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Station 33 Firehouse Red - North Country Brewing

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78
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64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 14.58%
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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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

2.8/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Eh. This beer is merely "okay" at best. It's well too malty and sweet from it for my liking. There's too much good beer out there to be spending time on bland stuff like this. Better beer out there and better beer from North Country to be trying.

Serving type: can

01-14-2014 03:26:16 | More by RblWthACoz
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +19%

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

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +11%
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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tdm168

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

02-17-2014 00:15:17 | More by Rhettroactive
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy orange-ish to amber color with a light tan head. In the aroma, a sweet roast and a sugar cookie batter like smell. In the taste, sweet malts, a dry sugar cookie and a small hop in the end. A smooth and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry pine hop in the aftertaste. Nice red, sweet cookie like but balanced.

Serving type: cask

04-13-2011 19:06:00 | More by OWSLEY069
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.49/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

Serving type: can

02-23-2014 20:00:05 | More by tone77
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Almost two fingers of head. The foam is fizzing loudly and quickly deflating. Big, coarse foam sitting atop a dark brick-mahogany colored beer.

Sweet red malts, stable grain, buttery caramel, toffee, and a chuckle of hops.

Toasty malts with that red ale sweetness. Almost a red candy vibe, with richness from the malt and a sweet herbal note. Too sweet, in fact, with obvious caramelized sugar and implied beet juice. Atypical for an Irish Red.

Drinks plain, but approved. Moderate carb, wet body. Has some sticky thickness.

Just okay. That's how I'd write it in my book.

Serving type: can

12-26-2013 15:48:37 | More by thecheapies
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Hojaminbag

Colorado

2.58/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Station 33 Firehouse red is a dark, reddish-brown color with a light brown head that is creamy and leaves a few scraps of lacing behind.

The aroma has toasted malt, and a slightly sharp fruit character to. A good bit of malt sweetness also.

This beer is too warm. It's not cellar temperature. It's not room temperature. It's about what I expect Tea temperature to be, and that is unpleasant. A good bit of toasted malt and a lot of fruit flavors and fruity hops mixed together. Just a touch of sourness creeps in. Caramel malt fills in the background.

Even for a cask, this beer needs more carbonation.

Too warm, too flat. Fairly enjoyable. This one is better on-tap.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2011 21:53:27 | More by Hojaminbag
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PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +22.9%
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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Tyrawlings

Ohio

3/5  rDev -10.7%

02-16-2012 17:04:31 | More by Tyrawlings
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Morey

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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

Indiana

4.55/5  rDev +35.4%
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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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark red to slightly orange color with little to no head. The smell is of caramel malts with some slight smell of citrus hops. The taste is very similar, it has a slight caramel malt taste that is slightly sweet and is balanced out with some citrus hops. The mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, not much going on for the mouthfeel. The drinkability is good, it is a serviceable beer that you could have a couple of, but not go all night.

Serving type: on-tap

08-01-2009 01:15:38 | More by goblue3509
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

07-09-2014 16:52:28 | More by Chucker17
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
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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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served on tap at the brewery

A - A nice red amber color, one finger of head, but no lacing to be found.
S - Real sweet malt, smells syrupy almost, no hops, some maple, old coffee cake.
T - Sweet malt trumps all other flavors here, a mild bitterness, and some weird wheat like flavor.
M - Cloyingly sweet, and palate coating.
O - When people visit the brewery, this the most liked beer, but for what reason? There's so much malt going on here, its not a clean and light feeling beer.

Serving type: on-tap

06-04-2013 19:04:42 | More by Omnium
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skaboom420

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -10.7%

05-04-2014 18:42:38 | More by skaboom420
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KeyWestGator

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

07-19-2014 23:15:14 | More by KeyWestGator
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DrFunkenstein

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

05-29-2014 01:58:41 | More by DrFunkenstein
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ItsBeer4Me

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

11-06-2013 23:36:03 | More by ItsBeer4Me
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Mark5252

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

02-24-2014 01:55:34 | More by Mark5252
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rcjennings

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

12-07-2012 01:02:03 | More by rcjennings
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vwbus7

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

06-24-2014 02:44:05 | More by vwbus7
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Station 33 Firehouse Red from North Country Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.