Aviator Hot Rod Red

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Type: Irish Red Ale
  • Brewed by: Aviator Brewing Co.
  • Availability: Year-round
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  • Region Available: North Carolina
  • Aroma: Hoppy
  • Aroma Description: Flowers / Perfume / Herbs / Grass
  • Serve at Temperature: Ice Cold
  • Container: Shaker Pints and Tumblers
  • Website: www.aviatorbrew.com
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  • 06.10% 
  • 714/3686 
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A somewhat classic Irish Red Ale. This ale is feisty and a bit hoppy. There is a malty sweetness and a somewhat dry finish. Traditional East Kent Goldings but with a nice touch of Cascade and dash of roasted barley give this ale a great taste. ALWAYS

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  • Sep 25, 2013
    kaj-ii (778)Rank: Beer ConnoisseurGroup: Brown Ale Lovers
    3.5
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    [Suggested Glassware: Nonic pint]

    The pour was a lightly cloudy medium copper with an average (1-2 finger) light beige rocky head that receded very slowly, down to a moderate film with a medium collar and had excellent sheets of lacing.

    The aroma was of a toasted bread malt, light grassy hops and an earthy yeast with notes of caramel, toffee and a mild spiciness.

    The taste was lightly sweet and extremely malty with a hint of caramel which was present throughout, with the finish having a decent hoppy bitterness, a touch of spice and a chewy bready ending. The flavor lasted an average time proceeding the swallow, with the hoppy malty taste fading slowly off the taste buds.

    Mouthfeel was just past light in body with a watery and slightly dry texture and a carbonation that was just below medium.

    Overall I found this brew to have a nice balance of flavors. It possessed a good malt backbone, a light caramel sweetness and a delicious hoppy bitterness, which worked so well together that you could not help but enjoy it...

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    Serving type: 22oz ottle
  • Feb 20, 2011
    Jalbert (2)Rank: Beer Novice
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    A malty roasty irish red that I could drink every day. A great red ale thats hoppy enough but not overly hopped. Not overly agressive and perfect for any occasion.
  • Dec 10, 2010
    bwatts4200 (5)Rank: Beer Novice
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    Great brew. Nice level of hops. They really hit it off with the Red good beer for the heady drinker or the person trying something new!