Red Rage | Tool Shed Brewing

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Brewed by:
Tool Shed Brewing
Alberta, Canada

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by wordemupg on 08-18-2013

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3.56/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.64/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.8/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Mlkluther
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

That's a straight up good beer. I tend toward the hoppy and this beer brings some hops but throws in some awesome roasted Carmel malt flavour. Usually red also and brown ales bore me to tears. Not this one. Tool Shed is definitely on my radar!

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3.89/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tool Shed Brewing 'Red Rage' Irish red ale @ 5.6% , served from a free sample 355 ml can
A-pour is copper from the can to a clear dark amber in the glass with a small beige head leaving a fine spotty lace along the pint
S-hints of toasted bread , slight hop
T-roasted coffee with a hop bite on the swallow
MF-ok carbonation , medium body
Ov-ok beer
prost LampertLand

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3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of biboergosum
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

355ml can. Nice to try the newest participant on the Alberta brewing scene.

This beer pours a clear, bright reddish amber hue, with two chubby fingers of loosely foamy, somewhat fizzy pale beige head, which leaves a nice layer of broken bike chain, soap scum lace around the glass as it gently wisps away.

It smells rather strongly of roasted, biscuity caramel malt, a bit of nutty bittersweet chocolate, hints of dry, day-old coffee, and herbal, leafy hops. The taste is more big and in your face (or palate, really) nutty, toasted grainy caramel maltiness, dry coffee, chalky cocoa, a dose of wet ash, and earthy, mildly leafy hops.

The bubbles are quite complacent, and generally understated, the body a decent medium weight, and smooth in a bombarded, but still steadfast sort of matter. It finishes mostly dry, the gritty cracker character of the malt fusing with the sameness in the coffee, cocoa, and earthy hop esters.

Irish red ale is a hard to nail down style, but this offering accomplishes it with a certain aplomb - fairly crisp, biscuity, grainy malt, and a host of supporting, agreeable offsets. A pretty heady, yet still approachable version of the style for this nascent brewer - if they keep this up they'll get a pass straight through to outright respectability.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A new brewery in Calgary, currently being brewed at Dead Frog. 355 ml can with a paper sticker label. Another new can for my collection, and a couple spares to trade.
Pours a clear, reddish color. Solid foam gives a nice looking head, rings of lace left over from the long lasting foam.
Smell has some nuttiness, sweet caramel, leafy hops.
Taste has lots of roasted malt, even a slightly smoky finish. Touch of citrus hops keep everything in balance.
Medium body and mouthfeel, creamy and smooth, very drinkable.
A nice surprise from this new guy, hope their other offerings also hit the mark.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's been a year or so since I've had this, but every time I come back to it I like it more. What's interesting is that this has a lot of "dark beer" flavours but in the context of a surprisingly light, drinkable, sessionable, enjoyable beer.

Pours a ruby colour, capped by some average head that recedes rather quickly. Smell is coffee, crystal malt, chocolate malt. Herbal hops, slightly "Guiness-y," fairly creamy. Love, love, love that coffee flavour.

Taste echoes the smell, and yet in the context of a light-bodied brew that you wouldn't suspect: crystal malt, some brown sugar, coffee, faint molasses, herbal hops, biscuity malt, caramel. Light body, light-ish carbonation.

This is damned *lovely*. The real star of the Tool Shed line-up.

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4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Red Rage from Tool Shed Brewing
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 38 ratings
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