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Red King | Real Ale Brewing Company

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3.9/5
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73 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company
Texas, United States
realalebrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Karibourgeois on 03-22-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,439
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
73
pDev:
8.72%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
19
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of abethegreat
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a stein.
Look: Pours a beautiful reddish-brown color with a thick head (2.5 fingers) that dissipates fairly quickly.
Smell: Smells like a lot of hops. Smells...prototypical.
Taste: I couldn't put my finger on the initial fruit flavor, but I'm pretty sure it's cherry. Doesn't matter anyway, fruit flavor real fast and then pure hops.
Feel: Nice lacy mouthfeel
Overall: 85/100 I don't think that I will be purchasing this brew often, but I can see myself craving this every now and then. Solid bomber from a solid brewery.

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Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.59/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BrentMcQuirk
4.31/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gvickery
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lots of flavor. At first its a cherry flavor that hit me but not in a sweet sense. The hops take over from there. 8.6% so its a hammer for sure. I dont mind being the nail. Drinking it from a 22oz bottle. If its red I'll take their word for it. It taste red. Lol

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Photo of csfcmitchell
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LifeByTheDrop
4.74/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of arizcards
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a bomber from Specs in North San Antonio earlier this week for $5.88. Best before 11-20-17. Bottled on 2-23-17.

Beer poured reddish-brown with a nice white head on the initial pour.

Nose initially was grapefruit forward. Sitting on the porch (in the shade) the nose is oxidizing quickly unfortunately.

Taste is a nice caramel malt base that blends nicely with a pine forward hop that finished with a decent amount of bitterness.

Feel is medium to full bodied and smooth.

Overall a solid offering that i would recommend to fans of the style.

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Photo of TheSSG
4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a frothy, tan head. Fantastic aroma; bright hops. Flavor starts very citric and bitter; very hop forward. There is a warming booze beneath this all, and a touch of sweet malt to boot.

Overall, I really like this. It's a very pleasant hoppiness.

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Photo of Smanke
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jkn09
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lagerquestrian
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
3.76/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear dark crimson with a large khaki head leaving mossy lace.

Nose is big pine slightly rounded out by some dark caramel. Grapefruit and red grape hints are peppered through.

Thankfully, in taste, malts come in to cut through that ominous pine intro, lending a graham soothing heft and sweetness to the still substantial bite of pine. It's well balanced actually. You can sense that there is a high bitterness level, but it is leveled out by what would otherwise be an overwhelming malt base. Lime and grape notes also crop up, plus a slight woody finish that is almost like a white oak aged IPA.

Feel is tangy, bitter, with a moderate, crisp body.

I normally am not a fan of ambers and reds, and I'm especially not big on piney, bitter ipas, and this is both, but neither, as it is pretty tasty and well done. I'm surprised there are so few reviews for this, considering the cap on the bottle says they've been around 20 years! I know their old standby Firemans is no jawdropper, but they've concocted a tasty, easy drinking yet relatively high ABV brew here.

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Photo of dasotelo50
3.61/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LizT
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BryantForestry
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigGold
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

First had poured from 22-oz. bomber, stamped best before "MAR 19 2016," purchased at Growler's Beer, Houston, Texas, into faceted mug. The bottle characterizes this Imperial Red Ale as a "crown of hops . . . atop a deep crimson malt body." Give this reasonably-priced, unfiltered beer a vigorous pour and that's what you will get.

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Photo of Magery
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mortarforker
4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DutchcdnTEXAN
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aknalley
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sd123
3.4/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MaddDogg84
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Red King from Real Ale Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 73 ratings
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