Murphy's Irish Red

Murphy's Irish Red

Rated 3.067 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Murphy's Brewery / Heineken Ireland

Blackpool, Cork, Ireland

Style:  Irish Ale

5% Alcohol by Volume

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Murphy?s Irish Red is a sunset red ale from Murphy?s. Characteristically smooth with hints of caramel malt sweetness beautifully balanced with a distinct yet subtle hoppy?

ID: 4092 Last updated 3 years ago Added to database 21 years ago

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Overall Rank37214
Overall Percentile28.1
Style Rank199 of 293
Style Percentile32.1
Lowest Score1.7
Highest Score4.0
Average Score3.072
Weighted Score3.067
Standard Deviation0.524

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  • DOGFOODMAN 373 reviews
    rated 2.6 11 years ago

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

    Sorry guys this one just is not a great favorite! Somewhat clashy bits of bitterness and sweet that do not go well with each other. Sorry this one goes on the left side of the histogram!

  • MRHANGOVER 126 reviews
    rated 3.3 12 years ago

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

    Murphy's Irish Red is a red beer with a faint taste. It's a dangerous beer because it's easily drinkable but packs quite a punch. There are caramel hints and a bit of chocolate to be found in the taste.

  • FARGINGBASTIGE6 1476 reviews
    rated 4.0 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Beautiful red when poured with a thick white cap that laces quite well. Medium on the pallette and nicely malty - but very well balanced. Medium bodied, but very drinkable. A nice Irish Red.

  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 3.0 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Aroma is crisp and malty, rather typical but not displeasing. It pours a nice clear orange-amber with a fairly thick pale butterscotch head that sticks around for a little bit. Flavor is malty with a hint of hoppy bitterness and just a whisper of fruity sweetness. Texture is smooth, tingly, just a bit on the watery side. Fair to middlin' overall - not great, but worthy of a try.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 2.4 13 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 4

    Actually we’ve got a nice little Saturday planned. We’re going to Home Depot to pick out some wallpaper, then maybe we’ll hit Bed Bath and Beyond... I don’t know! I don’t know if we’ll have enough time!

  • OIZNOP 431 reviews
    rated 2.7 13 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 3 | Overall: 4

    A huge white head that has excellent staying power is the first thing that you will notice after the pour from the can. The beer itself has a clear dark reddish color (naturally, it's a friggin red beer). The scents are of earth and malt. On the tongue, it was rather grainy and plain, but filling, with a heavy overly-carbonated quality to it. Very bread-like, and not smooth at all. At first Murph's Red seemed OK because it was cold, but it reminded me of a liquid lead brick with red coloring. I would probably drink one on an extremely hot day (that is if we ever get any extremely hot days around here ever again), but other than that, this Murph's Red is nothing special. And I was very much aggravated that this was a brew made by the Heineken Brewery in the Netherlands, and NOT in Ireland! Sorry guys, but points will be deducted for that.

  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 3.1 13 years ago

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

    This beer was ok for me. Think I had it at a dive bar a while back, so was almost their premium beer compared to the normal swill. Sorta reminded me of a smoother/less carbonated Kilian's Irish Red. Wasn't anything special though.

  • JUTUMULL 749 reviews
    rated 3.8 14 years ago

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

    What can I do? I just like irish red type of beers. This wasn't so good as Kilkenny maybe, but still a good thing. Color is beautifully brownish red, there's a lots of nice foam. Aroma is a little bit weak, hops dominating it. Taste is soft and round, aftertaste lasts long and has nice crunchy hops in it.

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 2.6 14 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 3 | Overall: 4

    It pours a burnt amber body, not much head or lace. Aroma of some faint malts, and not much else. Flavor started out with the malts but quickly a strong metallic presence that ruined it. I like their stout but this was a let down.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 2.6 14 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 5

    i'm more a fan of the americanized irish reds, and this beer is why. it looks ok, and feels nice on nitro, but there is only the faintest hint of malt flavor in there.

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