Off The Leash
Noble Rey Brewing Company

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Red Ale - American Amber / Red
3.71 | pDev: 10.78%
Noble Rey Brewing Company
Texas, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
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HugechromePeach from Texas

3.13/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A very dark brownish red looking a bit like Iced Tea that should immediately set you off that this Red Ale will contain far more notes of a stout than usual.

The head is thick and foamy yet dissipates quickly leaving a decent lace. The ale has strong toffee and coffee notes very unfamiliar with the style. Either you like the stout twist on the formula or are thrown off by it. I happen to be the latter.

Apr 27, 2019
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depechemode1983 from Texas

4.52/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out cloudy amber brown in color. The head is beige and somewhat dense. It has excellent retention. Seeing a medium amount of lacing.

The nose is mostly floral but with hints of citrus fruits like tangerine and lemon. Smells a bit musty with earth tones. Lemongrass comes to mind. Its very aromatic.

Getting a big floral profile in the taste. That lemongrass comes through again with a nice caramel sweetness. There is a slight lemon sourness towards the end that sticks around through the finish. Very tasty.

The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and very crisp. It has pleasantly tingling carbonation. Tickles the tongue.

Sep 26, 2018
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russpowell from Arkansas

3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent Auburn with slight hazing & 3 fingers of tan head. Stayed hazed throughout, great lacing & good head retention

S: A little wet dog at first??? Dissapates as it warms, a little toastyness & woodyness

T: Herbal & piney hops, toastyness, slight hints of caramel & dryness up front. More toastyness, slight smokey notes & plenty of herbal hop bitterness as this warms. Finishes with strong herbal & woody bitterness, dryness & slight toastyness

MF: Medium body, fairly firm carbonation

Solid, oldschool red ale, drinks easy enough

Sep 22, 2018
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Atlas1 from Texas

3.47/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Hadn't tried any of the Noble Rey beers from Dallas yet until tonight. So far so good. Plus, I love their can designs. Very clever. Funny bondage theme going on here and it says, "Visit us for a little slap and tickle at..." Funny stuff.

Poured into a Martin House barrel pint glass. This is certainly the darkest red ale I've ever seen. Really pretty, though with deep rich mahogany and purplish-red hues around the edges when held up to the light. The nose is a bit duller than expected. Toast, faint caramel, maybe some dark fruits. Overall an underwhelming aroma. But the taste is nice: Coffee, plum/prune, toasted malt, with a nice crisp hoppy finish. Mouthfeel is clean and dry.

On the whole, I like this beer. Looking forward to trying more from Noble Rey. Always nice to discover another good brewery out there. Cheers.

Oct 05, 2017
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ilikebeer03 from Texas

3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep red color with a nice thick head. Nose is light toasted malts, caramel, toffee. Taste follows but the caramel and toffee and much more present. Roasted malt and a very light hop flavor. Definitely malt forward. Good red ale.

Aug 05, 2017
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tubeyes from Texas

3.86/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look is very dark red, some lace, minimal head, smells very sweet, some floral notes, tastes very sweet, syrupy waffle, hops, mouthfeel is phenomenal, silky smooth, hoppy aftertaste, liked it, had from can in large snifter.

Nov 02, 2016
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JacobusFavier23 from Texas

4.18/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L-Bubbly, almost malty like a soda honestly. Small thin and bubbly head.
S-Notes of chocolate, caramel, nuts, and malt. Very unique and sweet smell.
T-I first get the flavor of chocolate. Malty, chocolatey, caramel flavors are mixed. I get a taste that comes off as oaky or smokey in a way. Notes of cracked pepper also; weird but also good. Also I get a bitter almost earthy flavor.
MF-carbonated just as it looks. Fizzy, clean feeling.
O-Man this beer is super weird, but in a good way. Very different and very cool. This beer was unlike any red ale I've ever had before. It sets itself apart from other beers and for that I've got to say it's one of the better beers I've had this year. Good job Nobel Rey. Stay weird.

Aug 22, 2016
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TX-Badger from Texas

3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very dark reddish brown color with ivory colored head. Caramel malts all over the nose with some light nuts and toast; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with a malty sweetness and some earth tones.

Jul 06, 2016
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Dwreck from Texas

3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I wish there was just a bit more hop profile to this. It looks good and is very drinkable. The malt just needs a smidge more bitterness to be balanced. The can art was pretty awesome. Like the gimp from pulp fiction and adventure time smashed together.

Mar 19, 2016
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Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 30 ratings