North Coast Red Seal Ale

North Coast Red Seal Ale
I’m sitting down to watch Fast & Furious with the wife, and about to drink a North Coast Red Seal Ale. However, before I do, I must spend a moment bragging about my new ride. If you’ve been keeping up with recent posts, you know that my ’03 Corolla died on me exactly 1 week ago today. At first, we didn’t think we could handle two car payments, but we changed our mind. I ended up with a sweeeeeet-ass ride. It’s a Hyundai Genesis Coupe. 3.8 liter. 306 horsepower. Don’t let the Hyundai label fool you…this car has performance similar to an Infinity G37, Ford Mustang GT, and Nissan 370z. I feel like a teenager when I’m driving it. Check her out:

Now on to the beer…

The Red Seal has a distinctly hoppy scent. Made me think of a pale ale, or maybe an IPA. From the flavor, I can’t tell what style of beer it is supposed to be. Time to google! Annnnnd, it’s a 5.5% ABV pale ale.

I have to admit, pale ale is probably one of my least favorite styles. I’ve only recently come to that conclusion.

This particular pale ale is much more on the hoppy side than the malty side. I don’t detect anything very unique about the beer. I am detecting a ton of carbonation.

North Coast has quickly risen to the top of my list of favorite breweries. All the beers I have tried have been excellent. The Red Seal, while good, isn’t excellent (or even all that great). Maybe you can chalk it up to the fact that I’m not a pale ale fan.

Author: Joshua Dion

I write about beer in an un-intimidating way, welcoming beer lovers of all experience levels.