FunkyBrewster (1517) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a copper red color with a small white head that did not last long. Aroma is very candy sugar, kind of candy corn and circus peanuts. Pretty cloyingly sweet. Flavor is the same way, so sweet and caramel toffee candy flavored. Finishes with a slight metallic bitterness and a bleck grainy aftertaste. Light to medium body and a fizzy carbonation. Not good stuff, so sweet and candyish, I dont know how its even called a pale ale???
MadIndian (2220) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Gift from my Wisconsin hook up. Thanks Jamie. Reddish brown pour thin head. Thin tasting with not alot of charecter. I was not too thrilled with this one. But not horrible.
ChainGangGuy (4231) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 11, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: Pours a clear, reddish-brown body with a thin, whitish head.
Smell: Faint, lightly toasty malts with lone drop of apple juice and nothing more. Yawn.
Taste: Mild, middling malts with light touches of breadiness and caramel sweetness. Touch of apple skin fruitiness. Vague, indistinct hops character with no more than a low hint of bitterness. Finishes dry and particularly abrupt, though that’s probably for the best.
Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium-low carbonation.
Drinkability: A sad, sad underperforming red ale, but, unfortunately, I would say that about pretty much their entire line-up. Not recommended.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Name: Berghoff Rock River Red Ale
Date: August 08, 2009
Source: Tasting, Ticker
Appearance: clear amber, wispy off white head
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma, light bready character, light earthy hops
Flavor: sweet candy caramel flavor, light bready character, just a hint of balancing earthyness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
unclemattie (3906) - Georgia, USA - AUG 11, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz twist-off bottle. Berghoff Rock River Red Ale. Deep amber color. Aroma of caramelized sugars. Some woody hops. Tastes like a fresh baked pretzel. Light bodied, light flavored.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a clear amber color with a white head. Aroma is caramel, toast, a hint of green apple, and some sugary notes. Flavor is green apple, sugary, caramel, toast, and a bitter earthy finish.
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy, light amber pour, modest off white head, nice lacing. Aroma is faint, hints of cider, slightly nutty. Up front malt flavor, cider and caramel, something of a resinous hazelnut element, lightly bready finish. Medium bodied, quite refreshing. A pleasant surprise from a brand I find generally underwhelming.
6ROW (391) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2009
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
copper pour with a med white head, this is a nice example of the American pale ale style, great hops flavor!
tmoreau (1918) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured as Route 66 Red at Dell Rhea’s Chicken Basket, Willowbrook, IL. Pint served a dark amber with ruby tones showing through the glass. Modest, off white head and lacing. Strong toasty malt and caramel in the aroma and flavor with enough bitterness to hold it together. Okay brew. Went well with the chicken dinner.
topherh (1899) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - MAY 27, 2009
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a light red with a small head. Light malty aroma. Flavor is light malt, caramel, and water.