9th State Red IPA | 603 Brewery

BA SCORE
3.45/5
45 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
603 Brewery
New Hampshire, United States
603brewery.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by johnnnniee on 04-18-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,493
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
45
pDev:
11.3%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Treated as an imperial red ale, this was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a semi-dark red almost brown sort of color with a nice looking sustaining finger’s worth of white foamy head that dissipated at a nice even pace. Messy foamy lace. The aroma had a nice earthiness intermingling with some nuts, roasty and sweet, good amount of grassy and citrusy hops showing some bitterness. Clean caramel/toffee malts underneath. The flavor yields to a smooth sweet maltiness foremost and then blends the earthiness, nuts, toast and the hops. Nice clean malty smooth aftertaste rolling into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionably smooth to almost smooth sipping quality about it. Good sturdy carbonation was felt. ABV felt good too. Overall, nicely balanced imperial red ale well worthy of having again.

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Photo of mkyer
3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of riderwbd
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rderedin
3.3/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.99/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smcolw
3.93/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light brown color; clear. Small head but it leaves ample near-blanket of lace.

Flowery hop forward smell. Deeply toasted caramel malt aroma.

Think highly hopped darker amber ale. Strong brown ale notes initially -- roasted malt and dry caramel. The white pepper hop comes in quickly and dominates the rest of the tasting. Long bitter aftertaste. High carbonation with a moderate body.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.67/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArrogantB
3.16/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22oz bomber purchased down the road in Derry, NH. Dark amber-red color, good head. Smells malty. Flavor is malty, bitter but also a little too sweet. not to my taste.

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Photo of Rideguy64
3.79/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was a test version. They are trying to tweak the formula for this beer. It was enjoyable in the variation I tried.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.41/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of coombski
3.47/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of luvbier
3.77/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TWStandley
3.64/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kdivers
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of irishevans
3.35/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of BeerMeister8
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Jeffreytmoore
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of smanson56
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of KirkFrancis
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of Snellgg5
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of hopley
4.45/5  rDev +29%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber bought at Gary's Discount Liquors in Portsmouth on 7/4/14, bottle had 3/24/14 date handwritten on it - about 3 months old.

This beer is a bomb, in a good way. Much less of an IPA, much more of a meal, or even a dessert. Very thick and luscious mouth-feel with a great "red" taste. Didn't get much of a hop bite at all, but lots of sweet bready maltiness. Thick head with lots of sweetness clumped on the sides of the glass. This was my first taste of 603 Brewery's beers and based on this beer, I look forward to trying the rest of their lineup.

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Photo of mattst
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of EricDu
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of puboflyons
3.31/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From the 650 ml. bottle. Sampled on March 6, 2014

It has a slightly hazy brown pour and decent tan head.

The malt character is indescribable. It is not sweet or nutty. It is sort of bready with a slight earthy hop note.

Medium body and fairly smooth.

The malts are forward in the taste too and the hop character for an IPA is quite muted. While this is easy to drink I do not see how it fits into either the IPA or the Red category. But maybe it does.

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Photo of jdhilt
3.41/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light khaki four-finger head that fades very slowly leaving a good lace. Opaque brown color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Light grapefruit nose, flavor is grapefruit and some caramel. Light bitter finish. Bottled 11/14/2013, not cheap at $9.75 for a 22oz bottle from Barb's Beer Emporium Concord, NH.

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9th State Red IPA from 603 Brewery
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 45 ratings
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