Favorite Red Ale

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  1. OneDropSoup

    OneDropSoup Meyvn (1,048) Dec 9, 2008 Pennsylvania

    You're talking American reds, right? Lots of folks seemed to listing Irish reds.
     
  2. shand

    shand Meyvn (1,415) Jul 13, 2010 Florida
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    It's all about the Tocobaga, baby!
     
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  3. paulytasker

    paulytasker Disciple (321) May 16, 2012 New York
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    Lagunitas Lucky 13 Mondo Large Red Ale
     
  4. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (1,765) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    Nugget Nectar
    Zoe
    Cascazilla
    Lagunitas Imperial Red
    Bear Republic Rocket Red
     
  5. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (3,185) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    I like these
    Steel Toe Rainmaker
    2Boithers Revelry
    Odells Red
     
  6. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,113) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Kern's 6th Anniversary Ale (aka Dirty Hippie Imperial Red Ale) followed closely by Nugget Nectar.
     
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  7. VelvetExtract

    VelvetExtract Poo-Bah (3,154) Jan 10, 2010 Massachusetts

    Zoe, Red God, Eagle Claw Fist, Mayflower Spring Hop and Yulesmith Winter.
     
  8. godlessape

    godlessape Disciple (382) Dec 12, 2010 Georgia

    Kingpin Double Red Ale is my favorite red.
     
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  9. hophead247

    hophead247 Disciple (370) Jan 27, 2008 California
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    Lagunitas Imperial Red
    Port Shark Attack
    Drakes Red Eye
    G'Knight
     
  10. BlueRogue

    BlueRogue Disciple (342) May 1, 2011 Maine

    Zoe
     
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  11. time4lunch

    time4lunch Initiate (175) Aug 10, 2012 New Hampshire
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    I believe this fits... Bells this one goes to eleven ...the last sip made me sad i will never see it again
     
  12. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poo-Bah (1,509) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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    This One Goes to 11 and I also really like Red Hoptober
     
  13. SalukiAlum

    SalukiAlum Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2010 Colorado
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  14. time4lunch

    time4lunch Initiate (175) Aug 10, 2012 New Hampshire
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    I believe this fits... Bells this one goes to eleven ...the last sip made me sad i will never see it again
     
  15. MichiBrew

    MichiBrew Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2010 Michigan

    Lagunitas Lucky 13 is fantastic and a great value...less than 5 bucks a bomber round here...
     
  16. 19etz55

    19etz55 Disciple (317) Aug 12, 2007 New Jersey

    North Coast Red Seal Ale and Rogue St. Rogue Ale.
     
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  17. Hockey_Fan

    Hockey_Fan Devotee (463) Jan 13, 2013 Maryland

    I have to go with Red Seal Ale as well.
     
  18. Eriktheipaman

    Eriktheipaman Savant (971) Sep 4, 2010 California
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    Green Flash Hop Head Red and Karl Strauss Red Trolly. Nugget Nectar is in the top 3 though.
     
  19. JoeyBeerBelly

    JoeyBeerBelly Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2006 New York

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    in that case...​
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  20. Jwale73

    Jwale73 Poo-Bah (3,439) Aug 15, 2007 Rhode Island
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    Ithaca Cascazilla
     
  21. spitshaded

    spitshaded Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2012 Virginia

    Great Lakes Nosferatu
    Elysian Valhalla
     
  22. dondeez21

    dondeez21 Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2006 New Jersey

    Lagunitas Imperial Red is my favorite as of now. It used to be Lagunitas Lucky 13 until they changed the recipe to the blonde ale or whatever it is.
    EDIT: Great Lakes Nosferatu is a VERY close #2.
     
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  23. FEUO

    FEUO Disciple (325) Jul 24, 2012 Ontario (Canada)

    Another vote for Lagunitas Imperial Red. Too bad they're not making it in 2013.
     
  24. dondeez21

    dondeez21 Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2006 New Jersey

    Ohhh no that is horrible news!
     
  25. CellarGimp

    CellarGimp Disciple (331) Sep 14, 2011 Missouri

    Odell. Tocobaga good too.
     
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  26. InVinoVeritas

    InVinoVeritas Zealot (566) Apr 16, 2012 Wisconsin
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    This:
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    Ale Asylum of course . . .
     
  27. Lipsntoes

    Lipsntoes Initiate (0) Jul 15, 2012 Ohio

    1 - Bells This One Goes....
    2 - Oscar Blues G'Kinght
    3 - GL Nosferatu
     
  28. hophead247

    hophead247 Disciple (370) Jan 27, 2008 California
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    I was going to add Hop Head Red to my list as well, but Green Flash labels it as a red IPA now.

    You ain't foolin anyone, Green Flash!!!!
     
  29. BrownAleMale

    BrownAleMale Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2011 Wisconsin
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    Nosferatu is considered an American strong ale. Ill go with King Pin double red. It doesnt get a lot of love on the ratings here but I think it has an excellent balance and big hop and malt profiles.
     
  30. BrownAleMale

    BrownAleMale Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2011 Wisconsin
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    I agree!
     
  31. Mothergoose03

    Mothergoose03 Poo-Bah (1,653) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    I've never met a red that I didn't like so I can't recommend one above another. It must be one of those recipes that is easy to brew and likable.
     
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  32. cleeze

    cleeze Initiate (0) Nov 24, 2008 Maine

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    One of Maine's FINEST, hands DOWN. i'd bath in it, true story
     
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  33. KevinMc79

    KevinMc79 Initiate (170) Oct 29, 2008 Illinois
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    Not the highest rated on here, but I love Lakefront's Fixed Gear. Revelry from Two Brothers is mighty nice too. Seeing that G'Knight is considered a red. That's prolly the best.
     
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  34. adamcarlson28

    adamcarlson28 Aspirant (273) Oct 11, 2012 Wisconsin
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    1. This one goes to 11
    2. Green Flash Hop head red
    3. Steel Toe Rainmaker
     
  35. thepartybird

    thepartybird Initiate (0) Jun 24, 2011 Colorado

    Is it just 2013 that Lagunitas Imperial Red isn't being made? Because there's no trace of it on the site, like they made it an un-beer.

    I love that and Tocobaga.
     
  36. FLBeerGuy

    FLBeerGuy Savant (954) Feb 6, 2007 Florida
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    Tocobaga
    Hop Head Red
    Reds Rye
    Deschutes Red Chair NWPA
     
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  37. poopinmybutt

    poopinmybutt Initiate (83) May 25, 2005 Nebraska

    yeah i really like odells too. not a favorite style of mine but theirs has a really nice earthy/hoppy balance
     
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  38. wvsabbath

    wvsabbath Meyvn (1,390) Apr 29, 2010 West Virginia
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    Nugget nector is my favorite., both cane and abel and revelry from two brothers i liked, hopback is a orignal classic, Rouges santas private reserve was a surprize but for the money its hard to beat Lagunitas Imperial Red.
     
  39. hardy008

    hardy008 Poo-Bah (1,951) Jan 12, 2008 Minnesota
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    Steel Toe Rainmaker gets my vote.
     
  40. 19etz55

    19etz55 Disciple (317) Aug 12, 2007 New Jersey

    Beer on!
     
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