Riptide Red

Riptide Red

Availability: November

Inspired by the traditional red ales of Ireland, Riptide Red has a beautiful dark copper color and a medium bodied presence. This seasonal has a malt aroma reminiscent of toffee, caramel, and cocoa with a subtle floral bouquet. The lush aroma gives way to a full, rounded malty flavor with caramel notes, and a smooth, well-balanced finish. Riptide Red is our local tribute to Irish heritage!

Darron's Tasting Notes

Riptide Red Ale was first released ten years ago as a spring seasonal. From 2001 to 2010, it has been a draft-only beer, available only at the Pelican. For 2011, we finally bottled this beer. If you can’t make it to the Pelican for some fresh draft or bottles to go, then look for it at your local grocery store or bottle shop! 

Riptide Red Ale is brewed in the Irish Red Ale style, but as is often the case with Pelican beers, does not strictly adhere to the narrow interpretation of the style. Riptide’s flavor emphasis is on the malt character, as is typical for an Irish-Style Red Ale, but it also has a noticeable hop flavor and aroma. The malt profile features a toasted bread/biscuit-like character from Golden Promise malt, a rich, toffee-like light caramel flavor, and just a hint of cocoa-like character. Adding a fresh herbal note to the rounded malt flavors are Santiam hops, a Northwest-grown hop varietal that has herbal, floral and melony aroma characters. We use Santiams in both the kettle and as dry hops to add balance and complexity to Riptide Red.
 
Clocking in at a modest 5% alcohol, Riptide Red Ale is a perfect session beer for enjoying with the cool spring weather: flavorful and complex, yet rounded and smooth.
 
 

Pairings & Recipes

Pairings: 

Antipasti
Cured Meats
Calamari
Osso Bucco
Grilled Salmon 


Awards this beer has won:

 
Silver Medal 2012 Australian International Beer Awards
Silver Medal 2011 Australian International Beer Awards

Ingredients

Ingredients: 

Golden Promise malt
Caramel 15 malt
Melanoidin malt
Chocolate malt
Santiam hops
pure local water
pure ale yeast
 

 

Brewing Specs

Brewing Specs: 

Style: Irish-Style Red Ale
Gravity: 13.4 degrees Plato
ABV: 5%
Bitterness: 25 IBU
Color: Dark Copper