Tuscarora Red | Barley and Hops

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
17 Ratings

Brewed by:
Barley and Hops
Maryland, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A kin to its Scottish and Irish cousins, this American Red Ale is full bodied and smooth. Its blend of caramel and specialty malts give this ale a deep amber color and a silky smooth malty texture. It’s gentle touch of American hops balance the malt sweetness and provide just a touch of earthy flavors. A slight astringency accompanies this on the sides of the tongue from chocolate malt which lends to the ruby red color. It finishes smooth and dry. Try it paired with your menu choice of barbequed meats, burgers, or steaks.

Added by ManekiNeko on 03-01-2005

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 17 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by KFaulkner:
Photo of KFaulkner
3.76/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this beer. It was a nice, dark red color poured from tap into a pint glass. Not much on the nose as far as picking up the aromas of the beer, but it was full flavored and malty on first taste. I thought it was an excellent red ale, kind of like a big beer in a little beer's body. It jumped out far more than B&H's other offerings and was probably their best beer other than the stout. My girlfriend also very much enjoyed this. Recommended.

 451 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of kgammell1
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MuenchenerKindl
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the tap at the pub. The Liquid is a nice redish amber with good carbonation. The dead was this and faded fast leaving some lace. This was the beer the locals were drinking.

The smell was nice, malty with good hop action.

The taste follows nice malty brew, carmel lightly roasted, and a nice hopy presents for great balance.

The mouthfeel was a little fizzy, bud good body.

The drinkability was good. Prosit MK

 433 characters

Photo of AFDerek
3.17/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jwc215
3.45/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours ruby red with a thin head that becomes a wide patch. Little lacing sticks.

The smell is of caramel, a hint of toffee/chocolate and slight breadiness.

The taste is lightly roasted (slightly burnt), sweet caramel/toffee with just a mild hint of tea-leaf bitterness way in the back. Sweetness balanced more by a mild roastiness more than the hop bitterness, though. It has a thinnish, sweet finish.

Light-bodied, approaching medium. A bit weak.

Not bad if you like your reds to be malty, though thinness detracts a bit, and is nothing particularly special, even then.

 575 characters

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.91/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of jmslade7
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Metz
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of TheTinDoor
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of irishstoutlvr
4.07/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A very nice red ale. I enjoyed the flavor. It has a nice red color. This was my first time visiting Barley and Hops, and was very impressed with the selection of beer, and nice variety of food. The waitstaff was very friendly, as well as easy on the eyes.

The Tuscarora Red is a very good red ale. It compares to other American red ales.

 339 characters

Photo of therica
3.2/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

June 2011 update on Barley & Hops-- the brewmaster from Flying Dog (on the other side of the city) has now come to Barley & Hops and is doing some amazing brews!

Somewhat disappointing, another slightly watery acceptable beer from Barley & Hops in our experience.

A= basic medium amber-red, more to the brown shade than red like some of the popular macro-reds. Little head.

S= watery, slight hints of caramel, malts and modest hops-florals.

T= watery, some caramel, burnt malts

M= watery, little lingering other than a slight sweetness.

D= probably very drinkable in-session but I'd want something better unless I just wasn't paying attention and wanted some mild non-intrusive beer with my meal.

 706 characters

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of BMMillsy
3.04/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From old brief notes. On draft at the brewpub in my hometown. Pours a deep red with small creamy white head. Aroma is bland malts, caramel, a bit of candy I guess. Flavor follows with bland malt, some bitter hops, and not a particularly clean finish. Not terrible but not something I would revisit. Will have to try the other stuff here, but this one is plenty drinkable if nothing else is worthwhile.

 401 characters

Photo of beertravel
4.15/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured with a nice head and deep amber color. The nose told you that malt was on its way. You got a mouthfull of malt with a light hop balance to it. I enjoy a nice malty red as many are so wimpy and bland and this one lives up to my expectations. Looking forward to tasting this again also.

 301 characters

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%

Photo of MarvinSnyder
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of sunavamitch
4/5  rDev +9%

Tuscarora Red from Barley and Hops
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 17 ratings