Johnny "Blood" McNally Red Ale | Titletown Brewing Company

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Johnny "Blood" McNally Red AleJohnny "Blood" McNally Red Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Titletown Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
titletownbrewing.com

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-26-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
65
Reviews:
19
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
13.51%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
15
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 65 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of n2185
4.08/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikeycustoms101
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice beer. This is my go to beer.

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Photo of SSGCujo
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bwood06
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My wife and I went to Green Bay in November for the Colts @ Packers game and picked up some beer while we were there. I wrote this review down in my phone shortly thereafter but for some reason never got around to logging it here on BeerAdvocate until now...

This beer pours a dark red hue that is clear with low carbonation visible and sports an off white, thick, frothy head that dissipates ultra slowly to a rocky layer. 4/5 The aroma is a nice combination of sweet and earthy with caramel, wheat bread, moss, and herbal hops all playing together quite nicely. It is more earthy than sweet and just a hair musty at times. 3.5/5 The flavor profile is dank and musty overall with light caramel and white bread up front before transitioning to raw grain, moss, and an earthy & herbal hoppiness that brings light bitterness that lingers lightly after swallowing. 3.5/5 This is a light to medium bodied Red that has a light carbonation tickle up front and is lightly drying with lingering dryness after swallowing. 3.5/5 This is not one of my favorite reds by a long shot but it is a good drink nonetheless. It is a bit too dank and musty for my liking but it does go well with food. 3.5/5

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Photo of BuckyNBeer
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of B-rett
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of travelguy
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of j-rod18
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SpdKilz
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drpimento
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not bad. Flavor’s for the most part really good with a slight toffee roastiness, but also a bit medicinal in the finish. Fairly decent drop though. I’ll have more.

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Photo of KrisB
4.6/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vinogurl22
4.39/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheBrosy
3.32/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass from a 12oz bottle.

Appearance: A deep blood red. Low slight-tan head that dissipates rather quickly. Very clear.

Smell: Malty. Little to no hop, which is ideal for an Irish Red. Lots of caramel malt notes.

Taste: Nice malt-to-alcohol balance to this. Some roasted flavor can be noticed. A bit too sweet. Very little hop flavor is detectable.

Mouthfeel: Slick, fairly full body with low carbonation.

Overall: A solid, if unspectacular Irish Red Ale. A bit too much caramel notes in both flavor and aroma, and there should be a bit more noticeable hop flavor.

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Photo of gmj225
4.19/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Peepskp
3.27/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NelsonMilbach
4.46/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Very good red ale from Titletown.

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Photo of McHenry
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PA-Michigander
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Domvan
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Carb-Overlord
3.46/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Johnny's "blood" I think started to coagulate... looked sort of brownish black to me rather than a red... In the scope of things, this is a pretty average red ale. Certainly enjoyable but nothing to write home about. I actually appreciated the mouth feel on this one the best; it was thicker than other red ales I've had and the hops were well balanced. This is certainly not one of my favorite styles to begin with do take this with a "grain of salt." I was getting a caramel flavor in there but pretty well balanced. I find some reds almost soapy tasting, this one was on the sweeter end of the spectrum. Probably not going to drink Johnny's "blood" again, but I'm glad to have tried it.

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Photo of Labeorphile
4.04/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HabaJohn
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jesticals
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of npachl
3.35/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Johnny "Blood" McNally Red Ale from Titletown Brewing Company
3.7 out of 5 based on 65 ratings.
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