Fire N' Fury
Half Hitch Brewing Company

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Style:
American Amber / Red Ale
Ranked #285
ABV:
5%
Score:
84
Ranked #25,803
Avg:
3.85 | pDev: 12.73%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
15
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Half Hitch Brewing Company
 
Alberta, Canada
Avail:
Year-round
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SCORE
84
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Photo of kitsgrad84
3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very good brew from an excellent micro brewery. All I ask is MORE body. Second tasting in progress and really enjoying this beverage outside in a warm breeze 27C . slight malt tea looking with nice head grainy bready slightly wheaty almost too caramel but a pass. Try this one !

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Photo of Cwrw
3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Great looking 355ml can: the artwork has got that "old West" comic book feel to it, fittingly, I suppose, for a brewery from Cochrane, AB.

Fire N' Fury pours out a super clear iced-tea colour, definitely closer to amber than red. The quite-white head flourished for a moment and then seemed to disappear rather quickly to a ring around the glass. Decent.

Surprised by the amount of hopping straight up front on the aroma. Metallic and floral, but as the beer warmed I definitely got the very nice doughy, biscuity whiffs. Sweet, a hint of brown sugar, caramel and a bit of a toasty spiciness even, like a very soft cinnamon aroma. It's nice.

Before the taste I noticed the mouthfeel, which, I thought, was a tad thin. It's not terrible by any means, I just thought it would be a bit chewier overall. Yeah, the more I sip, the more watery it feels.

The taste tends toward the hop side of things. In fact, for a red/amber ale, there is, imo, a lack of malting here. What is there is nice enough--lightly toasted, bready and a tad sweetish. I mainly get the dry bitterness of the hopping though, and it makes for a not-all-that-complex taste overall. I truly believe it would be better with a more aggressive malt backbone.

I'm not sure I'd go back to this, frankly. I'll have no trouble crushing the six pack over the next 2 days, but in my opinion it needs more body/malt for it to rise above mediocrity. I mean, admittedly red ales are not my favourite style, but I am trying to rate according to style and not just personal opinion, and I have definitely tasted better red ales. Of course it's impossible to be TRULY objective in anything, so...

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Photo of biboergosum
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

355ml can - yeah, this outfit sure likes to play up the whole sexy farm girl angle, I'll tell you whut!

This beer pours a clear, dark red-brick amber colour, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly tan head, which leaves some random chunky old forest growth lace around the glass as it evenly sinks away.

It smells of grainy and bready caramel malt, a touch of biscuity toffee, bittersweet cocoa powder, muddled dark orchard fruity notes, a hint of pithy nuttiness, and some plain leafy, weedy, and grassy noble hops. The taste is gritty and grainy caramel malt, rather dry toffee notes, a hint of crackery nougat, some subtle generic citrus rind acerbity, more black stone fruitiness, and a still tame earthy, musty, and dead grassy 'verdant' hoppiness.

The carbonation is adequate in its workaday frothiness, the body a so-so medium weight, and mostly smooth, just a smidge of indistinct bitterness taking things down a peg or so here. It finishes off-dry, but not by all that much, as the latter seems to be the lingering trend.

Overall, Fire N' Fury is perhaps a tad overwrought in its naming scheme, but the resultant brew is all right in its balanced drinkability - something the lad here might have considered extending his roll in the hay's papa as a peace offering, or something.

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Photo of leaddog
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a dark reddish brown with two fingers of foamy beige head.

Smell - bready malts, caramel/toffee, earthy and leafy hops, and hint of cocoa.

Taste - bready malts followed by the caramel and toffee. The earthy and leafy hops make their presence known but don't overpower the malts. The hint of cocoa helps to round out the brew.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation. Finishes creamy with a lingering bitterness from the hops.

Overall - Another solid offering from the folks at Half Hitch. I like the fact that the malts and hops are not battling one another but yet they work in unison with one another to create a well rendered red.

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Photo of wordemupg
3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

355ml can poured into tulip 8/10/16

A clear dark copper liquid, slow bubbles throughout, two fingers of light brown foam has decent retention leaving partial rings deep down the glass

S cocoa powder, earthy, herbal hops, hard toffee, faint nutty notes, bruised apple, almost has a top soil thing going on but it works

T much like the nose but a little toned down, earthy, malt tastes a little darker then the color would make you think

M medium weight, foamy side of creamy, a little slick on the palate, faint chocolate and leafy notes linger

O enough going on to please in something I could drink a few of without getting board

Solid offering for a new local brewery, my first two brews from these guys have sparked my interest in these guys for sure, I hope this trend continues

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Fire N' Fury from Half Hitch Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 15 ratings