Elevator Bleeding Buckeye Red Ale - Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
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3.71/5 rDev +6.9%
12oz bottle poured into pint glass.
Pours medium amber with a 1 inch khaki head. The head stays longer than I expected, over a minute. Sweet malty aroma which turns a little hoppy at the end. The hop bitterness seems to be equally matched with the malt here. Very balanced, and very easy to drink. I'm quite impressed with this one. Not every beer needs to knock your socks of with hops and strong ABV. This is just a plain, down and dirty beer. On a side note, I do think the name is kinda lame.
06-11-2013 00:34:43 | More by screamking
3.85/5 rDev +11%
I wouldn't suspect it's not a red ale from the look of it; it's got the deep amber-red color, anyway. A creamy off-white head rises and displays moderate retention before it diminishes to a thinnish foam that is able to leave equally moderate lacing in a mix of spotting and light patching.
There's balance in this beer, as should be for the style(either attempted or techinical). Clearly there are caramel malts but I do get a mineral, earthy element with a bit of toast and a sweeter, toffee-like edge in the malts.
In the flavor, the moderate hops presence is grassy and piney, and balance with the malts is well maintained. Sweetness counters the bitterness, which likewise counters the sweetness. It's nothing mind-blowing, but it makes for good drinking and is complex enough to keep it from being boring.
The mouthfeel is almost as balanced as the rest, though I can see where someone might prefer to go a touch creamier and drop off a little bit of the thickness on the palate. It's not slick, but it comes close. The medium body holds it together well.
03-04-2013 22:27:12 | More by Brenden
3.71/5 rDev +6.9%
Pours a reddish amber with a slight creamy white head, which dissipated into a skim of foam on the surface. Not much lacing. Aroma is nutty, sweet malts.
Mouthfeel is smooth and viscous with snappy carbonation. Taste follows the aroma with nutty rich malt flavors, somewhat sweet, and a little hop bite in the background.
If you're not a hop fiend or simply want a change of pace, this should do the trick. Not exceptional, but not at all bad.
02-20-2013 02:10:19 | More by 5thOhio
4/5 rDev +15.3%
Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass
Appearance: amber in color, 1/3 inch head, clear, high carbonation
Smell: light toasted malt, caramel, light hops
Taste: light toasted malt, caramel, toast, light hops
Mouthfeel: light bodied, high carbonation, sweet start with a slight bitterness
Overall: Very enjoyable ESB. Kind takes some of the best of an Irish red and combines it with a regular red ale. I like the mix of sweetness and bitterness here. Certainly a beer I would do a six of if I was in the area.
01-28-2013 15:58:05 | More by tigg924
3.38/5 rDev -2.6%
Pours a clean orange-ish to copper color with an off white head. In the aroma, a small earthiness and notes of spice. In the taste, a caramel like roast, and somewhat spicy, yet a bit thin. A spice like bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry spice like aftertaste. Hint of earth and some spice, decent and average.
12-29-2012 19:22:23 | More by OWSLEY069
3.53/5 rDev +1.7%
12 oz bottle, 5.7% abv. Slightly hazy amber color, with a rocky off-white head. Nice retention, along with a good coating of lace on the sides of the glass.
Slightly toasty aroma, a bit of toffee as well. A bit of earthy hops on the back end. Pretty simple in the nose.
Toasted malt up front, with a faint bready feel. Some caramel notes, no toffee though. Malt character is not as robust as I thought it might be. Earthy hops, with a herbal edge round things out.
Medium body, with some soft carbonation. A simple beer here, nothing outstanding in either direction.
10-14-2012 18:33:36 | More by Bierguy5
Elevator Bleeding Buckeye Red Ale from Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
79 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.