Great Lakes Rally Drum Red Ale | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Great Lakes Rally Drum Red AleGreat Lakes Rally Drum Red Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States
greatlakesbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed w/ Pacific Northwest Hops.

Added by CaptCleveland on 04-07-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
159
Reviews:
24
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
10.36%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
28
For Trade:
0
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Photo of MKrauss
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.17/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Jhandley
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Maillard
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shane-L-Waddell
2.84/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AC-Mivsek
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BB1313
3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Enjoy by 8/3/17. 16oz can poured into a tulip. Pours amber with great clarity; big fluffy khaki head that slowly falls leaving great thick retention and sticky lacing. I would probably think that this is a pilsener if I smelled it blindfolded. The flavors are very clean, crisp, sharp and refreshing. Solid hop bitterness. Hints of grapefruit and red apple. It's pretty earthy. Hints of corn. Some caramel and toffee in the mix. Malts do their thing. It seems to have some lager characteristics going on. Finishes dry. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's medium-bodied with moderate to sharp active carbonation. It's slightly fluffy and very smooth. Easy drinking stuff.

This is a nice brew. It's somewhat unique. It's like a cross between a red ale, an amber ale, a lager and a pale ale. It's not flashy and has classic traditional qualities. It's ultimately enjoyable stuff. Well done.

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Photo of DaveCash
3.56/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of travelguy
4.21/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GOBLIN
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the perfect 16oz beer for this summer

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a pint glass from draught at Firkin on May 5, 2017.

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Photo of heerboth
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of White_Whiskey
4.41/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BamfBacon
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of j0hnc2468
4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of madelf66
3.64/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thinwhiteduke
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JayKay412
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of timmy2b
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChrisMon02
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tap pour into a pint glass.

Ruby red with a frothy head. Sweet malt and nutty hops. Taste is mellow hop flowers, nutty, sweet malt and plum flesh. Easy drinker, tight soft carbonation. A pretty nice red from Great Lakes. It won't set your pants on fire but I found it to be refreshing and approachable. Would have a gain.

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Photo of mpolewan
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of neenerzig
4.19/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Enjoying a glass of this on-tap at Great Lakes' Hopkins Airport on before I get on my flight to go to Southern California for a long weekend. This is another on-tap only "pub exclusive" of theirs. Served to me in a pint glass, this beer draws a clear, dark red/Amber color with a small white head about 1-4 inch thick when first poured that settles to a medium sized ring lining the inside of the glass along with some cluster swirls of foam on the beer's surface along with some decent lacing. Aromas of toasted, bready caramel malt sweetness along with some earthy, floral hops. The taste starts out with a nice sweet, toasted caramel, biscuity malt presence that gives way to earthy, slightly grainy, floral, dry hopped bitterness. Has a fairly crisp, slighly smooth, slighly prickly, medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Has a clean finish with a dry aftertaste. Another very goon beer overall from the fine folks at the GLBC.

Eric

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Photo of thedifferencemaker
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of C_Adams
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of billbeers
3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Great Lakes Rally Drum Red Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
3.86 out of 5 based on 159 ratings.
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