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Station 33 Firehouse Red - North Country Brewing

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60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 15.22%
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 +35.8%
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 +34.3%

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

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

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

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +23.3%
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 +19.4%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +19.4%

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

Maine

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

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

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

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

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

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

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +11.3%
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 +9%
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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GreenJetta912

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev +6%
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 +4.5%

06-23-2014 22:45:32 | More by tdm168
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ItsBeer4Me

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

03-24-2013 04:01:31 | More by rellisonii
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PaulD

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

07-04-2014 15:22:41 | More by PaulD
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Morey

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

01-06-2014 22:23:37 | More by Morey
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77markahrens77

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

03-09-2014 19:36:23 | More by 77markahrens77
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

tap

Pours a hazy amber color, bit of a film for a head.

Smell is pretty faint, but there is some malt there.

Taste is mild, grainy malts, sweet and smooth, no bitterness.

Feel is smooth, moderate to thin, goes down easy.

Pretty refreshing. Nothing special, but an easy to like session beer. Hurt by a lack of a noticeable scent though.

Serving type: on-tap

08-30-2010 01:40:34 | More by Cylinsier
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Station 33 Firehouse Red from North Country Brewing
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