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Station 33 Firehouse Red - North Country Brewing

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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 15.52%
Wants: 0
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
North Country Brewing visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BuckSpin on 04-09-2005)
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Reviews by kimbo33:
Photo of kimbo33
2.65/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Has a bit of a minerally taste to it. Also was a bit hazy for the style. Probably not filtered, which is odd cause it doesnt have much taste for an unfiltered beer. I do like the idea of helping the fire department, but I wish the beer tasted bettter. It was way too mild for me.

kimbo33, Jan 01, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of mattcrill
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Aroma: Nice caramel notes waft out of the glass. Earthy hop bitterness provides a subtle counterpoint. Fermentation character is clean.

Appearance: Dense brick red pour with a medium white head that retains well. Appears still in the glass.

Flavor: Pleasant caramel sweetness up front with bready undertones. An earthy hop bitterness provides good balance. Balance is nearly even with enough malty character and earthy bitterness to keep the palate intrigued. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is clean.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. No alcohol heat or astringency.

Overall impression: An easy drinking balanced Irish Red. Not sure why this hasn't gotten more love. Well crafted, approachable, and tasty. Glad I tried it.

mattcrill, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of kcc
4/5  rDev +19.4%

kcc, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of heddar33
3/5  rDev -10.4%

heddar33, Sep 09, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -32.8%

DWolf, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of TimoP
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

TimoP, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

WVbeergeek, Dec 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

tallfellapgh, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of Dmaradei
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Dmaradei, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of whatname
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

whatname, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of tdm168
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

tdm168, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of tkelley
3.55/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can from my fourth beer of the every other month club shipment. Poured into a shaker pint.

A - dark amber/ruby color with a thin creamy head. Good lacing. Body is clear when held to the light.

N - very sweet smelling with good caramel notes. Maybe a little bit of dried fruit too.

T - tasty for the style. Caramel sweetness and biscuity taste. Dry.

M - decent carbonation ans good mouthfeel. Easy drinker.

O - probably not the best summer beer (its ninety plus degrees as I drink it) but a very tasty drinkable Irish red ale.

tkelley, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of robgage
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

robgage, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of ChuckVee
1.63/5  rDev -51.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Had the cask version of this beer at Pipers Pub in Pittsburgh. I'm used to having a nice creamy head from a beer drawn from a hand pump, but this one had none at all. Very low carbonation. The nose was literally non-existant - similar to smelling a glass of water. Very strange. The flavor followed suit with not much of anything going on. Very thin in body - not much in the way of a discernable malt pallete, and only a hint of hops in the tail end of the finish. To sum this beer up in one word - Bland. I was excited to try this beer being that it is local, but ended up completely dissapointed, and $5 poorer. Not a great introduction to North Country Brewing.

ChuckVee, Dec 28, 2009
Photo of MCDub
3/5  rDev -10.4%

MCDub, May 10, 2013
Photo of tone77
3.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A big thanks to the legendary woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a pretty amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is light, a bit of malts. Taste is malts, some caramel, a bit of sweetness, easy drinking and refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

tone77, Feb 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

vwbus7, Jun 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

bret717, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of london1o1
2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

london1o1, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of BuckSpin
3.83/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Part of a 5oz sampler.

One of my favorite macros is Killian's, so I was looking forward to trying a craft version. Of course it has a warm reddish hue with a nice head of white lace that clung nicely. Nose was light, spicy, fragrant without revealing anything. Nice very mild pepper & hops on the tongue that balanced well with the malts, then gives way to a smooth finishing. Very drinkable, but yet a safe & for the most part predictable brew.

Item of note - NCB donates a small percentage of all sales of this item to the aforementioned Station 33 Firehouse in Slippery Rock, so try a glass, enjoy a good Irish Ale and help out our heroes all at the same time.

BuckSpin, Apr 09, 2005
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

Tyrawlings, Feb 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

gopens44, Nov 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

PCATD, Jul 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Octoberist, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of Rudgers73
3.05/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured fresh from the growler.

A- Incredibly clear for a craft beer. Rich, copper-red color. Really nice to look at. Small thin head that turns into nothing.

S- Hoppy and smooth. Very natural and earthy smelling.

T- Slightly bitter to begin but it soon turns in to a medium bodied solid beer. Leaves you thirsty for more.

M- Light and crisp. Just a little bit dry, not enough to really say so.

D- My friend loves this beer. I'm not too keen on irish reds, but this is well made. Much better than killian's IMO.

Rudgers73, Sep 25, 2006
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Station 33 Firehouse Red from North Country Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.