Blob Ale | Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Summer

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Added by Biscuit033 on 07-12-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 6
Photo of Seanibus
3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours copper with a slight head. Aroma is malty but with a wet cardboard feel. Flavor is biscuity abd malty with a flowery hop and a piny flatish bitterness. The mouthfeel is runny. Not awful, but by being unmemorable, it represents a rare miss for sly fox.

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Photo of Chinon01
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Opaque deep orange-reddish-brown. Decent head and lace.

S - Sweet and roasted malt tones

T - Roasted malt reminicient of a brown ale or stout with nearly chocolate notes. Some orange and fruit and bitterness in the finish.

M - Thin yet coating with light bristling hoppiness.

D - Strong juiciness with aforementioned hoppiness.

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Photo of sholland119
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a murky amber with a nice frothy white head and good lacing.

S-Grainy malts mix nicely with solid piney hops.

T-Following the nose, lots of grainy roasted malts mix with piney hops. A moderately bitter finish, though rather light for the style.

M-Creamy mouthfeel with good carbonation.

D-One of my favorite Sly Fox seasonals, this one is quite drinkable.

I wish they brewed this beer more often as it is quite tasty.


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Photo of DrJay
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one arrived at my table a hazy reddish amber colour, nearly opaque, topped by a thin yellow/beige cap. Sticky lacing appeared on the glass for the first half of my pint. It had a thick malty aroma, lots of caramel, with citrusy and spicy hops. The flavour was quite malty as well, with lots of caramel and toasted character, plus a bit of chocolate as it warmed. Bitterness was solid and balanced thoughout, and it needed it considering the malt profile. Hop flavour was a bit herbal, lightly spicy, with some citrus. It finished with a lingering bitterness and spice, maybe a hint of alcohol. Medium to full bodied with creamy carbonation. Very smooth texture with a bit of dryness towards the end and a hint of alcohol warmth. Certainly worth trying and I hope it makes an appearance next year.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big beer. Malty. Dark copper in color. Creamy off-white head. Fair retention and lacing. The nose offers dark-caramel malts and some spicy and herbal hops. The mouthfeel is full-medium, and its delicate, median carbonation gently bristles the tongue. Flavors of English-style brown malt appear in the taste, and it had a deeply toasted side that balances the dark caramel malt along with the spicy, herbal and leafy hops. Alcohol is mildly present, and may be contributing to the spiciness, but otherwise it's almost completely cloaked. Worth trying.

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Photo of Biscuit033
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is brewed in honor of Blob Fest in Phoenixville, PA in July. It is a (Imperial) Red Ale.

A: Murky black tea colors with hints of red and a creamy off-white head that has nice lacing.

S: Chocolate, earth, and pine mostly.

T: Chocolate, caramel, and a barrage of hops. This is a very different beer. It reminds me of a monsterous (both hops and malts) version of their Chester Co. Brown Ale.

M: Creamy and smoth with a long bitter finish.

D: This is such a different beer that I keep wanting to take sip after sip.

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Blob Ale from Sly Fox Brewing Company
3.75 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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