Red Eye PA | The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works

Red Eye PARed Eye PA
BA SCORE
78.4%
Liked This Beer
3.94 w/ 97 ratings
Red Eye PARed Eye PA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
Ohio, United States
thebrewkettle.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by UA8 on 05-10-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,817
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
97
Liked:
76
Avg:
3.94/5
pDev:
9.64%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 97 |  Reviews: 47
Photo of mondegreen
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a Sierra Nevada Hop Tulip

Pours an clear amber red. A departure from the usual American IPA, for sure. A nice two finger head sits atop the beer, slowly receding and leaving sticky lace all over the glass.

The nose is interesting. Bright citrus notes from the hops mingle with the aroma of freshly crushed grain. It smells like I'm sticking my head in the rain bag. Atypical for an American IPA, but it smells intriguing and delicious at the same time.

Taste is as balanced as the nose. Light, sweet malts pair with bitter citrus hops on the palate. The bitterness lingers long after the sweetness washes away. Very well crafted.

Mouth is medium, but slick. Pleasing.

Overall, this beer is a success as an IPA, but it would also be a hit as an Imperial Amber. A really good beer from The Brew Kettle.

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Photo of Lazerlobe
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out of a bomber in to a regular ol' pint glass. Thanks to Katie from Cleveland for bringing me this treat!

A: Pours a dull garnet with a decent finger of head. The head hangs around for a while leaving some light lacing behind.

S: CITRUS! A sweet tango-grapefruit with a hint of candy apple behind the citrus. Thank you Simcoe and Amarillo.

T: The citrus come out first with some piney bitterness coating the mouth. After a little swishing that caramel malt comes through pretty well, followed by another squirt of orange juice. That bitterness doesn't want to go away. I say, what's your rush anyway?

M: Pretty light and refreshing with medium carbonation.

D: This is a great red IPA that I'm going to enjoy. After a long rainy day this makes me feel like I am drinking some liquid sunset.

This is pretty much everything I was hoping for: the alcohol is completely masked here, the hops are pretty explosive and the Munich and caramel malts give this beer a little substance.

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Photo of nrbw23
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a rich, dark red color with a creamy light tan head. Head has good retention and leaves some spotty lacing.

S- Smelle is tropical fruits mainly pineapple, grapefruit, a nice touch pine in here too, and along with some rye. A bit of sweet malts toward the very end too. I like what is going on here so far.

T- Hops smack me first a good amount of citrus, followed by some pine. A good malt back bone here but the hops power through. Maybe a bit dry on the finish.

M- Medium in body and carbonation seemed right on.

D- Very solid brew. Enjoyed this one quite a bit. If you find this one go for it.

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Photo of AltBock
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was on tap at the Brew Kettle on 9/21/2009. The chalkboard listed this beer having an ABV of 7% and an IBU level of 65. They served it to me in a standard pint glass.

"Red Eye" poured a beautiful dark burgundy with a touch of brown along the sides. On top of this beer was a good looking 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch off white colored head of foam. This head of foam had great retention that left behind a skim of foam, spots, and cool looking big mustache streak of lace at the top of the glass.

The aroma wasn't all that complex, but it sure as hell had a great strong aroma of malted rye with some minor citrus hop and fruit notes hiding in the background.

The taste was heavily carbonated and crispy with the taste of malted rye with a hint of citrus hops and a touch of citrus fruits. It was pretty much the same line up that appeared in the aroma, but I thought there was a little more citrus fruits in the taste than there was in the aroma. It was a great taste! I liked that strong carbonated taste of malted rye.

This was a medium bodied Rye Pale Ale with plenty of carbonation and a crispy aftertaste of malted rye with a gentle touch of citrus fruits and hops.

When I ordered this beer, I really wasn't expecting this beer to be this good. I knew it was going to be good, but not a +4 rating. If this beer is on tap the next time you visit the Brew Kettle, get it! The bottles are probably good, but not as good as the draft version.

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Photo of wvsabbath
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - 22oz bottle

Appearance - Copper tan/brown, red tint. 1/2 creamy head with some foamy, sticky lacing.

Smell - Hops, pine, grapefruit, apple, some sugars, a little rye and caramel. Some bready malts and a little alcohol also.

Taste - Mild tropcial hops with some caramel and a nice malt backbone makes this beer up. Its not overly bitter or citric. Actually, the malts is what makes this different from the rest. If you didnt have the german malts, this would be just like every other ipa out there. Alcohol is masked well, but comes out a little as this warms.

Mouthfeel - Hops coat the tounge with some sweet piney flavors. Plenty of mango, orange and peach leave a resin. Palette gets remaining hops, some malts, and a little carmael. Aftertaste is hoppy and rather long lasting.

Overall - This is actually really good. I different twist on the american ipa with the malts. Doesnt dethrone white rajah, or even the double ipa brew kettle makes but, this is really good. Hops arent overbearing but theres plenty to enjoy. Check this out, yet another great beer from the kettle!

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Photo of C_Adams
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joepais
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to bb8189 for this cool extra
Bottle poured into a tulip glass produced a finger worth of off- white head that goes to a good lace the body of the brew is a burgandy red in color.

Aromas of hops are the first thing that hits you. Big and piney and floral is a good way to describe it. Flavor wise you get a biter hit up front then a slight sweetness followed by a nice dry bitter finish. Medium feel in my mouth with great carbonation

I like it I think it is a good representation of a IPA and would gladly session this. If this is your local IPA you have something to be proud of

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Photo of dorianmarley
4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance is brown with a nice head and thick lacing.

Nose is musty, red gummy candy, honey.

Taste is slightly sour, very well-balanced with basalmic vinegar, toasted sugar, fresh white bread, oak finish.

Mouthfeel is smooth with medium-light carbonation, slight oil-slickness, clean finish.

Overall, nice, very well-balanced.

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Photo of Radome
4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from a 22 oz bottle into a snifter.

A - The beer is a beautiful deep red-amber color, like an Irish Red. It is perfectly clear. The head is tan, creamy, thick and long-lasting.

S - This smells like a hop farm at harvest time. Huge citrus hop smell, mostly grapefruit. Malt and alcohol are not evident, drowned out by the hops.

T - The hop taste is dominant, with an accompanying strong hop bitterness. There is a bit of crystal malt sweetness and a tiny bit of roasted grain notes at the end of the sip. The alcohol is well-hidden. When first poured, I got a distracting metallic flavor at the end of the sip, but that faded away after a few minutes (from breathing or warming, I guess).

M - Moderate body, some carbonation fizz. Slightly mouthcoating and a little bit astringent from all the hops bitterness.

D - This is a very well-made IPA in the best Northwestern US tradition (from Ohio, no less!). The hop aroma and flavor are amazingly crisp and clean. My only complaint is that it is definitely one-dimensional with the hops and not much else going on. It's a hop-head's dream, but it's not really mine.

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Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours an amber color with a white head. The aroma is strong with some earthy and piney hops. The flavor is earthy hops with some pine and bitter orange hops. I also get some resin as well as some caramel malt. medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Red Eye PA from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
Beer rating: 78.4% out of 100 with 97 ratings
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