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So today we get geared up for St. Pattrick’s Day. We’ve lined up a bunch of beers.
And since it’s St. Patty’s Day, everything in Irish.
We start with a couple of Irish Red Ales.
First up is a new (to us any way) Guiness Red Harvest Stout. This was a bit underwhelming. Ryan and I both really like Guiness, but this one felt like a small step back. It just didn’t have the punch that Guiness has. It wasn’t bad. A bit thin, and maybe a little sweeter than the regular brew. Ryan and Shane gave it a 4, I gave it a 5. But for those of you who think Guiness is too much, this might be up your alley.
Next up was O’hara’s Irish Red. Now this one kicked things up a bit. It comes through with some surprising hops in there that we weren’t expecting. Add that to the maltiness and smoothness of the irish red and you’ve got a really good brew. Ryan gave this a 7.5, Shane gave it an 8, while I gave it a straight up 7.
Next up: two more reds.