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Rock Bottom Red Ale - Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Rock Bottom Red Ale
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78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 16.57%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: AleWatcher on 10-01-2011)
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AleWatcher

Illinois

1.73/5  rDev -48.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

This is really chalky and mineraly tasting. Sweet malts and no hops to speak of... No bitterness... The sweet malts, mainly giving a light caramel and sweet bready note, combine with the yeast to run the show.
The yeast seems to be merely a mild ale yeast, so the flavor imparted by it is minimal and unimpressive-- I consider it to be the cause of the mineraly quality I pick up.
Light body with low carbonation. Thin and watery feeling.

This is poor. Not a good representation of the style at all.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery, 16156 South La Grange Road, Orland Park

10-01-2011 23:48:06 | More by AleWatcher
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Lang44

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

03-26-2012 21:58:46 | More by Lang44
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Hopstout

Minnesota

2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

07-25-2012 03:03:34 | More by Hopstout
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Adkins1203

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -26%

03-03-2013 01:34:39 | More by Adkins1203
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apasternak

District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -26%

11-28-2013 18:07:23 | More by apasternak
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -26%

08-06-2012 22:02:36 | More by JohneHoodlum
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crobinso

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -26%

08-18-2012 23:58:23 | More by crobinso
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -26%

07-20-2014 20:44:15 | More by Howlader
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SNA_A_PLUS

Korea (South)

2.5/5  rDev -26%

06-17-2013 09:44:50 | More by SNA_A_PLUS
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xhuang61

United Kingdom (England)

2.5/5  rDev -26%

07-25-2014 21:05:41 | More by xhuang61
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jsprain1

Minnesota

2.65/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A- Red-garnet. Head is one finger and very poor retention.
S- The aroma is very mild. There is some toast and a very light caramel aroma. Also a touch of cut grass. Very mild though.
T- There is a bready flavor and just a very very light fruit flavor. The finish is pretty singularly caramel.
M- Excessively light and watery for the style.
O- In this style I look for good bread/toast/caramel flavors. Here it feels like it has those, but just so mild and watered down. It has potential but it's just lacking in subtance.

Serving type: growler
@ Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery, 16156 South La Grange Road, Orland Park

12-12-2011 04:00:36 | More by jsprain1
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gshoes3

South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

03-13-2013 15:43:38 | More by gshoes3
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

05-19-2014 22:11:16 | More by Durandal_777
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psmith161

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

02-17-2014 19:25:34 | More by psmith161
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nyrblue2

New York

3/5  rDev -11.2%

10-08-2013 01:44:09 | More by nyrblue2
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stampfler07

Colorado

3/5  rDev -11.2%

04-09-2012 02:53:17 | More by stampfler07
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andyschaps

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11.2%

02-12-2012 01:03:43 | More by andyschaps
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LooseMoose1978

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -11.2%

01-25-2013 17:53:17 | More by LooseMoose1978
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aasimon

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -11.2%

12-03-2011 03:34:17 | More by aasimon
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EdmundBlackadder

Ohio

3/5  rDev -11.2%

02-15-2014 20:31:18 | More by EdmundBlackadder
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Brewsed

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -11.2%

02-27-2013 22:04:26 | More by Brewsed
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DbbC

Illinois

3/5  rDev -11.2%

04-21-2014 15:49:20 | More by DbbC
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

3.08/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

@ Rock Bottom Stuart St., just before last night's Baroness show.

Amber with a thin, tight head. Great retention, foam smears my glass like a lengthy skid mark. Mildy toasted grain and a very mild citrus aroma. Tastes about the same with a mild caramel sweetness to balance mild hop bitterness (38IBU). I've used the word "mild" 4 times already and that sounds about right - it's a very James Taylor beer.

A red ale harkening back to the days of balance and restrained hopping. A very clean beer.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery, 16156 South La Grange Road, Orland Park

08-12-2013 12:42:34 | More by donkeyrunner
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.08/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

on tap at rock bottom in KOP

Pours a deep reddish color with some golden hues. Thinner beige head slowly fades out, leaving some wispy film behind with patches of lacing on the glass.

Bready and malty in the nose with a slight dash of hops. Caramel with bread crust and some light sweetness.

Very soft hop presence up front, which is quickly swept away by a wave of biscuit and bread crust. The malt is fairly heavy with sweeter tones driven by caramel with a slight dash of honey. A few hints of dark fruit attempt to peek through before the finish. A little sweet and chewy at the end.

Medium body, decent carbonation, a bit chewy and bubbly on the tongue. This is okay, but I'm left searching for something that might allow it to stand out from the crowd.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery, 16156 South La Grange Road, Orland Park

02-17-2012 01:38:06 | More by xnicknj
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Tiernan

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

12-01-2013 23:05:54 | More by Tiernan
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Rock Bottom Red Ale from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.