Station 33 Firehouse Red | North Country Brewing

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Station 33 Firehouse RedStation 33 Firehouse Red

Brewed by:
North Country Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BuckSpin on 04-09-2005

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Ratings: 135 |  Reviews: 38
Photo of ALLISON01
3.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of micromaniac129
3.71/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ricochet
3.41/5  rDev -0.3%
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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Photo of BigRizz62
3.25/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wac9
3.76/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a great looking beer in a glass the more i drink the more i like a dark red beer drink it enjoy it

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Photo of DonBowman
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.69/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

3.5 A: Lightly hazed copper amber color. Two fingers of tan frothy/creamy head. Retention is good and a short, spotty ring of lacing is left.

3.75 S: Toasty malts with a strong caramel backbone. Notes of toffee, plum and fig fruitiness, and black currants. There's a slight, slight vegetal component, but it works with the brew.

3.75 T: Taste is like the nose. Plenty going on. Big toastiness. Bigger caramel. Toffee, plum, fig, currant. Cleaner than the nose, but still just a hint of off-flavor. Still, this is tasty.

3.75 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Good creaminess and quite smooth.

3.5 D: Tasty beer. Just a slight off-flavor. If that was addressed, this would be stellar.

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Photo of patch911
3.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Not bad at all. Had the chance to try it n would drink another.

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Photo of ramrod666
3.59/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

12oz can dated 10/19/14 poured into a pint glass
A: Reddish brown with just under one-finger of head
S: Malty, grain, some brown sugar
T: Also malt/grain/caramel, and a hint of the metallic note that was mentioned below
M: Medium-bodied, somewhat sweet
O: Fairly average but if you like malt give it a try

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Photo of aae667
4.28/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very solid red ale. One of my favorite beers.

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Photo of ThaJokerWild
3.55/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of drwatson32
3.81/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerMeUp12
3.23/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of ninjembro
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Sethman84
3.88/5  rDev +13.5%

Photo of gpblackgt
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of gopens44
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Scott_Thomas
3.16/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of EnkiduRed
3.56/5  rDev +4.1%

Photo of sulldaddy
3.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Reviewing from a can at cellar temp. The beer is a clear amber color with minimal beige head that recedes fairly quickly after the pour.
Aroma is some caramel and grainy malt, also fairly bready and a bit sweet. A bit of floral hop character.
First sip reveals an average body with very fine rolling carbonation. The flavor is actually fairly sweet with some darker fruit and red grape mixing with the anticipated caramel and grainy malt.
Finish is kind of dry and leaves a bit of a bitter hop bite on the finish. Beer is very easy to drink even if it isnt overly complex. Not a bad beer to enjoy a few of and not have to think too deeply about while you enjoy them.

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Photo of genomalloy
5/5  rDev +46.2%

Photo of johnnnniee
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

Can from MrBarleywine, thanks for the opportunity!
Clear deep reddish brown color with a tightly bubbled tan head that dissipates quickly. Heavy toffee and caramel maltiness with an earthy edge to counter. Rich sweet caramel maltiness with earthy and bits of oxidation obviously present. Medium to thin body moderate carbonation. Middle of the road Irish ale with a bit of an oxygen problem.

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Station 33 Firehouse Red from North Country Brewing
Beer rating: 3.42 out of 5 with 135 ratings
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