Red Devil | Coronado Brewing Company

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Red DevilRed Devil

Brewed by:
Coronado Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by tonistruth on 10-01-2007

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3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Jree261
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Red to brown in the glass with burnt orange head.

Smell: Nutty, chocolate, toffee, earth

Taste: Same as aroma. This beer could be paired comfortably with nutty hard cheeses and gamy meats (lamb etc).

Mouthfeel: Full body with a creamy and long finish which is my own favorite part of the beer.

Overall a good beer that would work well with food or can be enjoyed alone. The cream mouthfeel leads me to believe it would work well paired with nutty deserts like pecan or apple pie the sweetness of the pie would complement the earth of the beer very well.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap for the 4th Annual LA Beer Week Beer Festival at Union Station in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear dark reddish-brown with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with a slight caramel flavor on the finish. There is a medium hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer but it tastes better than it smells in my opinion.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.48/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A 220z bomber picked up at Green's in downtown Columbia, SC. Another brew I can't get back home in Atl, GA

A - a dark cloudy amber red. Tons of sediment in this unfiltered beer. 2 fingers of head and sticky lace all over the glass. It doesn't get any better looking than this one

S - Huge caramel malts with some piney hops at the end. Delicous

T - Wow, as good as it looked and smelled, the taste did not dissapoint. Carmel, toffee up front, nice hop kick in the rear at the end. Red style is prevalent.

M - Full bodied, high in carbonation. Very smooth and well balanced

O - If you like imperial red's, this beer is for you

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Drinkerofales
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky copper brown gold in the light. A huge light mocha froth forms and coats almost the whole glass. There is some thick ugly sediment the flops out of the glass, telling me my beer isn't perfect.

Smell is roasted warm malt, and a hint of pine.

Tasted of plenty of toasted malt, sweet caramel and chocolate in the middle and a citrus pine finish.

Feels a tad abrasive on the front of the tongue, but not horribly so. Medium bodied and and filling.

I liked the beer, plenty of flavor, a bit discouraged by the sediment, but otherwise, nice.


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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of whatthehull
3.72/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5


A - a swampy red/brown, half finger almost tan head and sticky lacing

S - dog/cat food, booze, plants, lots of malts, decent hops, super biscuit yeast and a huge funk. Very plant like

T - booze, weird hops, toasted malts, nice funky yeast, some very ripe fruits and a decent floral very bitter hop

M - medium plus body, medium minus acidity, weird balance, decent complexity and very long finish

D/O - this was over hyped for me. Heard it was amazing and come to find it is, just ok. Their idiot ipa is so effing tasty! Heard this was better. It is a good beer, but just that good! If you like to get drunk, get you some of this!

Final thought - 10% and $6 a pop. Good times for sure! Other than that, this beer is just, ok!

Edit: fell asleep and left the rest in the fridge, poured the rest and wow, it really opens up when it has so time. Very nice beer. Updated smell and taste score

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3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle picked up upon recommendation from the bottle shop employee while on vacation in Escondido. Poured a clear runny dark orange color to standard pint.The head was a few fingers high with decent retention. Caramel, orange liqueur, and subdued tobacco/black tea notes account for an intetesting flavor.Medium bodied and slightly sweet with mild bitterness. Well balanced malt and hop flavors that included the likes of honey, caramel, and citrus candy. Hides the higher abv well. Solid but not my favorite.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of laituegonflable
3.27/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a lovely shiny ruby colour, rich and clear. Head is beige, nice and dense and retaining thin crown. Lace is good and sticky. Looks wonderful.

Smells a little bit... weizeny? Plenty of apple notes to it with a hint of banana, caramel and corella pear. Not much else, really, mostly a weak fruit aroma. Definitely lacking in character and complexity.

Taste has malts that the nose just doesn't have. Still has that mild, weak cidery ester on mid-palate but starts with nice, toffeed malt, developing rich peanut and salted caramel but doesn't quite cover the bland appley notes midway which do turn into enjoyable enough hop flavours but not really big or bold enough for my taste. Yeah, not bad, good characters for red ale, just not enough, feels a bit lacking.

A bit watery in the mouth, but feels fuller as it goes down. Not bad; not great.

Yeah, can see what they're going for and at times it seems they've hit it, and at others it feels like a big miss. Decent, though. Certainly drinkable.

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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Red Devil from Coronado Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 124 ratings