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Red Rock Amber Ale - OPA-OPA Steakhouse & Brewery

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Red Rock Amber AleRed Rock Amber Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

123 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 12.26%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
OPA-OPA Steakhouse & Brewery visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 10-18-2004)
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.35/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beer review from BA Mag Nov 2007.

Does it seem like more and more brewpubs are getting into bottling their beer? Off-premise sales is becoming a very viable option for many brewpubs in the US.

The head clears out pretty quickly and only leaves a thin bubbly ring of lace. Tawny color, clear but more orange than red. Sweet toasted malt aroma with biscuity, green hay and cracker undertones, hint of citric/minty hops in the nose. Very smooth and crisp with a medium body. Layers of sugary caramel and toasted grain unfold from the malt as this beer warms up a little. Hops stay modest but enough bitterness is present with a flowery citric flavor that lingers for a good while. Biscuity malt middle with a hint of grassiness. Mild dried-plum fruitiness with a faint nutty yeast. Finishes off with a long drawn-out clean-toasted grain and sits semisweet on the palate.

Very well balanced with complexities in the malt that don't deter this beer from being any less drinkable. Its certainly worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2010 01:10:43 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The head clears out pretty quick to only leave a thin bubbly ring of lace. Tawny color, clear but more orange than red. Sweet toasted malt aroma with biscuity and cracker undertones, hint of citric minty hops in the nose. Smooth and crisp with a medium body. Layers of caramel and toasted grain unfold from the malt as this beer warms up a little. Hops stay modest but enough bitterness is present with a flowery citric flavor. Biscuity malt middle with a hint of grassiness. Mild fruitiness with a faint nutty yeast. Finishes off with a long drawn out clean toasted grain and sits semi-sweet on the palate.

Very well balanced with complexities in the malt that don't deter this beer from being any less drinkable. Its certainly worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2007 05:14:39 | More by Jason
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Red Rock Amber Ale from OPA-OPA Steakhouse & Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.