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Irish Beer - Irish Red Ale


An easy-drinking pint, often with subtle flavors. Slightly malty in the balance sometimes with an initial soft toffee/caramel sweetness, a slightly grainy-biscuity palate, and a touch of roasted dryness in the finish. Some versions can emphasize the caram

Flavor Profile: Moderate to very little caramel malt flavor and sweetness, rarely with a light buttered toast or toffee-like quality. The palate often is fairly neutral and grainy, or can take on a lightly toasty or biscuity note as it finishes with a light taste of roas

Ingredients: Generally has a bit of roasted barley or black malt to provide reddish color and dry roasted finish. Pale base malt. Caramel malts were historically imported and more expensive, so not all brewers would use them.

BJCP Style Guide

Top 10 Irish Red Ale Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
They Stole Our Fleg - Irish Red
21 L 4.98% 26.17 1.046 1.008
All Grain 11462
Red Irish Oops
6 gal 5.76% 36.91 1.060 1.016
extract 8829
Red Rage Red Ale (RA)
23 L 5.8% 43.04 1.057 1.013
BIAB 8164
Irish Red Ale 2 Gallon
2 gal 4.66% 20.78 1.049 1.014
All Grain 8023
Irish Red Ale
5.5 gal 5.3% 26.23 1.055 1.014
Partial Mash 7088
Nenna Irish Red Ale
18 L 4.77% 22.62 1.048 1.012
All Grain 6405
Hoppy Irish Red
6 gal 4.94% 48.18 1.052 1.015
All Grain 6098
Velvet Hammer clone (Imperial Irish Red) v3.5
10.5 gal 9.5% 101.77 1.087 1.020
All Grain 4643
Screaming Magpie Red Ale
5.5 gal 5.57% 20.81 1.061 1.019
BIAB 4526
Cerva Irish Red
125 L 3.98% 21.82 1.038 1.007
All Grain 4432

Newest Irish Red Ale Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
RED ALE 2
21 L 5.3% 14.08 1.050 1.010
All Grain 8
Raging Red Clue
20 L 5.24% 33.71 1.055 1.015
BIAB 13
Irish red Christmas 40L
40 L 5.49% 66.1 1.055 1.013
All Grain 39
Awesome Recipe
50 L 4.82% 0 1.049 1.012
All Grain 8
Christmas Red
5.5 gal 4.87% 22.57 1.049 1.012
All Grain 17
Irish red (trial)
1 gal 5.14% 15.66 1.054 1.014
BIAB 29
RED
32 L 4.44% 22.67 1.044 1.011
All Grain 23
Paddy's Pub
5.5 gal 4.87% 18.3 1.044 1.007
All Grain 20
Awesome Recipe
50 L 6.38% 0 1.065 1.016
All Grain 22
GUINNESS CLONE
5.5 gal 5.45% 37.77 1.055 1.014
All Grain 18

Fermentables Used In Irish Red Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 671 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 72% 2% - 100%
American - Roasted Barley 555 American Grain roasted malt 300°L
33 2% 0% - 13%
US - Pale 2-Row 451 US Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 71% 9% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 435 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 5% 0% - 100%
German - CaraRed 331 German Grain crystal malt 20°L
34 10% 1% - 71%
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 320 American Grain crystal malt 40°L
34 5% 0% - 44%
Caramel / Crystal 60L 293 Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 7% 1% - 41%
United Kingdom - Roasted Barley 290 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 550°L
29 2% 0% - 43%
German - Melanoidin 227 German Grain roasted malt 25°L
37 7% 1% - 75%
Munich - Light 10L 170 Grain specialty malt 10°L
33 21% 1% - 100%

Hops Used In Irish Red Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
East Kent Goldings 875 5 52% 4% - 100%
Fuggles 609 4.5 46% 1% - 100%
Cascade 352 7 39% 1% - 100%
Willamette 262 4.5 47% 6% - 100%
Northern Brewer 146 7.8 44% 10% - 100%
Magnum 135 15 44% 2% - 100%
Challenger 130 8.5 46% 7% - 100%
Kent Goldings 124 5 58% 10% - 100%
Centennial 103 10 29% 0% - 100%
Goldings 102 4.5 46% 13% - 100%

Steeping Grains Used In Irish Red Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
American - Roasted Barley 48 American Grain roasted malt 300°L
33 21% 4% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 33 American Grain crystal malt 40°L
34 43% 12% - 100%
Belgian - Biscuit 30 Belgian Grain roasted malt 23°L
35 13% 6% - 28%
United Kingdom - Chocolate 26 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 425°L
34 12% 5% - 33%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 26 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 39% 10% - 100%
Caramel / Crystal 60L 21 Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 53% 20% - 100%
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 18 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 33% 10% - 100%
United Kingdom - Roasted Barley 15 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 550°L
29 21% 7% - 33%
German - CaraRed 15 German Grain crystal malt 20°L
34 45% 10% - 80%
American - Special Roast 14 American Grain roasted malt 50°L
33 25% 17% - 50%

Yeasts Used In Irish Red Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04 519 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 397 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
White Labs - Irish Ale Yeast WLP004 337 White Labs Ale Med-High Med-High 71.5% 65°F 68°F
Wyeast - Irish Ale 1084 312 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Medium 73% 62°F 72°F
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast 181 Danstar Ale Med-High High 77% 57°F 70°F
Lallemand - LALBREW┬« NOTTINGHAM HIGH PERFORMANCE ALE YEAST 64 Lallemand Ales Medium High 80% 50°F 72°F
Omega Yeast Labs - Irish Ale OYL-005 38 Omega Yeast Labs British Ales 0.12 Medium 72% 62°F 72°F
Mangrove Jack - Liberty Bell Ale M36 31 Mangrove Jack Ale n/a Med-High 76% 62°F 74°F
White Labs - California Ale Yeast WLP001 31 White Labs Ale High Medium 76.5% 68°F 73°F
Wyeast - American Ale 1056 28 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Med-Low 75% 60°F 72°F

Other Ingredients Used In Irish Red Ale Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 326 Water Agt Mash 20% 0% - 100%
Whirlfloc 233 Water Agt Boil 67% 0% - 100%
Irish Moss 213 Fining Boil 77% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 170 Water Agt Mash 15% 0% - 99%
Epsom Salt 147 Water Agt Mash 9% 0% - 60%
Lactic acid 116 Water Agt Mash 66% 0% - 100%
Baking Soda 86 Water Agt Mash 10% 0% - 100%
Chalk 71 Water Agt Mash 21% 0% - 77%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 66 Water Agt Mash 21% 0% - 100%
Yeast Nutrient 53 Other Boil 37% 0% - 100%

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