I had not tried this beer before and I think Murphy’s Stout is not bad, so I picked one up for my mixed 6 pack. Murphy’s Imperial Red Ale has an ABV of 5.0% and pours reddish amber with a nice head. Murphy’s Red has a nice aroma but I was disappointed in the taste. It reminded me too much of a macro beer. It is not a terrible beer, but it is not a great beer and I will not buy it again. I looked it up on Beer Advocate and it has a C+ rating. I find the ratings fairly accurate and A’s and B’s are the ones you want to try. If it has a C+ or less, avoid it. Granted, everyone tastes are different; for me, I would choose Murphy’s Stout over Red Ale.