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Red God | Cambridge Brewing Company

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4.03/5
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178 Ratings
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Longstaff on 10-29-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,230
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
178
pDev:
10.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
16
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 178 |  Reviews: 64
Photo of Satchboogie
3.6/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at CBC, served in a teardrop glass

A: Red and hazy with about an inch of off-white head. Leaves many rings of lacing.

S: Dank herbal hops, citrus (grapefruit and tangerine mainly), and slight herbal aromas. Smells sweet and malty. Alcohol is noticeable.

T: Just like the nose, I get an overload of very dank herbal hops, bordering marijuana dankness. The citrus and floral hops battle the herbal dankness and do take over the middle. There's pine resin, but mainly in the background. There's a decent bit of bitterness, but nothing extreme, though the heavy helping of sweet malt probably hides quite a bit. The middle is loaded with toasted grains and caramel, approaching barleywine territory. Finish is wet, slightly bitter, with the herbal dankness and citrus coming back for a final pop. Alcohol gives a little on the finish as well.

M: About as full bodied as a DIPA can get, moderate carbonation. Very sticky, wet, resinous, with a lot of residual sweetness. A touch boozy on the finish.

O: This wasn't what I was expecting, but I did enjoy it. I'm normally not a fan of overly dank herbal IPAs, but this had just enough balance to make it palateable.

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Photo of stakem
3.7/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bomber into a snifter, the brew appears a clear ruby color with a finger cap of off-white head. Some spotty lace sticks to the glass.

The smell is fruity and floral with a bright hop quality. A bit of toffee mixes with minerals and an edge of cheese quality sometimes found in quite hoppy brews. Not bad, just interesting. While the hoppy bouquet is enjoyable and inviting, I could do without the mineral components.

The flavor is hoppy with fruity and floral aspects upfront before the onset of mineral character that was also found in the nose. More sips reveal hop character that is herbal to pulpy and rind-like. A bit musty across the back and as it warms up with a perfume-like inclusion of alcohol.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It has a big perfume alcohol character and an oily hoppy bitterness. The alcohol is not hiding at all in this offering. Overall not bad.

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Photo of bylerteck
3.71/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JMScowcroft
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

CBC - Red God, poured into a DFH Spiegelau IPA glass.

Look - Pours a dark cloudy caramel amber red hued with a small head and good ropey lacing.

Smell - Piney hops, amber/red malts with some breadiness. Somewhat faint aroma, not bad. Some alcohol in the nose.

Taste - Hoppy and piney with definite alcohol, pretty good balance.

Mouthfeel - Heavy-medium bodied with low carbonation. Hot and boozy. OK drinkability, starts to falter a bit here.

Overall - Not bad, a little over the top. Alcohol content detracts from the quality here slightly.

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Photo of ADZA
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First beer review for the new year and pours a hazy copper hue with a thick creamy three finger head and lacing everywhere,the smell is fruity with aromas of nectarines,candied oranges,passionfruit and sherbet,the mouthfeel is full bodied with moderate carbonation and has tastes of candied oranges,lemon sherbet,toffee,boiled candy,passionfruit and finished with a pine hop bitterness and overall its nice and drinkable but i think the one is enough for me cheers.

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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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Photo of MenardMa
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of jman005
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Marco_Gtz
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of danielfda
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of slim2043
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Thumpybass
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Lovely85
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Chico1985
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of frosted33
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of NeilJoseph
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of halo913
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of mattreitz49
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a clear copper with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with caramel and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a solid citrus forward hop presence.

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Photo of Texasfan549
3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Child_Pugh
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stonermouse
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first review didn't save properly for some mysterious reason, so here's the Cliff Notes version:

A: Nice look, brick/orange as expected, clear and clean.

S: Spicy malts, but it moves into the realm of wet dog.

T: Nice representation of the style. Dirty, spicy malt with a good deal of accompanying bitterness to round out. The malt bite is quite potent, and could use a more emphatic hop presence to balance.

M: Really just dirty all around. There's a bit of booze on the finish, and the malts just drown out any hop resin that might want to stick around.

O: Good, solid representation of the style. This would be a huge beer with a greater hop presence, but as currently constituted, it is a good example of the style and tasty.

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