American Amber / Red Ale

5 Rabbit 5 Vulture

5 Rabbit 5 Vulture

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My first full beer from this new brewery finds me sipping on an interesting concoction.  This dark ale is brewed with ancho chilies (dried poblano) and made in the Oaxacam-style (a region in the Southern Pacific side of Mexico).  While I’m not completely sure about the history behind this brew I can say that it reminds […] ... [Read more]

Port Brewing Shark Attack Double Red Ale

Port Brewing Shark Attack Double Red Ale

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Port Brewing Company is located in San Marcos, California, and is also known by its other name, The Lost Abbey. You may have had beers from both names and thought they were different … but they’re the same. Ever since I tasted Grand Teton Brewing Company’s amazing Pursuit of Hoppiness, I have been interested in […] ... [Read more]

Oskar Blues G'Knight Imperial Red Ale

Oskar Blues G’Knight

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Name in honor of Gordon Knight, a Vietnam Vet who lost his life fighting a fire outside of the brewery’s town, this beer is a not to his service and love for craft beer.  Not sure where to go with this review after that.  Gordon is a hero…straight up! The sweet green (my favorite color) […] ... [Read more]

Odell Red Ale

Odell Red Ale

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I’ve never had Odell before, but I like them. The bottle is interesting, slightly unique in shape and with glass-embossed leaves, their logo, ringing the body, just before it juts into the neck. The label is made of hearty paper, not shiny and slippery, giving it a more rustic, toned down feel. I like the […] ... [Read more]

O'so Rusty Red

O’so Rusty Red

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In this neck of the woods, O’so Brewing Company is, well, oh-so-famous. I first stumbled into this Plover, Wisconsin brewery in Hudson, Wisconsin, a one-off bottle in a mixed up sixer. It was their porter, it was good and I was impressed. However, the lack of Chicagoland distribution left me wanting more ever since. Today’s […] ... [Read more]

Half Acre Ginger Twin India Style Red Ale

Half Acre Ginger Twin India Style Red Ale

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Noel: If you’ve tried Half Acre’s phenomenal Daisy Cutter Pale Ale and felt it a little lacking in the malt department … then this beer’s for you. Ok, so Ginger Twin isn’t quite as good a red ale as Daisy Cutter is a pale (although the bottle artwork is awesome). But they do share a […] ... [Read more]

Capital Rustic Ale

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I’m always up for a red ale. I like the way they look and taste and they’re typically hearty enough to be interesting, but drinkable enough to quench. Capital’s version, dubbed rustic for whatever reason you’d like to dream up, pours in that typical red ale way. Its ‘red’ is more of a pumpkin with […] ... [Read more]

Grand Teton Pursuit of Hoppiness Imperial Red Ale

Grand Teton Pursuit of Hoppiness Imperial Red Ale

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Noel: Is this really 100 IBUs? I need another sip. Is this really 8.5% ABV? That’s crazy. Where has this beer been all my life? These were just some of the thoughts swirling around my head last night as I partook of this unexpectedly glorious liquid. It’s called Pursuit of Hoppiness. Need I say more? […] ... [Read more]

BrewDog 5 A.M. Saint Amber Ale

BrewDog 5 A.M. Saint Amber Ale

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BrewDog … batty Scottish brewers that boil beer to buck trends in Britain. They have remained true to their approach with this ridiculous Amber Ale, if you could even call it that. It’s more like an Amber Ale that has been nuked by hops. It certainly lives up to its “iconoclast” nickname. This is a […] ... [Read more]

Rogue XS Imperial Red Ale

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Noel: The Rogue XS series beers aren’t exactly winning the hearts of craft beer lovers through generosity. These dinky 7 oz. bottles make even a regular 12 oz. longneck look like the Sears Tower. So clearly, what it lacks in size, it makes up for in flavor, right? Luckily, in this case, yes. An Imperial […] ... [Read more]