Irish Red | Diamond Bear Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Diamond Bear Brewing Company
Arkansas, United States
diamondbear.com

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.86%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Malt Varieties - 2 Row Pale, Caramel 80, Roasted Malt
Hop Varieties - Fuggles, Willamette
Original Gravity - 12.8*P
Bitterness Units - 31
Packaging Options - 12oz bottles, 1/2bbl, 1/6bbl

Added by BrewAskew on 11-30-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
63
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
11.11%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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3.35/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.46/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.42/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.35/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.73/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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3.45/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.49/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

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3.31/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.12/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

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3.4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of BrewAskew
4.18/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bronze Medal, 2004 World Beer Cup
Gold Medal, 2005 GABF

Pours to a deep crimson/amber color and everlasting beige head. Aroma is roasted malt and earthy hops peeking through with a whiff of Hershey's Chocolate Syrup. . Flavor is roasty, alcoholic and earthy (but not in a bad way) with a nice balance of maltiness and bitterness. Similar to Scotch Ale but without the smokiness. Finishes roasty and somewhat dry. Mouthfeel is medium and there is a slight sugary feel of chocolate syrup. A very good beer if you are drawn to the style.

Revised March 2014. this beer has gotten better every year. Diamond Bear flat-out knows how to make kick-ass malt-forward and "balanced" beers and this is at the forefront. I don't know if this is a "true" Irish Red, but damn, it tastes so good!

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of JPlo
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of -ronin-
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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Irish Red from Diamond Bear Brewing Company
3.51 out of 5 based on 63 ratings.
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