Red Dragon Ale | Cortland Beer Company

Red Dragon AleRed Dragon Ale
BA SCORE
3.34/5
36 Ratings
Red Dragon AleRed Dragon Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cortland Beer Company
New York, United States
cortlandbeer.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by WesWes on 12-31-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,791
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
36
pDev:
11.98%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
1
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 36 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of SLeffler27
3.29/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A thin foamy almond head quickly dissipates over a murky (SRM 17-19) dark copper. Fine floaters are suspended throughout and no lace is deposited on the Simpli pint glass.

The aroma opens with strong caramel malt, followed by toasted peanuts and eventually faint pine sap. This is a decent amber lager with nothing special, but is reminiscent of Killian's Irish Red.

The flavor is sweet and malty. Dried wheat bread or wheat English muffin comes to mind. Subtler notes of cashews and faint hops are in a short, mild finish. This beer lacks crispness and is fairly muddy. Warmth brings out cooked corn and causes the finish to be harsh and lingering.

The texture is soft like cotton while the body is medium with light prickly carbonation. Alcohol is well controlled and finish is off-putting.

While the first few sips were reminiscent of Killian's Irish Red, warmth altered the experience drastically. I will finish this beer and do hope Cortland modifies their recipe.

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Photo of craftaholic
3.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Beautiful hazy ruby color with a very subtle lacy head. Smells like a quintessential red, and the taste is one sided.

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Photo of tone77
3.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a dark amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of caramel malts, light hops. Taste is malty, caramel, light sweetness, hops are present but in the background. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is refreshing and pretty crushable for this abv.

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Photo of j0hnc2468
3.2/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DavoleBomb
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured into a pint glass from a 16oz tallboy can.

3.0 A: Partly cloudy deep orange amber color. Two fingers of frothy beige head. Retention is below average and no lacing is left.

3.0 S: Nose is quite muted. Toatiness is the strongest component with yeasty breadiness and caramel malts underneath. Not bad, but bland.

3.0 T: Taste offers more than the nose, but it's still pretty tame. Caramel malts and toastiness on the forefront. Bready yeast to follow.

3.5 M: Medium body. A tad chewy. Good moderate carbonation and easy to drink.

2.75 D: Not poorly made, but lacking strength of flavor and complexity.

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Photo of jdelano
3.58/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I like reds and this is a local brewery so i thought i would try it despite the low reviews. I was pleasantly surprised. Not great but decent. I will have it again.

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Photo of MrFuster
3.45/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of butters_mcgee
3.4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cooker_stp
3.35/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4.06/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"outerlier detected" I really shoudnt have to justify

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Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.25/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

There is no reason this beer should be rated so low. I was pleasantly surprised with the flavor after I saw how poor the score was on here.

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Photo of BrewMaven
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Nice hazy deep amber hue. Smells like a belgian tripel with ripe fruit nose. Taste is not up to the aroma with just hints of ripe, tart fruit and the finish showing a hint of hops and alcohol. Medium bodied and mild carbonation. Bottle fermented? Not bad but not great.

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Photo of ClavisAurea
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of HamdenHector
3.02/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: clear; deep amber in color; 1 finger off white head that receded to a thin collar; no lacing;

S: somewhat restrained; what was there is mostly caramel malt;

T: flavor is restrained as well; earthy up front; a little sweet - caramel malt and maybe a hint of chocolate - from mid-palate to the finish; no hop presence; no bitterness;

M: light to medium bodied; light, fizzy carbonation;

T: OK, but no part of this is especially good or interesting;

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Photo of Risenhower
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of logicalparadox
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of smurphy493
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of TheBeerNation
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of boszormeny
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of morrowd3
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of VanStrokin
3.33/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into mug from bomber. Reddish/brownish color. Nice head but fades quickly. Not very hoppy taste. Has a hint of caramel. Smells like it would have more of a hop taste. Alright malt smell. Bitterness last a little while. Not a bad beer. Goes down kind of smooth. Love trying anything from NY.

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Photo of rxthree
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of dwoolley1
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of DoubleMalt
4.17/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Red Dragon Ale from Cortland Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.34 out of 5 with 36 ratings
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