Beaver (1822) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2016 killerkojo (16) - Spokane, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ah yes, the Redhawk. Rockyard’s bread and butter that can be found in restaurants all around Castle Rock. I was never that impressed with it, personally. It has a nice red color, but I didn’t think there was a lot to the flavor. A nice beer to go with a meal, but that’s about it.
12 oz bottle. Pours light golden amber with a small fizzy white head that goes to a thin film that leaves little lacing.UncleKorm (1330) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2015
The aroma is sweet fruity caramel malt with some grassiness and a little peat.
The flavor is sweet vegetal malts with a little grassy peat. The mouthfeel is a bit thin and watery.
Overall, not very good.
Bottle poured a slightly hazy orange-copper hue w/ minimal fully diminishing head. Light cardboard aroma. Initial flavor moderate sweet w/ a faint bitter finish. Tastes are brown sugar, malt, cardboard, and over-ripe peaches. Flat.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone arminjewell (9689) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2015
Pour on tap at the brewery, clear red pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, slight red fruit into a bit of yeast, slight grainy notes into a bit of toasted bread. Taste was a mix of orange, caramel, toffee into some toast, slight red fruit with a hint of grass, slight floral notes, finishing slightly sweet. BrewBoxer (2653) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Draft at the hotel bar in Colorado Springs. Reddish color with a amber color and scotch ale taste crajun (1257) - , Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2013
on tap from brewery during late summer trip to COS. going from old notes I really like this style - this isn’t a great version but still drinkable
robloc303 (268) - Erie, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2013
Pours deep red, very carbonated. Nose of old wood, plum, bread. Taste is kind of like chewing on a stick, as the nose suggests. Not very good. sthrelkeld (1) - - JAN 20, 2013 does not count
A Scottish ale that tastes like a common red. Hops are more pronounced than the malt. Was thinking Odell's 90 and got Killian's.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone TheGremlyn (3) - - SEP 4, 2012 does not count
I had wanted this to be a much better beer, but was very underwhelmed. When it arrived in the 20oz glass, the colour looked spot-on. There was a distinct lack of head, with a small ring of off-white bubble rimming the glass. I might have chalked this up to glassware cleaning practices, but then I tried the beer. There was virtually nothing for the nose to find, and surprisingly little for the tongue as well. It was very light in the body, not the ’medium body’ as in the description, and not at all balanced to me. The beer leaned heavily towards the bitter side of the spectrum, but not in the good, hoppy IPA way. I’m wondering if there are water chemistry issues that are not taken into account with recipe formulation? notalush (5897) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2012
12 ounce bottle - I bought this because it was a buck fiddy - also, because I am apparently a dumbass that doesn’t learn from his mistakes - if I weren’t, I would have realized that I haven’t really cared for any Rockyard products I’ve had - if I weren’t, I would have saved myself from this charred, ashy, sour and overall soil/dirt tasting train wreck of a Scottish ale - but I am, so... jtclockwork (16951) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Bottle thanks to Aaron. Pours reddish brown. Nose/taste of caramel, toasted malt, nuts and baked bread. Touch of hop bitterness. Medium body. Finishes clean with touch of burnt caramel malt on back of palate.