Saturday, March 30, 2013

Mad Fox Irish Red

Last weekend we joined our friend, aka "Checkered Flag" for dinner at Mad Fox Brewing in Falls Church. This time I remembered to bring along an empty growler in order to take some beer home with me. After enjoying a couple of pints of Rock Star Irish Red Ale with dinner, I had my Blue & Gray growler relabeled and filled with the Irish Red Ale.

Mad Fox's Irish Red Ale pours a very attractive mahogany red with a thin, short lived head. The aroma of bready malt backed is mixed with a hint of nuttiness. The taste is rich with sweet and caramel malt flavors. A mild hop bitterness comes through in the finish. The mouthfeel is lightly carbonated with a slightly oily finish. 

I don't bring growlers home too often. Once you crack it open, it's best to finish the beer off within a few days, if not sooner. Fortunately, with Mad Fox Rock Star Irish Red Ale, that won't be a problem.

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