Ricochet Red
Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.

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Wild Ale
Ranked #1,671
Ranked #42,413
3.42 | pDev: 10.82%
Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co.
Missouri, United States
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

2015 vintage; drank 10/14/15 @ the Yarchives.

Semi-opaque ruby red appearance; champagne bubbles throughout.

A decent khaki head which quickly dissipated; decent lace.

Mild cherry notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Mild Luden's cherry cough drop flavor up front; mildly tart finish.

Not bad, but one-note & forgettable.

Aug 28, 2019
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HopsAreDaMan from Missouri

3.58/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, no bottling date I can find.

I am still learning what to expect in a sour ale; yet, I believe I have had enough of them to have an idea what to expect.

It pours a clear amber red, leaving a beige head that lasts around the rim. Fairly nice lacing.

It has an interesting aroma that is a bit funky (perhaps milk?) which seems to dissipate quickly.

It has a slightly malty flavor that that leaves my tongue feeling sour--but not too much (as some sours do). Not complex at all, though.

Mouth-feel is a bit on the thin side.

I'm glad I got to try it, yet there seems to be nothing that stands out about this sour.

Dec 17, 2017
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RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.1/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ricochet Red has a thin, bone-colored head, a murky, red-light-brown appearance, some tight bubble streams, and little lacing left behind. The aroma is of sourness, sour milk, wine, wood, and lightly-roasted malt. Taste is of all those elements, with moderate sweetness and sourness. Tannin is also part of this. Mouthfeel is medium, and Ricochet Red finishes semi-wet.

Dec 05, 2015
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Tone from Missouri

3.21/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of pale malt, sweet malt, hint of hop, strong bacterial funk, and hint of yeast. Fits the style of an American Wild Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is also a slight dryness. Tastes of pale malt, sweet malt, hint of hop, strong bacterial funk, and hint of yeast. Overall, this seems more like a non-wild ale that simply had some souring bacteria added at last minute.

Jul 21, 2015
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.59/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle. Poured out a clear, dark red color with a very small, off-white head of foam. It smelled of dark stone fruits and subtle red wine notes. Tart black cherry taste with lemon and green apple. Some maltiness.

Jun 21, 2015
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Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 20 ratings