Red Eye P.A | Odd Side Ales

Red Eye P.ARed Eye P.A
60 Ratings
Red Eye P.ARed Eye P.A

Brewed by:
Odd Side Ales
Michigan, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A ridiculous rampage of ruthless rowdy hops in a rebellious rusty red ale.

Added by TheBrewo on 08-06-2014

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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by StoutHunter:
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3.9/5  rDev +2.1%

I picked up a bottle of Odd Side Ales Red Eye P.A yesterday for $2.09 at The Lager Mill. I'm always down to try a new beer from Oddsides and since this was recently released I thought I would give it a try, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a imperial pint glass.

A- The label looks good, it's got a nice design to it and it's eye catching. It poured a dark ruby red color that took on more of a brighter ruby red color when held to the light with over three fingers worth of creamy tan head that died down to a thick ring that stayed till the end and it left some nice rings of patchy lacing behind. This is a good looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness followed by the hops being the first to show up and they impart a nice citrus, tropical fruit and berry like aroma with neither aspect seeming to stick out the most. Up next comes the rye which is pretty noticeable and it imparts a nice spicy rye aroma and it's followed by the malts that impart a sweet malt, bready, caramel and bread crust like aromas with a roasted/toasted aroma showing up in the background. This beer had a good aroma, I like the hop profile and the rye seemed to show up nicely.

T- The taste seems to be very similar to the aroma and it starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness with the hops still being the first to show up and they impart the same aspects that they did in aroma with neither aspect seeming to stick out the most, but they seem to be a little lighter. Up next comes the rye which is still nice and noticeable and it impart a nice spicy rye flavor followed by the malts which impart the same aspects that they did in the aroma with the caramel and sweet malts seeming to stick out the most. On the finish there's a medium amount of bitterness with a caramel, toasted malt, sweet malt and rye like aftertaste. This was a pretty nice tasting beer, but I wish the hops showed up as much as they did in the aroma.

M- Smooth, not too crisp, slightly creamy, slightly chewy, on the thicker side of being medium bodied with a lower amount of medium carbonation. This beer had a good mouthfeel that worked well with it.

Overall I thought this was a good beer and I thought it was a pretty nice example of a Rye IPA, the rye was nice and noticeable and the hop profile wasn't bad either and I think it did a good job a representing the style. This beer had a nice drinkability, it was smooth, not too crisp, slightly creamy, slightly chewy, slightly filling and the taste did a nice job at holding my attention, I think I could drink a couple of these, but that might be my limit. What I like the most about this beer was how nicely the rye showed up and the hop profile, to me those were the highlights of this beer. What I liked the least about this beer was the slightly higher sweetness and that the hops didn't come through just a little more in the taste. I would buy this beer again and I think It would make for a nice fall time beer, I could see myself drinking one by a bonfire. I would recommend it to people who like Rye IPA's since I think it does a good job of representing the style. All in all I was happy with this beer, but I think with just a little bit of work this could be just a great beer. It isn't my favorite beer from Oddsides, but it's far from my least favorite. Good job guys, this had everything that a good Rye IPA should have, keep up the good work.

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This is a good beer.....for those that really like Red IPAs. This beer poured a deep rich clear red with thick white head that is lacing. The scent carries a pine and citrus awesomness that is quite nice. The taste is malty yet nice hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a great beer and I highly recommend it.

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12 FL OZ. bottle
Served in an IPA glass

This beer pours rust colored with copper highlights. It is topped with a couple inches of tan head that leaves a little lacing.

I get some malty and earthy notes along with some spiciness like rye and tea.

The taste is pretty much like it smells. It tastes malty and spicy with some tea flavor and mild bitterness in the finish.

Medium, chalky mouthfeel

I didn't check the date on the single when I bought it. It is basically a red ale at 8-9 months old.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.43/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another strong showing from Odd Side. If you're looking for a slight twist on your IPA, give the Red Eye a try. -Joe

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Photo of Raime
3.15/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

OddSide Ales Red Eye P.A.

Well ladies and gentleman as always it has been fun rediscovering something I have loved so much. By unfortunately due to current life circumstances this will likely be my last review for a while. Could be days, weeks, maybe even months but it won't be as consistent and often as it has been over the past month. Anyway, on to the review.

Look - Bottle is a gusher and demands to be poured the second the top pops. Pours a deep dark cherry red with a finger and a half of off white head that retains well and decreases slowly though leaves a cap of froth on top of the drink. Beer is impenetrable by the lighting in this room so the carbonation is completely impossible to get a read on. Lacing remnants are very slight and mostly concentrated towards the top of the glass. 3.5.

Smell - Very malt forward consisting of a pungent flax bread and sweet cherry initial introduction met in the midfield by a heavily toasted aspects. Hops are floral and only come through in moderate waves. 3.5.

Taste - Extremely malt heavy with flax and dark breads along with a noticable bitter almost earthy hoppiness. There is a large presence of onions and garlic attributed to stale hops so the beer is clearly quite old and lacking a best by date. Despite that, this is one of the more drinkable ' onion bombs ' I have had. 3.

Feel - Body is underwhelming and quite dead in terms of carbonation. Some creamyness comes through due to the retained cap of what was once the head 3.

Overall - Wasn't bad, though wasn't particularly good. A very average beer in my opinion. Pass in the future for sure. 3..

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A - Pours a hazy dark red with a large three-finger tan head. The head is sturdy and leaves lots of heavy lacing.

S - Aromas of piney hops, tangerine, grapefruit, and a light malty sweetness.

T - Taste starts out with lots of grapefruit, orange peel, and lots of piney hops. There is a very light malt sweetness that tries to balance out the bitterness. The finish is bitter with lots piney hops and some rye spiciness.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Very crisp with a sticky mouthfeel.

O - This is a decent bitter Red Pale Ale. Enjoyable, but not something I would seek out.

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Red Eye P.A from Odd Side Ales
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 60 ratings
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