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Rock Bottom Red Ale
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RATINGS: 57   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.


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
NielsenRatings (8279) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 21, 2011
On tap @ Walnut. Dark burnt orange appearance with an ivory head. Kind of a dull aroma- light, earthy hops and caramel malts. A touch earthy hoppy flavor but pretty dull, watery amber ale.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (6984) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Draft. Light caramel malt aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Sweet orange caramel malt and mild bitter hay hops flavor. Pretty good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2012
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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
crossovert (6371) - Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Just and absolutely mundane red ale. Not super malty or hoppy, perfect for the people who want bland beer that is colored differently.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rosenbergh (6105) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 7, 2013
Draught at the Rock Bottom, Chicago, IL. 5.7%.
Clear amber colour with a small creamy off-white head. Mild sweetness and malt in a weak aroma. Sweet malt, mild hops and mild bitterness in the flavour. Boring!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (5889) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2014
Draft at Rock Bottom-Cincinnati. Pours a mostly clear amber color - not really red - with a small off-white head that leaves some streaks of lace. Notes of amber and caramel and toasty malts, grassy hops, and a little earth. Very simple. Light-bodied, with medium carbonation and a malty mouthfeel. Decent amber.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cornfield (5362) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2011
On tap at the Orland Park, IL, brewpub: Brilliant corporate description - "our Red Ale is copper in color..." Seems like they should have called it "Copper Ale." Anywhat - They were right about the color, and it was capped with a respectable white head. The aroma was sweet, caramelly, with a touch of hop fruitiness. Same with the flavor, but seemed slightly off. Clean finish. My first will be my last.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (5051) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (4460) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Draft to taster at Rock Bottom Cincinnati. Looks solid; a transparent copper with foamy white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells of malt and light hops with a touch of caramel. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Okay.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (4207) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2012
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.


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