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Red Giant | Element Brewing Company

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3.96/5
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133 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Element Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
elementbeer.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.25%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by indiapaleale on 02-25-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,725
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
133
pDev:
11.87%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
21
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 133 |  Reviews: 47
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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of jwps214
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of mountdew1
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dated March 29th, 2012 on the wrapper. Poured into a goblet. Colo was a very dark burgundy red that as slightl translucent. Had a light brown creamy head that left a nice layer on top. Aroma was slightly peppery, but also has sweet roasty malt aromas as well. Flavor matched up nicely with the aroma. Hints of spice, but not overly so. A bit on the sweet side, but not like a lactose sugar. No hoppy kick, and no overpowering malts either. Seemed slightly different with each sip, but never over the top. Coated well, but had a bit much carbonation tickling the tongue. Not really detracting, but enough to be noticeable. Overall the shifting flavors made this an intriguing beer.

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Photo of AdamElb
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of ercxi
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of cvm4
3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a brown bodied beer with hues of red laced through it. One finger tan head with small, tight bubbles.

S - Bready malts, caramel and light floral notes.

T - Molasses, pine hops, earthy and a pleasing bitter finish. More of a sweet (caramel) beer than the hops taking over. Bottled on March 29, 2012, so that could explain less of the hops and more of the malty goodness.

M - Medium bodied and on the high side of medium carbonation. Finishes wet and has sticky, not cloying, flavors in the taste.

O - Such an easy drinking beer. The flavors have melding wonderfully and time has graced this bottle.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of mclynch
3.64/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice ruby red, but our bottle's carbonation was quit low, so there was no head at all.
Smelled nicely hoppy & grassy.
Taste: biscuity, spicy, citrus... a lot going on in this beer, quite complex but not entirely pleasing to my palate. Perhaps the lack of carbonation had something to do with that.
Mouthfeel: Again, lack of carbonation, but otherwise a full-bodied beer. Maybe a little syrupy.
Overall: we were not overly impressed with this beer. Expected more from Element.
Might try it again to see if this was just a bad bottle.

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2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a three-fingered head; excellent stickage and a nice pattern of lace

Smell: Caramel, stone fruit and pine

Taste: Biscuit and caramel flavors, up front, with a fruity character developing, as well; a nice piney hop character develops in the middle, though there is a surprising depth of spice cookie malt flavor that builds, too; nicely balanced, through the finish, where some tobacco flavor adds another dimension

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: One of those surprisingly good ambers that crop up every now and again

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Greywulfken
4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: deep ruby brown body with rich tan head 3 fingers-thick; good head retention; drops some lace

S: floral and herbal hoppiness, some sweet dark malt aromas

T: hearty malts, molasses and pine, bitter, roasty hops; flavors shift nicely, and bring up savory beer stew flavors and rugged dark caramelly malt notes

M: well-carbonated, solid medium-weight body, great chewiness; nice bitter close, some sticky sweetness residue

O: I've only had a few "red ales" and they remind me of a cross between an American strong ale and a DIPA - this beer has great heartiness and is very palatable; wonderful piney bitter hops wash over a rich, sweet and chewy malt base. This particular beer seemed akin to a strong American ale like Stone's Bastard beers or Speakeasy's Betrayal.
Element Brewing is very impressive, and this beer is another great in their line-up. Recommended.

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Red Giant from Element Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 133 ratings
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