Mermaid's Red Ale | Coronado Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Coronado Brewing Company
California, United States
coronadobrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Red Roost Al" at the Clam Catcher restaurant in La Jolla, CA.

Added by xlperro on 11-15-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
553
Reviews:
154
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
11.85%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
125
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +37.7%

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5/5  rDev +37.7%

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5/5  rDev +37.7%

Photo of CaliforniaBurrito
4.95/5  rDev +36.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A little to sweat for my taste buds, but still a good red.

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Photo of SBarbeerian
4.63/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: dark cloudy red, with a nice tan head. Nice lacing on the glass.
Smell: some malts, some hops, inviting.
Taste: somewhat hoppy for a red, but well balanced. Not your malty, caramely Irish-style red, but rather a bigger, hoppier west coast version of a red ale.
Mouthfeel: med-full bodied, very satisfying.
Drinkability: awesome stuff, I was most pleasantly surprised.
I like a nice Irish-red, and loved the heavier, hoppier, bigger west coast twist on it.
The heavier use of hops makes it go with more foods than your blander Irish red which goes better with blander foods, such as fish & chips.
This brew can hold its own against more of a variety of dishes. I loved everything about it. Excellent stuff!

Checked the ABV on the bottle,it is at 5.7%

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Photo of firkingroovin
4.6/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drpimento
4.58/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, this is now for me, top tier beer! Maybe the best red ale I've ever had. Poured with a huge, foamy, frothy, fluffy, billowy, light tan head that lasts a long time and great lacing. Color is a clear copper red with lots of small bubble trails. Aroma is malt, caramel, toffee, roast, hint of fruit. Flavor's like nose, but with all of those qualities much more bold and the roasty/dry character adding that perfect quaffing attribute, that for me, is dynamite. Perefct carbonic tang to enter into the mix for a supremely drinkable beer. Excellent body and carbonation. Finish is like flavor and of average length, but leaving the desire for another swallow (not sip). Sure wish I had easy access to this.

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4.57/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Copper color, crystal clear. 2 fingers tall, frothy and off-white head. Diminishing to a small crown, decent lacing.
Nice fruity, moderate hop aroma upfront, some malty caramel.
Moderate bitterness and malty, caramel sweetness, pleasant moderate-high spicy hop flavor.
Medium body, oily, high carbonation, some sweetness lingering into a dry, long lasting finish, some alcohol in finish.

Tasty, well balanced

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4.5/5  rDev +24%

Photo of Stoneman78
4.5/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a dark and opaque amber hue with a huge, craggy white head that is mostly sustaining, tons of thick lacing throughout
S- Nose is dominated by caramel malt aromas, some sweet hops and a hint of sugary bubblegum, breads and yeast far in the background
T- Wow, great taste is characterized initially by sweet bread and caramel malts that are not too cloying, in the middle comes some citrus and pine hops, and finishing with a subtle dry bitterness that sticks around for a few seconds
M- Medium-bodied amber ale, smooth and slick texture with an ideal amount of carbonation
D- Label states 5.7%abv which is well-masked, this is one high quality amber that is in my session beer range, the Coronado brewers have done a great job with this revised recipe and I would put this at the top of my Amber List (along with Green Flash's Hop Head Red), I would definitely buy this again in the future and I now have a strong desire to shoot down to CBC tomorrow for the ultra-cheap growler fills! Congrats again to CBC for a great lineup of core ales!

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4.5/5  rDev +24%

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4.5/5  rDev +24%

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4.5/5  rDev +24%

Photo of angryhobo13
4.43/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brownr152
4.37/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really interesting beer not many beers compare to this style.

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Photo of SDtastentune
4.35/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Darker brown/tan/red. Small head and some good lacing.

S - Fresh brew-day malts, caramel, sweet hops mixed with some pine hops. Little bit of raisin/spice but not much.

T - Taste is rich caramel malts, has a great initial burst. Hops come second with a nice bitterness of grapefruit, finishes strong with a bitter after taste. Caramel, grapefruits, and big malt profile. Can't believe this is only 5.7% ... tastes stronger.

M - Nice, goes down easy with some fizzyness going down, first is medium, nice aftertaste!

O - Overall a really good red ale, one of the better ones around. I like the amount of bitterness mixed with a complex maltyness. Tastes stronger than it is, must be the larger amount of hops in the recipe. Almost like a red ipa, as that is what I would call it. THUMBS UP!

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4.33/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.28/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.28/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.28/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.27/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Juhnny19
4.26/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A taste of the mermaids tail.

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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Mermaid's Red Ale from Coronado Brewing Company
3.63 out of 5 based on 553 ratings.
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