Casco Bay Riptide Red Ale

Casco Bay Riptide Red Ale

Rated 3.334 by BeerPals

Brewed by Casco Bay Brewing

Portland, ME, United States

Style:  Irish Ale

5.4% Alcohol by Volume

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Our flagship, this Irish-Style Red Ale proudly won a gold medal at the 2000 World Beer Cup. A combination of 5 different malts and 3 hop varietals, carefully blended, results in a perfect balance. Full-flavored and medium-bodied, the Riptide Red provides surprising complexity for such an easy-drinking brew. The Riptide Red has an original gravity of 1.056 and a 5.4% ABV.

ID: 2746 Last updated 3 years ago Added to database 23 years ago

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Overall Rank8515
Overall Percentile84.1
Style Rank33 of 297
Style Percentile88.9
Lowest Score2.9
Highest Score4.0
Average Score3.417
Weighted Score3.334
Standard Deviation0.354

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  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 4.0 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    A ruby amber colored beer with a big frothy textured, off white head rising above. There's good hang time on that head. It settles into a thin ringlet. There's caramel in the nose and grassy earthiness in the tasting. Light, crisp and effervescent. Good drink.

  • RAINMAN 892 reviews
    rated 3.7 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours red with a huge head. Sweet aroma. Hoppy goodness with a titch of malt. All around decent beer! Too bad my comment isn't long enough so now you have to read this part for no good reason.

  • ANTE 2674 reviews
    rated 2.9 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    Pours out in a clear reddish amber colour with a large bubbly white foam. Clean aroma of caramel, butterscotch and metal. Medium-bodied with clean notes of caramel, roasted malts, fudge and butterscotch. Nutty, grassy and spicy finish on a dense foundation of caramel and butterscotch.

  • BIGMANNE 156 reviews
    rated 3.5 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    pours a clear ruby red with a big off white head. aromas are very nice.Bread,slight malt and citrus hop. taste was ok. more bread,hops, small amount of sweet malt with some bitterness. active mouth feel from carbonation. overall a nice red ale.

  • PHILBERTGODPHRY 142 reviews
    rated 3.5 15 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours a transparent amber color with a large white head that leaves some lacing. Smells of floral hops and malts. Basic Red. Nothing too special here but a good example of the style in my opinion.

  • TIMMYK77 404 reviews
    rated 3.2 16 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    From a bottle. Pours a nice clear red with a white head. Aroma is a little off, malty overall, but there was something unpleasant underlying it that I couldn't put my finger on. Flavor was sweet with a nice hop presense. An ok beer, but I've definetly had better reds.

  • RMUSSMAN 489 reviews
    rated 3.4 17 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    A nice Irish Red ale. has a kick to it that it. have a rich amber hue and a soft head. After taste leaves a little to be desired but a very nice amber ale.

  • ROBOTMAN 53 reviews
    rated 2.9 18 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    2nd of my 3rd Casco Bay tries. Looks good in a glass with red color and nice dense head. Smell, however reminds me of a cheap domestic. Taste is kind of uninteresting. Very little hop presense. Doesn't taste bad just kind of bland and boring. Not bad if someone handed me one but too dull for me to buy in quantity. Try their winer porter instead.

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 3.8 19 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Dark Red Color. Medium white foamy head. Aroma is malty and sweet, with some grapefruity hop aroma as well. A medium bodied amber/Irish Ale. Malts are nutty, fruity and sweet. Hops are grapefruity and citrusy. Nicely balanced. Very smooth taste. Perhaps a touch sweet, but a nice drinkable beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

  • REVOONER 20 reviews
    rated 3.0 20 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    I thought that this ale was good, no more, no less. A very basic red ale, well balanced hops and malts, wheighing heavier on the malt, though fairly basic and unexciting. I expected so much after the Old Port Ale and was left desiring more. very similar to Smithwick's, and equally disappointing. Not bad, however I did not feel that it was GREAT either.

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