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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Beer Recommendation

The American Amber Ale beer style as defined in the 2015 BJCP Style Guide is a hoppy, moderate-strength beer with caramel malty flavor and a medium amber color. Piney, citrusy, floral, resinous and spicy aromas and flavors are produced from the use of both American and New World hop varietals. Brewed with classic pale ale or Two-Row malt varietals, American Ambers are darker and fuller-bodied than American Pale Ales. Read on to discover our American Amber Ale reviews.

The American Amber Ale beer style as defined in the 2015 BJCP Style Guide is a hoppy, moderate-strength beer with caramel malty flavor and a medium amber color. Piney, citrusy, floral, resinous and spicy aromas and flavors are produced from the use of both American and New World hop varietals. Brewed with classic pale ale or Two-Row malt varietals, American Ambers are darker and fuller-bodied than American Pale Ales. Read on to discover our American Amber Ale reviews.

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