Ard Ri | Upland Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company
Indiana, United States | website

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
"High King" is an Imperial Red Ale

Added by Bitterbill on 10-09-2007

BEER STATS
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
141
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
16.67%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Photo of chilidog
4.13/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The Ard Ri, Bottled, I found in a Fort Wayne beer store for a pricey $14 plus a six is really my first upland. I've been wanting to get ahold of some Uplands, but oddly enough this limited St. Patty brew was the only offering.

So I start at the top, Imperial Red. It pours a nice dark, slight hazed red. On top, A nice, light tan inch&half head. Lace does web the glass.

The aroma stirs at the nose with a mild but sure fired hop.

The taste is hopped but really well balanced so its not as bitter. The malts calm this 9.6% abv. brew and sweet'n things enough to allow this brew to be enjoyed and drank easy. Easy dose it, 9.6, you would never guess its that strong. Very smooth.

The mouthfeel feels soft, not chewy. The body i would say is heavy medium or a shy full.
Drinkability, pretty easy with a slight hop dryness toward the finih.

Well worth the money!

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Photo of JamesS
4.28/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is more of an Imperial Red, as it's brewed a lot stronger than normal reds. It has an excellent look to it, a very beautiful burnt red/copper color. It had an excellent head and great lacing. Not only did it have a good red ale scent, nice and almost-sweet, but it also had a wonderful hoppy aroma with it. It had an excellent taste, but much more hoppy than the usual red ale, with a bit of a bitter aftertaste. It goes down fairly smooth, with just a bit of roughness from the high ABV. Excellent imperial and red ale mix.

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Ard Ri from Upland Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.
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