I, The Mountain & The Leprechaun Flute
Sawdust City Brewing Co.

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Style:
Red Ale - Irish
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
84
Avg:
3.86 | pDev: 10.62%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
13
From:
Sawdust City Brewing Co.
 
Ontario, Canada
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
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SCORE
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Larryfunnell from Canada

4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice dark red ale, with good bitterness and flavour. The beer could have been a bit clearer (it seemed hazy), losing some marks. Historically I have not been a fan of IPA's, but I quite liked this.

May 01, 2018
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CanadianBacon from Canada

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am not rating this as a red ale because as Sawdust City is calling it and India Red Ale, this is more of a hybrid IPA/Red than it is your typical red ale.

Appearance - On this front the beer should be a red ale and it is, it pours a deep redish amber in color and has 2 finger off white head. The head fades fast and carbonation looks fairly low when I shine a light through it but that beautiful red color is there to stay.

Aroma - As far as aroma goes this smells like your typical piney IPA up front, as such you have a strong pine aroma and a lighter earthy one, behind that I get a hint of grapefruit and orange peel, now the red ale side to this aroma obviously comes out in the malt and it does with some deeply roasted grains and a slight sweetness from toffee.

Taste - Taste follows the nose to a tee there is a steady pine bitterness throughout but all the flavors pop up the same way they did in the aroma so no point on me saying the same thing twice.

Feel - Mouthfeel is light but creamy at the same time with this one, before becoming creamy though the carbonation feels strong on the tip of the tongue. Alcohol is hidden well under the hops but being that it is only 7.5% that should be the case.

Overall Given that there aren't really that many India Red Ales out there this is one that I am rating less on style but more on the way they mixed the 2 and my personal taste. I'm more of a juicy IPA guy but I have to say for a piney tasting beer Sawdust city killed this one. The aromas and the flavors are on point and it really is a best of both worlds beer in concern to the styles that have become a hybrid here! If you can get your hands on it try it. IPA fans wont be disappointed.

Apr 09, 2017
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BuckyBeerBeaver from Canada

3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the Brew Box came a 473 ml can of I, The Mountain & The Leprechaun Flute by the Sawdust City Brewing Co. Production date of December 15, 2015 printed on the bottom of the can, 7.5% alcohol by volume.

The beer poured a dark brown/ruby red colour, with a big 2” beige head with good retention that left some sporadic lacing down the glass as the beer level retreated. Its aroma was dominated by bitter grapefruit with sweet blood orange lurking in the background. The taste very much followed the nose with bitter grapefruit up front, followed by sweet blood orange and a touch of lime. Despite the bitter aftertaste, there is a reasonable balance to the beer. Leprechaun had a soft carbonation bordering on non-existent, was on the light side of light/medium bodied with a dry mouthfeel. Another solid effort from the folks at Sawdust City.

Mar 27, 2016
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mtomlins from Canada

4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Wellington Gastropub

Pours clear, reddish-amber color with a tall creamy head with nice retention and lacing. The nose and taste both feature piney, floral hops with some nice tropical notes and a pleasant, light toasted malt backbone. Nice creamy but light mouthfeel and lively carbonation. A really nice beer that doesn't use the 'Red' moniker to pile a bunch of dark crystal malt into the grain bill.

Feb 26, 2016
I, The Mountain & The Leprechaun Flute from Sawdust City Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 13 ratings