Pinstripe Red Ale | Ska Brewing Co.

334 Ratings
Pinstripe Red AlePinstripe Red Ale

Brewed by:
Ska Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.15%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-26-2002

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Megahertz
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a shaker. Best by 4/28/12. Sad face.

A - Medium amber, crystla clear. Off-white head fades quickly. Carbonation appears moderate. Very little lacing.

S - Toffee, honey, slightly floral.

T - Initial brown sugar sweetness transitions into a sticky, toffee, caramel-rich mid. Finish is decisively sweet.

M - Light body with moderate carbonation.

O - A good, drinkable AAA, would be even better with more assertive bitterness and a drier finish.

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4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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1/5  rDev -71.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of tjsdomer2
4.05/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pinstripe Red has a pleasant orange tint to it. I definitely had a hard time differentiating Pinstripe from Modus Hoperandi.

Smell: Fairly hoppy, and plenty of pine hops. Am I sure this isn't Modus? No, no I am not.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Great roasted malty notes combined with a crisp hop bite. Mouthfeel is excellent. Very bubbly and active.

Overall Drinkability: My favorite Ska.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of ADZA
2.86/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Beermasons for this and pours a red copper hue which leaves a fluffy three finger head and heaps of lacing,the smell is weak and below average with aromas of toffee and a touch of herbalness but thats it smells abit flat to me,the mouthfeel is lightbodied and flat and the tastes are not much better with hints of light biscuty malts,toffee,boiled candy,a hint of herbal hops with a sweet finish overpowering any hop action for me and overall i wouldnt drink again if i had to pay for it cheers.

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Photo of MrKennedy
2.88/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle from Beermasons poured into a Golden Monkey tulip.

Pours a light glowing amber coour with a beige head of foam that was a couple of fingers before falling with some lacing.

Smell is a mix of malt and resinous hops. The malt sweetness seems to blend in well with what seems to be relatively modest hopping.

Light malt flavour with a little bit of pine hop flavour. Not enough hops to keep it in sync for the style.

Mouthfeel is thin to start with, ends with good balance, but the thinness does sort of shock you a little.

First underwhelmer from Ska. Needs more oomph for an American Amber/Red. More hops and a bigger body and this would be fantastic. This bottle sadly wasn't in that league.

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of soze47
3.47/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at Binny's in Northern Burbs of Chicago in December, 2011. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance: Kind of brown more than amber. Nice lacing.

Aroma: Sweet and slightly floral. Soft, but nice.

Taste: Roasty malts hit first, then a nice light touch of flowers kicks in. No bitterness, but the hops play a nice role in brightening this brew.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: Light bodied and very easy to drink. The floral notes offer a slightly dry finish. Combined with the lower ABV on this beer, you could easily have a couple of these in an evening.

Overall: Not a remarkable beer for my tastes. Many others in this style ratchet up the hop action, which is more what I look for. However, that does not make this a bad options if you'd like a subtle, yet great tasting balanced beer.

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

Pinstripe Red Ale from Ska Brewing Co.
3.52 out of 5 based on 334 ratings.
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