Scarlet Fire | Tighthead Brewing Company

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107 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tighthead Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
tightheadbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Scarlet Fire is an Irish/American style Red Ale. The name is a reference to the playful, improvisational transitions between Grateful Dead songs Scarlet Begonias and Fire on the Mountain. Great balance of malt sweetness from caramel malt and subtle toasty notes from roasted barley. Brewed withj American Ale yeast, and East Kent Golding hops, it pays tribute to it's heritage as an Irish Red Ale.

30.2 IBU

Added by elginirishpunk on 11-10-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
107
Reviews:
10
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
11.72%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
17
For Trade:
0
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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.72/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Scarlet Fire pours a dark copper color, with a small, long lasting and lacing head. Weak aroma, but hints of peat and smoke. Taste has a strong malty and roasted backbone, with hints of earth and smoke. Good body and feel. Overall, a very solid and well constructed Irish Red.

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Photo of HobbesTheYounger
3.11/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of freewill35
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jonnydrinker
3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wardt16
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of michaelsmith11
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MaxOhle
3.76/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerhemoth
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beric
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Serving: On tap, 4oz sampler
Served: 28 Oct 2016

Another pretty solid brew from Tightworks- no off notes or anything again. Nice, complex malts, including a distinctive roasted note which I find rather uncommon in amber ales. Solid.

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Photo of egoo33
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of enelson
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mschrei
3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bcbs4040
5/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very good red ale, big malt sweetness with notes of caramel/toffee. Nice roasty rye flavors as well. Hops are present but do not have an overwhelming bitterness. This beer is very well balanced.

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Photo of jmtpi
4.11/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GinDC
3.42/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LouieB54
3.51/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Buster
3.28/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KurtE
3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TFB5
4.21/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cdalglei
3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ssimpson89
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sweemzander
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RichH55
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jtransel
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Scarlet Fire from Tighthead Brewing Company
3.67 out of 5 based on 107 ratings.
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