Red Line IPA
Torque Brewing

Red Line IPARed Line IPA
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From:
Torque Brewing
 
Manitoba, Canada
Style:
American IPA
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 10.28%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
9
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 24, 2020
Added:
Dec 25, 2016
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  3
SCORE
87
Very Good
Red Line IPARed Line IPA
Notes: None
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Reviewed by TooManyGlasses from Canada (AB)

4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Super dark clear red (in dark lighting could be black!) pour with 2 fingers of khaki creamy head.
Aroma caramel malty, grainy, but with strong floral, resinous citrus hops - hints of grapefruit.
Taste starts with the grainy caramel malt sweetness that is swept away by grapefruit pith, resinous hop bitterness with slight floral note.
Smooth medium full mouthfeel with decently brisk carbonation and a building and lingering hop bitterness. So good - but you have to like the hop bite.
Sep 24, 2020
 
Rated: 4.43 by sydnick from Canada (MB)

Mar 09, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by LocalBeerGuy from Canada (SK)

Aug 19, 2018
 
Rated: 3.52 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON)

Jun 19, 2018
 
Rated: 3.81 by sdm9465 from Canada (NS)

Apr 10, 2018
 
Rated: 4.04 by Electros from Canada (ON)

Dec 29, 2017
 
Rated: 4.33 by StormAles from Canada (ON)

Nov 04, 2017
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Reviewed by Smakawhat from Maryland

3.3/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Poured from the can into a tulip/globe glass. Canned Sept 14th 2017.

Deep mahogany red body color, with a good glow and almost copper orange hue when held to the light. Creamy two finger head made which settles to a crown collar, and a very yellow and marrow colored like appearance.

Aroma is a subtle hints of spicy cinnamon, but also fairly closed on the hop angle. There's not really much going on here.

Palate is really fleeting. Wet bodied mouthfeel that washes quite quickly off the palate. Lots of bitter hop angle and astringency with no distinct flavor, almost giving a burnt bitterness that really just sticks in the aftertaste. Faint touches of biscuit malt, and some mild touches of milk like chocolate, but the hop bitterness is just overly dominant.

A real blasting bitter palate with a boring hop angle, that has no malt profile it seems to taste and balance things out. Drinkable but really lacking balance.
Oct 10, 2017
 
Rated: 3.42 by corywalston from North Dakota

Jul 27, 2017
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Reviewed by kerryak from Canada (MB)

4.6/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Okay,it's an IPA. I' will give you that but the hops and the caramel are heavily overshadowed by the bitterness. Oh yeah, it has hops too! Loved by a beer snob. Excellent colour smells and top notch flavours.
Jul 20, 2017
 
Rated: 3.54 by byronic from Canada (ON)

Jul 12, 2017
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Reviewed by jhavs from New York

3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Can poured into snifter.

Deep mahogany, somewhat hazed. A bit of a tan tint to the tick foamy head. Head settles into whispy cap and a bit thicker collar. The lacing clings all over the glass.

Deep caramel malts, hint of sweetness and earthy pine in the aroma.

Big bitter punch up front, earthy, pine, followed by caramel and a hint of mineral. Light bitter grapefruit flavor is almost covered up by the rich malts, but is still perceptible.

Moderate carbonation, malty but not syrupy, fairly full body for an IPA. Drying and coats the tongue a bit.

A big flavor brew. Not subtle with the malt and hop additions. I think there must be a lot of early addition hops giving it a noticeable up front bitterness that pushes forward of the caramel maltiness and residual sweetness. Bold, but not unbalanced.
Mar 26, 2017
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Reviewed by morimech from Minnesota

3.45/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
Dark red color with a dense two fingers of head that slowly settled. Heavy lacing is left down the glass. After smelling and tasting this beer, it seems to be a throwback type of IPA. Bitterness is high with not as much hop aroma and flavor. Notes of pine, earth, grass, and a hint of citrus. Sweet malt bill with a lot of caramel flavor. Large body for an IPA, nice carbonation gives this a full body.
Mar 13, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by Howlader from Canada (AB)

Dec 25, 2016
Red Line IPA from Torque Brewing
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