South Side Irish Red | Hailstorm Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hailstorm Brewing Co.
Illinois, United States
hailstormbrewing.com

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Inglewood on 04-28-2014

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#25,387
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
31
pDev:
10.9%
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3.2/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.61/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GrumpyGas
4.45/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

16oz draft pour into a pint glass shows a dark clear amber body floating a thin whitish head.
Malt aromas have a slight citrus tint that says: "Hey, I'm not a plain old regular red."
Flavors are also refreshing. Malt and caramel are joined by subtle spice and marshmallows.
I could drink this all day long....oh, wait. I am.

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Photo of scootercrabb
4.04/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of HabaJohn
4.4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.46/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 fl oz. can, no canned on date or freshness information present. My second beer from Hailstorm Brewing Co., my first offering of theirs from a can, acquired a single can as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's.

Poured into a Duvel tulip snifter.

A - Pours a deep dark chestnut colored body, with one finger of frothy off-white head lingering on top. Leaves good spotty lacing behind on the glass.

S - Aroma is sweet & malty. Not a whole lot happening, lots of candied caramel sweetness.

T - Taste follows the nose: big flavors of sweetened candied caramel malts. Very subtle dark fruit flavors - possibly minor notes of cherry? Most a sweet, sticky, & caramel forward beer. Reminds me of what a light barleywine might taste like. Not picking up on any herbal hop content; no hop bitterness. Minor earthiness / spice.

M - Feel is smooth, crisp, & clean. Light-bodied, and easy drinking, with good carbonation. Not overly sticky or sweet.

Overall, an interesting, flavorful, and inoffensive Irish red offering from Hailstorm. Not something I normally pick up, but I'm definitely glad to have tried it. Recommended if it is available to you.

Hailstorm Brewing South Side Irish Red -----3.5/5

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

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3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodBrew
3.72/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The Southside Irish Red is a solid sessionable amber. It poured a clear amber with white head that left a spotty lace. The scent was faint malt. The taste was evenly balanced and quite drinkable. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall very solid.

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3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of Philb89
4.37/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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South Side Irish Red from Hailstorm Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 31 ratings