River Brew Review: Jamaica Brand Red Ale
Jamaica Brand Red Ale
As Iâ€™m sure you all know from reading Chrisâ€™ recent review of Sierra Nevada SummerFest we havenâ€™t been out fishing much in the last couple of weeks, but we had been watching a ton of hockey and throwing some horse shoes so our beer consumption hasnâ€™t really dropped much. A couple of nights ago I tried the Jamaica Brand Red Ale from Mad River Brewing in California. The brew was tasty and grew on me with each glass, but the spicy hopiness wasnâ€™t really up my alley. For anyone who is a fan of Jamaican style ales I would definitely recommend this beer. Enjoy!
Jamaica Brand Red Ale Pour
Appearance: A really nice caramel color with hints of red. The clear reddish brew has a very thick and creamy head with good retention.
Smell: Sweet and a little bit fruity. The scent has a pretty strong malt component that even seems a bit spicy
Taste/Mouthfeel: The taste is much like it smells, sweet with a bit of fruit, there is also a decent hop flavor to this beer. I wasnâ€™t expecting it to be quite as hoppy as it is, but the balance is pretty good. The beer has a nice carbonation and isnâ€™t overly bubbly.
Overall: Good. I like it, but I probably wonâ€™t go out of my way to have it again. The balance is good, and the beer certainly grew on me as I consumed. Definitely worth trying.
2 out of a Six Pack ScaleÂ©
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