Red Fox
MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Co.

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From:
MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Co.
 
Ontario, Canada
Style:
American Pale Ale
Ranked #1,188
ABV:
4.2%
Score:
81
Ranked #27,145
Avg:
3.44 | pDev: 11.63%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
15
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 02, 2022
Added:
Nov 09, 2015
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  5
SCORE
81
Good
Notes: An easy drinking summer ale with a distinct colour and flavour from the addition of beets. Citra hops deliver a foxy, citrus bitterness.
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Rated: 3.82 by Isaac_L95 from Canada (ON)

Jan 02, 2022
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Reviewed by pootz from Canada (ON)

3.66/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
can - Pours a lightly hazed orangish light copper colorwith pink highlights with 2 finger white ...floral-fruity aroma with a sturdy grainy malt tone, light earthyness....rich malt charter , full mouth feel...flavor has toasty malts and hop bittering in balance, piney notes, finish is smooth with increased bittering, ends with bitter after taste...a very decent summer sipper, I didn't get any hint of the beets in this but enjoyed this well made Pale ale
Sep 18, 2021
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Reviewed by InspectorHound from Canada (ON)

3.19/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Look: Pale orange, 1 finger light head, disappears after 5 minutes
Smell: Orange zest, hops and slight beet tang.
Taste: Crackers, biscuits and white bread.
Feel: Light and watery, dry finish.
I was hopeful this beer would present something interesting given the addition of beets during the brewing process. Ultimately I was disappointed. Earns a C+
Aug 29, 2020
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Reviewed by taxandbeerguy from Canada (ON)

3.34/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Review from notes. LCBO purchase for about $3.75 CDN.

Appearance -Deep red, beet red decent half finger of pinkish foam on top that fizzles away reasonably quickly.

Smell - Not much initially, with some beet sweetness at the end. Light metallic aromas otherwise.

Taste - Similar to the nose, some bitterness, a slight bit of metallicness. Not good at all until this beautiful little sweet beet flavor rides through for about three seconds. That is very nice, otherwise very mediocre.

Mouthfeel - Average, medium-light body, carbonation is about right. Non-descript which isn't bad here.

Overall - An interesting but marginally unsatisfying take on a beet beer. Too bitter to be enjoyed although the three second sweet beet interval is quite glorious and saves the beer completely.
Mar 14, 2020
 
Rated: 4.03 by CXBrad from Canada (ON)

Feb 10, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by GoHabsGo from Canada (ON)

Oct 28, 2019
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Rated by Buzz668 from Canada (ON)

3.3/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
If the beet flavor was just a little less prominent it would be better
Sep 10, 2018
 
Rated: 3.67 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Jun 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4.2 by spokenwheels from Canada (BC)

Feb 25, 2018
 
Rated: 2.9 by bixby1971 from Canada (ON)

Jan 29, 2018
 
Rated: 3.52 by byronic from Canada (ON)

Jan 01, 2018
 
Rated: 3 by Pmicdee from Canada (ON)

Dec 18, 2017
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Rated by ewpass from Canada (PE)

3.7/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
On tap at Le Chien Noir in Kingston. Lovely clear ruby red with good head. Standard nose, medium body, Citra hops on the finish. I liked it.
Jul 30, 2017
 
Rated: 3.62 by StormAles from Canada (ON)

Jul 13, 2017
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Rated by KWALKS from Canada (ON)

2.71/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
A beer made with beets; not exactly my cup of tea, but less offensive than expected. Well carbonated, and fairly crisp taste.
Feb 07, 2017
 
Rated: 2.78 by boszormeny from Canada (ON)

Jul 17, 2016
 
Rated: 3.29 by TheSevenDuffs from Canada (ON)

Mar 28, 2016
 
Rated: 3.71 by nullbort from Canada (ON)

Feb 04, 2016
Red Fox from MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 18 ratings