Mermaid's Red Ale | Coronado Brewing Company

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Mermaid's Red AleMermaid's Red Ale
BA SCORE
3.59/5
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562 Ratings
Mermaid's Red AleMermaid's Red Ale
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
Ranking:
#38,637
Reviews:
155
Ratings:
562
pDev:
11.98%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
133
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 562 |  Reviews: 155
Photo of MFMB
3.38/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Got sloshed on the ferry to Coronado sippin ' this Coronado brew. Imagine that

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Photo of TongoRad
4.23/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Gorgeous beer- rich, saturated amber/red color, crystal clear, with a dense creamy head.

Whoa- old school alert on the nose! C-hops and deep caramel up the wazoo. It's bringing me back to when St. Rogue Red was a whole new experience. What's pretty great is how multi-faceted it really is after that initial blast. Lots of pine, for sure, but also orange peel, toffee, dark bread crust, those fruitcake candies, even a hint of cocoa. It's all so creamy yet lively as well. There's a pretty nice see-saw ride on the palate between the hops and caramel malt, with the malt winning out at the end. It could use a touch more bitterness, but that's a minor quibble. It's pretty smooth and drinkable overall. A lot of the flavors from the nose are repeated, although the main impression I am left with this time are those fruitcake candies. Caramel and orange peel come on very late and linger on the finish.

This. Is. Exactly (!!!) what I was hoping for when I picked up this beer, without a doubt. This kind of beer may seem old-fashioned these days, but to me it's more of a classic ride. And it's well-made, to boot!

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Photo of shoob13
3.87/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I dig it. Nice red from a reliable brewery. I first had it at the Pike in Long Beach.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted from a 12 oz bottle on June 27, 2015.

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Photo of ummswimmin
3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of alostplot
3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hmbse7en
4.09/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BowWowWowYippyYoIPA
3.62/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of micromaniac129
3.94/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Zaphog
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smb71481
3.94/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PWWKA
3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rob99er
4.13/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A very good red. I would drink again.

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Photo of mmilyko
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RyanK252
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours deep red orange amber with a frothy off white head that settles to a nice layer and laces well.

S: Toasty malt, floral, light citrus, a little fruity, and some caramel, almost brown sugar like sweetness.

T: Floral, light grapefruit, fruity notes, toasted malt, caramel/toffee sweetness, mabye a hint of chocolate.

M: Light to medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: This one is just ok. I wouldn't go out of my way for it.

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Photo of aquazr1
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bigluv
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zonian1
3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lucnifter
3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of adam_moops
3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Delicious. Good flavours. Not overpowering at all. Good session amber

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Photo of jschott75
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NateMac13
3.44/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Geobus
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of swanfungus
3.19/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WOLFGANG
3.47/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Mermaid's Red Ale from Coronado Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 562 ratings
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