Red Giant
Element Brewing Company

Red GiantRed Giant
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Element Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
American Amber / Red Ale
3.96 | pDev: 11.62%
Jun 03, 2017
Feb 25, 2010
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Rated: 3.91 by redsoxjim from Massachusetts

Jun 03, 2017
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Rated: 3.9 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

May 10, 2017
Rated: 4 by h4ger from Connecticut

Feb 12, 2017
Rated: 3.73 by DrewBest from Massachusetts

Dec 23, 2016
Rated: 3.99 by LoudRed from Massachusetts

Aug 21, 2016
Rated: 3.92 by Stephan16 from Connecticut

Aug 04, 2016
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Rated by frekky from Massachusetts

3.59/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Btl 5/14/15
Dec 30, 2015
Rated: 4 by kmoen from California

Oct 29, 2015
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Reviewed by ClavisAurea from New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
April 2013 bottle served in a tulip glass. 750ml bottle

Appearance: fantastic packaging on this one. Not too many paper wrapped bottle out there now days. The bottle has nothing on it at all and is secured with a cork and cage. The cork has a significant amount of pop to it when opened. The beer poured a bright mahogany brown with a little carbonation and a small tan head that disappeared quickly. No sediment in the glass.

Nose: port wine, sherry, raisins, plenty of oxidation, dark fruits, very complex

Taste: follows the nose: low carbonation, moderate sweetness, port, sherry, nice level of oxidation, no hop character at all, cherries, raisins, plums and other dark fruits, no alcohol at all.

Overall: this was a very nice surprise. I bought this bottle on clearance for $7 and had very low expectations. Turns out Element didn't make an American Red Ale but they made a killer Old Ale that can be cellared for over 2 years and still be delicious. This is one of the best cellared beers I've ever had and I will be seeking this out in the future. It is one of my go-to cellar staples.
Oct 21, 2015
Rated: 4.04 by GrimGuzzler from New Hampshire

Sep 11, 2015
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Reviewed by ChinaskiWMA from Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I had this on tap at a barbecue joint (Wildwood, Rt. 9, Hadley, MA). The color was very dark. I wasn't seeing a lot of red. The nose was very rich and malty. Likewise, the flavor was rich with maltiness, but without being too heavy. The maltiness was nicely countered with hops for a smooth finish. At eight percent it is still very drinkable and works very nicely with the bbq.
Aug 23, 2015
Rated: 4.03 by gonzo000 from Massachusetts

Jul 10, 2015
Rated: 4.1 by 80x2HopHead from Vermont

Jun 27, 2015
Rated: 4.1 by -Rick from Massachusetts

May 12, 2015
Rated: 4.42 by Cgraham

May 02, 2015
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Rated by founddrama from Vermont

4.36/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Dry and hoppy and a lovely color. Robust flavor and a clean finish.
Mar 22, 2015
Rated: 3.58 by Thomas_Picton from Florida

Mar 15, 2015
Rated: 4 by jkermitj from Mississippi

Mar 13, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by Rideguy64 from New Hampshire

Nov 29, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by Chuck_IPA_Mathus from Massachusetts

Oct 27, 2014
Red Giant from Element Brewing Company
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