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Station 33 Firehouse Red - North Country Brewing

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65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 14.54%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | 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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JamesS

Indiana

4.55/5  rDev +35%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had on cask at Piper's Pub, Pittsburgh, PA.

Came to the table a wonderful deep, blood-ruby red with a nice bit of thick foam and had very nice lacing throughout. Very nice thick malty scent, deep and slightly woodsy. Excellent taste, a very nice maltiness, just south of a brown ale, with a touch of tartness to it and a nice light hoppy finish; unlike a lot of red ales, they did not overhop this one, it was just about perfect. Went down wonderfully smooth, although I know part of that is because it was through a cask ale system. I'd like to compare to a non-cask version, but definitely recommend it on cask.

Serving type: cask

08-29-2009 15:38:17 | More by JamesS
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sunavamitch

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

01-16-2012 01:30:10 | More by sunavamitch
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scm2787

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

08-21-2012 23:53:14 | More by scm2787
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PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A- It was a beautiful clear red color. Thin white head that disappeared quickly.

S-hard to detect with everything going on around but a hint of hops and malt.

T- The tase was rich, bready and smooth with a subtle hint of hop bitterness and a dry finish.

M-medium weight body and very little carbonation. One of the smoothest beers I have ever had.

D-This was delicious and I could have drank it all night.

Serving type: cask

04-20-2007 23:51:33 | More by PittBeerGirl
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tallfellapgh

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +18.7%

06-13-2014 18:22:05 | More by tallfellapgh
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +18.7%

07-05-2013 22:55:35 | More by ejimhof
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BuckSpin

Maine

3.83/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-09-2005 12:30:58 | More by BuckSpin
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

12-24-2013 04:16:34 | More by WVbeergeek
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vwbus7

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

06-24-2014 02:44:05 | More by vwbus7
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bret717

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

07-13-2014 04:48:56 | More by bret717
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twonder23

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

07-25-2014 18:54:15 | More by twonder23
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NoProblem

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

07-05-2014 18:59:55 | More by NoProblem
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Hermthegerm

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

01-12-2013 13:01:19 | More by Hermthegerm
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rcjennings

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

12-07-2012 01:02:03 | More by rcjennings
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zdogix

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

04-09-2014 00:28:46 | More by zdogix
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squirreljr

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

01-28-2014 03:43:53 | More by squirreljr
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A. Served on tap at the brew pub. Reddish orange with some head.

S. Caramel malts, american hops.

T. A woody, nutty, roasted malt body with some citric american hops (cascade,simcoe?). A nice irish red with a good hop profile.

M. Medium bodied and smooth.

D. This is a good session beer, but I would only have a few of these.

Notes: Second time I've tried this one. This seems to be a local favorite. I tried it at the Penn Brewfest and it was popular among my group back then.

Serving type: on-tap

08-30-2008 15:02:04 | More by Stinkypuss
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Lepley

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

When I go to Slippery Rock this is what the majority of their customers seem to be ordering.
This has been sitting in my growler for two days so I can't be too harsh.

A: Little to no head, might be my fault for not consuming it fast enough. Little carbonation, but pretty good lacing. Deep, murky brown. I have to say I love the color.
S: Malty and sweet. Doughy.
T: A little flat, again probably my fault. Sweet, little hop presence, malty, honey. Very flavorful.
M: Smooth, little carbonation.
D: Pretty solid ale. Another good one from North Country.

Serving type: growler

12-09-2008 04:06:56 | More by Lepley
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tkelley

Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Serving type: can

07-23-2014 23:46:25 | More by tkelley
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GreenJetta912

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

There's some caramel in the nose along with a tiny bit of smokiness and a mild hop character. Sweet nose that leans on the malty side.

Taste isn't bad. The growler tends to lose some carbonation (since I cracked it last night) but in the pub, it's crisper. Definite caramel here but not as much as I expected from the nose. A bit on the dry side but it's balance pretty well. Faint to mild hoppyness but in prefect ratios for the style. Not a bad sip of beer. Nothing really comes out to get you here but it's a great balance and a good session beer. Slight amounts of sulfur from the Slippery Rock water are present but when made into beer it's barely there.

The finish is dry with a caramel subtlety. Good brew!

Serving type: growler

05-07-2011 14:06:51 | More by GreenJetta912
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

06-23-2014 22:45:32 | More by tdm168
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PCATD

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-13-2014 20:35:12 | More by PCATD
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ItsBeer4Me

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

11-06-2013 23:36:03 | More by ItsBeer4Me
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Jonesy24

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-08-2012 00:12:36 | More by Jonesy24
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rellisonii

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-24-2013 04:01:31 | More by rellisonii
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Station 33 Firehouse Red from North Country Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.