Redeye Ale | Tampa Bay Brewing Co.

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39 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tampa Bay Brewing Co.
Florida, United States
tampabaybrewingcompany.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-25-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
39
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
13.61%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
4
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Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of Rifugium
2.44/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

First had: on tap at the brewpub in Tampa

Reddish amber pour, slightly hazy, with a small white head that sank to a ringlet and left a few dots of lacing on the glass. Nose was more on the malty side, sugar sweetness, distant indistinct hops. Taste was pretty bland and lifeless, resembling dishwater, light bready malts, toasted grains, sugar sweetness, mild citrus and leafy hops. Light-medium body, decent drinkability, but without the flavor to back it up, this was just another timid, sub-par, college-kid homebrew.

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Photo of calmstock
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of Mitchster
2.93/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Made with 2-row Pale, Munich, Crystal malts and roasted barley. Columbus bittering and Cascade and Tettnager for flavor and aroma.
Clear, Red-amber with off-white beige head with average retention and lacing. Aroma is of bright Cascade hops with pronounced citric fruitiness. Taste is weirdly medicinal with lightly pungent flavor hops, roasted barley husk, and a funky chemical/rubber note and mild intense pronounced earthy finish hops. Mouthfeel is bright with a medium body.

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Photo of Basoos1
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of brbrocc
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of spycow
3.09/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of twizzbeatz
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of NJBeer265
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of JHendu
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of beernads
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of JimmyVague
3.28/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jerid
3.3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of InspectorBob
3.44/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ScottWaltz
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of carmike813
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Adaminski818
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tgatort
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Redrover
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a solid amber. Served in a standard pint, the beer is a rusty red with a chill haze. Nice off-white head and lacing.

The nose is of caramel, fresh grains and a bit of pine.

The beer is sweet with a nice malty base. There is some wheat cracker taste backed by some pine. The hops add balance and a nice bite. Caramel and more pine late.

The mouth is pleasantly thickish. This is a good crossover beer but it has enough complexity to keep anyone coming back for another sample.

When visiting a new brewpub, I often start with a red/amber. I think it is a good way to judge their beers since reds do not have any overriding or dominate taste that the brewer can mask problems behind. Well done!

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Photo of delta490
3.61/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- a deep clear amber with a nice big creamy white head that left nice lacing

S- sweet and bready

T- a nice balance of biscuit in the forefront and hop bitterness on the finish

M- a little thinner but not unpleasant, with a nice hint of carbonation on the finish which compliments the hop bitterness

O- a nice amber ale.

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Photo of nickfl
3.62/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dmorgan310
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lovely85
3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PorterLambic
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a clear, dark golden red with a light tan head. small in size, it drops fast and leaves no lace at all.
Smell is malt, caramel with very light hops. Light nose overall.
Taste is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate with a faint hint of floral.
Medium body leaning towards full. Light effervescence up front. A very good beer.

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Redeye Ale from Tampa Bay Brewing Co.
3.6 out of 5 based on 39 ratings.
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