Rocky River Brewing Co. (OH) Reviews




dmj2md
5
Rocky River Dragons Milk Stout

Thursday, December 28, 2017

BitchPls
4.5
Rocky River Mint Chocolate Stout

Friday, December 8, 2017

eyeej
5
Rocky River Dragons Milk Stout

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

bytemesis
3.7
Rocky River Little Red Rooster
Tap. Ours clear copper, large foamy beige head, good lacing. Aroma is malty, nutty, dark bread, roast, Noble hop. Flavor is light pls sweet, very light bitter, roasty and malty. Medium body. Solid.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017

higgsbison
3
Rocky River Plutonium Pilsner
On tap at brewery in Cleveland. OK beer. Sorry these notes were just for myself now I have to publish them with so many characters, hence this sentence. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

higgsbison
3.1
Rocky River Coopers Gold Kolsch
On tap at brewery in Cleveland. Just OK. Sorry these notes were just for myself now I have to publish them with so many characters, hence this sentence. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

jsquire
3.3
Rocky River Street Car Pilsner
Pale golden color with a foamy white head. Light nose of grains and alcohol. Sweet beer with strong alcohol, strong hop resin bitterness and maybe a bit of fruit. This has the harshness that i find in these imperial pilsners.
Friday, July 14, 2017

larsonlo
3
Rocky River Sub Chaser Hefeweizen

Friday, July 24, 2015

villemalm80
4
Rocky River Flat Tire Amber

Monday, June 15, 2015

larsonlo
2
Rocky River Blarney Rubble Irish Red

Friday, April 17, 2015

larsonlo
3
Rocky River McConick's Export Ale

Saturday, February 14, 2015

pottygok
3.4
Rocky River Reindeer Red Ale
Aroma: Nice malt aroma, with hints of caramel. Appearance: Dark ref with light tan head. Taste: Faint sweetness with medium bitterness in finish. Palate: Light body, watery texture, soft carbonation, soft finish. Overall: Tastes bland and watered down. Very unimpressive. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, December 23, 2014

larsonlo
3
Rocky River Reindeer Red Ale

Sunday, December 7, 2014

larsonlo
3
Rocky River Hop Goblin

Friday, August 1, 2014

bytemesis
3
Rocky River Oompa Loompa Chocolate Stout
Tap. Ours deep clear chestnut, small creamy tan head, great lacing. Aroma is chocolate, chocolate, more chocolate. Flavor is heavy chocolate, cocoa puffs, a bit of roast. Medium sweet, medium bitter, a bit of saccharine. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

bytemesis
2.9
Rocky River Christmas Ale
Tap. Pours clear red orange, medium creamy tan head, dissipates slowly, great lacing. Aroma is spices, cardboard, ginger, clove. Flavor is odd, medium sweet, spiced, pumpkin, light bitter, lingering aftertaste. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Meh.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

bytemesis
3.7
Rocky River Hop Goblin
Tap. Pours clear reddish amber, large creamy beige head, great lacing. Aroma is buttery citra, grapefruit, pine, passion fruit. Flavor is the same, buttery, light plus sweet, light plus bitter, not harsh. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Pretty good actually
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

bytemesis
3.5
Rocky River Sub Chaser Hefeweizen
Tap. Pours cloudy golden, medium creamy white head, good lacing. Aroma is pretty solid wheat, lemon, banana. Flavor is classic lemony, banana, clove, bubble gum. Light sweet, minimal bitterness. Light body.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

bytemesis
2.4
Rocky River Coopers Gold Kolsch
Tap. Pours crystal clear pale amber, medium off white head, great lacing. Aroma is faint honey, grass. Flavor id biscuit, honey, grass, a bit of metal, light sweet, light bitter. Light body. Meh
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

bytemesis
2
Rocky River Blueberry Ale
Tap. Crystal clear golden, small white head, creamy, nice lacing. Aroma is blueberry. Flavor is way strong blueberry, a bit artificial, lingering saccharine bitterness. Light body.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

bytemesis
1.9
Rocky River Pirate Light
Tap. Pours crystal clear golden straw, small white had, decent lacing. Aroma is grain, grass, hay, corn. Flavor is the same, sweet and corn syrupy, a bit of grass bitterness. Light body. Meh.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

pottygok
3.7
Rocky River Oompa Loompa Chocolate Stout
Aroma: Lots of chocolate aromas, but little else. Appearance: Clear, dark amber with rich tan head. Taste: Heavy sweetness with hints of bitterness at the edges. Very rich. Palate: Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, long finish. Overall: A nice strong chocolate flavor, but there’s little else here. Not disappointing, but not mind blowing, either.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

pottygok
3.2
Rocky River Christmas Ale
Aroma: Lots of sweet spices--ginger, clover, etc. Appearance: Dark copper color with a rich tan head that leaves a lot of lacing. Taste: Light sweetness shifting to a medium sourness almost instantly. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, long finish. Overall: A bit too sour and cloying for a holiday brew. Wretched aftertaste. Very disappointing.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

pottygok
3.9
Rocky River Sub Chaser Hefeweizen
Aroma: Lots of banana and clove aromas, with hints citrus. Appearance: Cloudy yellow with a rich white head. Taste: Medium sweetness straight through. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, long soft finish. Overall: A nicely developed hefe, but nothing mind blowing or standout.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

pottygok
4.1
Rocky River Hop Goblin
Aroma: Spruce and resin hops all over. Appearance: Light copper/amber color with a rich tan head that leaves lots of lacing. Taste: Medium bitterness that builds across the tongue. Palate: Medium body, dry texture, lively carbonation, long finish. Overall: Lots of flavor, but nothing that completely stands out or blows my mind.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

pottygok
3.4
Rocky River Coopers Gold Kolsch
Aroma: Faint hints of malt aromas--caramel and bread--but I almost had to snort the beer to get them. Appearance: Clear gold color with rich white head. Taste: Light sweetness balanced by a light sourness. Palate: Light body, slick texture, average carbonation, long finish. Overall: It’s a well developed beer, but nothing spectacular. Standard issue quaffing beer for a microbrew.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

pottygok
3.5
Rocky River Blueberry Ale
Aroma: Strong blueberry aroma, straight through. Appearance: Clear straw color with a white head that leaves a lot of lacing. Taste: Light-medium sweetness straight through. Palate: Light body, slick sticky texture, soft carbonation, long berry finish. Overall: Meh...it’s like drinking fruit juice. Very little depth or development here.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

pottygok
2.6
Rocky River Pirate Light
Aroma: Hints of malt and yeast, but very faint. Appearance: Pale straw with white head. Taste: Light sweetness straight through. Palate: Light (no?) body, slick watery texture, soft carbonation, no finish. Overall: Yech...microbrew for the non-micro crowd, I guess. It’s better than having Bud Light on the tap, but still...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Dogbrick
3.4
Rocky River Hop Goblin
Sample at W.G. Grinders as part of Ohio Brew Week. Hazy copper-orange color with a medium thin off-white head that diminishes dissipates quickly to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, fruit and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of citrus, hops and grainy malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a short citrusy hops aftertaste. Decent overall.
Thursday, July 17, 2014

larsonlo
2
Rocky River Boondock Spring Ale

Sunday, July 6, 2014

larsonlo

larsonlo
3
Rocky River Hop 2 It

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Brigadier
3.6
Rocky River Sub Chaser Hefeweizen
On draft at brewpub
This was by far the best release at the brewpub. As a general rule it seems that if you stick to the German styles here then you might come out with something that is more than a forgettable pour. I’ll certainly keep that in mind next time I visit.

Aroma / Appearance - The cloudy yellowish base looks almost like diluted fresh squeezed orange juice with a clean white styrofoam cap. Vanilla, ripe bananas, orange peels and dough push this to the bready side of the style without a doubt.

Flavor / Palate - An easy drinker fills the mouth with its fluid presence. Lemons, bananas, and orange pulp enrich the profile and move it from run of the mill to above average. Vanilla custard and honey bookend a well balanced spectrum. I am glad I ordered the 20 ounce pour of this rather than any of the other current drafts.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Brigadier
2.8
Rocky River Boondock Spring Ale
On draft at brewpub
Spring may have come and gone. With it hopefully went this subpar offering that is much like the groundhog’s shadow - a reflection of the real thing. Forgettable in most aspects it can safely be passed for the reliable drafts.

Aroma / Appearance - Golden semitransparent liquid fills the glass with sparkling light. A ring of crisp white head adds hints of more depth but fails to deliver. Lemon, grain, and simplistic patio beer aspects are effective but somehow bland and marginal.

Flavor / Palate - Honey, almonds, lemon butter, and a transition of honey nut cheerios are hallmarks of a so-so profile that feels hollow. Light and clean it has less complexity than some beers half the ABV. It is not bad so much as just forgettable and another face in the crowd. The only reason to order it is for a baseline of what Rocky River drafts are like.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Brigadier
3.3
Rocky River Hop 2 It
On draft at brewpub
A respectable IPA might not be the best offering from Rocky River but it is pretty par for the course. The good news is that during happy hour prices are less which makes it a bit more palateable.

Aroma / Appearance - A bronze base and vanilla head looks a bit inspiring but do not jump out. Peaches, oak, mango, and fresh bright hops are as fresh as expected. Something feels as if it is missing though even with all that depth.

Flavor / Palate - Bitter with a light blast of citrus, the flavor profile is not that complicated. A refreshing transition teases the promise of more to come. Sadly it never materializes. The finish is the taste of air on a cool autumnal day while walking through deep woods. This one can be skipped if something better is available.

Monday, June 30, 2014

larsonlo

jmikolich
2.7
Rocky River McConick's Export Ale
a lighter body lighter color scottish ale that lacks a little of the sweetness i so enjoy from scottish ales.. i didnt find any real smoky flavor either, but this is definitely drinkable to me, easy going too.
Thursday, December 12, 2013

HIKEEBA
3
Rocky River Monster Mash

Monday, November 11, 2013

HIKEEBA
1
Rocky River 65 Roses

Monday, November 11, 2013

FROTHINGSLOSH
2.7
Rocky River 65 Roses
Sampled on draft at the brewpub this beer poured a hazy brown-caramel color with a medium sized foamy beige head that left decent lacing. The aroma was very faint with hints of perfume, rose water and sour mash. The flavor was tangy sour mash, perfume and faint vague fruits. Medium finish. Medium body. Fairly nondescript and underwhelming.
Friday, November 1, 2013

FROTHINGSLOSH
2.8
Rocky River Hoptimus Prime
Sampled on draft at the brewpub this beer poured a dark orange-caramel color with a medium sized foamy off white head that left good lacing. The aroma was faint with a bitter presence and notes o flora and fruity hops. The flavor was bitter, nutty and bready with a faint vague floral and perfumey hop presence and a touch of fruity hops. Medium length finish and medium body. Very subdued for an IIPA. Meh.
Friday, November 1, 2013

ewestern
2
Rocky River Hop-a-Long Cascady IPA

Monday, October 14, 2013

DrSilverworm
3.2
Rocky River Oompa Loompa Chocolate Stout
On tap during Ohio Brew Week 2013, taster from The Pub. Dark brown color. Thin lighter brown head. Leaves pretty good lace. Medium-plus body. Smooth, king of soft carbonation. Lightly dry in the finish. I know it’s a chocolate stout, but this is just too sweet for me. Would prefer more bitter dark chocolate. Good cocoa flavor, though. Light roast malt. Solid chocolate stout.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

DrSilverworm
3
Rocky River Blueberry Ale
On tap during Ohio Brew Week 2013, taster from The Pub. Clear golden color. Thin white head. Leaves some lace. Served with a blueberry in it. Wow. Medium body. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Moderate sweet taste. Nice blueberry aroma, some wheat. Solid blueberry beer.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

JStax
3.4
Rocky River Blueberry Ale
Draft. Pours a lighter copper. Beige head. Aroma is big berry and not much else. Taste is sweet berries. Didn’t expect to like this one much, but it was pretty good.
Saturday, June 22, 2013

JStax
3.5
Rocky River Oompa Loompa Chocolate Stout
Draft. Dark brown, khaki head. Sweet roasty aroma. Sweet, nutty, roasty taste. Medium mouthfeel.
Saturday, June 22, 2013

reggiedunlop
3.8
Rocky River Punch In The Nuts Amber Ale
Pours a clear amber with a thick off white head...bright and lively...nice lacing and retention. Aroma is all peanut butter! Flavor has light earthy/hoppy notes with some dry leaves and caramel...all accented with a touch of peanut butter. Mouthfeel is medium/full and a bit oily with a slightly bitter earthy/hoppy finish that has a touch of dry leaves and pb. PB is big in the aroma on this one and mild in the flavor but a tasty beer nonetheless!
Saturday, May 25, 2013

BVery
2.7
Rocky River McConick's Export Ale
Tap at the brewpub. Orange-amber pour with a small white head. Off-sweetness and a touch of peat. Moderate palate. Meh.
Sunday, February 17, 2013

BVery
3.5
Rocky River Oompa Loompa Chocolate Stout
Tap at the brewpub. Finally, a beer from these guys that’s worth drinking. Deep brown pour with a frothy head. Chocolate and coffee are featured on the aroma and taste. Smooth palate. Nice.
Sunday, February 17, 2013

BVery
2.6
Rocky River Barnstormer Pale Ale
Tap at the brewpub. Orange pour, white head. Almost non-existent aroma. Taste is slight citrus. Another boring one from RRBC.
Sunday, February 17, 2013