Casco Bay Riptide Red Ale | Casco Bay Brewing Co.

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Casco Bay Riptide Red AleCasco Bay Riptide Red Ale

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

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Excellent ruby red hue with notes of amber and orange in the light. Slow, heavy carbonation that is moderate in volume.

Smell: Incredible smell. Initial bite of peppermint followed by smoky whispers of tobacco. Licorice, prunes, and cherries make up the mortar.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Smoky rye with a hint of cherry. There's almost a scotch-like character to the flavor in the finish. Very sophisticated and unexpected for an Irish Ale. Mouthfeel is very lager-like with clean carbonation, but it is by no means flat.

Overall Drinkability: Slainté to this one.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured on-tap and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, vibrant, amber coloring with a thin, filmy, clingy, white head. Aromas of roast caramel and nut sweetness, with hints of smoke. Flavors are richly sweet and roasty, with caramel and sugary notes. Smooth, light bodied with a tangy sweet aftertaste. Clean, lingering finish, with floral and sugary notes left behind.

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3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, served at slightly above fridge temp.

nice amber with a thin offwhite head. minimal lacing.

aroma; first thing I detect is diacetyl. the caramel corn dominates the nose totally.

mouthfeel: is good.

taste: a mix of pale and toasted malt with exactly the right level of bitterness to balance this beer.

notes: my 2nd Maine beer in an hour. this is a nice ale, well balanced, interesting enough to be distinguishable. would drink again.

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Casco Bay Riptide Red Ale from Casco Bay Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 201 ratings