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Great Lakes Red Right 88 | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by dailyminefield on 05-20-2013

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 13
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4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yet another on-tap only "pub exclusive" I am drinking at the GLBC, this beer draws a clear, very dark red/amber color with a bit of a brown hue. Has a slightly tan head that's about an inch thick with big air bubbles when first served to me that settles to a medium sized ring lining the inside of the glass and some pretty decent lacing. Aromas of lightly toasted caramel malt sweetness dominate along with a moderate hop presence. The taste is pretty much the same, with toasted caramel malt sweetness and a mild hop bitterness in the back end. The citrusness of the hops really comes out more after the beer warms up a bit and really compliments the sweetness nicely. A pretty simple and straight to the point flavor profile here, and that's just fine indeed! Has a slightly crisp, mostly smooth and also slightly frothy, medium bodied mouthfeel with mild carbonation. Very drinkable for an 8.8% ABV beer. Another good beer here from Great Lakes.


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Photo of dailyminefield
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Great Lakes Brewpub

Red Right 88 is a pub exclusive released beer. It is listed as an Imperial Red Ale (not a category on BA). Considering its high ABV, I believe it should be categorized as an American Strong Ale instead of an American Amber/ Red Ale on BeerAdvocate.

A - Pours a dark ruby color

S - Toasty, sweet malts dominate the aroma. Very reminiscant of their seasonal Conway's Irish Ale.

T - Smell translates to the taste. Nice bittering hops also present. Listed at 88 IBU's, not sure if that is accurate, or just a play on the name. I would not have guessed the IBU's were that high.

M - Nice, dry mouthfeel. Very crisp and clean.

O - This is the amped up version of Conway's. Highly recommended for those who are fans of the Irish Ale style.

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Great Lakes Red Right 88 from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
3.99 out of 5 based on 13 ratings.
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