Rad Red Amber Ale | Upland Brewing Company

BA SCORE
81
good
97 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Rad Red Amber AleRad Red Amber Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company
Indiana, United States
uplandbeer.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by wagenvolks on 05-22-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
97
Reviews:
46
Avg:
3.54
pDev:
12.99%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 97 |  Reviews: 46
Photo of jaidenjb
2/5  rDev -43.5%

Photo of Cris4545
2/5  rDev -43.5%

Photo of Smextongo
2.25/5  rDev -36.4%

Photo of Rod_J
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of Jakethesnake503
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of Mcvs1507
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of neckbracesub
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of psmith161
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

You had this beer. Write a review.

Photo of BeerFMAndy
2.88/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Mug. Bottled June '09 notched on label.

A - Lightly hazy coppery-amber color with a moderate one-finger cream-colored head on the pour but went down to a foam somewhat quickly. Specks of lacing stay on the glass but very minimally.

S - Low to moderate aromas overall. Nothing stands out exceptionally or pours out into my nose. Pale and amber malts with a moderate hop presence. Lacking any sort of character, this just smells. Not good, not bad, just smells.

T - No malt hints on the flavor. A hop presence dominates the palate. Probably dry-hopped. Very floral. A citrusy splash with a pine kick. Strangely I got a low caramel hint once when I cleared my throat but it's still completely lacking malt presence. It shouldn't taste like a Pale Ale/IPA combo.

M - Smooth going down with a harshly dry finish that parches the throat. The citrus and pine compiled with the hop bitter kick is a bit harsh for this style. A bit slick and light-medium bodied.

D - If the mouthfeel wasn't so dang dry it wouldn't be so rough but it feels like an Irish Red and tastes like a hoppy Pale Ale. Not a fan of this one.

 1,137 characters

Photo of AgentZero
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of BrianSherry
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of beerhast
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of thewimperoo
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of juzh12
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of MSandahl23
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of instinct2
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of RCLOHR267
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of jheiss
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of robwestcott
3.01/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

poured a cloudy amber from the tap at the brewpub into a pint glass with a full finger toffee color tight head leaving lace to the rim of the glass.

very mild, almost non-existent aroma.

hoppy taste upon the first sip leavig a slightly bitter after. later, more of a malty balance. average, not great.

 304 characters

Photo of Sean9689
3.01/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at Indy Tasting Room.

A - Pours reddish/copper color, off-white head, thin collar.

S - Light bread, pretty malt-forward with the hops taking a back seat. Not really how I prefer my Red Ales. Could use some more hoppy notes and less malty sweetness.

T - Carmel malty sweetness, light citrus hops, some toasted bread in there as well. Again, too syrupy and malty for me.

M - Light to medium, good carbonation, malty finish.

O - Not a Red Ale I would really revisit again. Too much sweetness, too syrupy, and not enough hops. It's just not refreshing and enjoyable, even at 5.6%. Drinks like 8-9%. Right around average for me, and I'm being nice.

 655 characters

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.02/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Type: Bottle 12 oz
Glass: Pint
From: Sahara Mart in Bloomington, IN
Price: $8.5 for a six pack

Appearance: a dull orangish-red. slightly hazy. a finger or so off-white head that leaves a lacing

Smell: kinda dull but not awful. bready

Taste: complex but not well done. bread, caramel malts, piney hops

Mouthfeel: start from the fridge its started off crisp but quickly gave way to a sticky resiny bitterness.

Overall: Not impressed with this one. Maybe its old, but this is all i got to go off of.

 502 characters

Photo of sweemzander
3.13/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into an imperial pint. No bottled date. Thanks go out to BeerFMAndy for yet another trade!

(A)- Pours a clear red amber color that produced an off-white to gray head that dissipated quickly.

(S)- Sweet malts of honey and caramel with a corn afterthought.

(T)- Faintly sweet raisin and corn husk with a light bitter bite on the finish.

(M)- Great carbonation with a fair depth to it. Straightforward.

(D)- A fine amber with fine taste. Nothing out of the ordinary, just a simple beer that doesnt demand anything or seek attention.

 556 characters

Photo of davemarc87
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of Flight317
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Rad Red Amber Ale from Upland Brewing Company
3.54 out of 5 based on 97 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.

    Learn More
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.

    Learn More
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Learn More