Fire In The Hole | Beer Army Combat Brewery

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Fire In The HoleFire In The Hole

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Beer Army Combat Brewery
North Carolina, United States

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by rpandre2 on 08-14-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by phishfoolme:
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3.44/5  rDev -8.5%

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Photo of oberon
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Pours a deep amber/brown with a sticky half finger off white crown.Aromas of brown sugar and caramel mainly.Spot on for the style on the palate with it's light kilned roast and brown sugar-like sweetness,some caramel lingers in the finish.It's a malt driven Irish Red wich you don't see much right now,not much hop presence but it's very good for the style.

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Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tdm168
3.2/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of sonofliberty2
4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of mattsmith413
4.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Interesting mild smoked flavor that complements the red ale style. Could use some more sweetness or spice and more body, but the flavor is still unique and enjoyable. Very easy to drink a couple of these without it becoming fatiguing. Glad I tried this. A nice session beer.

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Photo of Crickit
4.04/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Izzi
4.32/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cdoan4
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of damndirtyape
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, no date, served in a shaker pint glass. Thanks to my friend Jim @ Grapes & Grains in Clemmons NC for sending this.

Appearance: Clear dark tarnished copper with hints of red when held up to the light. A thin white ring of foam at the edge and an occasional very thin finger of lacing on the glass.

Smell: Toasted malt, a bit sweet, a hint of butter (diacetyl), and a faint amount of tea-like leafy hops.

Taste: True to style of this beer with a nice malt backbone and leafy tea-like bittering hops, but I feel like the flavors across the board have been dialed down a notch. It's surprisingly muted. There is also a hint of diacetyl every now and then during the sips, mostly at the finish.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, dry finish.

Overall / Drinkability: I think this beer held to style just fine, but I feel the bottle is either old (possible) or when the brewer made it, there was more color that came along than flavor and aroma. It's a toned down Irish red. True to style, just not as pleasing in flavor.

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3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a crystal clear reddish amber in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some dark copper + garnet red highlights. The beer has a half finger tall foamy beige head that reduces to a mottled thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of caramel malts with a light touch of tannins as well as some light notes of earthy hops.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of caramel malts with very light amounts of sweetness and a light to moderate amount of tannins. That is followed by a light flavor of earthy hops and almost of hint of woodiness. Light amounts of bitterness.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Clean.

O: Pretty well balanced and easy to drink at just 5% ABV though not the most interesting of brews. I could have a couple of these in a session and they match pretty well with foods but not something I'm going to run out to find again.

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of bluedaisyboo
4.06/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap in a 2 oz flight glass.

A: A very nice caramel color with just a hint of an orange tint. A fairly bright white head which fades quickly. Little to no lacing.

S: A heavy scent of caramel compliments the color. A hint of yeast is apparent, but there is very little to no scent of hops. Still subdued and earthy though; not overly sweet smelling.

T: Very pleasant taste.... once again caramel is the foremost taste with an oaky aftertaste through which hints of caramel are still apparent.

M: Initially hits the tongue as a lighter brew, but becomes moderately denser the longer it warms in the mouth. Pleasantly surprising finish without being overly heavy for the style and ABV.

O: A rather enjoyable brew, with a consistent caramel theme throughout. Recommended if the opportunity to sample it arises.

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Photo of danoeltico
2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of FilumDee
5/5  rDev +33%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of rpandre2
4.68/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer is a deep blood-red colored Irish Style Red Ale with a rich toasty, toffee, malty body and a balance hop flavor and aroma. The beer is super clean and finishes nice and clean. This is a beer you can enjoy year round from the Beer Army Combat Brewery. Also, a portion of the proceeds go to benefit a local volunteer fire departments in Trenton, NC so drink up and enjoy!

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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Fire In The Hole from Beer Army Combat Brewery
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