Single Engine Red | Denali Brewing Company / Twister Creek Restaurant

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Denali Brewing Company / Twister Creek Restaurant
Alaska, United States
denalibrewingcompany.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
46 IBU

Added by megahurts4 on 08-05-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
54
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
9.09%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
7
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by DelMontiac:
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3.26/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Sent to Oklahoma straight from Wasilla, AK.

Poured into an Anchor pint glass this brew is a red-amber with a very fizzy short lived white thin head. Something about this aroma reminds me of some the cheaper adjunct lagers about the grocery store, but there is a sweet nutty caramel malt with apple juice sort of thing going on there. Flavors are pretty subdued and lackluster as well. It's a stretch, but I detect some apple, pear, and sweet bready malt capped by a light wave of spicy hops. Medium to lighter body and pleasantly crisp and dry. Not a terrible beer, but not a memorable one either.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Tiernan
3.72/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of juicebox
3.22/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of williamjbauer
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of BraveMountie
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of wrentmore
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of ThisMoonlife
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of MAUEX_MFA
3.76/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of itracy63
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of jaydoc
3.42/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a nice medium red amber with a healthy two finger white head that dissipates to a thick film and light lacing. . Aroma of light apple and stone fruits, mild brady malt. Flavor follows with dominant, somewhat estery light fruit and mild biscuit malt, finishes with a light hop bitterness that is slightly astringent. Light to medium bodied. Flavor is somewhat mild, but a pleasant combination of fruit juice and sweet malt. A bit thin and could use some more malt presence. Mildly hopped. Tame for a red ale, but pleasant and refreshing. Glad I tried it, but lean towards more robustly malted and hopped red ales.

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Photo of megahurts4
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Denali Single Engine Red
On tap at The Reluctant Fisherman in Cordova, Alaska


Appearance: light brown, medium head, and some good lacing.

Smell: nutty and malty.

Taste: malty grain, slight nut, and a faint hop.

Mouthfeel: medium.



Overall:
This is a decent brew. The final note is a malty sweetness. It has plenty of body.

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Photo of YupikHops
4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Reswald
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of valleytrash
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Mikexw
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of MattSlem
3.67/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lifit
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zookerman182
3.49/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is a brown red color with a one finger head.
Aroma is yeasty and malty but in a good way.
Flavor is bready, malty and watery but also somehow in a good way.
Not complex or balanced by any means but I could probably drink 20 of these and enjoy myself on a hot summer day.
Reminds me of a sophisticated bug light.
Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated. No bitterness or lingering flavors here.
Strange beer but I'm glad I got a chance to try it.

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Photo of krome
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Look : Chestnut brown color with strikes of iced tea coming through. Head is popcorn colored, 2 fingers, billowy. Lace left sparsely. 80% opaque.

Smell : Roast malt; orange and orange peel; cinnamon; plum, granola. Weak to medium strength.

Taste : Plum and fig notes with slight char invade with a scotch-like antiseptic. Malts surround the nucleus and it ends with fermented fruits (banana peel, plum, watermelon rind) and kilned barley. Breaths are charred fermented plums.

Feel : Heavily carbonated, stinging, dry on the finish.

Overall : I felt like I ripped through this one a bit quick, but there's honestly not much to comment on. It's a decent red with some interesting darker fruits suspended in the flavor but completes a textbook red ale formula like all the rest. It's okay, I'd probably drink it again but no way would I go out of my way to find it again.

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Photo of SweetwaterTuonker
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Donkster46
3.31/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Single Engine Red from Denali Brewing Company / Twister Creek Restaurant
3.63 out of 5 based on 54 ratings.
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