Reindeer Ale | Triple Rock Brewery & Alehouse

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Triple Rock Brewery & Alehouse
California, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Winter

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Added by rkhaze on 12-22-2003

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by ngeunit1:
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4.2/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Served a copper-red with a thin layer of white head atop. The head fades down fairly quickly leaving a touch of lace.

S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel malts with pine/earthy hops. There is also some richer bready malts as well in the background.

T - Starts off similar to the nose with sweet caramel bready malts with some pine/grassy hop and light bitterness. Through the middle, more bitterness comes through with some richer malt flavor. The finish is a mix of sweet bready malt with some pine and earthy hops and some bitterness.

M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and bitter finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice big red ale with a good amount of hops that balances the big malty backbone well.

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Photo of DarthKostrizer
2.89/5  rDev -16%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Blue Palms

Look: Reddish brown in color with a 1/8 head and ok retention

Smell: Very floral on the nose with just a touch of caramel

Taste: Follows the nose almost to a T

Mouthfeel: Medium body and low carbonation

Overall: It is actually not a bad red ale definitely worth a shot

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Photo of Arbitrator
2.85/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Winter seasonal on-tap at Toronado.

A: Dark reddish/brown. By the time I received it, no head, but there was decent lacing.

S: Floral and piney hops absolutely dominated the scent. I knew what to expect from this...

T: Very bitter, dry hops with a slight caramel malty presence. A very direct and to-the-point taste.

M: Medium bodied, decent carbonation.

D: Not something I plan to have again. Someone else ordered this and passed it onto me because it was too bitter for them to finish. I agreed with the bitterness comment, although it was definitely drinkable. Just not a complex flavor profile and not something I'd seek out unless I returned to Hophead Mode.

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Photo of rkhaze
3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Winter seasonal on tap at Barclays in Oakland. Seemed to be a dry hopped-minimally filtered Red Ale. Poured a murky red/brown with a creamy medium sized head. Left nice lace. Strong floral hop nose. It was so perfumey I couldn't really smell much of anything else.
Taste was a mix of earthy sweet malt and a funky floral dry hop flavor. Some fruitiness and caramel were also present.
Medium bodied with a rich, if not rough mouthfeel. Good carbonation. Not bad, just a little different.

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Photo of IRONRakkasan
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Reindeer Ale from Triple Rock Brewery & Alehouse
3.44 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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