Redpoint Ale | Avery Brewing Company

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Redpoint AleRedpoint Ale

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by stirgy on 05-17-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 227 |  Reviews: 198
Photo of WesWes
4.22/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a dark amber color with a thick off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is awesome. It has a creamy, malty scent with some hops and a dry finish. The taste is good. It has a bitter hop flavor that is mellowed nicely by pale and crystal malts. It goes down smooth and finishes dry and bitter. The mouthfeel is good. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is an awesome brew. It has excellent flavor and aroma; a great drinker.

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Photo of arizcards
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle at TJ's. Paid $1.50 for the one bottle.

This is an amber colored APA that poured a nice head and is leaving a nice lacing. Nose is of floral hops and citrus. Taste starts and ends with a generous dose of those hops. Mouthfeel is very lively and full for an APA. This is a very drinkable brew which I will seek again when on sale.

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Photo of mntlover
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a deep clear amber color with nice light tan head fead by constant rising bubbles, leaves nice lacing. Smells nice sweet malt and citrusy hops in perfect proportions. Tastes of sweet malt lightly roasted followed by light citrus grapefruity flavor and a hop tingle to round out the experience Body is lighter then it looks needs bit more in mouthfeel department but drinkability is great. This pale ale makes a nice little amber treat.

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Photo of beerinator
4.02/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Amber, dark tea colored. Rocky off-tan head with lacy retention.

Aroma: Hoppy. Sweet bready aromas blend with citrus and pine notes. Smells full, and bready.

Taste: Caramel sweetness, with a full body, leading to vegital hop bitterness, and a slight lingering finish. The hop bitterness leaves a slight tingle on the tongue. The mouthfeel is very nice and full. The carbonation seems good.

Notes: This beer could easily be a staple in my fridge. It's got a nice body, and an easy drinkablity. The flavors seem pretty balanced, and full of depth.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Crystalline burnished copper with a good-sized, toasted tan head. The cap looks to be somewhat sticky which bodes well for lacing. Good call. Thick, jagged rings appear on the glass after each mouthful. Nice aroma for an APA. Predominantly citrus hoppy with a welcome contribution from caramel malt. So far, so good.

The flavor profile is pretty well-balanced. Which, to a hophead, means that it's at least 70/30 hops. It has the unmistakable bitter zip and zing of citrus zest, but is still friendly and accessible overall. There's plenty of caramel malt on hand to lend a little sweetness and to keep the hoppiness from lingering. Consequently, the finish is less inspired than it could be. Decent mouthfeel that would benefit by being slightly more full.

Redpoint Ale is another solid offering from Avery. It doesn't overly impress, but is a good little APA that I'll look for again.

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Photo of filabrazilia
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark amber with a small tan head that gives way to copious sheets of lace on the glass.

There is a roasted malt aroma that is a little too assertive and one dimensional although it is not bad.

The taste is more balanced with a roasted malt sweetness that is finished with a strong hop finish.

The mouthfeel is nice and mid boided with a sharp bitter finish that lingers well beyond the last drink. This is a well hopped ale.

Another nice offering from Avery that can enjoyed by hopheads looking for a decent beer.

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Photo of blitheringidiot
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Outdoors motif label sans freshness info, releases a 12 oz. pour with mountainous head- how befitting! Oh Redpoint is red alright. An impressive clear dark ruby pour under a solid 1" cake-like tan head. Sporadic teeny tiny bubbles occasionally escape to the surface.

Scents of caramel malts beat out the hops that greet me nose with vigor.

Mild dark malts with plenty of roast are balanced with the dry hoppy background finish. Some bitterness to the finish as well.

Well rounded carbonation and some beefy body compliment this AVERY offering that seems to mellow out as warmed.

A fair drinker but overall, the niche is appreciated with a bow to better drinkers.

Last swigs: An ale with vim & vigor. Good balance leaning to the malt side by a wee bit. Thanks to BA SkinnyElvis for sharing.

Beer is good. Happy beering.

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Photo of Bierguy5
3.92/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the bottle pours a cloudy bronze liquid with a white foamy head. The head disappeared quickly, but there was a good amount of lace on the glass. The semll was sort of a toasted caramel with a slight amount of citrus. Taste was caramel malt, a dry sweetness and some nice citrusy hop bitterness. Seemed a little thin, but the carbonation was appropriate. Overall, I thought this was pretty good. Another winner from Avery. I would certainly welcome this again.

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Photo of benmiliron
4.36/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Paid 1.29 for a 12 oz. bottle.

I think this is what Newcastle is should taste like. Creamy taste, but not texture, with enough hop character in the background to support the toasty malts. This is a fine, fine beer, and would make an excellent session beer.

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Photo of beerluvr
3.97/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fine light tan head. Clear red in the glass. Firm and fruity lightly roasty maltiness with a cookie-like note to it. Nicely balanced flavors of toasty malts, slight nuttiness and a affirmative hopping blends into a pleasantly balanced quaff. Finishes on a muted bitter note...another well made Avery beer. Thanks to jackndan/BIF6 once again.

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Photo of RockyTopHeel
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Robust, cupric-amber in color with a thin, toffee-colored layer of bubbles. Crisp, clean aroma of hops gives way to a wonderfully simple, palate-cleansing brew with aromatic hops and a touch (but not too much) of bitterness. The hops give way to the slightest touch of maltiness in the finish.

As it turns out, this beer proved to be an excellent follow up to a dinner of pasta with beef tomato florentine sauce. Cleans the heaviness of the meal right out of my mouth, and sits wonderfully light in the mouth.

You know, there isn't much to this one, but it'd make an exceptional session beer. Maybe it's post-meal benevolence, but I really like it.

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Photo of GCBrewingCo
4.1/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer poured deep amber. The head was off white and lasted to lace the glass.

The aroma was pure caramel, deep and malty. The aroma had almost a candy sweetness to it. Slight hops resided in the background.

The flavor was malty and sweet with a delicate balance of hopping. The hops and malt work well together in the beer and it has great drinkability.

The finish was dry and slightly bitter, but pleasantly so. The body was medium and well done.

12 ounce bottle. I would classify this as an amber ale...

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Photo of Crosling
3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very attractive orange tinted red. Nice looking beer. The head is mostly diminishing and leaves some lacing.

The nose, while not stunning, does provide a lot of enjoyable whiffs of strong caramel and citrus.

It is nice for a Colorado amber ale to have some hop bitterness. Cascade hops throughout provide this amber with nice citrus notes and the malts are nice as well. Flavors of dried prunes and caramel come out from the malt. Nice balance. Nice beer.

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Photo of oberon
3.82/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a medium amber with a thin whispy head,nice aroma of zesty hop mingled with a nutty/caramel malt backbone.A nicely balanced beer with a definent big hop profile zesty/citrius flavor with a more subtle malt base.At times seems a bit thin that makes me give it a lower mouthfeel

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Photo of Gusler
3.87/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The beer pours a deep mahogany color with the head pythonic in size, semi-creamy in texture and the lace a thick and glutinous sheet upon the glass. Nose is sweet malt, crisp and clean with hints of hops, a real treat for the old schnozzle, the start is sweet and nicely malted, top is middling in feel to the palate. Finish is moderately acidic and nicely hopped, dry linger aftertaste, a quite quaffable brew, and Avery has sneaked its way into my top “Five Favorite” breweries.

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Photo of clvand0
3.23/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer poured a very cool shade of red and had a nice head but left little lacing on the glass. The aroma was a caramel malt backed by some nice hoppyness. The flavor was a little more hoppy than expected with flavors of grains and had a little citrus as well. I enjoyed this beer and will have it again.

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Photo of Beaver13
3.32/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The Redpoint poured a coppery reddish-orange, with a thin head that quickly went down to a thin lacing. The aroma was citrus and malts. It tasted of citrus initially with a very bitter, hoppy finish. I felt the bitterness was way too much for an amber and prevented me from enjoying the beer more.

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Photo of ElGordo
3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Wow, I wasn't expecting it to be quite this good. Pours a deep red with a medium-sized head that quickly dissapates. Beautiful malty aroma with a bit of lightly floral hops. Starts out sweet on the palate, with hints of honey and caramel. Becomes more robust with a malty finish. An excellent beer, simple yet satisfying.

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Photo of Winter
4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a gorgeous clear deep reddish-copper in color with an off-white head. Soapy lacing down the side of the glass. Aroma consists of fruit (slightest hint of berry), malt and plenty of Cascade hops. Soft and creamy medium-bodied mouthfeel. Caramel malt and slight fruity initial sweetness is subdued by the flavor of piney hops. Some citrus emerges in the middle and finishes with a lingering bitterness. A peanut shell "saltiness" is also detected in the finish. A very enjoyable, but rather hoppy amber ale. Seems to follow suit with the typical "West Coast" affinity for hops. This being the first Avery beer that I tried, I must say I'm impressed. In some ways the flavor profile reminded me a lot of Speakeasy's Prohibition Ale. These two seem to be "cut from the same cloth", so to speak.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.23/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Amber red very nice tone with a cream hued head a bit thin even after a vigorous pour as for lacing nice spread evenly warped rings. Aroma: A caramel malt base backed by some earthy and floral hop tones not too bad. Taste: Cereal grains wheaties like with a decent hop bitterness, initial taste is sweet graininess quickly balanced by the hops not sure where I stand with this one kinda middle of the road but solid. Mouthfeel: A bit thin light to medium body no special textures carbonation is smooth and steady just was hoping for more body. Drinkability: A decent session brew not bad just not craving another didn't do anything special for me.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.2/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice amber color with a decent low tan head, decent carbonation, and sheets of lace. Nice hoppy aroma but also good malt notes. Tastes as it smells -- Great balance (a bit citrusy). Medium bodied and smooth with a slightly bitter finish.

A solid session beer. I remeber this being much more citrusy a while back but will be having again at some point for sure...

Per Avery website: 5.1% ABV

($1.43 / 12 oz.)

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Photo of Brent
4.1/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A nice beer that seems not to fall neatly into a category. Pours a nice amber with some scattered yeast flakes drifting about. Aroma is both hoppy and malty, rather ESB-ish. Nice punch of hops, followed by strong malt that finishes with some brown sugar and a touch of molasses. Finish is clean and moderately bitter. Very drinkable, an interesting beer.

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Photo of jackndan
2.8/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Redpoint Ale from Avery: deep, very attractive reddish color. Tossed off a nice head initially, but then dissipated down to a thin skin on top, with some lacing. Hops very prominent in the aroma. Hmm I anticipated much, much more in terms of hops in the taste, but rather this beer has a very prominent taste of malts, dried fruits in particular. Some raisons and maybe a little bit of rum as well. Dry, very clean finish. Alright, but I would not search it out the next time.

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Photo of beerguy101
3.3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dark amber color. Medium body. Aroma is malty and slightly roasted. A medium bodied amber. Malts are slightly roasted, nutty and slightly sweet. Hops are spicy and a touch piney. Nice balanced. Nothing outstanding, just a tasty, refreshing and very drinkable amber. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

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Photo of AudioGilz
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a typical irish red color. I found not much to smell, just a little bit of sweetness.
The taste is super smooth and very refreshing. I would very much enjoy this beer during the hot summer. I found an uncanny resemblence to Sam Adams Boston Lager. This seemed to me like a watered down version of that beer.
The mouthfeel is watery and thin while being refreshing.
I enjoyed this beer very much and I highly recommend it as an alternative to the macro produced Killians and other similar beers.

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Redpoint Ale from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 227 ratings