Big Rock McNally's Extra Ale | Big Rock Brewery

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Big Rock McNally's Extra AleBig Rock McNally's Extra Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Big Rock Brewery
Alberta, Canada
bigrockbeer.com

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Sweet and hoppy, caramel and dark fruity plum notes.

Added by Todd on 05-28-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
85
Reviews:
42
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
14.89%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
8
For Trade:
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Ratings: 85 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of derdtheterd
3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bunman3
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mlkluther
2.88/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mistahmojoryan
3.17/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tommo
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is pretty gross by my standards. Very malty, not much hop charecter on the aroma nor palate, and has almost a christmas or holiday feel to it given its spice/flavor profile

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Photo of sherpahigh
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of papat444
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Photo of PowerValve
1/5  rDev -71.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Worst tasting swill I have ever put in my mouth, forced down one bottle and then gave the rest to my roommate who also struggled with the taste. The best way to simulate the taste is to brush your teeth and then immediately drink a Colt 45 with a handful of fermented plums.

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Photo of Bodega95
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of speedonthis
3.76/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of mattsander
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.82/5  rDev +7.3%

330 ml bottle poured into an English pint glass. Dark orange amber in hue with minimal white head, just a smattering rimming the edges of the glass. Aroma is sweet caramel malts with a little toast ... dried fruit, butterscotch chips, walnut, with some earthy tea-like hops. Indeed, hoppier than expected, with some heavier grass and resin notes accompanied by lighter citrus. Dried plum and caramel as advertized, with some brown bread. Alcohol faintly detectable. Moderately full bodied and carbonation on the low end, rather buttery and smooth yet tannic in the finish. Does suffer from a little of the classic Big Rock caramel malt overdose syndrome but all in all a well-executed and satisfying Irish red.

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Photo of MicroBrewOrDie
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Mild and full-bodied Irish style Ale. Slight indication of Nugget Nops. Warm toffee and caramel aroma, slight notes of plum. Copperish-Dark Red coloration. Very smooth. Definitely the best Irish Style Ale I've tried in Canada. 4/5.

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5/5  rDev +40.4%

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of chugalug06
2.67/5  rDev -25%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Snappy two-finger head rises from a brown/red brew. Nothing overly noteworthy, no lacing.

Caramel, mild spice, zero presence of hops... Pretty mild.

Very hot, not much blending happened here... Boozy, boozy, boozy. Loads of cinnamon, glazed caramel, ginger, spicy... Way wet, super dry, harshly drinkable, carbonation is too much for me.

Errr... This is CraftBeer, Canada, eh? Can a guy get a better beer next time he visits a foreign country? This is a boozy, hot, caramel/spiced mess. I had very high hopes for this one, but it falls short. It's ok and not nearly a drainpour, but could certainly be improved, IMO. Seems like something massed produced...

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Photo of Jeff8ham
4.75/5  rDev +33.4%

Photo of FadetoBock
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Arrios
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Slongie
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Tivlavrie
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of ZachT
4.01/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Saskadan
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of jcubz
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of Shafaegalo
3/5  rDev -15.7%

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Big Rock McNally's Extra Ale from Big Rock Brewery
3.56 out of 5 based on 85 ratings.
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