Kelleher's Ohio Red | Neil House Brewery & Homebrew Supply

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Neil House Brewery & Homebrew Supply
Ohio, United States

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by MbpBugeye on 03-13-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 5
Reviews by ne0m00re:
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2.54/5  rDev +21%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Live review of a 12 oz bottle.
A: Murky red, it poured with a big cream head that died to a good collar with lacy.
S: Metallic, leafy hops, angel food cake with a slight caramel, floral yeast character. Not bad.
T: Not very exciting. Very clean, almost "watery," it comes off like the aroma but is creamier and has no lingering flavor whatsoever. Well, maybe an odd metallic bitterness, but that's about it. Not very good.
M: Watery but frothy... you get the idea.
O: I wouldn't buy this again, nor would I recommend it to anyone but a fraternity. It's better than Killians, but not much better.

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Photo of PDXHops
1.23/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Thanks to Ryan011235 for this 12 ounce bottle, poured into a shaker pint. Almost immediately upon popping the cap, a slow but steady upward ooze of foam emerges from the bottle. Grabbing my phone to snag a pic of this strange occurence caused me to lose maybe 5% of the beer (not a big deal considering I dumped at least half). The foam I do manage to corral into the glass fizzes away fairly quickly, leaving a skim. A couple of small streaks of lacing. Appropriately hued at least.

Smells, I dunno, interesting? Stale toasty and nutty malts, last Tuesday's discarded orange peels and corncobs, a vague but persistent sweetness. A couple of sips and it seems the sweetness is taking the form of store brand cola. As it warms, cardboard, overcooked mixed veggies and that expired citrus take center stage. A hint of toasted malt serves as a reminder this is actually a beer I'm drinking (well, half a beer anyway; splitting this guy with the sink). Maybe a few stale coffe grounds. Very fizzy carbonation ensures all the goodness reaches every nook and cranny of the palate. Is this stuff infected or just really, really bad? A lot of WTF crammed into what should be a pretty simple style.

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Photo of Ryan011235
1.51/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Poured into an E&J Cask & Cream glass on 4/24/11

Burnt, rusty hues; clear. Billowy two fingers of foam. Head retention is much thinner; the foam crackles as is disappears. No lace of which to speak.

The aroma is an unpleasant journey of herbs, orange rind, burnt grass, faux watermelon candy, bubblegum, plastic, toast and hints of veggies. Not much caramel to be found. The aroma is such that I had to force myself to take a drink; bad idea. One sip confirms - this is disgusting. Notes of paper, watery malts, tea leaf hops, candy overtones, the faintest spot of toasty caramel and an aftertaste similar to being around too many steamed vegetables. Medium body seems appropriate but carbonation is far too vigorous; it's mildly distracting. Finishes prickly and with a coating feel. Lingering residuals. Yippie.

The color is nice and the feel could be worse. Other than that there isn't much to like about this one. I drainpoured half the bottle.

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Photo of Wildman
2.73/5  rDev +30%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer poured a very cloudy/murky brown color and formed an off white foamy head that coated the glass with lace as it slowly subsided. A small amount of carbonation is present. An aroma of malt, hops, and slight caramel. The flavor was of malt, hops, caramel and pepper. The body was fairly light and the finish fairly nondescript.

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Photo of MbpBugeye
2.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I got half a bottle of this at Bodega the other night. It wasn't on the menu but someone who works there had it set aside in the cooler for him. He didn't care too much for it so my girlfriend and I got the rest.

A- Red, yeah. Its kinda hazy, which I think is a little weird for the style but its not too out of the ordinary. What is a little off putting is the way the head fizzles and cracks, much like a sour or sparkling wine. A bunch of short-lived, large bubbles rise and pop, not gathering to form any real head, and thus no lacing.

S- The smell is very weak but I can pick out some caramel malts, which is style appropriate, and slight tartness that is not. Overall this beer is lightly hopped with a slight tea-like essence and malted with a light caramel and crackery aroma.

T- The flavor is not what I expect from an Irish red. Its sharp, abrupt and slightly tart. The tartness isnt strong but it is not very becoming of this beer. The smooth, maltiness isnt really there, but this beer isnt all that hoppy either. It inhabits an odd middle ground where nothing is held scared and all hope is lost.

M- Crackly and dry. The body is lighter than it should be, but its not by any means watery. There is still that doughy kinda feel that I associate with a few beers of this category.

D- Not very good. Neil House is on strike 2 with me. I'll give them about 5 strikes, maybe 6. Luck for them they only have like 4 labels that have been approved.

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Kelleher's Ohio Red from Neil House Brewery & Homebrew Supply
2.1 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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