BantamWeight Ale | BlueTarp Brewing Co.

26 Ratings

Brewed by:
BlueTarp Brewing Co.
Georgia, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ChainGangGuy on 04-03-2013

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Photo of BeerDawgs
3.69/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L - Dirty amber red, with no clarity, huge 3-4 fingers of head.

S - Mild aroma, but mostly malt grains come through

T - Light caramel, slightly burnt flavor, mild coffee. Malty, and bready.

F - well carbonated, almost sizzles on your tongue. Light body

O - A very good session, which is kind of an oxymoron, but but tasty and good for a hot summer day

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Photo of Golden32
3.72/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge head on the pour from 12oz can. Taste is roasted coffee forward followed by a sweet backend. Not what I expected, but I'm a fan. Many reviews mention it's too hoppy, but I don't get that at all. Not my type of "session" ale, but a nice cooler weather brew.

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Photo of acmurphy696
4.05/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a solid beer. Like another Blue Tarp, it has an aftertaste that I have difficulty with.

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Photo of SmokerJones
1.78/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Poured straight from a 12-oz can

Pours a caramel-red color with very thick head with insanely large bubbles left on the lace. It looks pretty damn tasty but that's where my love affair ends. Smells like fermented old socks. The taste is a bitter, hoppy mess of sweet caramel and some herbal tea with a strong toasted coffee aftertaste. Mine was so carbonated I got to taste the coffee all over again throughout the drink. Selected as a new session ale for a Sunday afternoon. Will probably relegate this one to the 2am rescue beer in the back of the fridge. Just not for me.

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Photo of ordybill
3.52/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a reddish brown color with a giant thick tan head. The aroma is hops and malt. The taste is a heavy on grain and has a metallic aftertaste. If the metal taste was removed it would have a much higher score.

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Photo of gamblebc
2.93/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ajdemma
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ryho
4.44/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jrob21
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
3.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap in Atlanta.

Flavor: Hoppy for style, like a red APA. Nearly as hoppy and bitter as an IPA.

Overall: too bitter for style, especially in the aftertaste.

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Photo of KMitch
3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RavenForBeer
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of ColSanders123
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of JohnBender
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of seavercm
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of Will_The_Thrill
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of StHopNick
2.78/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Looks a little darker than i like for a red/amber. Smells slightly bready, almost belgiany in smell and taste. Leaves a slightly unpleasant aftertaste as well. Most likely wont have again. Had high hopes :( I will say this beer is craft beer quality just not up to par with others of its kind.

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Photo of Mlawrence
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.67/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this on-tap at the Brick Store Pub. Nice to see another local brewery, although I'm not sure I'd have started with such a light beer if I was cranking up a brewery, and this is very light indeed. That doesn't mean it isn't a decent beer. Pours a reddish brown with a light head and spotty lacing. Nice malty aromas with clean juicyfruit gum notes. The taste is a tad too light- even for the style. Grainy with more of the juicyfruit notes, and a mellow breadiness, but with a bit of welcome bite on the finish. Very smooth in the mouth, so it's nice that it doesn't finish grainy. Not bad, but could use a touch deeper flavor.

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Photo of OldTime
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of thirsty_artist
4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of Zach136
4.04/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Reviewed July 2015

Described by the brewery as an Irish Red with a twist!

Appearance: Clear deep red-brown. Beige head with great lasting power and lacing.

Aroma: Rich caramel, roasty, and nutty malt character. I get a touch of fruity yeast ester, reminiscent to banana but I don't think that's what it actually is. Missing some of the hard water earthiness of an Irish Red - but I'll call that acceptable since its not really an irish red.

Flavor: Interesting balance between nutty and roasty. Blind, I may call this a nutty milk stout. More European west coast earthy ness and hard water character come out on the palate.

Mouthfeel: Medium light bodied, very easy to drink.

Overall: An interestign and unique twist on the easy-to-drink-dark-but-not-a-stout beer style.

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Photo of khargro2
1.5/5  rDev -54.7%

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BantamWeight Ale from BlueTarp Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.31 out of 5 with 26 ratings
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