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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 | website

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
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
51
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
20.11%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
6
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 51
Reviews by zookerman182:
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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 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 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 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 jsprain1
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Red-brown with a thin off white head. Retention is mediocre.
S- The aroma is pretty mild but it is of toast and caramel. Slight nutty presence to it.
T- It's got a little more oomph to it than your average red ale. Good toastyness to it. Malty through and through. For a beer that is allegedly 46 IBUs, very little hop presence is picked up.
M- Body is a little thin and there is some low low carb.
O- It's a good red ale that just needs a little more body and carbonation to it.

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Photo of mactrail
3.46/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a rather attractive coppery auburn color in the German pilsner lager glass. The foam is fair to start, but dwindles down after some sipping. Spritzy and sharp on the tongue. Interesting smell of cocktail bitters and cola.

Quite malty with a big dose of caramel. This is quite winey, with a tart and tannic taste. The next flavor is bitterish, dirty and leafy hops. I don't know how people taste this as "mildly hopped." It seems rather bitter to me, though without much redeeming aromatic flavors.

Not one of my favorite Red Ales. It seems to hit that style, though, with the caramel and dank sensations fighting. From the 12 oz can purchased at Special Brews in Lynnwood, Washington.

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Photo of ducktoadecoy
2.52/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Pours a nice auburn color, but that's pretty much the best thing about this beer. The taste isn't significant enough to comment on. The smell is okay, but also pretty standard for any amber ale. For the price, this definitely isn't worth it. I'd rather spend a bit less money and get something else that's just as good.

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Single Engine Red from Denali Brewing Company / Twister Creek Restaurant
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