Appearance – Mermaid Red is very dark, mahogany red. Nice one finger white head that settles pretty quickly leaving a white layer across the top of the brew.
Taste – Lots of sweet malts. Caramel and some light coffee flavors. Has the bitterness of a light India Pale Ale (IPA) with all of the malts that you find in red ales. Definitely a west coast red ale as it’s packed with the zesty, hoppyness that you would expect from an IPA.
Mouthfeel – Leaves a thick residue on the mouth that gives off a long after taste. Decent carbonation. If you do not like the “bite” of an ale, the citrus flavors help nullify the mouthfeel.
Overall – A little more flavor than your standard red ale. 4/5 stars.