The Rally Drum Red Ale from Great Lakes Brewing is a May offering that coincides nicely with the baseball season and is one that can be enjoyed in the heat of summer or the game in a way that is as nicely balanced as the hops and malts used. It definitely packs a nice bitter kick but is not overly bitter and it swings away with some great hop and malt flavor.
Stats slide in on this beer at 5.8% ABV with an IBU of 45. It doesn’t carry any thinness and stands sturdy in the box with its smoothed out texture. Lacing is good as a left behind reminder of what was in the glass, although the duration of the flavor will also serve as a nice reminder as well. Bang the drum for this one as Great Lakes delivers once again with a solid hit of a beer.
Overall Score of this one totals a solid 88 out of 100 for me!
- · Appearance – 12 out of 15
- · Aroma – 13 out of 15
- · Flavor - 13 out of 15
- · Palate – 14 out of 15
- · Overall – 36 out of 40
See my video review below to see the actual discussing of the beer in more detail…Cheers!