Slaughterhouse Red India Ale | Payette Brewing

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Slaughterhouse Red India AleSlaughterhouse Red India Ale

Brewed by:
Payette Brewing
Idaho, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Bricelyn on 10-31-2013

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Ratings: 21 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by Bricelyn:
Photo of Bricelyn
4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Went down to Brewhaven in Nampa, ID today with my growler looking for something I hadn't had. Well I got what I wanted and I am glad cuz this stuff is pretty good!

This beer has the most beautiful color of ruby red that I have come across and to top it off the head is a gorgeous creme color that laces the whole way down the glass! Why do I love lacing so much!? It makes my glass look like a sexy lady thats why!

First thing you smell are the epic hops Amarillo, Crystal, and Chinook to be exact! second you smell a wonderful roasted barley followed by that awesome alcohol infused Co2.

At first it has a mouth filling hopieness that mellows into those wonderful roasted malts making the awesome red brew which mellows out into a sticky bitterness that never quite leaves your palette

Mouth feel is crisp and not to overly carbonated even at cold temps it doesn't explode with carbination in your mouth. As it warms up and smooths out its just as crisp and when its gone your back to the fridge for another pull off of your growler...

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.59/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5


12oz can picked up at Brewer's Haven today... Poured into my standard tulip... Pretty fantastic light tan head... foamy with good retention and lacing... the brew is lightly hazed amber.

Bigger than expected nose.. smells of pithy citrus with dark toast.. all around pretty darn good.

Flavor begins with a proper bitterness... dry toasty malt ... a bit of snappy biscuits or something like that... fermented out caramel .. hoppiness is pithy citrus and a lesser piney note.

Medium/light body... decent carbonation..

Very well done brew... I did not go into this thinking I would enjoy it as much as I did.. Payette hit this one pretty much out of the park.


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Photo of fivetime
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a dark, cloudy orange amber with a huge light khaki head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of biscuit and caramel malt, richly malty, with suggestions of dark stone fruit and light grassy hops. Flavor is rich biscuit malt with a hint of caramel, brown and rye bread, hints of dark fruit, finishes malty with grassy hops. Medium bodied with good creaminess and mouth feel. The aroma was perfect for a red ale, and the flavor followed with nice light fruit flavors in a deep, malty body with light, but pleasant hops. This beer looks, smells and tastes great and to style. Very well done and enjoyable. My favorite from this brewery so far, good enough to encourage me to try all theif offerings.

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Photo of Reidrover
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz can from a 6 pack bought from Winco superstore in S. Salem $7.49 Pours a nice dark amber with a good sized light tan head, that fades but leaves good lace. Good balanced aroma with toffee malts and niceresiny and citrus hopping. Smooth and balanced taste..with the malts winning at the end. Nice thick smooth low to medium carbonation. Nice beer

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Photo of blurredline
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.67/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KlayWey
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of holysin
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Smak_Hermann
3.11/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Donkster46
3.61/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of johnnyboy76
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Lsmith316
3.32/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3

Very "thick" mouth feel. Not my preference.Tastes decent. Carmel flavor aftertaste.

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Photo of casapy
3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ccrida
3.55/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a dark, malty IRA. Nose is dominated by malt sugars with a little herb and lime hopiness. Taste is more hop bitterness from a hop perspective, but still dominated by the sweet tea like malt flavors. This is really more of a strong amber than IRA, which is not really my speed, but it's reasonably digestible in spite of the maltiness.

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Photo of MikeDAdams
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of stevoj
3.6/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pleasantly surprised. Strong yet smooth. Dark amber with small beige head. Mainly malt with some stinging hops on the back end. Tasty stuff. This has become one of my go-to beers (when in season).

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Photo of macpapi
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drank this one on draft (from a growler) poured at Uptown Market- Beaverton

Pours a very dark amber color (so dark that when it is not in direct light it looks almost straight brown) with a pretty fluffy tan-colored head. Totally opaque with lots of cloying bubbles holding up along the edge of the glass.

Aroma is a good mix of malt and hop. Toffee, caramel, and biscuit are present at first. They are followed by a perfect balance of pine and citrus aroma. Stick your nose far enough into the glass and a good pull of molasses sweetness comes through as well.

Taste is the perfect, full mix of malt and hops. Roasted malts, toffee, caramel, biscuit--it's all there. But the hop bitterness and citrus goodness is not to be denied either. A very full, flavorful, balanced, and impressive taste to this one.

Thick and full-bodied with medium carbonation.

What can I say, I am damned impressed by this beer. This is no run-of-the-mill red ale. Complex, potent, flavorful, and biting--it really has it all. I am a total fan of Slaughter House, and I will, no doubt, consume it again.

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Photo of DCP
4.9/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

My favorite winter beer in Idaho thus far.
Pours into a a lake of red velvet with cream on top, out of a can sir.
I want to give it to a cold kid in Russia.
Boozy for the breed but it pulls it off.
Smiling, laughing, fun, red-faced (it's heavy) buzz.
Ben Franklin would like this beer.

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Photo of JoelClark
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Slaughterhouse Red India Ale from Payette Brewing
3.96 out of 5 based on 21 ratings.
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