Red Rage | Tool Shed Brewing

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38 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tool Shed Brewing
Alberta, Canada
toolshedbrewing.com

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by wordemupg on 08-18-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
38
Reviews:
11
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
6.81%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
14
For Trade:
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Ratings: 38 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of csmrx7
3.56/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ryften
4.11/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AaronLamb
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cknoch
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mlkluther
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
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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Photo of Mikeharris27
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LampertLand
3.89/5  rDev -5.4%
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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Photo of MilkLeg
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of derdtheterd
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of sherpahigh
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of headlessparrot
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
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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Photo of Howlader
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChrisCage
4.37/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Great head on this beer....very dense, tight bubbles and the pillow like texture remains in tact for the duration of the sample! The color of the brew is yeast hazed and a copper brown with perhaps a tinge of red in the background. Carbonation appears mellow and the lacing is watery but sticky at the same time. Very decent looking overall!

S- Rich malty yeast is the dominant aroma happening here. Creamy buttery notes are also noted and I do smell a slight tart hint. The finish is roasty and slightly bitter from the hops....Earthy!

T- Black coffee was the first thing tasted with hints of toasty nuts, cocoa, and solid roasted barley malt. The chocolate aromas come out rather well and transfer onto the palate, becoming more robust and creamy, most likely due to the suspended yeast. Hop bitterness is there but in a cleansing fashion....awesome flavors overall!

M/O- Creamy texture and solid medium body, with very mellow carbonation! The head remains throughout and provides extra smoothness aftertones! Great flavors, aromas, looks and mouthfeel contribute to this being a very high end version of a Irish Red style Ale! Great job by Toolshed!

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Photo of Sathanas
4.59/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful beer with strong coffee-esque flavours, very malty, dirty and fruity, very hoppy but definitely on the Irish side of Red ales. Easily the most flavourful and best Red Ale or even imperial red ale I've had this far.

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Photo of Topdollar
4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tivlavrie
4.6/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of curtismontcalm
4.37/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a great malty Amber Ale. Chocolate and Coffee notes like a porter. Nice bit of hops in the middle!

Much better now that it is coming out of Calgary.

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Photo of goalie35
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shanny_koenig
3.8/5  rDev -7.5%

Photo of speedonthis
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of HarveyBerger
4.15/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Corson
3/5  rDev -27%

Photo of Brendanj0
3.64/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Bunman3
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is a complex and very satisfying Irish Red. Substantial, long-lasting, creamy head and lacing. Very pleasant nose and mouthfeel. The highlight of this beer, however, is the complexity of the flavour. Plenty of toffee, caramel, and coffee with a smoky malt finish. I enjoyed this with grilled local lamb - a match made in heaven. Gingers (and everyone else) should unite to support this great local brewery!

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Photo of WillAndSarah
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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Red Rage from Tool Shed Brewing
4.11 out of 5 based on 38 ratings.
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