Fire in the Hole Irish Red Ale brewed by Beer Army Combat Brewery in New
Bern, North Carolina
Fire in the Hole Irish Red Ale is an easy drinking Irish style red ale that
is malt focused with a roasted dry finish. It features a bright blood-red
color with aromatic hints of caramel and toffee with the flavor being the
same, finishing with a medium body, clear appearance and an off-white
colored head. This beer pairs well with a wide range of food like chicken,
seafood and burgers but pairs especially well with spicy cuisine. This is a
great gateway beer to indoctrinate main stream beer consumers to something
more artisanal. ABV: 5%
Beer Review by Beer Advocate
Appearance: A very nice caramel color with just a hint of an orange tint. A
fairly bright white head which fades quickly. Little to no lacing.
Aroma: A heavy scent of caramel compliments the color. A hint of yeast is
apparent, but there is very little to no scent of hops. Still subdued and earthy
though; not overly sweet smelling.
Taste: Very pleasant taste.... once again caramel is the foremost taste with an
oaky aftertaste through which hints of caramel are still apparent.
Mouthfeel: Initially hits the tongue as a lighter brew, but becomes moderately
denser the longer it warms in the mouth. Pleasantly surprising finish without
being overly heavy for the style and ABV.
Overall: A rather enjoyable brew, with a consistent caramel theme throughout.
Recommended if the opportunity to sample it arises.
Beer Army Mission
Beer Army’s mission is simple; to raise money for noteworthy charities and
non-profits while developing a craft beer scene and community in Eastern North
Carolina. We uphold all breweries big and small but we emphasize supporting
local and regional breweries.
To date and through your support of Beer Army, we have helped the recession
depressed communities of Eastern North Carolina by providing almost a million
dollars of economic impact. Beer Army is a philanthropist organization and has
donated tens-of-thousands of dollars to local charities during this same period.
Beer Army Combat Brewery
134 Industrial Park Drive
New Bern, North Carolina 28585
Phone: (252) 448-1000