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Carrack | Mission Brewery

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Brewed by:
Mission Brewery
California, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by mactrail on 08-06-2013

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber served into a large wine glass. The Carrack pours a clear deep brown with some luminescent red in the light. An inch of off white cap lingers nicely. Aroma is hop forward with a light malt presence. Piney and earthy and more so when muddled with some caramel malts in the Carrack. Bit sticky overall.

Taste is so so given the initial hop bomb delivery of things and a rather bland malt complexity. This isn't an Alesmith Yulesmith brew by any means. Offers a firm hop aroma but it dies there as the bitterness is quite light on the finish. Touch of sweet cherry at times as expected but a rather dry finish follows. A bit one dimensional though a good spin awakes some hop notes for a time.

Feel is generally a bit thin and offers a moderate sweetness, though still belying a 10% brew, yet a certain stickiness remains on the finish as a window to the true strength of this brew. In the end a bit sticky and a bit boring yet quite capable of its task, just not great.. Expected more from an 'Imperial Red' but not feeling the love so much..

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Hazy, deep reddish brown. Maybe a finger's width of off-white head to cap it off.

S: Deep, toasted malts, a hefty hit of hops, and lots of alcohol. Rich and sweet smelling, but not a ton of complexity.

T: Heavy amounts of sweet malts upfront, and also a lot of hop flavor, though not as much bitterness as the beer seems to require. Notes of oak, and hay.

M: Moderate amount of carbonation, the body is thick, and buttery, almost chewy.

O: This is definitely a big beer. A lot of Sweetness, and a fair amount of bittering hops. I wish the hops were a little more assertive, to balance out the front. A decent beer, but with the flavors all rushing together, it comes off as a bit of a mess.

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12 oz bottle. Pours hazy reddish amber with a small light tan head that goes to a thin film and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is sweet nutty malts and some cola with a lot of piney resiny hops.

The flavor is sweet nutty caramel malt with noticeable alcohol and a big resiny piney hop finish (no over the top Summit). The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a little watery.

Overall, a nice big nutty hoppy boozy imperial red.

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Carrack from Mission Brewery
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 145 ratings
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