Rock Bottom Red Ale
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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cornfield (5570) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5402) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2014 This is one of the new core beers for Rock Bottom. Sampled on draft at the brewpub this beer poured a dark caramel-red color with a large creamy off white head that lingered and left great lacing. The aroma was caramel, fairly strong pine and moderate grapefruit. The flavor was nutty and bitter with light caramel, pine and grapefruit. The finish was long with caramel and grapefruit lingering. Medium body. Solid for what it is.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (5357) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Tap, Seattle. Pours a clear dark copper to reddish body with a small foamy off-white head. Very light nose, some Cheerio-like cereal grain with some husky and grainy notes. The flavor is pretty bland and boring with some light husky toasted malt, minimal to no hops, save for a bit on the late finish. Light bodied with watery texture and fizzy carbonation. Some lingering grainy maltiness. Pretty boring stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
notalush (5328) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Tap at the Chicago location - lame, watery-ass amber - weak malt texture and very little flavor aside from some pumpernickel and subdued, earthy hoppiness - a bit of acidity, an almost sour note - even for an American amber it is pretty sub-par.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (5313) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerman6686 (5281) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2014
This poured a red color with a white head. Aroma was of toasted malt and grassy hops. Flavor similar, nothing outstanding but nothing offputting either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
solidfunk (5181) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 4, 2015
A little hoppy at least and not bad all around. Grabbing for something at this place. Amber pour with ok head and some lacing. Light copper bitter finish. Tap at Bethesda brewpub.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (5093) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
cheap (4530) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2011
Had this on tap at the new Bocktown in Monaca. Here it was called Fire Chief Red. Malty aroma. Big dark pour. Some bitterness inthe initial taste but suddenly there is this background tartness that makes it quite interesting. I like this attribute, it makes an otherwise medium bitter beer quite interesting. Yes, tartness makes it a little more interesting than yer typical red. At first the medium bitterness turned me off but the backdoor sour in this kept me coming back for more. Medium long bitter finsih, quite a personality.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bytemesis (4470) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Tap in Arlington VA> Pours clear amber with a medium creamy beige head that dissipates fairly slowly with nice lacing. Aroma is floral, caramel, cardboard. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, floral and a bit metallic. Medium body. Pretty meh.

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