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Reviews / October 21, 2015 / No Comments.


Redd’s flavored ales are no stranger to the DIA team. You may remember that we reviewed the Green Apple and Wicked Mango flavors a few months back, and now we’ve decided to have another go at it. This time we’re sampling the Apple, Green Apple, and Strawberry ales—the full fall spread. New context, new experience. Alrighty. Let’s take it one by one:

Redd’s Apple Ale
When it comes to apple-flavored ale, Redd’s is toeing a fine line between beer and cider. With hard apple ciders taking over the market, did Redd’s do enough to distinguish its apple-y offering? Well, kind of. While the beverage smells vaguely of cider, it tastes like a combination of the two. Think spiked apple cider, combined with champagne, with a splash of light beer. Yummy, right?

Redd’s Green Apple Ale
Overall, reviews were similar to the last round. Staying true to the brand’s claim that the beverage is exceptionally crisp, Redd’s Greed Apple Ale is a blend of apples and light brew. While it does have strong sour notes incorporated (and might be slightly reminiscent of a jolly rancher) ratings came in the highest with this flavor.

Redd’s Strawberry Ale
As could have been predicted, this berrylicious option was rated as the sweetest of the bunch. Verging in on malt beverage territory, there was not much beer in this beer. Some said it tasted like cheap champagne, others said spiked Cool-Aid. In any case, this flavor should be reserved only for those with oversized sweet tooths (sweet teeth?).

Overall, reviewers felt like they’d want to recommend this only to people who aren’t crazy over the taste of alcohol, or people who love sweet drinks. If that’s you, keep an eye out for the apple-adorned packaging, and act fast–fall is flying by.

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Cider / March 30, 2015 / No Comments.


Earlier this month the team over at Redd’s decided to make the statement that cider is not simply for the fall season with the release of 2 new flavors, Redd’s Green Apple Ale and Redd’s Wicked Mango. These flavors came about just in time for the warmer weather, and we were lucky enough to get our hands on both flavors for a little taste test. Let’s just say our team has discovered their new go-to beach/pool-side cider.

The two fruity flavors are polar opposites. Wicked Mango’s bubbly tropical notes instantly appealed to our drinkers with a sweet tooth and Green Apple Ale was preferred by those who like a beverage that’s a bit more tart and crisp. In the end, we were all agreement that both beverages would be very refreshing on a hot summer day.

Everyone knows we love a beverage with higher alcohol content, however Wicked Mango could possibly benefit from a lower sugar content. This one small critique, lead to the unanimous decision that the current sweetness level of Wicked Mango would make it hard to enjoy more than one or two cans. However, we suppose you could just switch to sipping on the tangy, sour Green Apple Ale once you decide your sweet tooth has had enough.

One week into spring, it only makes sense that we’re already pulling out our swimsuits and sunscreen in anticipation. It will be beach season before you know it (we hope), and we highly recommend grabbing a six-pack of both the Wicked Mango and Redd’s Green Apple Ale before partaking in a little outside sipping in the sunshine!