Red On Red | Central City Brewers + Distillers

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Brewed by:
Central City Brewers + Distillers
British Columbia, Canada

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Canadian flag – red in the east; red in the west. Double Red. A perfect style for the “East meets West” collaboration born at the 2012 Session Toronto Craft Beer Festival between BC’s Central City Brewers & Distillers and Ontario’s Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery. This Limited Edition Double Red Ale has been single-hopped using the first release of the brand new “Mosaic” hops bringing out floral notes of Papaya and Guava, creating a unique flavour and aroma when married with the Pale, Munich and Three Crystal malts.

Added by Rutager on 06-01-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 20 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by mtomlins:
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4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a stemmed tulip glass and shared with friends.

A: It pours a deep brownish red color (mahogany?) with a short tan head that leaves some decent lacing.

S: There is pleasant malt nose highlighting some toasted grains, caramel and bread. The predominate aroma however is a big blast of hops with lots of fruit (tropical and citrus) and some spicy/piney notes.

T: The taste follows suit, but the malt comes through a bit more and the hops transitions nicely from juicy fruit to dry, bitterness!

M: There is a good amount of carbonation and medium-high body making the brew smooth and round.

O: This is a really nice (imperial?) red ale with a tasty malt backbone with lots of diverse hop notes.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of chickenm
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of CanuckRover
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Deep dark red with pretty ruby highlights. Mocha head, great retention and lacings.

Boozy nose, almost whiskey-like. Intriguing hop presence, bittering.

Tongue coating bitterness right from the start. Toasty caramel playing a predictably important role here. Finish is nice and nutty with lingering bitterness.

Lovely body on this one. Super smooth and substantive. Beer to savour.

Good one.

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Photo of Rutager
3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Collaboration with Flying Monkeys.

Appearance. Pours a deep amber-brown with a finger of thick khaki head that leaves some decent bands of lace.

Smell. Big tropical fruits. Papaya, mango, pineapple, along with a little caramel and light notes of floral hops, cedar, pine and grapefruit.

Taste. Big juicy hops with lots of that tropical fruit flavour again but there's also a good amount of molasses that I didn't pick up in the nose. Nice bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body with creamy smooth medium carbonation.

Overall. Great hops in this one.

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Photo of ThinkAgain
4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of LampertLand
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Central City Brewing & Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery collaboration brew 'Red On Red' an Imperial Double Red Ale @ 9.5% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $8

A-pour is a clear dark amber with a medium size off white head which is leaving a spotty lace along the stein

S-Pale , Munich & Three Crystal malts combined with a`new` Mosaic hops creates a smell similar to a Cascadian Dark Ale

T-big tasting red ale , ah Imperial !!

MF-mild medium carbonation , full bodied ,
has that hoppy bittersweet finish that lingers on the palate

Ov-ok good beer, glad I got to try it ,
should be sample alongside HS - 3 Beavers or Lagunitas - Lucky 13

prost LampertLand

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Photo of jrenihan
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On-tap during Sessions 2013 festival.

Beer is dark red/reddish brown in colour.

Smell contains sweet caramel malt, perhaps a bit of rye. Some hoppy notes, a bit of fruit and floral scents. Toasty.

Hoppy flavours, fruity flavours that are hard to pin. Sweet caramel malt, floral. Toasted malt.

Medium bodied, moderately carbonated. Chewy and a bit oily. Really hides the ABV well.

Overall, pretty good.

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Photo of leaddog
4.34/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

400th review!

Appearance- Pours a chestnut brown with a finger of frothy beige head.

Smell- Caramalts, papaya, gauva (mosaic hops)

Taste- Caramalts and then goes right to the Mosaic hops (papaya, guava). Finishes with a pleasant bitterness.

Mouthfeel- Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. Has a pleasant stickiness.

Overall- A well executed collaboration brew between Central City and Flying Monkeys. The mosaic hops add a unique flavour profile that makes this brew quite enjoyable. Glad I got my hands on a bottle.

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of ZachT
4.47/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Red On Red from Central City Brewers + Distillers
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 20 ratings