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Hot Rod Red | Aviator Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Aviator Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States
aviatorbrew.com

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Loki on 12-04-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,661
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
171
pDev:
14.72%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
18
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 171 |  Reviews: 46
Photo of imbibehour
4.03/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

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Photo of Basoos1
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of blackie
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

draft at Chow, Raleigh

a: draft served in a 20 oz nonic pint, the beer is a deep reddish amber in color, arriving with a healthy topping of eggshell white head, retention and lacing average

s: grainy breads and nutty toasted malts on a nose of mid-sweet caramel, nice roast, earthy hops, enjoying the complexity and deep toasted notes here

m: carbonated to about a moderate level, body around medium

t: bready with a caramel sweetness upfront, followed quickly with deeply toasted red malts, and then nutty toast continuing into the finish as things try out, earthy hop flavors with a balanced bitterness

o: a well above average red here, the deep toasted character courtesy of the roasted malt adds a great underlying complexity to the sweet caramel, pleasantly interesting for the style, drinks well

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Photo of Irish57
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of caradford86
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of adam_e
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of JackElamsGhost
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of slym
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of ejohnson654
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of a0lbudman
4/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

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Photo of BigGingDrinker
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of I3eck
4/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

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Photo of RWLawman
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Axnjxn
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of TheZzyzxScarecrow
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of SouthernBuckeye
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Lob
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of slimpickens101
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Durge
3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A dark, copper colored brew with a healthy off-white head and major walls of lacing. The aroma brings sour mash malt, a little pine hop and fruit nougat and a touch of grassy yeast alcohol. The flavor closes the deal with deep grassy malt cider. There's a vague floral edge, slightly perfumey vegetable ideas. It has some bock-like qualities. A little skunky. A very solid red ale, easily recommended with medium body and a dry feel, smooth and modestly carbonated. Nice!

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Photo of Grant4270
3.96/5  rDev +10%

Photo of briandschorr
3.96/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I always get the Irish Red when I am on a beer hunt. So, this was a pleasant surprise for me. Pours a clear deep amber red brown with a one finger tan frothy head. The nose was a great blend of toast, malts, grains that were complemented with an earthy, floral and citrus hop profile. The aftertaste is a lingering bitter meets earthy malt profile. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. A good beer that is a must try for the red fans.

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Photo of tone77
3.94/5  rDev +9.4%

Poured from a 12 oz. can. And yes, you guessed it. That can reached my hand by way of the legendary woodychandler. Has a pretty deep amber color with a 1 inch head. Smell is malty, caramel. Taste is also malty, hops are present, caramel, very refreshing and smooth. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall a very easy drinking beer that I could consume all night.

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Photo of MPSTARR
3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of McWooze
3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hot Rod Red from Aviator Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 171 ratings
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