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Style: Irish Red Ale
Style Information
Irish Red Ales get their distinctive color from the use of a small amount of roasted barley. They range in color from light red-amber to light red-brown. The aroma should have a notable caramel sweetness, with virtually no hop presence. The taste should likewise have a caramel malt sweetness, with little or no hop bitterness. The feel should have a medium body. ABV ranges from 4% to 4.5%. IBUs range from 20 to 30.

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Top Consumed Irish Red Ale
1. The Magician by Short's Brewing Company12
2. Ol' Blarney by Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery10
3. Brian Boru Old Irish Red by Three Floyds Brewing LLC10
4. Conway's Irish Ale by Great Lakes Brewing Company9
5. Irish Red by Boston Beer Company (Sam Adams)4
6. RipTide Red Ale by Casco Bay Brewing Co.4
7. McIlhenney's Irish Red Ale by Alpine Beer Company2
8. Smithwicks Ale by Great Northern Brewery (Diageo)2
9. Irish Red Rye Ale by Bacchus Brewing2
10. Michelob Irish Red by Anheuser-Busch, Inc.2

Top Reviews Irish Red Ale
 BeerAvg Score
1. Danny's Irish Style Red by Moylan's Brewery84
2. Jeremiah Red by BJ's Restaurant & Brewery - Fresno84
3. McIlhenney's Irish Red Ale by Alpine Beer Company84
4. The Magician by Short's Brewing Company84
5. Irish Red by Diamond Bear Brewing Company78
6. Red Ochre Irish Ale by Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery78
7. Brian Boru Old Irish Red by Three Floyds Brewing LLC77
8. Irish Red by Eske's Brew Pub Sangre de Cristo Brewing76
9. Irish Ale by Boulevard Brewing Co.68
10. Kilgubbin Red Ale by Goose Island68