Rad Red Amber Ale | Upland Brewing Company

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Rad Red Amber AleRad Red Amber Ale

Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company
Indiana, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by wagenvolks on 05-22-2009

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Ratings: 97 |  Reviews: 46
4.3/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

As far as looks go this one pretty much nails it as far as the body goes. It is deep ruby amber in tone. Head is light a beige tone that stands two fingers tall and fades slowly leaving a half inch wall of lace. Nose is a special mixture of sweet candied citrus and smooth but rich softly laced malts. Really wonderful nose here. The taste simulates the nose very well with a wonderful mixture of crisp rustic hops and nicely balancing malts. The flavor is so complete and pleasing I must say I was very pleasantly surprised by this one from Upland. The flavor of this on really falls in line with some of my favorite hoppy red/amber ales. The mouthfeel is of a beer you can drink and enjoy all night long. As far as true drinkability goes it just doesn't get any better then this.

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2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz.

Pours a mostly clear amber red, yellowish head retains as a lacing.

Smells of brown sugar, buttered biscuit malt, and a mild nutty hop.

Tastes of buttered biscuit malt with a nutty dryness and a light dry vegetal hop bitterness.

Medium body with tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

Above average ale, good flavor, very nice aroma, and drinks easy. Nothing spectacular but decent.

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.38/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 fl oz bottle
Served in a perfect pint glass

A - This beer is amber with golden highlights. When held to the light I see chunks of suspended yeast. It is topped with two inches of tan head.

S - I get a nice balance of caramel malt and floral hops.

T - It starts out with a slights caramel/toffee taste and finishes with a mild bittering.

M - Medium

O - Of the Upland sampler that I purchased, this is sadly the best. It is an average red ale. I will not be seeking anything from Upland unless it is a lambic.

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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Rad Red Amber Ale from Upland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.44 out of 5 with 97 ratings
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