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Red God | Cambridge Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cambridge Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
cambridgebrewingcompany.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Longstaff on 10-29-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,307
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
178
pDev:
10.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
16
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 178 |  Reviews: 64
Reviews by Thumpybass:
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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Photo of oberon
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first try of Cambridge brewing's wares.Poured into an imperial pint glass a deep copper with a tight formed half finger slight off white head.A mix of earthy and piney hops in the nose,deep brown sugar maltiness underneath.Sharp piney hop notes upfront on the palate with more of the earthiness coming into play,light booze and brown sugar are there as well.A nice big red alot of pine and earthy hoppiness.

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Photo of tbryan5
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Citrus rind and caramel malt nose with traces of sherry and ripe fruit. Pours red tinted amber with a slight haze under a 1” off-white foam cap. Enters with a light sweetness, fruit – cherry to plum, traces of sherry and dries by the finish with a burst of citrus rind bitterness. Medium full body and slightly above average carbonation.

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Photo of bpfrush
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of doremite
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of ADR
4.32/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap, the Publick House, Brookline, MA...

Hazy deep brown orange appearance, fine-bubbled creamy head that leaves very fine coating lace on the glass. Fresh rind aromas, some cantelope, some leathery tones. Medium mouthfeel, subdued but prickly carbonation. Full and staunch hops, almost toothpaste minty and holding on well from beginning to end. Malts are mostly felt in relatively simple sugars and by the residual stickiness that is characteristic of the general style. Very nice beer here.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of richkrull
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of InfernoBoss
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brother_rebus
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of UncleFlip
4.82/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It's magically hoptastic! This brew hit my glass a beautiful copper colour with just hint of honey tinge to it..

The smell is all hops. 'nuff said.

Taste was also all hops. There's definitely some malt there (not quite the cleanest flavour out there- but not unpleasant), but the hops are front and center, and very present on the finish.

Mouth feel was not too heavy, and was just a tad grainy.

I found this one very drinkable- and I suspect you will as well...as long as you're a hop fan.

Be well
-UF

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Photo of Lnedrive14
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On Tap at Cambridge Common (i really need to remember to stop serving my beers in a frozen glass!):

This is a real hop bomb. I haven't been this blown away with the hop character of a dipa in quite a while, but this one really did it for me. Strong hop presence from start to finish. A rather full-bodied DIPA, in my opinion. Heavy on the palate - and a big malt backbone to finish it off.

Not too much else here, I thought. Straightforward, but likeable nonetheless.

FYI - I had this with some nachos, a law finished law school exam, and a buffalo tender sandwich - helluva combo.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Treated as an American Strong Ale, this was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a semi-dark red color with a thin white head that dissipated at a nice pace. Messy lacing ran around the glass nicely. The smell started off with some big smooth toffee to caramel sweet malts. Ruddy leafy tobacco flavors come in and dry out the aroma. The flavor copies the smell nicely. Definitely, dry tobacco, toffee and caramel over top of some citrus and piney hops. Dried tobacco/citra aftertaste and smooth dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a nice smooth sipping quality about it. Overall, this was a good American Strong ale that I think I could come back to.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of bum732
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

S: Toasted malt, grapefruit, some caramel.

L: Hazy red, off-white head that dissipates, some dusting.

T: Toasted malt with a very prominent grapefruit and orange rind and hoppy backbone. Medium high bitterness, fairly bold malt sweetness. Finishes with additional hoppiness and slightly sweet malt. Ends semi-dry.

M: Medium-full body, quite smooth, medium carbonation.

Not bad, quite bold for the style.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of imbibehour
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Dogfish Head IPA glass.

A dull but dark copper amber and brown body, opaque with lots of rising carbonation. Head is huge and fluffy creamy, light tan and evenly proportioned with a giant island cap to match, it just will not quit.

Nose is toasty malt, and faint biscuit, but a good sense of orange and brown sugar. Slightly soapy profile though, but a great sense of cookie and brown bread action to match.

Palate is quite interesting. An interesting mouthfeel that at first feels quite light, but then gets bigger and almost fruit juice like bursting. Fruit action takes some mellow tangerine, we may have the fade here, but comes with a nice touch of caramel to go with it. Juice like hints of orange, but there's no bitterness that comes through on this at all either. Sweetness is toned nicley and in control

We may be a bit faded, but still enjoying this, but this beer deserves a revisit for me. A good juicy take on imperial amber with a nice thick malt sweetness, and fruit hop citrus quenching delivery.

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Red God from Cambridge Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 178 ratings
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