Favorite Red Ale

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  1. Beertsipper

    Beertsipper Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2008 New York

    I'd have to say Nugget Nectar. But I'm having some Bear Republic Red Rocket and it's drinking very well this late afternoon. :slight_smile:

    I should be getting NN in my area very soon and looking forward to the 2013 version.
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  2. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2011 California

    Alesmith Winter Yulesmith comes to mind. I'm not that into red ales, but I'll stumble across one that I like every so often.
  3. WiscoNYC

    WiscoNYC Initiate (0) Jan 12, 2012 New York
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    Cigar City Tocobaga. I wish I could find it in nyc.
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  4. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,341) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    The retired Odell Extra Special Red. At least, I could buy that one off the shelf.
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  5. fuzzylogic

    fuzzylogic Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Not a huge fan of red ales but Lagunitas Imperial Red was awesome last year.
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  6. Scope4Beer

    Scope4Beer Aspirant (293) Sep 28, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    I love NN, but I wouldn't call it a red ale. Without a doubt then, I have always loved Tocobaga. Going to FL next week for vacation and I'll be going to the brewery specifically to pick up a sixer or two.
  7. WebGuyMike

    WebGuyMike Initiate (0) Dec 5, 2012 Florida

    I haven't tried many Reds but Terrapin Oak Aged Big Hoppy Monster sure was good!
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  8. Pinche_Oso

    Pinche_Oso Initiate (0) Jun 25, 2012 California
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    Marble Brewing - Imperial Red is my favorite so far.
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  9. whiterabbit

    whiterabbit Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2010 Ohio

    I always enjoy the release of Conway's Irish red Ale here in Cleveland, very enjoyable, and outstanding on tap.....
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  10. lucasj82

    lucasj82 Zealot (595) Aug 13, 2009 Indiana
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    Two Brothers Revelry
  11. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2012 New York

  12. Ispeakforthetrees

    Ispeakforthetrees Aspirant (232) Apr 2, 2012 Colorado

  13. denver10

    denver10 Poo-Bah (2,229) Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    Odell's Red.[​IMG]

    With the caveat that I have yet to try Troeg's Nugget Nectar, Cigar City's Tocobaga, or Bitterbill's Odell nomination.
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  14. PHBoiler

    PHBoiler Meyvn (1,336) Jan 14, 2013 Illinois
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    2 Brothers Revelry was very good, but I'd actually go with Pipeworks Blood of the Unicorn. That imperial red had all the DIPA character tucked into the red category.
  15. misfit1034

    misfit1034 Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2009 Ohio

  16. tjensen3618

    tjensen3618 Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2008 California

    What would you call it?

    Mine is Red's Rye PA.
  17. MrRockstar

    MrRockstar Initiate (157) Sep 9, 2006 Pennsylvania
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  18. BB1313

    BB1313 Poo-Bah (2,560) Jul 16, 2009 Ohio

    Great Lakes Nosferatu
    Two Brothers Cane & Ebel
    Bell's This One Goes To 11
    Lagunitas Imperial Red
    Ithaca Cascazilla

    I personally put Nugget Nectar in the IPA/DIPA category, reguardless of what they like to call it..

    Troegs Hopback, Mt. Carmel Amber, Lagunitas Censored, and Red Seal are great, but more in the amber category..
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  19. BB1313

    BB1313 Poo-Bah (2,560) Jul 16, 2009 Ohio

    Revelry is really good.. if the booze was a little less noticeable in the aromas and flavors, it would be a homerun, IMO..
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  20. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2013 New York

    Long Ireland Celtic Ale
    Sam Adams Irish Red
    Great Lakes Conways
  21. BB1313

    BB1313 Poo-Bah (2,560) Jul 16, 2009 Ohio

  22. dachshunddude86

    dachshunddude86 Initiate (0) Dec 21, 2012 Florida

    Tocobaga for the win!
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  23. bleakies

    bleakies Disciple (381) Apr 11, 2011 Massachusetts

    Cambridge Brewing's Red God is a good big/impy red.

    For less brawny versions, I like Mayflower Spring Hop (a seasonal, alas) and Maine Beer Co. Zoe.
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  24. Buick222

    Buick222 Aspirant (220) Jun 20, 2009 California

  25. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,341) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    That is darn good but the old Extra Special Red...hey, wait a tic, I see I scored the Red, 6.5%abv, a tad higher than the ESR, 8.00 abv. The lower abv gives the Red the win.
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  26. ipas-for-life

    ipas-for-life Disciple (347) Feb 28, 2012 Virginia
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    Is Lagunitas Lucky 13 considered a Red ale? If so that is my favorite.
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  27. WebGuyMike

    WebGuyMike Initiate (0) Dec 5, 2012 Florida

    I guess I gotta try this stuff. Maybe in March when I'm down there for Hunahpu Day.
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  28. dwitt24

    dwitt24 Initiate (0) Feb 28, 2011 Washington

    Ice Harbor Red

    For Imperial Red ... Alaskan Pilot Series Imperial Red
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  29. Ri0

    Ri0 Poo-Bah (2,474) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    I love hoppy reds and want to find more than what I have had.
    Hop Head Red
    GL Nosferatu
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  30. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,341) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    That is a new fav of mine.
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  31. EdTheEdge

    EdTheEdge Disciple (392) Mar 26, 2011 California

  32. Dools9

    Dools9 Zealot (518) Jul 5, 2011 Massachusetts

    Mayflower Spring Hop was tasty last year as was Lagunitas Imperial Red.
  33. RaulMondesi

    RaulMondesi Meyvn (1,045) Dec 11, 2006 California
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    I recall when I was 22 and a sissy I liked Red Seal by North Coast.
  34. jmw

    jmw Initiate (0) Feb 4, 2009 North Carolina

    Troegs Hopback all day, every day
    Meantime Yakima Red over that when I can get it.

    This is a rye pale ale, like the name says.
  35. ledzeppelin4

    ledzeppelin4 Initiate (0) May 18, 2011 Illinois

    Three Floyds Brian Boru.
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  36. EdTheEdge

    EdTheEdge Disciple (392) Mar 26, 2011 California


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  37. Ri0

    Ri0 Poo-Bah (2,474) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    I'm going to buy some and let you know. K thnx bye.
  38. oudebueuze

    oudebueuze Initiate (176) Dec 12, 2012 California
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  39. fuzzylogic

    fuzzylogic Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Ahh good call on Nosferatu, forgot about that one.
  40. ChanChan

    ChanChan Devotee (469) Dec 12, 2009 California
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