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Rip Tide Red | Southend Brewery & Smokehouse

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Brewed by:
Southend Brewery & Smokehouse
South Carolina, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
An American, full flavored microbrew in its finest form. This medium bodied, ruby red beer will swallow up your taste buds like a wave from Folly Beach.

Added by kylehay2004 on 12-18-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served as part of a flight

Pours a clear dark amber with a thin ring. Mild aromas of piney hops and sweet amber malt. Taste is fairly malt-heavy, lots of amber and caramel, with some light citrus hops. Mouthfeel is smooth and a touch sticky, with a medium body and decent carbonation. Overall a decent Amber, but not something I'd get again.

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2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

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3/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.65/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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2.41/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: On-tap at Southend Brewery. Had a reddish color and a clear texture. There was a half inch of long-lasting, foamy head. Average lacing.

S: Not much of smell, with a little bit of hops and malt.

T: Tasted of hops and malt up front, with an unpleasant tobacco flavor in the finish. This latter element doesn't work well with the taste, which is somewhat thin to begin with.

M: A decent amount of carbonation with a grainy, harsh finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Red ales aren't exactly the most complex style, but this one does not come close to the best examples if the style.

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3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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1/5  rDev -67.2%

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3/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

An average beer better than your macros and some crafts but not in the upper echelon. However still a fine drink and would have again. More importantly is the locale where you can get it which is a small microbrewery/restaurant in Charleston which is dynamite. A fabulous setting combined with great decor and an interesting old building in the heart of Charleston. The food is excellent and the service is great but get there early or make reservations on the weekend as it does get crowded on the peak hours.

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look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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3.56/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had at the southend brewery in charleston, sc. A very nice deep amber with red hues. Reddish hues with a half finger head rapidly dissipating. Lots if lacing. Typical sweet malt aroma. The taste is unique for a red. Sweet caramel malt but smokey notes are present throughout. A nice hop finish for a red. Overall both drinkable and unique. One of the better beers available from this establishment.

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3.82/5  rDev +25.2%
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One of the best Reds I have had. Very smooth beer as well as malty with lots of carmel and amber. Would drink this again.

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3/5  rDev -1.6%

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Rip Tide Red from Southend Brewery & Smokehouse
Beer rating: 3.05 out of 5 with 28 ratings
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