The Brew Review: Sunset Irish Red

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As summer fades into the sunset, look forward to another kind of sunset this fall.


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I’ve already told you that my favorite type of beers are red ales.

Something about the perfect balance of malty flavors, mellow sweetness, and just a touch of hoppy bitterness really makes a drink.

The pleasant red color also doesn’t hurt.

North Idaho Mountain Brewing’s (NIMB) Sunset Irish Red (ABV: 6.7 percent, IBU 31) goes down this check list of deliciousness and marks every box.

The prominent malty tastes present with this beverage come from the use of a pilsner base grain, then roasted barley and caramel 60 to give it a mild sweet taste and that health red glow.

Also thrown into the mix are bitter orange peels to give it a very subtle citrus bite and three different types of oats to give the drink a fuller body.

Top that off with subtle hop flavors from cascade and centennial hops, and you have yourself a beer to kick back and enjoy the fall season with.

The sunset has even been said by some drinkers to have mild chocolate/ coffee notes, but this depends entirely on your pallet.

You can pick up a Sunset Irish Red at City Limits Pub & Grill, located at 108 Nine Mile Road in Wallace.

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