Jamaica Red Ale

Mad River Brewing Co

USA

This is insanely hoppy, and don't think for a minute that this is the least bit red. Not sure how it's classified that way, but bottom line this is a great ale, perfect for the cooler months. It reminded me a lot of Dogwood Decadent, which has 10 different kinds of hops, so I'm curious as to the ingredients of this one. The bitterness seems to just fill up your mouth, drowning out the malt flavor, until you get a sour citrus flavor on your tongue during the finish. Definitely not something I could see drinking in Jamaica, that still goes to Red Stripe, but since I don't plan on going to Jamaica, I'll stay here in Atlanta and drink this stuff instead.

Reviewed: May 14, 2005

Rating: 7/10

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