Rust Belt’s Rusted River Irish Red Ale

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Rusted River Irish Red Ale, from Rust Belt Brewing Company in Youngstown, Ohio, is dedicated to the steel mills and steel workers that built the area. The artwork on the bottle is beautiful. Unfortunately for any homebrewers it seems like it is affixed to the bottle with something like cement combined with super glue. It’s a nice session beer at 5.5% ABV. It is tasty, well-balanced and very easy to drink (especially after some of the big beers I’ve had lately) if unremarkable. The body seemed a little light and watery to me.

If this beer sold for somewhere in the range of $6-$8 for a six-pack then I might buy more and enjoy it as a session beer. But I believe I paid $3.99 for a 22 oz. bomber so if my math is correct that puts the price at somewhere around $13/six-pack, which is way too much for this beer. I know bombers sell at a premium, but even a price of $10/6-pack would be too much for me.

My rating: 3 out of 5
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Review Submitted By: Dan Hounshell

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