Leatherhead Red Mid-American Red Ale | Thunderhead Brewing Company

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Leatherhead Red Mid-American Red AleLeatherhead Red Mid-American Red Ale

Brewed by:
Thunderhead Brewing Company
Nebraska, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by OregonGrown7 on 03-13-2014

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 27
Reviews by zeff80:
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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Photo of SD-Alefan
3.96/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this brew. Nice hoppy notes over the malt base. Tasty.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of RDW
3.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cyrushire
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Basoos1
2/5  rDev -42.5%

Photo of jaydoc
3.9/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of OregonGrown7
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.91/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an IPA glass.

Look: Burnt orange or caramel colored body. Lots of sediment. A cream colored head leaves a film after it recedes with light watery lines of lacing.

Aroma: Cedar, sweet caramel, and a touch of piny hops.

Taste: Cedar wood notes and faint pint hops open up with some caramel malty sweetness hiding somewhere in the middle. It finishes dry and slightly bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, dry.

Overall: Could do with a bit more caramel sweetness.

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Photo of Bosoxfan20
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Just not one of the better red ales out there. Hard to finish a taster

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.66/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served in Nonic Pint Glass.

Appearance : The body on this beer is a thing of beauty; it has iced tea hues mixed with tomato juice and blended dark fruit juices. It looks like a healthy concoction. 90% opaque. The head is very large, popcorn colored, and leaves tons of webby lace as it recedes from 3 fingers to 1. A stunning picture.

Smell : Faint, but what I can nose reminds me of my girlfriend's hair (and she's a redhead). Clean, fruity aromas (blueberry, strawberry, passion fruit), with some lightly baked grain malts and open faced cherry tomato. A faint permeation of wetness can also be nosed.

Taste : A weak introduction of yeasty malts gives way to a quick bite of sharp hop. This is followed by calm waves of crushed Smarties, honey, tomato, and strawberry. I like the finish the best, but ultimately the whole thing doesn't really tie together very well. It's three separate entities, and none of them really compliment each other.

Feel : Creamy and dense, with a slight edgy char and a faint pasty dryness on the finish.

Overall : I like the idea here and it's obvious they were going for something slightly different. Ultimately it doesn't tie together and there's some off-notes and bizarre flavors going on. I probably wouldn't buy this again.

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Photo of Hellpop65
2.75/5  rDev -21%

Photo of Joe_recker
3.81/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kyle_Hanson
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of jw4free
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 12oz can into a pint glass. L: dark tan, cloudy, abundant head, fades quickly, good lacing. S: hops and caramel. Yeasty, slight pine hops note. T: weaker citrus notes. A bit of malt. F: body just a bit thin for the look of the pour. O: good beer from a can.

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Photo of Miami66
3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AlbertVogler
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of mfl620ks
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dkemp713
3.62/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerWithMike
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Sampled last night on 11/10/14. Comes in a 12 ounce can. Can chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a flute glass.

Pours a brunt reddish-orange in color with a thin off-white head. A decent amount of spotty lacing clung to the sides of the glass. Lots going on with the aroma and is hard to pick out. I am thinking roasted malts, caramel, and pine(?). The taste has lots going on also with a hint of spice(?) and hops in the mix as well. Does have a dry with a slight bitter finish. medium-bodied and perfect carbonation for this style of brew. Overall, it was Ok and will go with just a '7' since this style of brew is about the same for my likes.

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Photo of MLoxxer
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12oz can the appearance was quickly ascertained as a hazy red with a off-white head consisting of coarse bubbles. With a two or three minutes the head a generally dissipated, but did leave respectable lacing behind. The aroma is notably hoppy over a sweet, malty base. The flavor is mild and pleasant with a very good balance of hop and malt character.The mouthfeel is nice, the body is exactly what a mild ale should present. Although not one of my preferred styles, this red ale is an excellent beer and worthy of being served again.

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Leatherhead Red Mid-American Red Ale from Thunderhead Brewing Company
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