Red Rack Ale | Woodstock Inn Brewery

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Red Rack AleRed Rack Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Woodstock Inn Brewery
New Hampshire, United States
woodstockinnbrewery.com

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Amber in color with slight caramel sweetness. Medium hop bitterness. Malty up front with a nice hop/ malt balance.

23.3 IBU

Added by UnionMade on 07-07-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
199
Reviews:
99
Avg:
3.42
pDev:
13.16%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
23
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 199 |  Reviews: 99
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance had a decent looking amber to red color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about less than a minute. There was some light lacing. The smell had a decent roasted apple of sorts gracing between some English malts. The taste took those flavors to town and made it semi-sweet but it really felt and tasted really like a true English ESB. On the palate, this one sat fairly light, but tried to show a semi-medium of sorts on the body. It was fairly sessionable and had a decent carbonation running about it. Overall, I say this was a pretty good ESB worth trying. If anything, the second bottle went really well with BBQ pork.

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Photo of Nucleosynthesis
3.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bitburger
3.82/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Karibourgeois
2.58/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of redsoxjim
3.98/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of fitzy84
3.34/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bought a bottle of this beer when I was up at a cider mill in Waterbury, Vermont. Beer pours with a clear amber appearance with a thin head around the ring of the glass. I smelled aromas of light peppers mixed with a sort of bready cranberry or dark fruit flavor. Taste was somewhat bitter thanks to a caramel mixed malt flavoring. Mouthfeel was good for this drink; the carbonation helped to make the beer easily drinkable. Overall, the drink was not bad, with the best attributes being its aromas and mouthfeel.

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Photo of hop_junkie
3.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of q33jeff
2.33/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

**
03/11/2013
LOOK: Yellow-ish Orange, clear, small head
AROMA: Slight Cranberry, White Bread
TASTE: Just like the Pemi Pale Ale….Ash or Char, with someCreamyness. Maybe it's a little Pine.
FEEL:A bit flat

Another below average beer from beer of the month.
**

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Photo of JorgesThemeSwimming
3.73/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of edward_boumil
3.22/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This beer looks really nice. a burnt orange color with excellent head retention and nice lacing.
The smell and taste are rather toasty, with a fairly strong sour, tangy feel to it. Regardless was rather smooth
Overall not something I was hugely fond of but not bad either, would drink again but not something I would seek out either.

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Photo of Downtownnh
4.46/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Consistent taste

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Photo of PJCarnell
3.34/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of smanson56
3.02/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this bottle at the Common Man in Lincoln, NH yesterday the bottle tells you nothing about the beer. I'd have never figured this to be an ESB from the color and the overall appearance of the beer. There was a smooth malt taste not much in the way of hoppiness. All in all a pretty average beer nothing I would buy again.

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Photo of CharlesK
3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ScottP
3.25/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Auror
3.26/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TomMahan
3.52/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Child_Pugh
3.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brother_rebus
3.54/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TangoJuliet
3.41/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jschwamb
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JayN
3.28/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of gwilikers6
4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of PaleAleWalt
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of smb71481
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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Red Rack Ale from Woodstock Inn Brewery
3.42 out of 5 based on 199 ratings.
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