In this beer blog, we are going to sample another beer from Blue Point Brewery. It is their Imperial Red Ale that they brew for Ashley’s Ann Arbor and Westland for their 30th Anniversary. Ashley’s Bar is a nice craft bar with 48 taps and over 100 bottles. They had several craft breweries around the country brewing a special beer for their celebration. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of Blue Point Brewery. If you have not, please, read those beer blog posts to get to know this East Coast Craft Brewery. Let us get into this beer.
It has a clear red or amber color with a nice white constant head. The aroma has hoppy malty like a sweet hoppy candy notes. The taste is a sweet malty notes with a lightly carbonated notes. Aftertaste has malty dry finish. It does not last long. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
With half a dozen different malts, including Abbey, Carafa, Munich, and Victory – plus Citra, Mt. Rainier, and Styrian Bobek hops, there’s bound to be something for everyone in this big, red ale that we’ve handcrafted especially for Ashley’s. Cheers! Mark and Pete
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In closing, how can I go wrong with this brew. I have my favorite craft beer bar and one of my favorite craft breweries. I am not a huge fan of Red Ales. I was pretty impressed with this beer. I have to say this beer aged pretty well. This red ale has a big hop bite with a nice drinkable malty backbone finish. I love the aroma to the taste and the color. There is everything going on in this brew. I hope you have a chance to try this brew. I recommend this brew. I hope to find this beer in draft again and soon. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser