Cane Fire Red | Waimea Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Waimea Brewing Company
Hawaii, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This full bodied ale has a deep red hue with a distinctive malty character, provided by just the right blend of Crystal malts. It's well balanced by an assortment of the freshest hops available for a smooth clean yet bitter finish. Approximately 5.8% ABV and 50 IBUs.

Added by HardTarget on 01-06-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 4
Reviews by xoqx:
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3.21/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – Arrived clear, copper colored with a great off-white head and heavy lacing.

Smell – Non-descript malts.

Taste – This is medium-hoppy and there's very little else going on. It's not bad, but it's very simple.

Mouthfeel – Medium, appropriately carbonated mouthfeel.

Drinkability – Of the three Waimea brews I tried, this one is the most drinkable. It's slightly better than your average beer, but I would not go out of my way to have it again.

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Photo of monkeylovebeer
4.05/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The Waimea Brewing Company sits on an incredible piece of property on the southern end of Kaua'i and is worth searching out after exploring the Waimea Canyon area. I came in parched and wanted to save my taste buds for a tasty-looking IPA the bartender was pouring so I started with a thirst quenching Cane Fire Red.

The red pours with a generous inch-tall creamy eggshell-colored head that dissipates to an eighth-of-an-inch with incredible lacing. Cane Fire Red throws a malty nose with surprising yeast notes. On first sip, the Crystal malts come to the forefront and are followed by a spicy hop finish. This beer is dangerously quaffable and just the ticket after a day spent in the island sun.

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Photo of BDTyre
3.63/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice take on a red. Beautiful amber colour with a decent white head.

Interesting caramel-y malts, with a slight hop citrus and a mild smoky scent. Yummy bread, caramel and a nice, zesty hoppiness. Good hop punch, making this lean a little bit towards an IPA. This might works as a CIPA if it used darker malts. This is a little bit too piquant on the tongue, both in terms of flavour and carbonation. It could benefit from being a bit smoother.

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Photo of HardTarget
2.8/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Enjoyed on tap at the Waimea Brewing Company in Kaua’i.
Aroma: Smoky!? A red ale smoky? Ok. Some roasted hop smell too (no, I’ve never roasted hops, but that’s what it smelled like).
Appearance: Brace yourself: red. It had a nice white head that laced well. Not hard on the eyes.
Flavor: Something is wrong. A very off, metallic, forgive me; sewer taste really just kills off any enjoyment of the other flavors. It’s not an overwhelming flaw, but it is not right.
Mouthfeel: Strong carbonation and a clean finish.
Overall Impression: The off flavor really hurts an inventive and generally decent beer. I think the brewer may have gotten a bit too inventive.

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Cane Fire Red from Waimea Brewing Company
3.42 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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