Busted Knuckle
Gray Brewing Company

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Gray Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
Irish Red Ale
Ranked #115
Ranked #28,438
3.16 | pDev: 19.94%
Aug 21, 2022
May 12, 2010
This Irish Style Ale is a special blend of four types of malted barley and three varieties of hops. The aroma is sweet and light followed by moderate caramel-malt flavors with a light roasty finish. Try some and you’ll agree, this Irish Ale is the gold at the end of the rainbow.
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Rated: 3.34 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

Aug 21, 2022
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Reviewed by German-Helles from Wisconsin

4.12/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is a 12oz. bottle dumped into a pint. There is a thin cap of tan foam that left rather quickly. The carbonation is light in this dark amber ale.
The aroma is sweet bread malt notes.
The flavor is a nice toasted roasted malt, sweet caramel, with a slightly bitter finish to cut the sweetness. Very well done!
There is something smooth about the feel, maybe it is the low carbonation.
This is an easy one to sample, a style I like. This pack of beer will not last long and I will search for more. Prost!
Sep 11, 2020
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Reviewed by scaliasux from Wisconsin

3.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
L - Medium-dark amber. Clear. Short, creamy, moderately persistent off-white head.

S - Sweet caramel malts.

T - Toasted malts. A little caramel or toffee, but not especially sweet. Bit of a slightly bitter, toasty finish.

F - Medium-light.

O - I'm not very familiar with the style, but this appears about right on. Flavor is a little different from other types of red ales I've had.
Feb 08, 2019
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Rated by badgerbeer1 from Wisconsin

3.98/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Great taste with sweet tones. Extremely enjoyable. Not much for smell which is fine because im drinking it. Great discovery
Oct 10, 2018
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Reviewed by Wi_brew_bud from Connecticut

3.82/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
To start it has a very red like color but it doesn't seem forced. Serve chilly and it comes out more moderately clear with a light fog. The head disappears quickly.
The smell is very sweet and toasty and makes this very approachable.
The taste is dark and roasted with a sweet dessert like finish like eating a tart dark chocolate. The feel is a little to light for a good Irish red but I can forgive.
Overall I would say that it really is was a dark horse in terms of what I was expecting considering I paid a dollar and quarter a pint. I would say if you find a good deal on it go for it
Jul 09, 2017
Rated: 2.75 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota

Mar 05, 2016
Rated: 3 by B_G from Iowa

Jul 20, 2015
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Rated by tyleeis from Wisconsin

4.15/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Great overall ale easy to find in tall boy cans or bottles and relatively cheap, would definitely recommend
Apr 04, 2015
Rated: 3.4 by jakea from Wisconsin

Mar 19, 2015
Rated: 2.98 by kinggimp from Wisconsin

Feb 23, 2015
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Rated by Beerguy1969 from Michigan

3.6/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Nice creamy Irish taste. Would purchase more of this one.
Jan 19, 2015
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Reviewed by marsh323 from Minnesota

2.1/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5
Probably the worst craft beer I have ever had. It just feels empty and has a terrible finish. I have 3 left in the fridge that I am just dreading drinking.
Dec 31, 2014
Rated: 3.35 by kplooki from Illinois

Dec 04, 2014
Rated: 3 by G_Mad from Wisconsin

Nov 13, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by themorninglark from Minnesota

Oct 15, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by Gonzoillini from Illinois

Aug 13, 2014
Rated: 2 by cardinals22 from Illinois

Aug 11, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by bpfrush from Wisconsin

Jul 18, 2014
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Reviewed by vette2006c5r from Minnesota

3.65/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Busted Knuckle pours a dark reddish color with a nice long lasting and lacing head. There is a roubust roasted aroma, with a nice sweetness. The taste has a mellow roasted flavor, a little too sweet, and some earthy tones. A little too carbonated, but still some nice flavors. Overall its a decent red ale, some nice flavors, but a little too sweet to be great
Jul 15, 2014
Rated: 2 by ffshore545 from Illinois

Jul 04, 2014
Busted Knuckle from Gray Brewing Company
Beer rating: 75 out of 100 with 62 ratings