Red Menace | Papago Brewing

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Papago Brewing
Arizona, United States

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Phelps on 09-23-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaker pint at Papago. The tap handle shows a computer-printed label with the red silhouette of a hat-wearing man and the phrase "the red menace is real." Papago brewed this one for the 2011 GABF Pro-am category.

Far from menacing, the beer’s appearance betokens serenity with the burning dark orange of a sunset near its end. It’s just a little hazy and topped with one finger of fuzzy light tan foam.

Apple juice, apricots and citrus peel meld in the nose behind a sweet layer of burnt sugar. Not too brightly hoppy, the fruits lend a quality almost like mulled cider.

Caramel and biscuits lead the way in the flavor, with hints of roasted apple mid-palate. Maybe some pineapple as well. Toasted bread and apricot linger after the moderately bitter and surprisingly dry, astringent finish. Clean, with just enough sweet malt to make it desirable.

Medium carbonation pinches the tongue with mild strength as I move the soft yet hefty medium body around. Holds together well as it moves. Alcohol is pretty high, heating up the throat and nostrils.

Not bad. Red Menace doesn’t stand out in the imperial red crowd, but it’s not disagreeable. As well-balanced as this enigmatic style can be.

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Red Menace from Papago Brewing
3.85 out of 5 based on 1 ratings.
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