Rock Bottom Red Ale
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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3737) - 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (4189) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2011
On tap at Rock Bottom at King of Prussia, PA. Pours a nice, rich caramel brown with a fairly big malty smell. Nice roasted caramel on the tongue without being cloying. Definitely a dry, almost astringent finish. My favorite of the Rock Bottom beers, goes nicely with the Jambalaya.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bth122 (1498) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2011
Draft chicago, poured a clear copper color. Malty aroma, caramel. Taste was lite sweetness, lite bitterness, ave carbonation. Caramel and bread in the taste with a decent hip finish. Smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (16771) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2012
Tap @ Rock Bottom San Diego. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are nuts, caramel, fruits, malt and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2819) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Draft listed as 5.7% abv - pours copper with white head. Floral nose. Flavor adds caramel. Sweet with piny bitterness. Light.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
theisti (3882) - Kansas, USA - OCT 12, 2011
Nonic pint draft at the Gordon Biersch in Leawood, Kansas. Pour is a mostly clear copper auburn, with a one inch tan head head. Head falls with nice lacing. The aroma is cereal sweet malt, a mildly dank hoppiness and some general grassiness. Nose is fresh and clean. The taste is pretty straightforward sweet malt grain, a touch of vanilla sweetness as well, and then thins out nicely with bright catty hoppiness. Palate is medium to thin bodied to start, thins out a bit towards the finish. Carbonation is active, coupled with the dry mineral finish this was quite easy to drink. This would be a good session option, though ABV is higher than I would have expected from the body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcos (1784) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
Draught at Rock Bottom Chicago. Clear amber/red - white head. Toasted. Knkbrd. Grassy. Fruity. Nice bitterness. Chocolate. Nutty. Wooden dryness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (23044) - Malm, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkSachon (937) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Draft at Rock Bottom with Mitch before the movie The Counselor. Pretty much what youd expect from a Pittsburgh brewpub. Low on body and flavor and probably overpriced.

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