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Toronado Red | Alpine Beer Company

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Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company
California, United States
alpinebeerco.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by womencantsail on 07-20-2010

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Reviews:
4
Ratings:
8
pDev:
8.41%
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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.19/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Red leaning darker into light brown territory, very small 1/6" head on it. Aroma was pretty faint in terms of hops and malt.

Taste imparted a little more hops, mouthfeel came in under expected malt heft. Mildly toasted red malts, average bitterness. I really expected a highly hopped west coast red ipa or something along those lines.

Funny, Toronado and Alpine, not quite up to par for both excellent places.

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Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of pmarlowe
3.7/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer is identical to McIlhenney's Irish Red, but Toronado SD brands it as Toronado Red for inexplicable reasons. Tulip glass.

A: Pours a deep, reddish amber with a finger of light khaki head. Some minimal streaks of lacing, but thick foam sits around the ring of the glass for awhile.

S: Sweet amber malt with some good complexity, caramel and even a little spiced cherry, which I think is contributing a little acidity.

T: Amber/pale malt, nutty (almond), molasses, with a lengthy, malty, and slightly spicy finish. Off dry.

M: Medium-light carbonation and medium-full body with a thickness/creaminess.

O: Very malty, enough so that it's fatiguing to drink anywhere near a pint. Maybe it's the style, but I don't really see myself drinking much of this again.

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Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of heresy22
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of codynevels
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Toronado SD, poured a sturdy red and light brown to it, barely any head to the beer. Aroma was faint, if not nonexistant.

Taste, a little bit hoppy for style, just barely, mouthfeel was a little thin compared to expectations built off it being from Alpine, at Toronado, and the appearance itself. A little toasty bread with the usual red base malts lead to somewhat of a letdown. Minimal bitterness. Not bad, just pedestrian. Barely an upgrade over something like Killians.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.31/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at Toronado SD

A: The pour is a pretty interesting color. Deep, dark red, perhaps garnet with a thin off-white head.

S: The nose is pretty bland, unfortunately. Maybe some toffee and caramel, a hint of cacao. No hops to be seen, which is odd for an Alpine beer.

T: The flavor is a little bit better, but not by much. Some toffee, bread, toasted malt, and some molasses. A light bitterness and some burnt sugar.

M: The mouthfeel is decent: medium body and carbonation.

D: One of the few Alpine beers that is just plain bland. At least the bad fruit flavored ones have a strong flavor to them.

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Toronado Red from Alpine Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 8 ratings
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