Irish Red
Diamond Bear Brewing Company

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Diamond Bear Brewing Company
Arkansas, United States
Irish Red Ale
Ranked #95
Ranked #26,502
3.53 | pDev: 11.05%
Dec 22, 2022
Nov 30, 2003
A bold and smooth Irish Style red ale with blends of caramel and roasted malts balanced with generous amounts of hops.

Malt Varieties - 2 Row Pale, Caramel 80, Roasted Malt
Hop Varieties - Fuggles, Willamette
Original Gravity - 12.8*P
Bitterness Units - 27
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Reviewed by champ103 from Texas

3.47/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
On tap and the brewery in North Little Rock.

A: Pours a brick red color. A one finger white head forms and recedes after a minute. Light lace is left behind.
S: Caramel malts and earthy hops in the nose. This is super simplistic, but not bad in any way.
T: Again with the caramel like malts. A bit more bread crust like flavors, with cereal grains. Earthy hops and a light bitterness lingering.
M/O: A lighter body than I was expecting. Moderate carbonation that finishes clean. OK to drink while at the brewery, but nothing really interesting about this one.

I have never really been sure what makes an Irish Red Ale, it always seems to be just a balanced reddish colored beer, and American breweries tend to make more of them than anyplace else. So, I guess this fits the bill, even though its not particularly engaging. An OK offering, but there are better Amber/Reddish Ales out there.
Dec 22, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by superwho24 from Arkansas

Mar 19, 2020
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Reviewed by KLHBB from Arkansas

4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Dark copper penny colored, smell of toasted brown bread. Taste is roasted nuts with a bit a chocolate. The slightest bit syrupy, making it a good cold weather beer. Very good, possibly my favorite in this style.
Feb 20, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Mar 22, 2019
Rated: 3.48 by Tiernan from Texas

Aug 01, 2018
Rated: 3.73 by Pav42 from Tennessee

Jun 01, 2017
Rated: 3.35 by Dillinger from Mississippi

Apr 14, 2017
Rated: 3.46 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Mar 30, 2017
Rated: 3.42 by LuckyJohn from Colorado

May 26, 2016
Rated: 3.35 by Squire from Mississippi

May 22, 2016
Rated: 4.73 by Jrcornhob from Georgia

May 14, 2016
Rated: 3.45 by NastyNorseman from New York

Dec 05, 2015
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Reviewed by Lahoi from Kentucky

3.49/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
One of my favorites from DB. A bold beer. I was surprised that the BU is only 31. I would've guessed around 50, but then again, I'm not an expert. The red/amber coloring and lacing are a thing of beauty. I'm not sure this is an all seasons beer for me, though. Definitely fall and winter, though.
Jun 24, 2015
Rated: 3.31 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

May 17, 2015
Rated: 4 by mkrass from Colorado

Nov 04, 2014
Rated: 3 by Dirty25 from Germany

Sep 25, 2014
Rated: 3.12 by Westyn from Texas

Sep 07, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by Kcurry23 from Arkansas

Sep 04, 2014
Rated: 3.4 by Benh777

Aug 19, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by BeerBucks from New York

Apr 04, 2014
Irish Red from Diamond Bear Brewing Company
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 69 ratings