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Favorite Red Ale

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Beertsipper, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. Beertsipper

    Beertsipper Savant (275) New York Nov 18, 2008

    I'd have to say Nugget Nectar. But I'm having some Bear Republic Red Rocket and it's drinking very well this late afternoon. :)

    I should be getting NN in my area very soon and looking forward to the 2013 version.
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  2. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Savant (350) California Feb 22, 2011

    Alesmith Winter Yulesmith comes to mind. I'm not that into red ales, but I'll stumble across one that I like every so often.
  3. WiscoNYC

    WiscoNYC Aficionado (170) New York Jan 12, 2012

    Cigar City Tocobaga. I wish I could find it in nyc.
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  4. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,245) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002

    The retired Odell Extra Special Red. At least, I could buy that one off the shelf.
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  5. Not a huge fan of red ales but Lagunitas Imperial Red was awesome last year.
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  6. I love NN, but I wouldn't call it a red ale. Without a doubt then, I have always loved Tocobaga. Going to FL next week for vacation and I'll be going to the brewery specifically to pick up a sixer or two.
  7. WebGuyMike

    WebGuyMike Savant (395) Florida Dec 5, 2012

    I haven't tried many Reds but Terrapin Oak Aged Big Hoppy Monster sure was good!
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  8. Pinche_Oso

    Pinche_Oso Savant (460) California Jun 25, 2012

    Marble Brewing - Imperial Red is my favorite so far.
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  9. whiterabbit

    whiterabbit Savant (265) Ohio Jan 24, 2010

    I always enjoy the release of Conway's Irish red Ale here in Cleveland, very enjoyable, and outstanding on tap.....
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  10. lucasj82

    lucasj82 Advocate (710) Indiana Aug 13, 2009

    Two Brothers Revelry
  11. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Savant (375) New York Aug 1, 2012

    Zoe period
  12. denver10

    denver10 Champion (910) Kentucky Nov 17, 2010

    Odell's Red.[​IMG]

    With the caveat that I have yet to try Troeg's Nugget Nectar, Cigar City's Tocobaga, or Bitterbill's Odell nomination.
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  13. PHBoiler

    PHBoiler Advocate (575) Illinois Jan 14, 2013

    2 Brothers Revelry was very good, but I'd actually go with Pipeworks Blood of the Unicorn. That imperial red had all the DIPA character tucked into the red category.
  14. misfit1034

    misfit1034 Aficionado (170) Ohio Dec 29, 2009

  15. What would you call it?

    Mine is Red's Rye PA.
  16. BB1313

    BB1313 Champion (815) Ohio Jul 16, 2009

    Great Lakes Nosferatu
    Two Brothers Cane & Ebel
    Bell's This One Goes To 11
    Lagunitas Imperial Red
    Ithaca Cascazilla

    I personally put Nugget Nectar in the IPA/DIPA category, reguardless of what they like to call it..

    Troegs Hopback, Mt. Carmel Amber, Lagunitas Censored, and Red Seal are great, but more in the amber category..
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  17. BB1313

    BB1313 Champion (815) Ohio Jul 16, 2009

    Revelry is really good.. if the booze was a little less noticeable in the aromas and flavors, it would be a homerun, IMO..
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  18. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) New York Jan 11, 2013

    Long Ireland Celtic Ale
    Sam Adams Irish Red
    Great Lakes Conways
  19. BB1313

    BB1313 Champion (815) Ohio Jul 16, 2009

  20. Tocobaga for the win!
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  21. bleakies

    bleakies Savant (415) Massachusetts Apr 11, 2011

    Cambridge Brewing's Red God is a good big/impy red.

    For less brawny versions, I like Mayflower Spring Hop (a seasonal, alas) and Maine Beer Co. Zoe.
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  22. G'Knight!
  23. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,245) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002

    That is darn good but the old Extra Special Red...hey, wait a tic, I see I scored the Red, 6.5%abv, a tad higher than the ESR, 8.00 abv. The lower abv gives the Red the win.
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  24. ipas-for-life

    ipas-for-life Savant (410) Virginia Feb 28, 2012

    Is Lagunitas Lucky 13 considered a Red ale? If so that is my favorite.
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  25. WebGuyMike

    WebGuyMike Savant (395) Florida Dec 5, 2012

    I guess I gotta try this stuff. Maybe in March when I'm down there for Hunahpu Day.
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  26. dwitt24

    dwitt24 Initiate (0) Washington Feb 28, 2011

    Ice Harbor Red

    For Imperial Red ... Alaskan Pilot Series Imperial Red
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  27. Ri0

    Ri0 Poobah (1,040) Wisconsin Jul 1, 2012

    I love hoppy reds and want to find more than what I have had.
    Hop Head Red
    GL Nosferatu
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  28. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,245) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002

    That is a new fav of mine.
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  29. EdTheEdge

    EdTheEdge Advocate (590) California Mar 26, 2011

  30. Mayflower Spring Hop was tasty last year as was Lagunitas Imperial Red.
  31. I recall when I was 22 and a sissy I liked Red Seal by North Coast.
  32. jmw

    jmw Savant (440) North Carolina Feb 4, 2009

    Troegs Hopback all day, every day
    Meantime Yakima Red over that when I can get it.

    This is a rye pale ale, like the name says.
  33. ledzeppelin4

    ledzeppelin4 Savant (390) Illinois May 18, 2011

    Three Floyds Brian Boru.
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  34. EdTheEdge

    EdTheEdge Advocate (590) California Mar 26, 2011


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  35. Ri0

    Ri0 Poobah (1,040) Wisconsin Jul 1, 2012

    I'm going to buy some and let you know. K thnx bye.
  36. This.
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  37. Ahh good call on Nosferatu, forgot about that one.
  38. ChanChan

    ChanChan Advocate (575) California Dec 12, 2009