Can you see the rolling green hills of the Old Country?
In honor of St. Patrick's Day, we're doing a few themed reviews. We'll start today with an Irish Red from Alpine Beer. A handsome bottle if I say so myself, but let's get to the contents.
Pours, well...red. And Irish. Looks really Irish. I think I can see shamrock shaped sediment.Can you? If not, it's because of the low quality camera. Don't question it, you'll feel better.
Very mild malty aroma.You've gotta really search to find a scent on this guy. This isn't an assault on all your senses here, they're targeting the tastebuds. So what do the tastebuds think?
First sip starts very mellow and then builds to a small crescendo of flavor. Nothing too big, bitter, or overwhelming...just, GOOD. Irish Red is not a style craft brewers take on much, but this beer makes me wish they would. Its malty sweet and smooth. A good drinking, good good good beer. It's this kind of solid flavor and Drinkability™ that a lot of companies miss in the quest for making their beer crazygonuts.
Luckily, I've still got half a pint left in that bottle. In honor of Paddy's day, I'll finish this for old St. Patrick.
See ya next pint!
Alpine Beer Co McIlhenny's Irish Red via AlpineBeerCo.com