The Red C | Sloop Brewing

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The Red CThe Red C

Brewed by:
Sloop Brewing
New York, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by oberon on 12-01-2012

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Ratings: 48 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by Kendo:
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3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured from the bomber into a Sam Smith's nonic-style imperial pint glass. Body is orangey-amber (more orangey than amber) with a big (3-finger) ecru-colored bubbly head. Some foamy lace clings to the glass on the way down.

S: Nice nose - good caramel malt and citrusy-hop combination.

T: Surprisingly bitter given the strong scent of caramel malt in the nose. There's some modest malt underneath, but it's followed up by minerally hop bitterness. Finishes with lingering dry bitterness that puckers the palate, if that makes sense. A bit of soapiness is noted after awhile. Bottle says it's only 34 IBUs but it drinks like a much more bitter beer than that.

M: Good creaminess to it; drinks fairly light, heft-wise. Call it the lighter side of medium.

O: Decent, but not great. Oddly one-dimensional in taste (mainly bitterness) after the caramel malty nose. Was hoping for a Nugget Nectar-type near-Imperial Red, but this Red C is more like a Red Lake. Needs more malt and a different balance of hops to be world class. Still, if you like a hoppy, easy-to-drink amber ale, you should be happy with this.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an imperial nonic a burnt orange infused lighter amber with a sticky one finger off white head atop.Citric and piney hops over top of brown sugar and caramel malts in the nose,pretty balanced.Bigger hops on the palate with alot of bitter grapefruit rind notes,more resiny as I drink more,a nice chocolate maltiness in background to go along with the brown sugar.A nice hopped up amber just the way I like em.

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Photo of Billolick
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Milkysunshine
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of acurtis
3.35/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Ralphs66
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of k47k
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hourglass
2.86/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A. The bottle says " Red C pours with a crimson red color"... not red at all closer to an amber.
S. Cascade nose with a hint of the tea flavor to follow.
T. Nice bitterness but tea like flavor prevails
M. Mouth feel was appropriate.
O. Label is very deceptive as there is no "deep red hue". "Bold & Aggressive" and 34 IBUs should not be on the same label ....maybe in 1990. Not very often i pour the rest of the bottle down the drain. Very dissapointing maybe i got an old one but would not buy again.

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Photo of Moses_Malone
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of fitzy84
3.44/5  rDev -9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Drank this at the Boynton in Worcester. The beer had a murky brownish-amber appearance with a light white head and some white lacing. Aromas included some balanced hops, malts, with some tea. Taste was pretty good and refreshing thanks to the mouthfeel. The beer was generally sweet with that tea/malt flavor combination. The mouthfeel gave the drink a nice medium body, making it refreshing with my meal. Overall, not too bad.

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Photo of campfirebrew
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of pknyc
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of RevMikeT
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Mikexw
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of JohnW58
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of huntley101888
4.44/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16oz growler filled to the brim into a Spiegelau IPA glass. I don't know the keg date, but from growler fill to glass pour was about 30 mins.

L - Slightly red hue. I'd like a little bit more crimson in it, but all in all, it's definitely reddish. Two-finger thick, white head filled the glass before all of the beer left the growler. Head settled down but maintained a thin coating.

S - The aroma seemed underwhelming (however I am getting over a cold right now), but it smells like pure grapefruit to me. Like you just cut open a grapefruit. That gives me high hopes for the taste, as I enjoy grapefruity IPAs, and I wonder how that will play with what should be some toastiness from being a red IPA.

T - Grapefruit is the first taste to register on my tongue. Surprisingly, there is no toastiness. Literally none. This is basically a reddish, clean, crisp IPA. There's not a lot of bitterness, and what is present appears at the end; especially if you lap your tongue against the top of your mouth. The crispness I described comes from the grapefruit flavor which brings with it an almost sour sweet taste that you would expect with an actual grapefruit.

F - Carbonation is appropriate. I described it previously as clean tasting, which carries with it a lighter mouthfeel. Again, surprising that they were able to do that in a red IPA.

O - I'm glad I had the opportunity to try this. At $10 per growler fill ($2.50 for my 16oz), this is a great buy. I tend to bounce around and try a bunch of different beers, but this is one that I would be pleased to find again.

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Photo of ChristopherTenore
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of jhavs
4.17/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smi69
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JRod1969
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brianmandell
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of ironbike1
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Excellent Beer from a great nano brewery.

Great smell upfront of hops with a very well balanced finish. Nothing more to say about this one that has not already been reviewed but this is a definite MUST try fresh. Having this beer on the Randall makes it even more delicious.

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Photo of Moestavern
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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