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Rollin' Dirty Red Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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98 Ratings
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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 18.9%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: shand on 06-15-2012)
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

03-09-2013 14:48:46 | More by kylehay2004
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hmmm. Something seems amiss here.

The nose initially struck me as having a very Flanders tone to it. I figured maybe that was just something that was there for the start and it would fade. The flavor profile follows suit in very much the same fashion though. Tart and fruity wood is definitely showing here, in a lasting fashion.

I doubt that what I got here was the intended outcome (will do some research to find out precisely), but what I got, I liked. If the beer is supposed to be like this, it'd be an instant hit for me and I'd be going to get more.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 06:35:49 | More by RblWthACoz
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Thanks go to Stakem for the hookup on this bottle.

Pours a clear dark copper, with a couple fingers of dirty off-white head. This retains with roughly a rich finger or so of froth, which soaps the sides of the glass with a thick cascade of sticky lacing. The aroma has a twang to it up front from a combination of citrus, caramel, and then more of a buttered toast presence along the back. This isn’t overly airy in the nose but does have a light floral tinge to it on the edges.

The taste is malt forward, with more buttered toast and caramel tanginess that mixes in some citrus flavor as well. A light leafy bitterness stretches into a dry finish that leaves a little pith hanging on the palate. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with some sharpness on the tongue and then more of a crisp creaminess that spreads out into the rest of the mouth. Pretty solid fee on this.

This was decent. It was definitely a more malt heavy take on the style but there was still enough of a hop presence to keep this crisp and balanced. There’s nothing really exceptional about this but it’s still a solidly drinkable Red Ale. Thanks again Adam.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2012 18:30:21 | More by Kegatron
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beernads

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

09-15-2012 10:52:08 | More by beernads
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle I picked up at Cigar City just the other day. Poured into a tulip, the brew appears a clouded brown moreso than amber or red. A rich tan foam sits atop the brew with a finger strength and recedes slowly leaving a wall of webby lacework on the glass. When held to the light, it shows a bit of amber hue but for the most part this brew looks like a clouded brown.

The aroma is pleasantly malty with a solid inclusion of caramel to toffee character. A bit of dark fruitiness smells like raisins or prunes before transitioning back to a more central focus of malt smelling more toasty and bready as the experience continues. Once the brew is warmer, it has a touch of chocolate quality about it that is a bit misplaced for the style but is fitting/understandable based on the look of this brew.

The taste is pretty much exactly what you would expect based off of the aroma. Toasty grain gives way to a bready feeling that has some sweetness somewhat like caramel and toffee. There is a bit of fruits present tasting mildly like raisins. A faint bitterness keeps the maltiness and fruity quality in check. The alcohol is seemingly non-existent except for a mild accenting fruity ester. Once the brew goes beyond ideal temperature, a bit of chocolate quality emerges as well a musty aftertaste.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is smooth and easy drinking and a fairly decent take on the style. However, it is pretty much middle of the road and decent without any wow factor. The visuals are a bit deceiving but other than that nothing of fault to be found. Worth a try if you get a chance.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2012 23:00:49 | More by stakem
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle poured into pint glass

Deep burnt red pour with caramel tones and a frothy beige head resting on top. Decent retention, leaving some patchy lacing on the glass while consuming.

Bready, sweet and toasty in the nose with caramel and soft sugary notes. Malty with a soft hop flair and bread crust.

Malted sweetness with lurking hops underneath. Bread crust, caramel and burnt sugar followed by some soft fruity esters. Thicker malt backbone, toasted grain and medium sweetness level. Finishes crisp and quick.

Medium body, well carbonated, chewy and sticky on the tongue. Slightly above average amber ale, nothing more, nothing less. I kind of expect more from Cigar City at this point though.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2013 13:05:22 | More by xnicknj
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Fairly deep red in color but has very little balancing carbonation. Mild sticky lace ring.

S + T - Both are pretty balanced maybe a slight more caramel than I expected with a decent hop presence. Not bad.

M - Light to medium easy to drink

Overall not something I would seek out again yet not mind blowing for a Cigar City release.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2012 21:53:17 | More by DrDemento456
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark bronze color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is malty, caramel, a touch of sweetness. Taste is also a bit malty but hops are present, some caramel as well. A very easy drinking beer. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid brew.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2012 15:07:49 | More by tone77
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

08-21-2013 17:12:07 | More by iL0VEbeer
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Lare453

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

03-22-2013 13:01:05 | More by Lare453
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +22%

07-28-2013 12:50:52 | More by KevinGordon
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -8.5%

08-12-2013 01:11:13 | More by IdrinkGas
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

3/5  rDev -8.5%

07-24-2013 03:24:15 | More by stereosforgeeks
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

05-10-2013 16:29:09 | More by twenty5
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.54/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a glass. Taken from November tasting notes from trip to FL.

Pours deep rich reddish brown, with light foam patches atop. Bready toffee notes. Smells sweet. Strong caramel sweetness. Very light cherry bite. Small amount of carbonation in the mouthfeel. Good and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 22:53:04 | More by KTCamm
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.49/5  rDev +36.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tampa Bay Brew Bus Rollin Dirty Red Ale has a medium, cream-colored head, a hazy, red-brown appearance, some streaming bubbles, and some lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, brown bread crust, and the flavor is similar, with a nice and measured hop bitterness from the middle-to-end of the sip. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Tampa Bay Brew Bus Rollin Dirty Red Ale finishes mostly dry, smooth, mellow, interesting, and delicious. Overall, this is a really enjoyable beer. I’m glad I was able to try it.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 22:16:37 | More by RonaldTheriot
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -8.5%

03-22-2013 01:29:21 | More by cfalovo97
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macrosmatic

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

06-21-2012 14:07:02 | More by macrosmatic
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

04-04-2013 03:20:51 | More by jaasen64
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baybum

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -8.5%

11-13-2012 22:46:41 | More by baybum
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shand

Florida

4/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

This beer is brewed by Cigar City for the Tampa Bay Brew Bus. It pours out a dark red color with an off-white head. The aroma is rich and malty with caramel and coffee notes. The taste is robustly malty, it's huge on caramel malt flavors. There's a bit of thin coffee flavors and chocolate on the finish. The mouthfeel is lighter and well-carbonated, and the drinkability is very good. Overall, a solid malty red.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2012 00:32:52 | More by shand
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

06-12-2013 23:38:36 | More by TimoP
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Danny1217

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

03-17-2014 03:19:40 | More by Danny1217
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jschott75

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

06-27-2013 18:16:15 | More by jschott75
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Arsenal0328

Missouri

4/5  rDev +22%

05-23-2013 18:22:05 | More by Arsenal0328
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Rollin' Dirty Red Ale from Cigar City Brewing
76 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.