Roughneck Red | The Wellhead Restaurant & Brewpub

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Brewed by:
The Wellhead Restaurant & Brewpub
New Mexico, United States

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Roughneck Red with its beautiful color and underlying malty sweetness, the Irish Red ale style is readily apparent. The Chinook, Cascade and Mount Hood hops create a wonderful aroma and flavor combination.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-28-2007

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 3
Reviews by Flashsp2:
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3.8/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wellhead Brewery Roughneck Red

Dense beige foam on a clear medium red body. Nice lacing.

Nose of citrus, caramels, biscuit, wheat toast, herbal hop spice.

Palette follows closely with the nose, but giving off some extra malt and a bit of grapefruit from the Chinook hops. A decent amount of residual sugar is left, but the hops provide enough balance to keep it relatively even flavored.

Soft and slightly chewy on the palette, with a medium carbonation.

An easy drinking and respectable red ale from a pretty tiny brewery in the middle of nowhere.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.17/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Shaker pint glass brought to my table a very clear, reddish-copper color with a fine-bubbled but fairly thin white foam. Not an overabundance of retention or lacing but the glass was served pretty full.

Sweet, candied yam-esque malts dominate the nose...almost like cotton candy and freshly pulled boardwalk taffey. Fresh and clean smelling, but definitely on the sweet side.

Sweet, malty and a bit one-dimensional. Still tastes fresh, but there is an imbalance to the beer that is not quite my style. Hops provide a late-finishing clean-ness, but for the most part this is a malt heads wet dream. Drinkable, but does not hold the interest very long. Toasty malt provides the only bitterness it seems.

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Roughneck Red from The Wellhead Restaurant & Brewpub
3.49 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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