Sam Adams Irish Red (Ale) is 5.8 ABV and 25 IBU. The appearance and nose are all Irish Red, with the dark amber and sweet caramel malt. The taste is much the same, nice sweet caramel buttery malts with a touch of hop bitterness on the back end. The body is crisp and clean but a little thin and watery. This is one of Sam's pretty standard brews and while not too exciting I'm always down for one a season.