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:
59
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
9.37%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
7
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 59 |  Reviews: 11
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 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 jgunther71
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 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 flagmantho
3.67/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz can into a pint glass.

Appearance: darkish amber-orange hue; this could almost qualify as a nut brown ale in color. Body is haze-free with a pretty strong effervescence and a finger of pillowy tan foam with good retention. Pretty attractive!

Smell: nutty, bready and a little biscuity with a bit of sweetness underneath. Again, we could be looking at a nut brown here. It's nice, though.

Taste: sweetish with a lot of bready and biscuity character. Hops are earthy with a fairly high bitterness. Not bad for the style, but a little too biscuity for my taste.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and a pretty decent creaminess.

Overall: this is a good beer for the style and, while it doesn't suit my palate exactly, is pretty drinkable. Definitely worth a try.

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

Photo of kscaldef
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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 rspauldi
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ccrida
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is tawny brown with a small white head.

Smell is caramel malt, lightly sweet, a hint of herbal hops.

Taste is nice, clean amber. Gold caramel without being to sweet.

Mouthfeel is on the lighter side, just a touch sticky.

Drinkability is pretty solid. The herbal hops trend towards grass compost (faintly), but nevertheless it's solid.

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Photo of williamjbauer
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Mikexw
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Nunya
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of muskiesman
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of strongaf
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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 unclekeith
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Beautiful amber/red color with a 1-finger ivory head - crystal clear
A: A bit of caramel, some malt, no hops
T: A bit sweet, not much going on, some malt, some bitterness - meh
F: Easy drinker, good carb
O: Denali has better beer in their arsenal

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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 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 StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | 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 JMBSH
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Vylo
4.37/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fabiand
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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Single Engine Red from Denali Brewing Company / Twister Creek Restaurant
3.63 out of 5 based on 59 ratings.
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