Red Devil | Coronado Brewing Company

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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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Photo of seaoflament
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The latest bottled offering by Coronado brewery.

Pours a rusty nail color with a quarter inch of foam. Some sticky lacing and a ring of foam holds itself throughout.

Big pine aroma at first, then followed by some hefty doses of caramel malts and toasted aromas. Smells of stale bread (not in a bad way), pine and fresh hop pellets. I would have preferred a bit more citrus notes but there are a few towards the finish. Reminds me of a really fresh x-mas tree.

The taste is of roasted and toasted malts followed by the caramel, piney hops and some hints of chocolate. The abv is nicely hidden. I’m digging the after taste, never really had a hoppy beer before with this type of aftertaste (hints of chocolate, caramel and pine). Mouthfeel is pretty smooth. Not as complex as I would have liked, hence the average score on taste, but still pretty good.

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Photo of Stoneman78
3.7/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass
A- Pours a surprisingly dark red/brown hue, three fingers' of white frothy/craggy head that is mostly sustained, decent amount of lacing on the glass
S- Nose is dominated by fresh herbal hops and caramel/toasty malts, strong earthy tones give the essence of freshness, "green" scents abound, a touch of chocolate sweetness
T- Initial taste is of monster pine hops which are kept in check by rich caramel malts, midway comes that overall sense of fresh green grass, subtle chocolate and toffee gives way to slight alcohol warming, finishes with slight bitterness
M- Medium-bodied, watery-to-oily texture, light carbonation
D- An intriguing offering from one of my favorite breweries, this is a somewhat unbalanced beer with dominating fresh hops that override the malt flavors, i wouldn't peg this as a strong ale as listed here on BA, i do like the fresh flavors but think this might improve with some decent aging, i would like to try this again sometime down the road (NOTE: this may be somewhat skewed due to subconscious comparisons to the last Coronado seasonal, IDIOT IPA, one of my personal faves)
Buy again? Undecided
Personal score? 81/100

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Photo of tonistruth
4.45/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- attractive near opaque garnet brew, sporting a 1/2" off white head and silky lacing, with decent retent

S- caramel, toffee, toasted malts, malty

T- quite the complexity of flavors here. malts flavors range from dark fruits, chocolate, caramel, and toffee. while the hops bring about earthy flavors and some raw oils. slight alcohol presence throughout

M- full body, hops are abusive and tongue numbing, some alcoholic heat supports the throttling of the palate started by the hops

D- surprisingly drinkable and absolutely delicious. shares some similarities to a scotch ale with malts, competitive with Bear Republic's Red Rocket Ale

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Red Devil from Coronado Brewing Company
3.91 out of 5 based on 124 ratings.
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