Red Rock Amber Ale - OPA-OPA Steakhouse & Brewery
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Reviews by Gambrinus1184:
3.83/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Served on-tap at Trumbull Kitchen in Hartford, Conn.; into an Opa-Opa Trumbull Kitchen pint glass, nonetheless.
A: Poured a clear, tawny orange with a slight reddish tinge and a very slight head of white foam which served to leave a decent lace, but no head retention.
S: Smell is mostly sweet malt with a bit of musky, citrus hop in the nose.
T: Taste is nicely sweet and balanced. The sweet caramel malt is quite tasty and well-balanced with the slightly citric-floral hop bite. The taste isn't overwhelming, but it's simplistic and enjoyable.
M: Mouthfeel is a little creamy and sticky, but there's no problem taking big quaffs of this brew.
D: A good flavor and what seemed to be a relatively average ABV would make this brew a great session beer; it accompanied by seafood pad thai quite well.
A good example of the style, but not one to stand out. Certainly worth a try, and enough to make you want to search out a growler of it; I know I'd like to have one hanging around.
Serving type: on-tap
04-06-2008 20:47:29 | More by Gambrinus1184
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3.93/5 rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Purchased a growler from the local package store. Poured into a Samuel Adams Pint Glass.
A - Deep amber color with half a finger of white, foamy head. Retains well with fairly nice lacing throughout.
S - Roasted malts and citrus. Not much there though.
T - Sweet malt with a hint of coffee. Kind of a syrup-y taste.
M - Medium body with a dry finish.
Overall, a good brew. Very drinkable and I'll probably purchase again.
Serving type: growler
01-04-2014 03:45:13 | More by RingoBro
3.45/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
the fact that a professor I really respect bought me one at a conference makes this better than it really is. a generic amber, sweet and thick in the English vein, but a bore too. oatmealy in body and texture, sweet and denser than most, filling, big. you could have told me 9% abv and I wouldn't have questioned you, this is a gut rotter, and a weight gainer. I see it as an imposer English red type, but one that still doesn't taste bad, just unremarkable in that made for production way. not to be critical or anything, but this beer is an afterthought. I like the sturdy feel actually, but one is enough, and that's not a desirable trait in a basic amber right?
Serving type: bottle
09-21-2013 03:39:18 | More by StonedTrippin
4.09/5 rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A draft pint at their Brewmaster's Tavern, with dinner.
a: A deep amber, no head by the time it arrived at my table.
s: Light malt.
t: Malt reminiscent of British pale ales of old. Little hop bite to speak of. Quite similar to Shipyard Chamberlain Ale.
m: Light to moderate, smooth and mellow.
o: A malty treat. I love these, the heavier and more malty/yeasty the better, even in summer, especially with food.
This is Opa Opa's foundation brew, and one I'm going to stick to each time I visit this tavern until colder weather makes their excellent King Oak Milk Stout irresistable again.
Serving type: on-tap
07-24-2013 04:31:24 | More by scotorum
Red Rock Amber Ale from OPA-OPA Steakhouse & Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.