Hot Rod Red
Aviator Brewing Company

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Red Ale - Irish
Ranked #101
Ranked #41,490
3.64 | pDev: 14.56%
Aviator Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States
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Reviews: 46 | Ratings: 172 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Smakawhat from Maryland

4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a nonic pint glass.

This is a real nice looking ale. Big even poured head of off tan bubbles, four fingers large and settles with lots of retention and a big cap. All pinhead even nearly. Real solid red copper body, crystal clear but very dark. Impressive and aggressive looking brew.

Nose has lots of dry ripping grain, and barley sensations. Hits at dry soil and tilled earth soil. Faint sweet caramel in the back. A bit different, but I seem to be enjoying it.

Palate hits with a nice simple body. Light malts and a bit of sticky yeast and a very good herbal grassy bitterness on the finish. Interesting hop angle with a good mix of pine, and herbal grass. Malts and hops seem to balance nicely with a good compliment. Minor caramel, with a dry barley giving a very big toasty nearly wooden like finish.

Pretty interesting take and a memorable brew for the style. Quite different than most Irish Ale's I've had.

May 31, 2013
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Cyberkedi from Georgia

4.18/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Malty aroma is a little spicy - mainly cloves - and just a bit yeasty, inviting a taste. It pours a slightly hazy chestnut with a fine bubbled cream-tan head that leaves some good lacing. Satisfying flavor has malty, clove, nutty, and subtle hoppy and woody notes. Smooth texture has about average fizz and body, the beer’s only real weak point. Let this hot rod roar down your throat!

May 30, 2016
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Ciocanelu from Romania

3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear dark amber color with a bit of beige head. Aroma is malty with caramel and some nuts. Taste follows with nice toasted malt and nutty finish. Some hops with earthy bitterness are also in the background balancing out the malts. Medium body and carbonation. Really straight-forward, classic, well made red ale.

Sep 06, 2016
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Harlock from North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

May 24, 2013
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MikeyRiles from North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

May 25, 2013
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Irish57 from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.9%

Sep 03, 2014
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Rambo from North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

Aug 09, 2013
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Greasy from Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +3%

Apr 10, 2014
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EN27 from North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3%

Oct 12, 2014
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a0lbudman from Alabama

4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-clear light brown with an off white head
S-hoppy, roast aroma,yet has some sweet grain and malty sweetness
T- roast taste with a good hop bitterness in the aftertaste
M-medium body and medium carbonation
O-Great Irish red!! Has a good hop flavor and outstanding mix of malt, hops, and grain.

Aug 10, 2014
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I3eck from South Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can -> Wine Glass

A: 3/4" khaki head, slight haze, cranberry juice red with a slight brown toasted hue, stumpy and spotty lacing.
S: Chocolate, cherry, toasty malts, slight hop undertones, candy apple.
T: Toasted/smoky malts, chocolate, coffee, cherry/cranberry, lingering bitterness.
M: Medium to full bodied, good CO2, bit of alcohol warmth which is appreciated, bitterness wraps around the tongue and hangs out in a good way.
O: Didn't know what to expect from this beer but I am impressed. Most Irish reds I've had have been poor attempts and can't even touch this beer on a complexity level. This beer packs a lot of flavor, aroma, and alcohol and delivers it in a nice little aluminum package for you. Well done.

Oct 23, 2013
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coribsmith from North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Oct 03, 2013
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Shawner from Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sep 04, 2015
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chrisroarshack from Alaska

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 15, 2016
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robebo44 from Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

May 02, 2014
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Kappakoosh from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Dec 26, 2013
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rudabegga9 from Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Jun 09, 2014
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DeadWalkerAir from South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Jul 09, 2014
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hmmmbeer10 from Florida

2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

May 07, 2014
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brandoncun from New Mexico

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

May 23, 2014
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Sebas from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Jul 19, 2014
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AAYeste from North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3%

Jun 29, 2014
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willardt09 from North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

May 05, 2015
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Basoos1 from Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +9.9%

Sep 13, 2014
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slym from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.9%

Jun 28, 2014
Hot Rod Red from Aviator Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 172 ratings