:19 | More by hurdjg
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

02-10-2013 20:34:41 | More by AnitaBrewski
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powdersoldier

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +10%

02-09-2013 18:25:14 | More by powdersoldier
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leedorham

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

01-25-2013 17:08:40 | More by leedorham
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Hawksfan79

Washington

3.28/5  rDev -3.8%
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
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rfreed

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +10%

01-21-2013 23:05:32 | More by rfreed
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

01-21-2013 03:16:36 | More by RoryOMoore
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wbillw

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

12-19-2012 02:46:30 | More by wbillw
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Murrhey

Montana

2.78/5  rDev -18.5%
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
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

11-19-2012 13:13:35 | More by t0rin0
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benbjb

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

11-04-2012 22:01:28 | More by benbjb
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adkieffer

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

10-05-2012 22:47:09 | More by adkieffer
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jnoelani

Washington

4/5  rDev +17.3%

08-16-2012 07:02:42 | More by jnoelani
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

3/5  rDev -12%

08-15-2012 03:52:48 | More by Kopfschuss
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strongaf

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

06-15-2012 07:24:58 | More by strongaf
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JamnesCameron

Illinois

3.08/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bomber purchased through LetsPour.com. Chilled and poured into a tulip glass. Pours a clear, deep reddish amber with a light tan head that does not last long.

Aromas of toffee and caramel.

Flavors of light toffee, caramel, sweetish maltiness. Light on the hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel is light, good level of carbonation.

Overall a decent amber ale. Nothing to make it stand out from the crowd.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2012 05:44:37 | More by JamnesCameron
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Irrationalist

California

2/5  rDev -41.3%

04-23-2012 06:13:10 | More by Irrationalist
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martino_cappachino


3.4/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a tall kitchen glass. Nice slightly uneven foamy heady with a mixture small and medium laced bubbles. Almost frothy.

More a fraction of red than brown in color it seemed in some vantages. Aroma was hard to track, but seemed relatively balanced between roasted malt and bubbly citrus. Texture was drier and coarser than other amber's I've had. Flavors my taste buds caught were faint, but almost fruity at first, that led to sweet and spicey pine I enjoyed. As the beer warmed up the fruity flavors faded and more of the malt flavor kicked in.. mostly tasting of toasted multigrain bread, and maybe flavors of hemp as well.

Overall enjoyed the flavors of beer more when it was cold vs. warm. Wished their was a little more aroma in the first pour though.
Not a bad beer in retrospect though... I'd have it again.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2012 20:04:12 | More by martino_cappachino
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Zombiepaper


4/5  rDev +17.3%

03-17-2012 07:46:27 | More by Zombiepaper
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shelby415

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

02-25-2012 07:38:23 | More by shelby415
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evilkorova

Washington

3/5  rDev -12%

12-23-2011 18:55:16 | More by evilkorova
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twelveinches

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

11-18-2011 07:00:31 | More by twelveinches
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beertunes

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into 10oz glass. Poured a clear, just very slightly hazy, medium dark red with about 1/4 inch of light tan head that had moderate retention and lacing.

The aroma was fairly typical for the style, solid, slightly sweet, malt base with just enough hops floating around for a bit of a citrus tingle. The story on the tongue is similar, solid malts with a little sweetness, a nice blend of hops for contrast and a tangy citrus hop finish.

The body was also averageish for the style, medium bodied and for the most part smooth. Drinkability is very good, this could easily be your sixer for a cookout at the neighbors.

Overall, a solidly decent brew. Worth trying if this style is what you're in the mood for.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2011 23:42:46 | More by beertunes
Hale's Red Menace Big Amber from Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
78 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.