Rusty Truck Brewing / Roadhouse 101 Reviews




douglas88
3.8
Rusty Truck Pacific Grind Espresso Stout
On tap at abv. Pours a clear dark brown color with a small brown head. A big sweet coffee roast nose. The flavor is huge coffee, vanilla, caramel. Very good. Light.
Friday, October 7, 2016

douglas88
3.9
Rusty Truck Licensed to Kill IPA
On tap at OBF. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. A big bursting hop nose. Resin, big sweet citrus. This is a great IPA. Very sweet, lots of late boil goodness. Nice.
Saturday, July 30, 2016

bpreo
2.4
Rusty Truck Double Berry Ale
The flavor takes a while to get to your senses, but once it does, it is very good, indeed. Original rating, 7/9/2016: 5, 1, 4, 4, 10.
Sunday, July 10, 2016

bpreo
2.2
Rusty Truck Strawberry Wheat Tonic
Weird aftertaste, must be the Tonic. No fruit flavor. Original Rating, 6/22/2016: 4, 2, 4, 2, 10.
Thursday, June 23, 2016

mcberko
2.5
Rusty Truck Redline Double IPA
On tap at Loyal Legion, pours a hazy orange amber with a small beige head. Aroma brings out notes of hop resins and caramel bready malt. Flavour is pretty bland, with bready malt, hop resins and syrupy notes. Not well-balanced at all. Meh.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

bpreo
4.3
Rusty Truck Pacific Grind Espresso Stout
Everything is right with this Stout. Sampled at Growler U.S.A., Eugene, Oregon.
Sunday, January 31, 2016

bpreo
3.8
Rusty Truck Stupiphany Imperial Red Ale
this beer has a good Red taste and color. Sampled at Growler U.S.A., Eugene, Oregon.
Sunday, January 31, 2016

Reid
3.5
Rusty Truck Road Wrecker IPA
a couple of pints at the brewpub/restaurant..$4.00 a piece. Slightly cloudy orange beer with a good sized frothy cream head. Nice dank deep hop aromas. Taste is quite bitter but a bit malty..PNW style. Very nice mouth feel easy to drink stuff. A reasonable PNW IPA..OK
Saturday, November 14, 2015

andrewje41
3.7
Rusty Truck McKay’s Cascade Harvest Fresh Hop
Draft 10 oz pour at the Horse Brass pub. Rating from last night’s notes because this place apparently doesn’t believe in cell reception. So cool to be back here.  Pours a slightly cloudy golden orange with a fizz ring head.  Lemon and hops aroma.  A little grassy.  Orange fruit.  Hop bitter finish.  Tasty beer.
Sunday, September 27, 2015

mcberko
2.4
Rusty Truck Pedal to the Metal Double IPA
On tap at Saraveza’s 6th IIPA Fest, pours a hazy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is unbalanced, with lots of candied sweetness and a little resin. Flavour is badly balanced, with candied sugar, caramel malt and some resinous hops. Very jagged and badly incorporated flavours. Quite poor.
Sunday, August 16, 2015

Ferris
3.2
Rusty Truck 50th Anniversary Pilsner
50th anniversary - Light grains.  Clear gold with a decent white head.  Sweet grains and light bitterness. Decent.
Friday, August 14, 2015

Ferris
3.7
Rusty Truck Amarillo Wheat IPA
Draft - Weedy and leafy hops.  Cloudy gold with a decent white head.  Very weedy and a really well balanced bitterness.  Quite nice.
Friday, August 14, 2015

Ferris
2.9
Rusty Truck Hempeweizen
Draft - Herbal, grassy and sweet grains.  Hazy gold with a rich white head.  Grassy, herbal, sweet wheat notes.  Herbal, bitter and weird.
Friday, August 14, 2015

Ferris
3
Rusty Truck Moonlight Ride Blackberry Ale
Draft - Berry and some grain.  Cloudy reddish copper with a nice rich white head.  Light fruity Berry notes and some light wheat notes.
Friday, August 14, 2015

Ferris
3.2
Rusty Truck Stupiphany Imperial Red Ale
Draft - Orange and caramel notes.  Cloudy copper with a small white head.  Burnt orange and caramel with a bit of a peel finish.  OK.
Friday, August 14, 2015

Ferris
3.3
Rusty Truck Fender Bender Amber Ale
Draft - Caramel and some twig notes.  Clear Amber with a decent white head.  Dark malts and twig with a dry finish.  Light sweetness to balance bitterness.  Not bad.
Friday, August 14, 2015

Ferris
3.4
Rusty Truck Procrastinator Stout
Draft - Dark roast and a touch of dark chocolate.  Jet black with a rich light brown head.  Lots of toasted notes, burnt toast and a long finish.  Dry finish and even more toast.
Friday, August 14, 2015

Ferris
3.4
Rusty Truck Taft Draft Toffee Porter
Draft - Dark roast and a bit of chocolate.  Jet brown with a rich beige head.  Some roast, lots of dar chocolate and a burnt toast dry finish.  Not bad.
Friday, August 14, 2015

Ferris
2.9
Rusty Truck Beach Blonde Ale
Draft - Sweet light Apple.  Cloudy gold with a rich head.  A bit bland with a touch of grain sweetness.
Friday, August 14, 2015

Ferris
3.4
Rusty Truck Road Wrecker IPA
Draft - Bright grapefruit.  Cleanish gold with a decent white head.  Bitter peel, grapefruit and a very dry finish.  Solid.
Friday, August 14, 2015

Ferris
3.2
Rusty Truck Serena Rye Saison
Draft - Fresh cut grass and grains.  Clear gold with a rich white head.  Bitter hops, grassy notes and some grains.  Bitter and grassy.
Friday, August 14, 2015

Reid
3.5
Rusty Truck Cruiser Session IPA
Pint served at Growl Movement Salem OR $5. Light orange colour..looked ever so slightly hazy.nice off white head. Aroma was pretty OK mostly citrus and grass like hops. Taste quite good for style strong citrus hop flavour and a nice body. Mouth feel was again excellent for style thicker than expected and went down real smooth. Did not expect too much from this Brewery but this quite acceptable ISA
Friday, March 27, 2015

CVBis007
3.5
Rusty Truck Cherry Chocoholic Baltic Porter
Wonderfully dark pour with a medium, though persistent, head trailing down the glass. Smells of chocolate malt with sweet cherry. Not surprisingly the chocolate flavor persists and you get the cherries on top. Nice and solid.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Theydon_Bois
3.6
Rusty Truck Serena Rye Saison
Keg at Bailey’s Taproom, PDX, 11/11/14. Clear golden with a decent off white covering. Nose is bitter orange, citric peel, spice, straw, tangerine. Taste comprises bitter lemon, earthy notes, hint of apricot, spice. grassy, hint pineapple. Medium body, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent saison with a tropical fruit underbelly.
Sunday, November 30, 2014

bpreo
2.9
Rusty Truck Taft Draft Toffee Porter
Something about President Taft. Anyways, the beer is way too sweet, therefore, not appealing.
Saturday, November 8, 2014

douglas88
3
Rusty Truck Moonlight Ride Blackberry Ale
On tap at 3 Mugs. Pours a purple brown color with a medium white head. A fruity berry and sweet malty nose. The flavor is dominated by an odd earthy and almost sour flavor, sweet berries, some toast. OK.
Saturday, September 6, 2014

stchloe
3.5
Rusty Truck Cherry Chocoholic Baltic Porter
Incredible cherry base, very good notes without being saccharine, the chocolate notes are a little muted and dry, hops are quite nice in balance in the finish.
Monday, August 18, 2014

dnbthompson
3.1
Rusty Truck Road Wrecker IPA
From growler fill station Growler Guys in Bend, Oregon. I believe the stated ABV was 6.65 and IBU of 70. Pours a very coppery color with an off white head that dissipated quickly. Aroma of alcohol that seems more floury than citrus. Full flavored but seemed to get flat rather quickly for us. Better than some IPAs in the NW but given where I live, I have many choices and we may or may not come back to this one. However, if you at the coast and can go the "Truck" then that would be a no brainer!
Sunday, August 17, 2014

BrewDad
3.5
Rusty Truck Simcoe CDA
Dark black in color with a tan head. Nice Dark chocolate and roast malt and IPA hops flavors. Very tasty CDA.
Friday, June 13, 2014

pdx77
3
Rusty Truck Procrastinator Stout
On draught at Roadhouse 101. Dark amber color. Not much depth to the aroma and taste, mostly some light roasted malt notes. Not really a stout; much weaker bodied and lacking darkness, both in color and taste.
Saturday, December 28, 2013

pdx77
3.4
Rusty Truck Moonlight Ride Blackberry Ale
On draught at Roadhouse 101. Glowing ruby red color. Aroma is light berry and a touch of malt. Taste is slightly tart blackberry and a touch of malt and wheat. Refreshing, a little bit too light bodied.
Saturday, December 28, 2013

pdx76
3.4
Rusty Truck Blackberry Porter
On draught at rusty truck. Pours clear copper with medium thick head. Nose of faint tart berry and malt. Taste is of diluted blackberry juice and malt. Wish that there was more flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, December 28, 2013

pdx77
3.5
Rusty Truck Taft Draft Toffee Porter
From growlerette filled at Rusty Truck. Dark brown color. Aroma is caramel and dark malt. Taste is roasted peanuts, toffee, toasted malt, and a hint of hops. The finish is slightly sweet, with a decided roasted aftertaste.
Thursday, December 26, 2013

mcberko
3
Rusty Truck Blackberry Porter
On tap at Rusty Truck Brewing, pours a murky dark amber with a small beige head. Aroma is pretty subtle, with feint blackberries. Flavour brings out fresh blackberries, and dry toasted English malt. Very dry, English style, and even a touch of tartness. Decent stuff.
Saturday, December 21, 2013

mcberko
3.8
Rusty Truck Cherry Chocoholic Baltic Porter
On tap at Rusty Truck Brewing, pours a deep dark brown / near-black with a small beige head. Aroma brings out rich cherries and chocolate - like a decadent dessert. Flavour is similar, bringing out a decadent mix of cherries and chocolate - very fruity and chocolatey. Sweet, but not even close to cloying. Really great stuff I must say.
Saturday, December 21, 2013

mcberko
3
Rusty Truck Taft Draft Toffee Porter
On tap at Rusty Truck Brewing, pours a dark amber with a small beige head. Aroma is subtle, with notes of toffee and dark fruits. Flavour is pleasant enough, with notes of toffee, dry dark fruits, and some toasted English malt. Well-balanced and nicely constructed enough. Solid porter.
Saturday, December 21, 2013

mcberko
2.1
Rusty Truck Procrastinator Stout
On tap at Rusty Truck Brewing, pours a clear dark amber / red with a small beige head - uh oh - always sends up warning signals when stouts aren’t even close to black. Aroma brings out subtle oats and dry toasted malt. Flavour is bland and lifeless, with notes of oats, dry cocoa and roasted bread. Very weak and watery on the palate. Doesn’t classify as a stout in my mind. Not good.
Saturday, December 21, 2013

mcberko
2.5
Rusty Truck Stupiphany Imperial Red Ale
On tap at Rusty Truck Brewing, pours a clear golden / copper with a small off-white head. Aroma of weird herbal notes, dry bready malt, and earthy English hops. Flavour brings out sweet toffee, earthy notes, and some weird vegetal off flavours. Not a disaster, but this doesn’t sit very well with me. Drinkable, but off the mark.
Saturday, December 21, 2013

mcberko
3.6
Rusty Truck Road Wrecker IPA
On tap at Rusty Truck Brewing, pours a cloudy orange with a small off-white head. Aroma brings out pleasant piney hops, some slight coppery notes, and some crackery malt. Flavour brings out fresh piney hops, some floral notes, and a somewhat Englishy malt profile. Refreshing and well-balanced, with a lingering hoppy finish - no astringency. Very solid stuff.
Saturday, December 21, 2013

bpreo
3.1
Rusty Truck Moonlight Ride Blackberry Ale
Fender Bender has created a very good Fruit Beer with blackberries. Very tasty, almost like drinking butter. Re-rating: Ignore what I said about Fender Bender. Maybe I was confused? Maybe they changed their name? Either way... Sampled at the 4th annual McKenzie Cider and Craft Beer Festival, November 13th, 2015.
Sunday, November 10, 2013

bpreo
3.6
Rusty Truck Fender Bender Amber Ale
Cool new brewery on the Oregon coast. They have their beer on tap here in Springfield. This was a very good Amber.
Sunday, November 10, 2013

pdx76
3.5
Rusty Truck Nelscott Reefer Smoked Hempeweizen
On draught at seven brides septoberfest -pours cloudy amber. Nose of smoke and fruit. Taste is complex blend of smoke, nut, malt, and cane sugar. Sweeter than expected. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, September 28, 2013

raphael
3.5
Rusty Truck Pedal to the Metal Double IPA
Light but rich aroma,, sweet & woody. Hazy amber with minimal off-white head. orange flavor with some resiny hop edging--balance slightly to the sweet side--caramel, powdered sugar.. pleasant, almost chewy testure. soft finish. On tap at Bailey’s.
Thursday, September 12, 2013

pdx77
3.4
Rusty Truck Road Wrecker IPA
On draught at Roadhouse 101. Full golden color. Aroma is light grassy hops and light sweet malts. Taste is a smooth combination of grass and citrus hop and dark maltiness. Finishes lightly bitter.
Monday, August 19, 2013

pdx77
3.6
Rusty Truck Stupiphany Imperial Red Ale
On draught at Roadhouse 101. Amber color, not as reddish hued as expected. Aroma is sweet citrus and grass hops with slight malt profile. Taste is a good balance of potent tropical fruit hops and sweet spicy malt. Pleasing bitter hop prickle on the finish is countered well by a lasting sweetness.
Sunday, August 11, 2013

pdx76
3.4
Rusty Truck Taft Draft Toffee Porter
On draught at rusty truck - color is pitch brown. Small white head. Nose is very faint hop and malt. Highly carbonated smooth mouthfeel. Taste is of chocolate, hints of coffee, caramel. Very smooth blend of sweet caramel and bitter coffee. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, August 11, 2013

pdx76
3
Rusty Truck Moonlight Ride Blackberry Ale
On draught at rusty truck - pours cloudy, purple mud color. Nose of tart and grass. Taste is complex blend of tart berry, floral notes, with sour and dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, August 11, 2013

pdx77
3.6
Rusty Truck Nelscott Reefer Smoked Hempeweizen
On draught at Roadhouse 101. Very cloudy deep apricot color. Aroma is banana and clove, somewhat muddied by an unneeded lemon slice. Taste is similar to a German hefeweizen (banana, clove), yet the hemp is nutty and there is a nice little whisper of smoke. Finish is refreshing, with a smoked banana note.
Sunday, August 11, 2013

3fourths
3.4
Rusty Truck Road Wrecker IPA
Draft at the brewery. Finally we have something drinkable from these guys. The pale ale was close but had some strange mustard and dog hair smells going on. The IPA has a lot of Simcoe catty / shallot aromas, but also a lot of nicely juicy orange citrus character. Sweet, bitter, creamy carbonation, somewhat rough malt but also firm enough to hold up the body. Herbal onion flavor late with a strange garlic brine and sourish cheese rind flavor. Altogether the cleanest and most interesting beer from Rusty Truck, worth a few gulps, which I coudln’t say about anything else I tried.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

3fourths
2.8
Rusty Truck Slant 6 Pale Ale
Draft at the brewery. Glowing rich gold with a fine white head. Musty, husky, sulfuric and starchy. Bitter, caustic cheese rind with lighter touches of shallot and garlic. Small amount of butter noticed. Green, vegetal, bitter, leafy and musty hops. Hints of turmeric and wet dog hair. Medium dry, balanced bitterness, watery body. At least it looks good.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013