Red Rock Amber Ale - OPA-OPA Steakhouse & Brewery
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Reviews by wiseguy142:
3.18/5 rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Got this as a graduation present. Had never heard of this brewery before so I was excited to get a growler of something totally new.
Pours a solid copper with a rocky head that fizzles down quite quickly leaving some trembling bubbles on top.
Aroma of chocolate and British malts. Heavy on both, but they don't seem to be blending together very coherently.
Taste follows up my intuition from the aroma. The chocolate malt, although there's not a ton of it, is dominating the taste of the beer and not allowing the subtleties of the other British/Vienna malts to come out cleanly. I've seen this in other microbrews before and don't really get it.
Heavy and soapy mouthfeel. I'd say get rid of some of that chocolate, drop the mash temp, get some more hops in there and let the other malts steer the flavor around.
Serving type: growler
05-20-2009 04:05:42 | More by wiseguy142
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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 123 ratings.