Scarlet Fire | Tighthead Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tighthead Brewing Company
Illinois, United States | website

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
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
96
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
41.96%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
14
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 96
Reviews by elginirishpunk:
Photo of elginirishpunk
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smell is of a rich and mellow caramel aroma. Supposed to be an interpretation of a Irish Red. On first taste, the caramel is not that noticeable and might leave you a little disappointing. However, the flavor from the roasted barley more then makes up for the subtle caramel flavor. After finishing the session, the caramel flavor becomes more and more apparent. Very good beer, first production so things can only get better for this brewery.

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

Photo of PatrickG
3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rossracing
3.96/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeThumel
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of KTCamm
4/5  rDev +9%
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 EagleTalon
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Segelstrom
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of emerge077
3.28/5  rDev -10.6%
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
4/5  rDev +9%

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

Photo of tommy5
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jjfancybeers
5/5  rDev +36.2%

Photo of xdtfx
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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

Photo of stortore
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Lewis
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of ahuey333
3.44/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Lewdd
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of GbVDave
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
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 -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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 Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of tlaw
4.14/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very nice drinkable red ale. A malty nose, clean, good beer. Zero complaints.

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Photo of ralerwen
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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