Hale's Red Menace Big Amber | Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
Washington, United States
halesbrewery.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by freed on 09-23-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
93
Reviews:
58
Avg:
3.42
pDev:
15.5%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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3.24/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Superjimbob
2.9/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Minimal head that disappears quickly, nice colour though. Smells tinny and as expected, has a hoppy bitterness.
Mouth feel is watery and dry aftertaste. Didn't really get me excited. The remaining 5 will outlive other beers in my fridge.

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Photo of ench
4.81/5  rDev +40.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with light red notes and a half finger off-white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of biscuit and light caramel malt, light citrus and grassy hops with a hint of fruit. Flavor follows with biscuit and mildly caramel malt, citrus and grassy hops with a light note of sweet citrus fruit that comes forward in the later part of the taste to provide a pleasant introduction to the light citrus hop finish. Medium bodied with good carbonation. A nice amber ale that has enough fruit in the flavor to be in red ale territory, although it is not a distinctive red. I'm a big red ale fan and am ambivalent about ambers, so this one tasted fine to me as a more full flavored amber if a mild red ale. Plenty going on here for an under 5% ale, I'm pleased. I've found Hale's to be a solid brewery and this is in that category. I'm surprised by the relatively low rating for this one.

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Photo of Donkster46
3.27/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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5/5  rDev +46.2%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.26/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Glass: Nonic pint glass

Appearance: Dark amber ish orange. Thin white head that dissipated very quickly.

Smell: strong grapefruit with a slight sweetness underneath. Not much going on in the aroma.

Taste: Strong hoppyness initially. Nice balance of hops and malts. Hops flavor comes in and out, starts off strong then fades into malts, and then comes back in the finish.

Mouthfeel: thin almost watery, very light bodied.

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Photo of rfreed
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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Hale's Red Menace Big Amber from Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
3.42 out of 5 based on 93 ratings.
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