Kinnegar Brewing

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Red Ale - American Amber / Red
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4.08 | pDev: 8.33%
Kinnegar Brewing
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NilocRellim from Minnesota

4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy brown colour, smells roasty, hoppy and nutty. Dry and hoppy but not overwhelming; this ale has a nice toastedness and clean finish. Very balanced and very drinkable.

Jan 13, 2016
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mickwin from Ireland

4.41/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a "burnt red ipa!" and is not retired! mid - brown, somewhat murky with a moderate frothy head, restrained aroma of peppery malt with a hint of flowers, very pleasant. Flavour has a hint of caramel followed by malt, then hops lively and tingly, this is a really nice beer, I like it.

Dec 30, 2015
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_bear_ from Ireland

3.6/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First review from a long time reader, here goes.

500ml bottle from Blackrock Cellar, Dublin into Spiegelau IPA glass. Limited release from Kinnegar but very limited detail/labelling. Would have liked a little more.

A: Pours a slightly cloudy, rich mahogany color with a generous off white head which faded gradually but remained present.
S: Not overwhelmingly hoppy, but a really pleasant, warming mix of caramel, spiced fruit and a sprinkling of hop. Smells sweet - my non beer drinking wife helped herself to a taste when she picked up the aroma as I poured. Left me cautiously optimistic after being decidedly underwhelmed by Limeburner and Scraggy Bay.
T: Quite true to the nose, sweetness being the dominant flavour but supported by a somewhat bitter, hoppy backbone/aftertaste.
M: Medium carbonation, mellow, slightly oily mouthfeel and feels about right for its 5.7% abv.

O: Great redale, if not a great red ipa. I love the way Irish brewers are expanding their repertoires with more and more success. A good intro to IPAs for the amber ale drinker and vice versa. Would recommend people to pick up a bottle if they see it, although I'd imagine the fresher the better.

Feb 19, 2014
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mdagnew from Northern Ireland

3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle bought from GapWines, Belfast

Poured a deep amber colour with a slight haze. Creamy head poured small but quite thick then faded very quickly to light wispy covering with thicker edging... light carbonation... some light lines of lacing...

Aroma - Light piney andgrassy hops up front mixed with toasted caramel malts... lightly roasted nuts, spicy dried fruits (raisins, figs), citrus peel, some rubbery traces, toasted malty loaf, blood oranges, light liquorice, some wet hay...

Taste - Nice piney and spicy hop bitterness, overripe fruits (bitter oranges, apples), also some dried fruits (prunes, dates), light alcohol, brown sugar, toasted malt, toffee, rubbery traces, light soapy notes...

M&D - Fairly sharp and dry initially then smooths out... full bodied... just sessionable at 5.7%

Overall - A very good amber Ale and another solid brew from Kinnegar... recommended

Feb 17, 2014
Maddyroe from Kinnegar Brewing
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 5 ratings