Revenge of the Ginger, Kickin’ Ginger Red IPA

Brewery: Double Trouble Brewing Co. Type: Flavoured Red IPA ABV: 6.2% Thoughts: I’m not sure why I got this beer… It’s can is obnoxiously loud and perhaps slightly offensive to our crimson haired companions. It also has flavouring added, which I’m never in favour of – but, to their defence, I didn’t read the can before buying it…

Dinner Jacket O’Red IPA

Brewery: Arch Brewing Co. Type: Ruby, IPA ABV: 6.2% IBU: 60 Thoughts: This beer pours fairly aggressively and sports a big, dense head which becomes less dense over time. Almost like it’s starting to break down, however it leaves great lacing on the glass. It smells like floral hops and sweet, oatmeal and roasted malt with possible signs of banana…

Rise Up Red

Brewery: Hoppworks Urban Brewery (Oregon) Type: India Red Ale ABV: 6.1% IBU: 65 Appearance / Aroma: Lots of bubbly carbonation, medium cream colour head with lots of thick retention.  Nice 6 month copper shine.  It smells hoppy when real close, but pretty tame. Taste / Feel: Definitely a hop first beer, played off by several things:…

Gypsy Tears Ruby Red

Brewery: Parallel 49 Brewing (Vancouver) Type: Red Ale ABV: 6% Thoughts:  Pours just slightly thicker than a typical ale.  Produces a nice white frothy, creamy head that sticks around for a while and leaves it’s mark on the glass which I love.  The nicest foam i’ve seen since a beer poured from a wooden barrel…

Mile High Mountain Ale

Brewery: Vancouver Island Brewery Type: Red Ale ABV: 5.9% Notes:  There was a pleasant and citrusy hoppiness to it.  It’s not what I thought the red ale would be.  It’s not as malty as I thought a red would be, it’s not hop heavy by any stretch.. but still has a bit of harshness to it that…

Sparkhouse

Brewery: Lake Of Bays Brewery Type: Red Ale ABV: 5.5% Taste: Overall not bad. Has a bit of hoppiness. Sharp, clean taste.