Scarlet Fire | Tighthead Brewing Company

Scarlet FireScarlet Fire
BA SCORE
50.9%
Liked This Beer
3.69 w/ 108 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
Ranking:
#28,310
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
108
Liked:
55
Avg:
3.69/5
pDev:
11.65%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
17
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 108 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by barnzy78:
Photo of barnzy78
3.46/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Park Tavern - Rosemont, IL, served ice cold (too cold) in a shaker pint, it took forever to warm up enough to get any sort of aroma. It poured a deep red with a beige head, that actually had smaller bubbles in a tighter formation. Excellent head retention as well. Aromas were weak at first, but came through as bready caramel malt and earthy hops. Tastes are earthy, bready, dry, rye bread crust, slight nuttiness, slight pine on the finish; malty but hop bitterness balances nicely. Very creamy and smooth mouth-feel with nice carbonation. Overall, pleasant American Red Ale reminiscent of a dryer Irish Red but with a more bolder hop profile.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of TFB5
4.21/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PatrickG
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rossracing
3.96/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of freewill35
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MikeThumel
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of KTCamm
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 2015 brewery draft - pours a quite dark reddish brown. Full creamy white foam. Toffee bready caramel nose. Toasty flavor, classic red. Bready. Very flavorful. Nice pour.

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Photo of BrewAskew
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Segelstrom
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of emerge077
3.28/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Draft serving at Moe's Tavern, served in a NB goblet.

Tawny copper, khaki tan head of creamy foam, great lasting retention. Spotty lacing around the edges, constant skim on the surface for the duration of the glass.

Mellow specialty malt aroma,sort of dry with little if any sweetness. Flavors are similar, dry and husky grain flavors, sort of papery, touch of tobacco. Well carbed and slightly watery. Overall very simple yet drinkable. Would prefer this over Fat Tire but that's about it.

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Photo of Cujo65
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of enelson
3.95/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tommy5
3.52/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jjfancybeers
5/5  rDev +35.5%

Photo of xdtfx
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of Kubrickx
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stortore
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of Lewis
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of ahuey333
3.44/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Lewdd
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of MaxOhle
3.76/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GbVDave
3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a 5oz taster glass at Tighthead 4/29/12. Thanks to the Dood for making the trek with me!

A: Served a deep tawny red. A thin wafer of off white foam forms on top and leaves a bit of lace behind.

S: Heavy on the toasy caramel malt with a bit of biscuit and light hops.

T: See above. Pretty enjoyable.

M: Full and rounded. Slick and coating.

O: Nice. I could've done without the whole Grateful Dead explanation behind the name, but what are you gonna do? Next time I'm there I'll imagine it's named after a Slayer song or something.

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Photo of GinDC
3.42/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ssimpson89
3.52/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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Scarlet Fire from Tighthead Brewing Company
Beer rating: 50.9% out of 100 with 108 ratings
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