MadRobin (1398) - Silver Spring, USA - OCT 8, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap 4 oz. sampler at Rock Bottom's Bethesda brewpub. The beer menu lists this at 5.6% ABV and 38 IBUs.
Crystal clear red-amber with an eggshell white head and good lacing.
Very, very mild aroma of citrus, herbs and caramel.
Taste of caramel, citrus, bread and fruit. Bitter and mildly sweet.
Medium/light body and medium/light carbonation.
Mighty thin for the style and very light on the aroma.
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DruncanVeasey (6621) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampler@RB Campbell, 31/08/12. Slim-lidded bronze. Brown toast and marzipan aroma; red apple hints. Could almost be Abbot; cherry boiled sweet and chocolate streaks, orange wine gum. Good dull generic red/brown brew.
berkshirejohn (3966) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Rock Bottom, King of Prussia, PA. Reddish amber with a tight white head; the aroma is hidden by the incredibly low temperature at which this is served; in the mouth there are lots of fruity berries and some dry grains, before a dry finish. I was expecting an Irish style Red Ale - which this definitely isn’t - but it was a pleasant surprise.
onceblind (3191) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear amber with a receding white head. Aroma was a little soft but included some light caramel, light biscuity toffee, and just a faint whiff of grassy hops. Taste is medium bodied and very average. I get some grainy toffee, a little bit of caramel, and a balancing bitterness which I am unable to describe further. Just tastes like a too-balanced average amber ale on a medium body.
anders37 (14730) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Rock Bottom San Jose, Campbell, CA. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty hoppy piney finish.
saxo (12773) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Rock Bottom San Diego. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are nuts, caramel, fruits, malt and hops.
Theis (12131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Rock Bottom Chicago. Clear amber/red - white head. Toasted. Knækbrød. Grassy. Fruity. Nice bitterness. Chocolate. Nutty. Wooden dryness.
JoePeesie (848) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A completely average beer. I could drink this beer all day and it would be fine but not something I would really look for. Pours a reddish brown with off white head.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this at Cincinnati’s RB at Fountain Square. The name of the beer wasn’t explicitly written on the draught board, but the waitress said this was a "cask conditioned dry-hopped red ale" so the label I chose should be good enough.
Served in an imperial pint glass.
4.0 A: Opaque amber brown color. One finger of creamy, off-white head. Good retention, but not lacing.
4.5 S: Dry hopping has done wonders. TONS of mango. After that comes pineapple, grapefruit, and orange. Balancing maltiness with caramel and breadiness from the yeast.
3.5 T: Good, but the yeast is much stronger than the beer itself. This is pretty much yeast and hops. Hops give same flavors as in the nose, but have less kick.
3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Could be creamier.
3.5 D: Decent, but nothing special. Purveyors of yeastiness would love this, I suppose.
Serving type: cask
Reviewed on: 12-09-2011 00:31:46
obxdude10 (1942) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another rather unimpressive beer from Rock Bottom. This red ale poured an amber color with a small but decently-lacing off-white head. The featured some bready malt and a little bit of herby hoppiness. The body was smooth, but a little on the heavy side for a standard amber ale. Most of the flavors were malt-based, with some caramel and toasted bread. A little bit of hops snuck in toward the finish.