Rod Bender Red Ale

Florida
United States
3 Daughters Rod Bender Red Ale
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
83
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
6 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

This American Amber Ale lures you in with big, bold fl avors and a smooth balance that’s hard to resist. By the time you get to the sweet caramel finish, you’ll be hooked.

Profile

ABV: 
5.9%
IBUs: 
23
Hops: 
Glacier
Malts: 
Two-Row, Caramel 80, Victory, Chocolate
Judges Review 
Rodney A. Tillinghast's picture
Judges Rating:
83
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
6 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

When a palate tires of the oftentimes hop-intensive craft beer scene, it’s always nice to dial it down with an approachable and drinkable American Amber Ale. Today’s ale poured a beautiful deep copper color, tinged with crimson highlights. I was struck immediately by this beer's comforting caramel malt aroma, almost like fresh biscotti and toffee. Although I searched for hop aroma, I gave up after a short while and moved on to tasting. There were strong bready/toasty flavors, backed by a soft, faintly earthy hop bitterness. Each sip lingered on the tongue only for a bit-- washed away by medium carbonation. In the end, I was left wondering if this was more like an Irish Red Ale, since its restraint of hop character was quite evident throughout.

Brewery Introduction

The concept of 3 Daughters Brewing started with Mike and Head Brewer (then Head Chef) Ty Weaver in a local restaurant in St Petersburg, Florida. They were working on a recipe for a craft beer battered fish and decided to make it with their own hand crafted brews. No surprise, it sold a lot of... Read More

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