rondphoto (2888) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap @ Rock Bottom / Cincinnati OH --- Clear medium red amber with a thick rim head, streaks of lace. Solid aroma of malt and hops. Taste opens with strong caramel malt infused with a little sweet apple. It grows noticeably through the palate, adding effervescence. Hops show up late, but only enough to bring things to a nice balance. A very drinkable beer, especially over a long evening.
Kinz (3507) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Richmond Short Pump location. Perfectly acceptable amber. Medium amber, slight head, clear. Aroma of caramel malts and slight citric hops. Flavor matched, but perhaps with more hops than expected, a good thing. Not bad, just boring.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5523) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
tmoreau (2933) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2011 On tap at the Warrenville brewpub, and sampled with a fairly clear, reddish amber hue, and modest, off white head foam, with dots and dashes of lacing. The nose was light, citrusy hop, fruit sweetness, and some smooth caramel malt. The flavor was lightly sweet, good carbonation, moderate hop bitterness, and Davin’s trademark dryness at the finish. (Looking forward to Lake M. water?) Special of the day and Mug Club served at Yorktown, Lombard, IL.. Overly floral as lavender in the aroma and flavor, with moderate but very lingering hop bitterness and dryness.
yespr (35101) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap in Boston. Pours hazy amber with a small white head. Aroma is mild caramelish and slight fruity. Roasted malty, fruity and light pinewood hoppy. Bitter, light fruity and mild caramelish finish.
DavoleBomb (1522) - 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
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
sample in Homestead, pours orange, clear, minimal head, slight fruity aroma, medium to light bodied, decent complex taste of fruits and hops, balanced brew, not much aftertaste. Good overall beer.
Tmoney99 (11905) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sample at RB Cincy. Poureed hazy dark amber color with an average fizzy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt and fruity hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Flavor was moderate bittersweet flavor with an average bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good solid brew.
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Toasted malt and grain aroma, with light herbal hops and some caramel. Medium copper-amber clear with light haze and thin off white foamy lacing head. Medium body and medium light carbonation. Starts medium dry with nice hoo levels. Medium roast character and herbal hops. Finish is medium bitter with some nutty character.
jcwattsrugger (11559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@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.