Murphy's Irish Red
Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited

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From:
Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited
 
Ireland
Style:
Irish Red Ale
Ranked #117
ABV:
5%
Score:
74
Ranked #29,882
Avg:
3.22 | pDev: 16.46%
Reviews:
330
Ratings:
370
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 17, 2021
Added:
Jul 08, 2001
Wants:
  18
Gots:
  87
SCORE
74
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
500 ml can, bought in Norway. ABV here is 4.7%, to permit the beer being sold in our grocery stores. Canned (and watered down?) in Norway by Hansa-Borg Bryggerier. Reddish brown colour, good head. Aroma is malty with caramel, hints of oak and spices. Full malty flavour, nicely rounded, hints of caramel and herbs. Aftertaste is not unpleasant, but short and a bit watery. This beer is better than I expected, and much better than Kilkenny.
Apr 17, 2021
 
Rated: 3.46 by misteil from Ireland

Dec 08, 2019
 
Rated: 3.6 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

Sep 05, 2019
 
Rated: 2.3 by JLapadura from New York

Apr 28, 2019
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Reviewed by EMH73 from New York

3.53/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a light brown with red hues, a one inch white head that left some lacing. Smells of malts, caramel and bread. Taste follows the nose with additional notes of toffee and balancing earthy hops. Far less sweet than other mass produced red ales. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, smooth mouth feel.
Nov 23, 2018
 
Rated: 3.25 by GoHabsGo from Canada (ON)

May 29, 2018
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Reviewed by bbtkd from South Dakota

3.84/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Murphy's Irish Red Ale on tap, 5% ABV. Pours brown or real dark red, with a nice two finger beige foamy head. Nose is malty and grainy, taste follows with roast malt, some sweetness, and moderate bitterness. Excellent mouthfeel, overall excellent.
Mar 16, 2018
 
Rated: 3.34 by annp1022 from California

Dec 31, 2017
 
Rated: 3.19 by dandy14 from Brazil

Nov 29, 2017
 
Rated: 3.63 by Murph106157 from Connecticut

Oct 27, 2017
 
Rated: 5 by OzmanBey from Massachusetts

Oct 22, 2017
 
Rated: 2.94 by hophugger from Virginia

Oct 07, 2017
 
Rated: 3.57 by CamRun from Missouri

Aug 24, 2017
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Reviewed by ordybill from Georgia

3.68/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear brown color with a large off-white colored head. The aroma is malt. the taste matches the nose. A very basic beer.
Jun 15, 2017
 
Rated: 2 by fthegiants from California

May 26, 2017
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Reviewed by Foyle from North Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Served from 12 oz bottle into schooner glass.
Pours a thick, foamy cream colored head that falls slowly with plenty of lacing on the glass. Color is clear amber with abundant carbonation streams. Aroma of rich bread dough, caramel, earthy hops. Mouthfeel is medium with a slightly wet finish. Flavor is abundant with molasses, toasted malt with some char, caramel, raisin, well balanced with earthy hops. Really enjoyed this one and would buy again.
May 20, 2017
 
Rated: 3.21 by OttmarJobs from Germany

May 02, 2017
 
Rated: 3.01 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Apr 12, 2017
 
Rated: 3.93 by dertyd from California

Jan 24, 2017
 
Rated: 3.17 by Yoann from France

Jan 13, 2017
 
Rated: 3.77 by k47k from New York

Jan 13, 2017
 
Rated: 3 by Edie from Oklahoma

Oct 26, 2016
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Rated by LMSMITH from Rhode Island

2.13/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25
Reddish, clear more amber low carb slight head easy drinking nothing special
Oct 15, 2016
 
Rated: 2.67 by chuckgietzen from Michigan

Oct 03, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by IRONRakkasan from California

Sep 20, 2016
 
Rated: 3.79 by DaveDay5 from California

Aug 09, 2016
 
Rated: 3.25 by andyjeigh from Oklahoma

Jul 17, 2016
 
Rated: 3 by puftdank from Illinois

Jun 17, 2016
 
Rated: 3.09 by Hazen from Germany

Jun 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.23 by Burkbom23 from Connecticut

May 31, 2016
 
Rated: 3.65 by wjoelbrooks from Ohio

May 23, 2016
 
Rated: 3.02 by Oidmoe from Austria

May 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.25 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

May 08, 2016
 
Rated: 2.77 by Euroglot from Belgium

May 08, 2016
 
Rated: 3.33 by 54V4G3 from Belgium

May 05, 2016
 
Rated: 3 by AlexFields from Tennessee

Apr 27, 2016
 
Rated: 3.22 by TonyTwins from Nebraska

Apr 16, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by Fishwhisperer from Michigan

Mar 30, 2016
 
Rated: 2.9 by 2GOOFY from California

Mar 20, 2016
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Reviewed by buschbeer from Ohio

3.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a nonic pint glass

This beer pours a deep amber color with burnt orange highlights. It is topped with several inches of beige head that leaves a little lacing.

It has a sweet malty smell. I also get some caramel.

There are toffee, caramel, and toast flavors.

Medium to thin mouthfeel

This style is a lot sweeter than its American cousin. It was easy to drink and goes well with my corned beef and braised cabbage.
Mar 17, 2016
Murphy's Irish Red from Murphy Brewery Ireland Limited
Beer rating: 74 out of 100 with 700 ratings