Red Tail Ale | Mendocino Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mendocino Brewing Company
United States
mendobrew.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-22-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,038
Reviews:
483
Ratings:
970
pDev:
14.78%
 
 
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11
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Photo of mblack62
3.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

One of the first craft beers I ever had when I was living in SF in the 80's. Used to buy in it health food stores.
A sentimental favorite.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.59/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From May 2015,

Poured red, clear, plenty of foam.

Smells hoppy, malty sweet, bit of grain, very amber like.

Taste is malty and hoppy, pretty good balance. Light grain.

Light body with medium carbonation.

Good.

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Photo of gommhead
3.29/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.22/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Giangio
3.54/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zotzot
3.66/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of frasergrove
3.94/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of davidward
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This a decent red ale, but nothing special.

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Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.65/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Avatar113
3.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bshefftz
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Everydayoff
3.51/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

355ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

Hazy copper amber color, it tops with one and a half finger of frothy off-white head that stays for a while with short retention before sinking to some bubble sheet on the surface and leaving minimal lacing.

Caramel, candy, roasted, toasted bread, biscuit, lots of soft yet creamy malt aroma, hop with a subtle fruity touch undertone.

The taste is displayed like the aroma with notes of caramel, candy, roasted, toasted bread, biscuit, and subtle fruity hop as well as moderate bitterness from both hop and roasted profile.

Medium body with good crisp and moderate lively carbonation through the palate, quite smooth mouthfeel, very dry finish.

This one contains lots of malty goodness packing inside, pretty good drinkable.

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Photo of Jodio
3.1/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jortonsbeer
2.64/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

Rough.

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Photo of madelf66
3.28/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Chackman151
3.72/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
3.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rgibson1218
3.76/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Buddance
3.14/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of tubeyes
3.31/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.1/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stich2
3.1/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of BdM
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Act25
3.72/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

My first craft beer from 90s, when I lived and raced in SF.

A: Amber with a hint of haze. Off white head is sticky.

S: Balanced but too faint. Sweet pale malt, esters and herbal hops.

T: Smooth, malty, crisp with caramel and toasted malt, that finish in mild hop spiciness. A bit of lemon and hop oil.

F: Medium with chewy upfront mouthfeel.

O: One of the originals and and best red ales.

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Photo of DaveBar
3.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Got as a gift! 12oz bottle served at 8deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a 1" high white head that films out within two minutes or so. Very dark gold colour and unfiltered

S- Not a lot here. Touch metallic

T- Light and sweet. Burnt flavor at the end. Not a bad amber. Not a great amber. Roasted malt is present, sugar present but big gap in the flavor profile

M- Dry and tart

O- Not a bad brew but not my style. Will not buy if I see but it's a nice to try brew

Food Pairing

This not bad brew went well with...... BBQ hamburgers with some fries on the side. Top 'em the way you like 'em as this brew will cut through a lot changing from sweet to bitter

Enjoy

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Red Tail Ale from Mendocino Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 970 ratings