JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, - JUL 10, 2008
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
One of the worst beers I’ve ever had. Very clear ruby body. No head. Tastes like warm tap water mixed with flat IPA. Corn aftertaste. Terrible. Sampled on cask in Arlington, VA.
chaz01 (190) - Miamisburg, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had the cask conditioned version of the RB pale ale at the Rock Bottom in Cincinnati. Served in a pint glass with a nice head. Orangey -- citrus in the smell. More orange flavors in the taste -- much more orange flavors than grapefruit. Smooth and creamy, but a but thin with a dry finish. Overall an enjoyable beer.
Tmoney99 (8778) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Cincy brewpub. Poured hazy copper color with an average frothy white head that lasted and produced fair lacing. Good fruity hoppy aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Moderate hoppy citrus flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of average duration. New brewmaster did this well.
shigadeyo (2400) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2008 Draught at Rock Bottom Cincinnati on 2/20/2007... Tasting notes:
Saaz Cask... Hazy lemon yellow color with a lasting, foamy white head. Citrus hop aroma. Lots of gread hop flavors in the taste, including pineapple, apricot/mango?, and lemon. Light to medium body. Soft and smooth. Very easy and quite enjoyable to drink. A very good cask pale ale!
Mount Hood Cask... Light copper color with a frothy white head. Lightly fruity aroma. Flavors of light pineapple, banana, and peach. Very dry with a slight wood/oak taste to it. Mild to moderate lasting bittereness. Good and quite different than the Saaz-hopped cask pale ale!
Rating: 7 3 7 4 14 = 3.5.
Draught at Rock Bottom Cincinnati on 2/20/2007... Tasting notes:
Amarillo Cask... Hazy orange color with a course, foamy off-white head that was actually retained for the entire pint. Aroma is weak Amaarillo hops and some orange citrus. The flavor is moderately sweet with a mild to moderate bitterness. Well balanced overall with just a little punch of Amarillo hop bitterness right before the finish. This particular one wasn’t quite as good as the precious Cask Pale Ales I’ve had at this location. Based on my homebrewing experience with Amarillo hops, I was a bit surprised that the Amarillo hop aroma and flavor wasn’t more pronounced. Next time this one needs a little more bitterness and a lot more Amarillo hops! Imperial pint; compliments of Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating: 7 3 6 4 13 = 3.3.
Draught at Rock Bottom Cincinnati on 2/28/2008... Tasting notes:
Simcoe Cask (dry-hopped with 3 oz)... Burnt orange in color with a course beige head. Nice bouquet of orange, tangerine, and clementine. The flavor has a nice level of underlying toasted and light caramel malts with a nice layer of citrus hops and low to moderate bitterness. This beer is soft and smooth on the palate. Overall this is a very good cask-conditioned pale ale that really does a nice job of presenting the Simcoe hop. This is the best version of this beer on cask to date. Mitch has done a great job with this beer and I look forward to having it again! Rating: 7 4 7 3 15 = 3.6.