Station 33 Firehouse Red | North Country Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
North Country Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States
northcountrybrewing.com

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BuckSpin on 04-09-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
132
Reviews:
36
Avg:
3.38
pDev:
14.5%
 
 
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1
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Photo of StJamesGate
3.74/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

CAN
Creamy tan over glowing ruby. 4
Candy corn! 4
Toast and caramel, cherry skin, carob, candy apple and no real hops. 3.75
Medium, creamy, chewy. 4

Big and satisfying. Reminds me of the 90s: no particular style (Scotch Ale, maybe?) Gets pretty cloying as it warms. Different but easy. 3.75

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.1/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Station 33 Firehouse Red Ale had a medium, ivory-colored head, a hazy, rust-red appearance, bubble streams, and a bit of lacing left behind, on the glass. The aroma is of rich, bready, syrupy, brown bread crust, with caramel and sweet, nutty notes. Taste is of all those elements, with just a touch of balancing bitterness and nut shell. Mouthfeel is medium, and Station 33 Fireshouse Red Ale finishes medium dry.

RJT

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Photo of puck1225
3.42/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a can into a Pittsburgh Penguins Pilsner glass I got for Christmas. Nice thick head on a reddish gold body, ok lacing. Subdued malty sweet smell. Taste is malty and slightly sweet. Not bad.

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Photo of nater919
3.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Furley80
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Griggsy
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Uniobrew31
3.51/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JDW4195
4.02/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fishguyac
4.62/5  rDev +36.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the best reds I have ever had anywhere.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of knextel
3.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LogicalDave
3.95/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Look: Dark amber in color, very hazy, good head retention.
Smell: Slightly malty smell, with some sweetness.
Taste: Slightly sweet, but overall a very toasty malt taste. A bit bitter at the end, but not overpowering.
Feel: Very lightly carbonated, but still tingly on the tongue.
Overall: A delicious beer that is easy on the palate. I would definitely have this again.

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Photo of Yeldarb92
2.97/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Brewlinson
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nstygles
4.1/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lccrunchy
3.18/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Huttonrj
3.34/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ryften
3.96/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tschmuhl
3.13/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BcOneSeven
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.43/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ALLISON01
3.49/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of micromaniac129
3.71/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ricochet
3.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving from the Paw Friendly 12oz Can

First thing I note with all the beers in the sampler from Slippery Rock is, no matter how long they rest, they open with lots of foam so open over the sink or napkin.

L: Deep red to almost brown. Little head and good lace. Carbonation flying up but could only see it with a close look.
S: Nothing but the malt. Maybe slight hops.
F: Mild foamy, slight bitter, slight impression of hot dog water???
T: I've had very few reds in my day. This doesn't have the disadvantage of adjuncts added, so that's a plus. But comparing it with some reds I've reviewed, this misses the mark. There is a bit of bitter and more of a toasted malt profile also a bit of licorice but oddly misses what I'd identify as a red. It is a dryer ale and decent otherwise.

O: I'd say a pretty decent ale overall but not as advertised. I like it on it's own but if I was in a brew pub, I would be disappointed and not get another unless it was described as it tastes. Maybe calling this "Firehouse Ale" rather than "Firehouse Red" would have changed my opinion. Still, bonus for no adjuncts.

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Station 33 Firehouse Red from North Country Brewing
3.38 out of 5 based on 132 ratings.
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