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Dublin Raid | HammerHeart Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
HammerHeart Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by jera1350 on 11-02-2013

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Ratings: 30 |  Reviews: 7
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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Photo of MattyG85
4.41/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml mini growler from the brewery. Poured into a Hammerheart tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark brownish amber red with a moderate amount of bubbles. About a finger of off white head that settles into a thin creamy patch.

Smell: A bready and smokey malt forward aroma with a scent of smoke, peat, and caramel. Upfront scent of smoke and peat. Toasted malt with a scent of caramel, toffee, biscuit, toast, and cracker with some yeast. Light hints of earthy hops. A very solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a bready and smokey malt driven taste with notes of smoke, peat, and caramel. Big upfront presence of smoke and peat. Toasted barley malt with notes of caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit, and cracker along with some yeast. Subtle earthy hop bitterness. A really nice taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, creamy, and pretty smooth.

Overall: A very good Irish Red. Good blend of smoke and peat with the caramel malt profile.

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Photo of BigAl18
3.24/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CCutch
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dave2234
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zbart
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Has a dirty cloudy brown color, heavy whiskey nose, light on tongue with a creamy mouth feel at the finish. With the color and smell you expect a thick heavy big beer. It surprises you with this light creamy taste. Overall drinkable enjoyment.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Tricerahops
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of zenwatts
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SlightlyGrey
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Hopstout
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mnredsoxfan69
3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

5 oz. Flight serving at Land of 10,000 Beers at the Mn State Fair. Reddish brown with a slight haze and a cream colored foamy head. Light aroma of peat and bready malt. Flavor follows the smell with a touch of caramel. The peat is present but not overwhelming, very light hops, but still present. Well balanced, well attenuated. Silky feel with moderate carbonation and a little warmth from the alcohol. Well balanced, well attenuated. Worth repeating in full measure.

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Photo of HoistinBrews
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of millelacsmark
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of DaveAnderson
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of SackBlabbath
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of mothman
3.55/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I am not sure which version of Doublin Raid I had, but it was listed at 9% and none of the versions on here are at 9%. The menu stated that it was a barrel aged irish red.

Copper amber in color.

Flavor a lot of smoke and peated malt flavors. Caramel and toffee with biscuit and bready malts.

Mouthfeel: Smokey! Medium bodied.

Overall, a cool beer to pair with food, but on it's own, the smoke and peat was too dominate.

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Photo of Mdog
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Brownish-red, good head.

Smell: Smoky, earthy, bit of roastiness.

Taste: Mild sweetness, then moves to smoky peat flavor. More Ardbeg type peat than Laphroaig type peat.

Overall: Finally got around to reviewing this classic from Hammerheart. I'm not much of an Irish red beer fan, but if you add scotchy peat to it, I enjoy it a lot. Nice beer with malty sweetness, then good smoky peatiness.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i seriously love everything these guys do, so rustic and unique! this beer is perfectly suited to their penchant for smoked beers, the irish red base style always lacks a little something for me, and its not a style i regularly drink because of that. the smoked element in this makes it complete, and this is hands down one of the best i have had, as untraditional as it is. the sweet caramelized red malts and the biscuity bready dry irish ale yeast both seem to really love the smoke, which is strong and has a campfire vibe about it, slow smoked, relaxed, earthy, rich. i think the little bit of sweetness i necessary for balance, and i like how much more body this has than i am used to in the style, i think thats also pretty critical to support all this flavor. its not over smoked, but its very smoke forward, woody even, really intense in a mellow way, so good. great carbonation here too, keeps it feeling lively and upbeat, better in the fall than the spring i would think, but another gem from hammerheart! if you like smoked beer, this is a champion!

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Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lupigrant
4.27/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaveMiller
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of jera1350
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bourbon barrel aged version. Amber bodied with just a trace of foam on top. Big bourbon blast in the nose. The flavor is like a Kentucky Bourbon Ale or a weaker Backwoods Bastard. Huge bourbon flavors with vanilla and wood. It really takes over the base beer, but you also don't have a huge ABV so drinking one doesn't finish your night. The feel is a bit dry and somewhat thin. A nice take on a bourbon barrel aged beer.

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Dublin Raid from HammerHeart Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 30 ratings
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