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Fire Chief Ale - Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.97%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: oggg on 03-20-2004

"Our fresh-brewed Fire Chief Ale* is a medium-bodied,
auburn-colored Ale that gets its pleasant sweetness and lightly toasted character from select caramel and crystal malts. Hand-selected hops from the Pacific Northwest lend a crisp and satisfying citrus finish."
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Photo of Joeyphunk
2.81/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

"Meh" is the best possible description of this beer

Photo of Kraty1
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not as good as I remember

Photo of rolltide8425
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cbcrunch
3.67/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of misternebbie
2.9/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of yemenmocha
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Blazer22
3.2/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of dcscientist
3.8/5  rDev +7.3%

This is usually a very short release, so if you want it, you have to get there fast. I finally got myself some, and it was worth it. Very smooth and drinkable Irish red, a better beer than most of their standards.

Photo of stampfler07
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of BlueMoon10
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of aoampm
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of badmotorgrunge
3.57/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Sheehan50
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Howlader
2/5  rDev -43.5%

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of styleisking
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of MtOrion
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of TX-Badger
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Durandal_777
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of tbone64
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of squack
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ordered this as part of a sampler. It was their seasonal ale at the time.

A - Very little head on this which to me signaled a higher ABV since most of these are loaded with carbonation. Sadly its under 6% but it looks like a red ale very bright red brown clear in color.
S - It has a toasted malt smell, slightly sour with some caramel but mostly grainy.
T - It tasted kind of unbalanced very bitter pine grainy character making the body more boozy than it should have been. Not very sweet just loaded with toasted malt.
M - Daymn was this 8%? When I checked the menu it said it was 5.6% and I thought no way. Hard to drink despite the medium body.

Overall I was not very impressed and kind of saddened since pint profits go to local firemen and I only got a sample. It Ok overall.

Photo of bckayaalp
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of NooseJustice
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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Fire Chief Ale from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.