Mendocino Red Tail Ale

It’s almost the weekend. I have some plans to hit up one of my favorite bar restaurants tomorrow, which I’m definitely looking forward to. It’s also Jersey Shore night and one of my favorite past times is tweeting the things that my sister says during it. She’s absolutely hilarious. So, onto the beer for the night.

ABV: 6%

Style: American Amber/Red Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Red Tail Ale is our flagship brand. It is brewed in the traditional ‘old world’ manner, using premium two-row malted barley, hops and our own special proprietary yeast strain. It is an amber ale with a rich complex refreshing flavor and a crisp dry finish. Like good wine, Red Tail Ale is a perfect complement to fine dining.”

Random: I love that half of the cast of the Jersey Shore isn’t Italian.

The brew poured with a half a finger of white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a cloudy copper color with lots of visible carbonation. The nose had definite notes of caramel malt, citrus and hops. There was also a hint of a medicinal smell to it. On the taste, there were notes of caramel malt and yeast. I also got a bit of a metallic taste to it. Although I’m not a fan of ambers in general, I think this is probably one of the worst ones that I’ve ever had. The hint of metal lingered around until the finish. The only good thing about the beer? The body thickness was spot on and the carbonation worked well. Other than that, I really did not enjoy this beer at all. I wouldn’t have this again.

Untappd Rating: 1.0/5.0

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