Fire Ant Funeral
Texas Ale Project

Fire Ant FuneralFire Ant Funeral
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Style:
American Amber / Red Ale
Ranked #445
ABV:
6%
Score:
83
Ranked #37,062
Avg:
3.67 | pDev: 15.26%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
73
From:
Texas Ale Project
 
Texas, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  2
Gots
  29
SCORE
83
Good
Fire Ant FuneralFire Ant Funeral
Notes: A traditional amber ale complexly built from a careful selection of 7 different malts. American grown hops harmoniously rount out the wonderfully rich malts. Balanced without the bite.
Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 73 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Act25
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

At 348 Argentinian Steakhouse in Dallas. which has nice on tap beer selection and great food and service.
Liked this more than BA.
a) Distinctive red, clear, tan capped.
s) Malty, hop tempered, big aroma, orange peel, fruit, dust.
t) All toasted and caramelized malt tempered by the hop, less sweetness than is the standard for amber.
f) tasty, clean, easy, amber ale at its best.

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Photo of Zorro
3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I admit I bought this because of the name.

Clear red colored beer with a small tan colored head.

Smells of toasted grain and oak with a strong tea hop scent. Mildly sweet smelling and kind of woody. Strong burned sugar scent.

Starts out mildly sweet and quite malty. Medium level of bitterness. Tastes of caramel and wheat bran. Not super complex but it is tasty.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a tasty beer that is super easy to drink.

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I think Fire Ant Funeral was a little bit underwhelming, not a whole lot of flavor despite the alleged 75 IBU. It was good not but not great. I should add I drank it fresh at the brewery so it was not expired.

Look: semi-clear reddish brown with very thin white head

Aroma: grapefruit, pine resin

Flavor: bready, sweet, grapefruit, some pine resin

Feel: light body

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.72/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear dark amber color with a 1/2 finger width foamy head. Head retention is very good as is lacing. Aroma of caramel and citrus. Slightly grainy. Smooth taste. Slightly toasty and grainy, caramel, citrus, decent bitterness. Very mild astringency on the aftertaste. Light to medium bodied with moderate to heavy carbonation. It is an enjoyable amber ale.

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Photo of mushroomcloud
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz canned 4-3-18
1/4" off white head retains at a cap on a clear, clean amber ale.
Caramel, malty, sweet. Brown sugar, oatmeal.
Caramel, spicy hops check it. Gritty, grainy feed store flavor. Some faint fruity ale yeast flavors.
Medium bodied with a smooth, round mouthfeel. Finishes dry and balanced.
Good drinkability. Enjoyed the malt bill without it finishing sweet.

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Photo of mjurney
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance:
Deep amber color, slight haze. Highly carbonated. Thick, off-white head.

Aroma:
Faint aroma. Toasted, caramel, a little fruity ester.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Bready, toasted, caramel, hint of nutty. Hop bitterness is medium, mostly spicy-leafy. Finish semi-dry, a little fruity. Medium bodied, slight creamy, moderate carbonation, easy drinking.

Overall:
It's a good Amber Ale.

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Photo of superwho24
4.14/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice job on this beer. I really enjoyed. I can taste the complexity of malts in the flavor. Also, some tea like bitternes in the flavor. At first I didn’t pick up on much aroma, but as I keep sipping it starting to remind me a little of the smell of cookies baking in the oven. Cool name too. Very fitting for Texas.

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Photo of Redrover
3.82/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can poured into a glass, the beer is a medium amber with nice clarity. There is a beige head that leaves some decent lacing.

The nose on the beer is of caramel malts and ripe apples.

This is a nice amber. It is slightly sweet, a little nutty with lots of grain notes. There is a bit of floral hop bitterness. The can says 32 IBU, I would have guessed lower but that’s irrelevant as this beer hangs together nicely.

The mouth is slightly thick and a bit coating.

This is an easy beer to pair with food. I’m not sure but I don’t think any fire ants were injured in making this one : )

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Photo of MikeyJL
5/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm not being generous giving straight 5's to this beer. Texas Ale Project brings nothing less than perfection in their brews. This beer right here tastes like (this is how I describe it) if Budweiser actually made a beer that tasted good and had an alcohol content worth purchasing.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.89/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i am surprised to see this not scored higher here, i thought it was a really solid and distinctive red, and easily the best beer they had on tap when i was there. its clear and malty, rich amber colored brew with a substantial khaki foam head on top. it smells fantastic too, more hoppy than a lot of these, but more citrus than bitter, orange peel or something from them in the nose, more mild in the flavor, but its a nice layer. the grain has a nice toasted and caramelized property to it, great depth, and less sweetness than is the standard for the style. things are in great balance, but this isnt boring or bland amber ale, its very flavorful. nice full fluffy body on it too with upbeat carbonation, its quite refreshing even, which is not a word i ever really associate with this kind of beer. i think the name of this beer is awesome too, clever for what it is and with some cool art to back it up. without question the best beer they make, and one of the better red ales i have had overall lately. the extra hops and grain depth make this a treat.

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Photo of Capn_Hook
4.02/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Overall easy going beer. Good flavor, nothing crazy. Very solid amber/red ale for those days when you want something a little maltier, but not quite to the porter level.

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Photo of TX-Badger
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a reddish orange with off-white head. Light caramel malts and nuts on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied, decent carbonation. Finishes with roasted nuts.

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Fire Ant Funeral from Texas Ale Project
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 73 ratings