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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Flavorful and complex, our Red Ale is copper in color and medium-bodied with a rich malt profile. Crystal hops lend a robust, fruity hop character for balance.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13227) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
Draught at Rock Bottom Chicago. Clear amber/red - white head. Toasted. Knækbrød. Grassy. Fruity. Nice bitterness. Chocolate. Nutty. Wooden dryness.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JoePeesie (854) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2012
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.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2012
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

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
obxdude10 (2022) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2012
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (5899) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2011
On tap at the brewery, sample. Mildly hazy orange color, white head leaving lace. Almost totally flat, drier texture. Mild bitter fruity taste, coriander. Sweet and bitter spiced taste. Maybe this is what a cask ale is supposed to taste like, I’m not sure, but this is a bit too flat for me.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hombrepalo (1800) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Sample pour @ Yorktown locationon. This pours a thin light tan head and cloudy orange/brown color. Aroma is medium malt, some fruit. Taste is medium malt-toffee, secondary fruit, some earthy hops. Smooth. Mild carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3413) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2011
On tap at the Cincinnati location. Pours a clear amber with a thick white head. Aroma of caramel malt, floral and grassy hops. Flavor initially of bready and caramel malt with some bitterness in the finish. Malty amber, but it does have some hops too. Very drinkable! 7/4/7/4/15 (3.7/5)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2011
@Cincy–on tap-pours a light tan head with trailing lace and amber color. Aroma is pine, sweet medium malt. Taste is drying pine/bittering hops, secondary sweet medium malt.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Draft, probably at GABF. Pours a standard amber with an offwhite head. The nose is caramel, neutral citrus and resin hops, light malt. On tasting, moderate sweetness and caramel malt notes. Light fruity hopping. Pretty inoffensive and bland. Meh.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcos (1520) - Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2011
Location/Date:Part of a sampler, November 26th at Rock Bottom Bethesda.

Appearance: Pours a clear red.
Aroma: Aroma is malty, some light hop.
Taste:More malt dominated with medium hop.
Palate:Medium body.

Summary: A decent amber ale, I prefer mine a bit stronger with more hops, but still, solid.


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