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Hot Rod Red | Aviator Brewing Company

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3.6/5
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171 Ratings
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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:
#37,000
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 halo913
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of MasterRigger
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JimKal
3.03/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a dark red brown with a tan two finger head. Leaves a lot of lacing as you drink it.

S: Malty aroma

T: This just didn't work for me. I do like this style but I think this one doesn't come close to the style. It does promise a hoppy taste and it delivers on that. But, it just didn't taste right to me. The hops and the malt just seemed to clash.

M: Decent medium to full mouthfeel.

O: I've had three of these on different days to see if my impression changed but this is one I won't be buying again. I had high hopes for it but it just doesn't work for me.

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Photo of nimrod979
3.12/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Kegatron
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of SFNC
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of robebo44
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of cam12
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of DeadWalkerAir
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of ncstateplaya
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of icehawk
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of Soto
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of egrace84
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of BigTrubble
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of Duvel
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of brandoncun
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.36/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of devilben02
3.38/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Every single f^#@ing can in this six-pack has overflowed from the pour spout upon cracking, resulting in a stupidly over-foamed pour. The beer does have a nice amber color, though, under that ridiculous head. The obnoxiously overflowing pour also filled the area with lovely beer aromas of cereal grains, lemon pith, and a clean yeastiness. In the flavor, sweet caramel malts are subdued by an earthy, dry, somewhat roasty bitterness, but it all comes through just a bit thin. The light texture has some substance and energy, providing a fine complement to the flavor profile. Overall, the overflowing cans pissed me off, but after my rage subsided, I had to acknowledge that this beer is quite nice.

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Photo of GJ40
3.4/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled in a standard pint glass from a can purchased the same day at the brewery.

Very malty with caramel, breads and biscuits. Not all that much from the hops.

I had an old review I'd had on tap and I liked this one. I don't know if the recipe changed or it doesn't sit well in the can but this isn't what I'd remembered.

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Photo of patre_tim
3.42/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Reddish brown, slightly cloudy with some particles within. No carbonation, 4 fingers of light beige head.

S: Coffee, toffee, dark toasted notes, light lemony hopping.

T: Coffee, toffee, light citrus note, big dull bitter hopping at the end along with some burnt toasted notes.

M: Medium thick, slightly dull resinous mouth feel, low carbonation.

O: Bought in Asheville, NC, drank in Kansas City, MO, Aug 8th, 2014.

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Photo of Dmbphoenix
3.44/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of KajII
3.44/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Suggested Glassware: Nonic pint]

The pour was a lightly cloudy medium copper with an average (1-2 finger) light beige rocky head that receded very slowly, down to a moderate film with a medium collar and had excellent sheets of lacing.

The aroma was of a toasted bread malt, light grassy hops and an earthy yeast with notes of caramel, toffee and a mild spiciness.

The taste was lightly sweet and extremely malty with a hint of caramel which was present throughout, with the finish having a decent hoppy bitterness, a touch of spice and a chewy bready ending. The flavor lasted an average time proceeding the swallow, with the hoppy malty taste fading slowly off the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was just past light in body with a watery and slightly dry texture and a carbonation that was just below medium.

Overall I found this brew to have a nice balance of flavors. It possessed a good malt backbone, a light caramel sweetness and a delicious hoppy bitterness, which worked so well together that you could not help but enjoy it...

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Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served on draft at the FV draft house. Pours reddish ruddy brown color. Small wispy off white head. Good dose of lacing. Sweet up front with some caramel maltiness and bready backbone. Not much different than the Steamhead. Biscuity and bready with some yeast flavors kicking in as well. More of the chocolate malitness. Not too shabby. Tastes close to a brown ale/amber ale hybrid. Plenty of bread.

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Photo of beer2day
3.46/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bright red pour with 1-finger of light tan head. Very little retention. Laces very nicely.

Faint, sweet malt nose. Not much to go on.

Sweet hit on the tongue. Turns very sweet in the aftertaste, like big red licorice. Surprisingly dry and hoppy in the finish.

Decent malt body.

Easy drinker and hides it's slightly higher than average abv well.

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