Casco Bay Riptide Red Ale | Casco Bay Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
86
very good
200 Ratings
Casco Bay Riptide Red AleCasco Bay Riptide Red Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Casco Bay Brewing Co.
Maine, United States

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our flagship, this Irish-Style Red Ale proudly won a gold medal at the 2000 World Beer Cup. A combination of 5 different malts and 3 hop varietals, carefully blended, results in a perfect balance. Full-flavored and medium-bodied, the Riptide Red provides surprising complexity for such an easy-drinking brew.

Added by Bierman9 on 12-31-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
200
Reviews:
114
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
13.32%
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
28
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Izzi
4.39/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of terpdog
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BltByKrmn
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of misternebbie
4.51/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Boone757
3.46/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bikeboy1
3.47/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tchun
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of silverking
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of ejohnson654
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of BigJace21
4.88/5  rDev +27.4%

Photo of ONUMello
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Orange with a red tint and a one-finger head that slowly settles
S: Malty, toffee and a hint of hops
T: Lots of malts. Some caramel/toffee, a bit of floral/tropical fruit from the hops
M: Medium-bodied, a bit sweet
O: This fits the Irish Red Ale description but IMO this would be better with a bit less sweetnes

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Photo of goast8127
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Golden32
4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PorterLambic
3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a rich, copper color, clear with a nice off-white head two fingers high. Dissipation is at a reasonable rate and a goodly amount of scattered lacing remains.
Smell is a bit weak though notes of roasted malt, nuts, green fruits (light), grain. Decently balanced.
Taste has a better presence with the same basic notes as the smell, roasted malt, nuts, grain. The balance is a tick better, too.
Medium-light body, lightish carbonation. Dry finish, heck, dry middle, dry beginning, even. Not harsh, but dry. Relatively easy to drink.

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Photo of tazzman
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Oldlogin
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of hophugger
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours an amzing clear reddish color with a nice head and a fair amount of carbonation that feels great on the palate. I get a touch of bread and dried fruit on the nose. Carbonation is definately the dominant trait at first mouthfeel. The bitterness of some hops is very present and I get a touch of nutty earthiness as it drinks. Overall, a great refresher for a hot day !!!

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Photo of Segelstrom
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of RyanByorick
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of steelersrbrun
5/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of Sellen
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of illpass78
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark ruby with a minimal white head that doesn't stick around. Minimal lacing.

Aromas: I get dark fruits, caramel, malt and biscuit.

Taste: Those dark fruits - raisins, prunes, dates - are forward, and the caramel is right there. Tasty beer.

Mouthfeel: Light enough to be sessionable but sturdy enough that it's not wimpy.

Overall: Nice red ale. The taste is sophisticated enough that it's not boring. Should be a crowd pleaser for "we need a lot of good beer that's not expensive or weird" type events.

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Photo of Donkster46
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of dannyfayy
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Casco Bay Riptide Red Ale from Casco Bay Brewing Co.
3.83 out of 5 based on 200 ratings.
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