9th State Red IPA | 603 Brewery

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603 Brewery
New Hampshire, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by johnnnniee on 04-18-2013

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Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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 REVZEB
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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 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 johnnnniee
3.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a deep reddish brown with a huge fluffy tan head that leaves much lace on the way down my glass. Smells of bread, caramel, and a hint of chocolate with enough citrus to provide some contrast. Slight sulfur and alcohol detracts but is faint enough that I can get over it. The flavor is pretty solid with a sweet caramel maltiness providing a nice base. Pine and citrus hops layered on top with a hint of chocolate and earth. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. Nice red ale with a hoppy edge.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.54/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber bottled on 8-4-13, served in a shaker pint, the beer is a dark, hazy, opaque, ruby coloring with some slow carbonation action in the body, and what looks like sediment throughout. Thin, surface coat of off-white head retains while you drink. Aromas of rich, roasted caramel, with hints of smoke and a backbone highlight of resinous, piney hops with a tangy citrus note. Flavors are rich and sweet forward, with some chocolate notes mixed in with the caramel and roast. Bitter and resinous hops build towards the tail end to bring some levity to all the richness, but is ultimately overpowered. You can glean some very subtle citrus notes, but not nearly as strong as in the nose. Robust, smooth, slightly creamy body, delivering a tangy, roasted, slightly bitter aftertaste. The finish has a tangy sweet linger left after the slick, smooth feel. Strong and solid, but a little cloying and oversweet.

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Photo of Rochefort10nh
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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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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 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 MDDMD
3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-red amber color with a nice off-white head and good lacing

S-bread, caramel, pine, light fruit

T-bready malt, caramel, pine, citrus, moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp

O-an average red ale, easy drinking, but lacks good depth of flavor

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

Photo of thegerm87
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

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 SawDog505
4.21/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass, bottled 6/8/13. Pours a hazy reddish brown, with a beautiful light tan head, that leaves behind beautiful lacing. Smell apricot, tangerine, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, and pine hints. Taste is all of that, very nice malt to hops ratio. Citrus hops and sweet caramel malt. Body is medium large, plenty of life, not dry, and easy sipping. This is very nice, reminds me a little of Zoe Ale, a little sweeter.

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

Photo of kdivers
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of ChrisL24481
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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 Massbmx
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of NHbeerfishing
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of smanson56
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of fermentedbarley
3/5  rDev -13%

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