Nimbus Rillito Red Ale | Nimbus Brewing Company

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Nimbus Rillito Red AleNimbus Rillito Red Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Nimbus Brewing Company
Arizona, United States
nimbusbeer.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by beerguy101 on 09-06-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
93
Reviews:
41
Avg:
3.28
pDev:
17.38%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Photo of burlyegg
2.64/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

Way to much foam! The look and flavor are nice and distinct.

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Photo of tucson_brewson
3.8/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass.

A: Pours a deep copper red, thick two-finger foam due to quick pour, but settles over time. Visible carbonation.
S: Cherry, apple, toasted malt, Tucson water!
T: A typical red ale (to me), more caramel maltiness than hops, very fruity, and that bitter something in the Tucson water supply that gives these Nimbus brews a unique dry, finishing flavor (not bad, but nothing refined)
M: Lighter-medium bodied, very drinkable, carbonation not overpowering
O: I used to get the Brown Ale and Monkeyshine a lot, but the Red Ale is a good go-to for something more balanced and pairs well with a lot of different foods. I'm partial to local brews, and as far as Nimbus goes, this is my favorite.

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Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NickLocc24
2.79/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

i thought it was mediocre.

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Photo of bmeGT
3/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mdlb44
3.19/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MetalMistress
1.56/5  rDev -52.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Worst beer that I have ever had!

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Photo of chinchill
1.47/5  rDev -55.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.25

Recently purchased 12 oz bottle.

Like other beers from this lousy brewery, this one gushed out of the pint glass with just a small pour. The aroma is bad and the flavor worse. Incompetently crafted and highly likely to be infected. I have had had 4-5 other bad beers from the brewery, from multiple sources on different occasions. Moreover, both of the other two people I know who have had a Nimbus have had similar poor experiences, also ending with a drain pour. I can now put this on my small list of never again breweries and urge anyone reading this to do the same.

O: AVOID!

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of gwiedman1
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Kari-D
2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

This Nimbus Red Ale has a sour taste I can not get past, and Reds are usually my thing.

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Photo of oh_sacred_hops
3.12/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of chosenone23
4/5  rDev +22%

Photo of Jmbbabson
2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

Photo of Vestlake
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of mrcraft
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of bongobeer
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of LXIXME
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of SalukiAlum
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of EdelweissDad
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of metter98
3.23/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: The beer is hazy amber orange in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation along with some particles resting at the bottom of the glass. It poured with a two finger high beige head that died down, leaving a thin head covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of doughy and earthy yeast are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste doesn't have very strong flavors and mostly consists of yeast.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little thin on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer doesn't offer much in the way of malts or hops in the smell or the taste. I'm not sure if the beer I had was aged a bit, but if this was the case I wouldn’t expect that the malt flavors would disappear.

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Photo of GFish
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of henskejk
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of deaconblues78
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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Nimbus Rillito Red Ale from Nimbus Brewing Company
3.28 out of 5 based on 93 ratings.
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