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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:
#6,661
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
Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of durkle
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of CalebHiliadis
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of DelicateDelirium
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of waiting4lunch
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of yeti123
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of mfgreene
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of womencantsail
3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer is amber with an off-white head. A decently hoppy aroma; mostly floral in nature with a few herbal and pine notes. Fairly sweet as well with toffee and bread. The flavor is much more bitter than I had expected. Not a ton of hop flavor, but some pine and a bit of an herbal note. The typical toffee and bread sweetness is present as well.

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Photo of Opportunivore
5/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What a wonderful find. A beer that appears unrefined and yet improves with each sip and temperature change. As the beer warms even more flavors and smells appear. The IBU were more apparent cold and much more rolled and enjoyable as it came up in temp. A really enjoyable beer on its own or with a meal. We tried it with grilled turkey and really enjoyed the play. Worth a shot.

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Photo of Thickfreakness
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of erlenmeyer
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of PatGreer
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of plasticfantastic
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of mltobin
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle picked up at Anconas in CT.

Appearance is amber/red with one finger of head. This red ale has a nose of malts, fruit and caramel. Looks kinda like the name would lead you to believe. The taste is more of the malts, some hops, chocolate and a bit of bread. Mouthfeel is medium, bitter finish. Overall, a nice beer from this newer brewery outta MA.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of de322
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tumbler pint, the beer is a vibrant, rich, ruby red color with a thin, small bubbled, yellowish head that starts a towering couple of inches but settles into a decently retaining half inch. Aromas of rich malt, both caramel and nutty, with some scotch characteristics, also. Smells blended and complex. Flavors are slightly smokey and slightly boozey, with a rich, sweet, and tangy malt backbone with a finishing profile of wet, dark, resiny hops. The hops spicing dominates the aftertaste, with a rich caramel highlight to it. The finish is light and slightly sharp due to the increased carbonation, and yet has a slight cloying feel as well. Decent brew.

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Photo of ADZA
3.62/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another first for me and it comes in a 750ml caged corked bottle with a paper wrapping and with a little pop of the cork pours a deep red copper hue which leaves a two finger creamy bubble packed head with lots of lacing,the smell is piney hops,caramel,port,rich toffee,lollipops and watermelon,the mouthfeel is medium bodied and very well carbonated with tastes of caramel candy,pineapple,nectarines,peaches with a light piney hop bitterness at the finish that i feel is abit overwhelmed by the malt character but in a good way as the brew is really drinakble and even though its a little overbalanced i could drink this all night if cheaper.

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Photo of Ommy
3.55/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark copper color with big head that dissipates rather quickly.

Getting a lot of sweetness on the nose with some hops and banana. First whiff reminded me of a warm summer night.

The taste is not completely what I expected, but not far off. It has a pretty well balanced assortment of hops, malts and sweetness.

Mouthfeel is great, not overly carbonated, but not tasting flat.

Overall this is a great beer, but nothing too special. Definitely nice to try!

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

750 ml bottle corked & caged into a Duvel tulip.

This might be the darkest red color I've seen in a beer. Two finger head with good lacing. Red Giant is a good name for this.

Smell is caramel & grain. Maybe some wood/oak.

Taste is earthy, fruity and malty. Bitter in the middle with a nice sweet finish.

Medium carbonation, nice slick mouthfeel.

This a a complex beer. It deserves your full attention. It shouldn't matter, but it's a $12.00 bottle.

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Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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