Spin Cycle Red Ale | No-Li Brewhouse

BA SCORE
84
good
133 Ratings
THE BROS
83
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Spin Cycle Red AleSpin Cycle Red Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
No-Li Brewhouse
Washington, United States
nolibrewhouse.com

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.75%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Zraly on 11-30-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
133
Reviews:
40
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
12.67%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
16
For Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I purchased this at Wegman's in Hunt Valley, enjoyed chilled in a tulip pint from the 22oz.

The color is dark ruby with light hazed look with three fingers of tan head with fine bead. The smell is very good light scent of tart cherry with floral hop and mix of woodiness from the yeast and light caramel in the malt aroma. The interesting this is the beer is nothing like the aroma in feel with light bitter quality and mild alcohol with gentle fruity element and subtle spice as it finishes dry.

The bitter has a fruity flavor with slight herbal hop in the taste and mild woody note with a caramel character from the malt and gentle yeast with apple and lightly fruity tangy element with slight grassy flavor and spice from the hops. There is a backing toasted taste in the malt profile with light alcohol in the finish. Overall this is a very drinkable beer with mild tangy yeast flavor but not sour with a nice balance of hop and malt as expect in this style

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.52/5  rDev +21.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served from a bomber into a pilsener sampling glass. With a moderate pour I needed to back off a bit to avoid overfill, and ended up with a billowing, frothy and creamy 1.5 inch head, pale tan in color. The beer itself is a deep copper color with light carbonation.

I really dig the aroma of this beer- I have a rather poor nose, so anything that I can really SMELL is a good bonus- as long as I'm not just smelling hops and nothing else...Definitely some grassy and herbal hops on the nose, but you can still smell some caramelly malt. The flavor is rich, complex and malt forward (without neglecting the hops entirely). I perceive notes of caramel, toffee, dark bread, nuts, and dark fruit, with a nice but not overpowering background of leafy and herbal hop bitterness. Quite a clean finish despite the fruity notes, with just a tad of lingering coffee-like bitterness with a bit of dank herb. The body is medium with a lightly creamy mouth feel that invites more sips.

I was afraid that this might be a crazy hop bomb (Spokane's getting pretty close to Seattle), but this beer is true to its style, and lets the malt characters shine through without neglecting the hops. An excellent example of the ESB style.

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Spin Cycle Red Ale from No-Li Brewhouse
3.71 out of 5 based on 133 ratings.
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