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Red Rocks Red - Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 14.77%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BigBry on 10-28-2007

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of dcscientist
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

This is very similar to the Fire Chief ale, but it's available year-round. Ask for it cask-conditioned, and if you get lucky and it happens to be one of the couple that are currently on cask, then you'll bump this rating up another few points.

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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2/5  rDev -38.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of KYGunner
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I went to the Rock Bottom in Cincinnati, though because it's a chain I am going to assume the beers carry over the same. I ordered a flight of six of their standard beers and as I tried each one I found that each was spot on to the style. The remarkable thing is how unremarkable the beers are. Don't get me wrong, they are well worth the try and certainly above average but they are produced for a mass market. So as lazy as it may be I am going to simply say that this beer was a text book example of the style without breaking out and setting itself above.

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3.25/5  rDev 0%

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3.25/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.25/5  rDev 0%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +30.8%

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Cylinsier
3.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5


Pours a clear amber red with an off-white head.

Light bready malt aroma, kind of subdued.

Mild hops, caramel, and coppery barley malt flavor.

Medium body with a tingly carbonation over the tongue.

A decent ale, but not spectacular. Loses some points for a weak aroma. Drinkable enough, but nothing worth writing home about.

Photo of Huffaroma
2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of tjsdomer2
3.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pale red, practically brown. Goes well with some of Colorado's scenery. (I had this at Denver International Airport.) Nothing amazing though. The ambience works though.

Smell: Some pale caramel hints. Not really a whole lot though. Kind of rustic and metallic. I guess it makes sense being red?

Taste/Mouthfeel: More caramel and a hint of hops. This is pretty average overall, however it's better than Killians', another Denver Irish red. Mouthfeel is pretty nice though.

Drinkability: Nothing terribly exciting.

Overall: Good ambience, average rest.

Photo of nickd717
2.7/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On tap at the Denver airport.

Deep reddish amber pour with a small off-white head on top of it.

Malty caramel aroma, very bready with a little toast and earth.

Malty English style flavor, lots of caramel and toffee, with subtle earthy Noble hops and a slight plastic note.

Clean on the palate with medium body and low carbonation.

Not great overall, probably below average.

Photo of champ103
2.75/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear dark red color. A minimal white head forms, and recedes to nothing. No lace.
S: Malty sweet with some caramel and light chocolate.
T: Sweet, caramel, and chocolate again. Though way to much diacetyl.
M/D: A light body that is thin and watery. Not hard to drink, like the rest of the beers here. Though no need to come back to this.

The diacetyl overpowers. I am not a fan of this.

Photo of PhillyStyle
3.02/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

At Rock Bottom at Denver Int'l Airport (C concourse), served in a 12 oz pint glass:

Nice reddish color with an off-white head that was not well retained and it faded pretty fast.

Aroma was a decent malt aroma...pretty simple and one dimensional.

Taste is actually a nice balance of malt and hops, but that is really all it is. Not all that bold or complex, just a simple beer.

The beer felt light with maybe slightly too much carbonation. Also the beer had maybe slightly better than average drinkability, really due to the simple flavor and light body. Overall, not bad...but not really all that good either.

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Red Rocks Red from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.