American Red Ale - Rock Art Brewery
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Reviews by DannyS:
3.75/5 rDev +10%
Finally, a chance to have some Rock Art brew again. Poured this 12 oz bottle into my favorite pint glass.
A - Pours a hazy rusty brown with almost no head. What little head there is does leave a thin collar and a few loose dots of lacing.
S - Toasted malt mainly with a toffee backing.
T - Slightly malty sweet with a toasty bitterness. Finishes very bready.
M - Thin, but not watery. Enough weight to prevent that, and the carbonation is medium-high.
D - Modest ABV and decent flavor. Sessioning is definitely a possibility if this one appeals to you
Overall - The first Rock Art beer I've had in a long time, and while it's not absolutely amazing, it satisfied.
09-15-2009 02:04:29 | More by DannyS
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3.85/5 rDev +12.9%
Sampled & reveiwed 1/13/07:
Ap: Hard pour raises almost no head & the small head receded immediately. Nice ruby red color with medium carbonation. Looks placid....
Ar: Dark bing cherries, black cherry syrup, slight burnt toast & roasted malt aroma. Nice combination. Smells promising.
Ta: Toasty aroma dominates in the flavor. Nice! Roasted malt finish with slight hop balance. Bitterness & hop flavor minimal, as expected. Very minor cherry flavor noted.
Mo: Light bodied. Refreshing & clean on the palette. Crisp. Carbonation perfect.
Dr: Easy drinking. Refreshing. Good session beer!
Comments: Very good red ale! Goes down very smooth & easy.
02-22-2007 21:35:37 | More by JMD71
3.3/5 rDev -3.2%
Pours from the bottle a nice deep reddish brown with a half inch khaki head. Bright ruby pops out when held up to the light. Aromas of sweet caramel that's a bit roasty, fruit and bready malt undertones. A nice citric hop aroma is there too. Not bad, I enjoy the fresh hop aroma.
First sip brings brings a nice toasty caramel maltiness along with a nice citrusy hop backbone. A bit of a bready aspect comes in mid sip with a good balance between bitter and sweet. An enjoyable, no frills, easy drinking red ale.
Mouthfeel is has a medium body with a carbonation that fills the mouth on the way down. Easily drinkable, yet fairly average. Would make a nice hot weather session and would be a good choice to convert those macro drinkers. Thanks to MuddyFeet and BIF20 for the chance to try this one.
06-08-2005 02:21:34 | More by orbitalr0x
4.2/5 rDev +23.2%
Appearance: 1/4 inch head, clear, amber in color, small carbonation
Smell: toasted malt and a hint of coffee
Taste: toasted malt, toffee, and a touch of coffee
Mouthfeel: semi-sweet, medium bodied, morderate carbonation
Drinkability: I was pleasantly surprised with this very good brew. I like the strong malt presence in the body. With the low abv, I could have a six.
12-22-2009 14:59:36 | More by tigg924
3.15/5 rDev -7.6%
Pours a chestnut ruby color with a foamy beige head that lingers, and leaves fine lacing and rings around the inside of the glass. Smell is hoppy, but not very strong. Mouthfeel is a bit watery and slick. Flavor is light malt, but also has some cherry highlights. Reminds me of an English bitter, but has a strange sour and tangy flavor. It's a bit too bitter, and the sourness detracts from it overall.
10-22-2003 00:28:35 | More by far333
3.25/5 rDev -4.7%
Appearance: Small amount of head which goes away quickly. Low / medium carbonation. Dark red color
Smell: Dark malty and fruity perhaps some cherry flavor. Roasted burnt aroma.
Taste: Toasted malt taste with a light hoppy flavor. Finishes crisp with hint of cherry
Mouthfeel: Light body and clean feel.
Drinkability: Smooth easy. Good for session drinking if you like red ales
01-05-2008 21:09:56 | More by racer2k
3.68/5 rDev +7.9%
Pours a dark brown, dense body wih a thin white head--solid for an amber... a nice balance of hops and malts, smooth and pleasant... slightly effervescent, quite drinkable--medium-bodied to the mouthfeel... nice malty sweetness with a sense of herbal fruitiness and a bit of caramel in the finish... a solid amber, versatile and consistent... I'd revisit this as a companion to nachos or pizza... can't be too critical of this type tonight, although I see other reviewers have been more than that...
06-08-2008 04:49:33 | More by dacrza1
3.85/5 rDev +12.9%
Rock Art- American Red Ale
This is the 2nd of the 3 beers I bought from Rock Art.
Appearance- Dark ruby red with a decent foamy head. Heavy lacing on the inside of my glass.
Smell- Strong smokey malt with hints of caramel.
Taste- Smokey caramel malt with a hint of earthy hops.
Mouthfeel- Very smooth and dry up front with a big caramel finish.
Overall- I wasn't expecting much but this beer really grew on me as I downed my pint. The flavor started to come out after the 3rd to 4th sip. The beer finished strong. This can be drunnk quickly though. I'm gonna bring a 6er of this in my pack on my up coming hike in Northern PA.
11-06-2006 21:52:33 | More by NJpadreFan
3.63/5 rDev +6.5%
Dark red/brown color gives a nice glow. 1.5 finger head is off white and has good retention. Wholesome kind of smell. Woody, toasted caramel aroma. Taste has the same outdoor, camping feel to it along with some fruity malt, and unimposing citric hopping to it. Nice balance of hops and malts overall and easy to consume.
Another good red/amber. Also a good beer to get if you can't decide what you feel like.
04-28-2006 23:23:08 | More by tastybeer
3.6/5 rDev +5.6%
This pours a deep dark red with an average dirty white head that disappears a little quickly. The smell is sweet malt and yeast. The "bisquity" aroma is very nice. The taste has alot of malt, both sweet and roasted,and a creamy bakery flavor. There is a dark fruit and a toastyness feel to this beer. The m/f is light with the flavors mixing well although the aftertaste is abit watery.Not a bad beer, I would have this again and this is a pretty good brewery.
05-26-2006 05:27:19 | More by jmz62565
4.1/5 rDev +20.2%
The best red I've had so far. Pours a nice amber-red with a 1" head and leaves nice lacing. Smells of tasted and caramel malts. Taste is well-rounded and nicely balanced. Slight bitterness to it, but not hops flavor or aroma. A simple beer, but satisfying and tasty.
01-26-2006 03:42:11 | More by tempest
3.45/5 rDev +1.2%
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.
Pours deep maroon roasty red. Some white foam atop but very thin. Deep malty smell, some caramel. Sweet toasty caramel. Good flavor that fades out without any real bite. Pick up some hop in the aftertaste. Lighter mouthfeel.
Good, but not remarkable.
07-04-2012 12:46:34 | More by KTCamm
2.68/5 rDev -21.4%
I really wish I could break this beer down into A, S, T, M, D but i can't. This beer is extremely simple. Too simple.
There are no off flavors, nothing that would make it a drain pour however, the beer seems overattenuated, lacks body aroma, and a hearty flavor that an Amber should.
Hop flavors are very light but present as is the caramel malt. The only thing this has going for it is its drinkability. It's light body unassertive flavors could make for a decent brew, if you plan on getting surly.
All in all, it misses the mark in the style BUT isn't a bad brew if you are looking for some decent swill.
12-10-2008 03:50:07 | More by Jettanbass9
2.73/5 rDev -19.9%
Had high hopes for this bottle. Heard a lot about them and label artwork was pretty cool. Huge great citrus aroma hits the nose, wow, only problem is it had no taste or flavor. Very thin with some floral bitterness in the end but overall was just average and boring. Was like French fries without the salt, good aroma but it ends there.
01-19-2008 23:49:41 | More by beerthulhu
3.4/5 rDev -0.3%
A: Slightly tawny robust copper with a bit of haze & a fair number of big bubbles rising to the medium size light khaki head that quickly falls to a skim, but keeps a ring and leaves a few pretty good splotches of lace.
S: Smell far less robust than it looks. Light nutty malts, faint toasty grain, & a hint of caramel sweetness. Rather light and clean – even as it warms.
T: A Decent robustness to flavor. Plentiful nutty malts are pretty dry and steely. Only super faint hints of sweetness and caramel. Just slightly stronger is a vaguely chocolate roast note that grows as it warms. Hops provide medium bitterness. Mostly herbal with a soft bit of citrus & spice up front and through the middle it fades to tobacco and then some slightly soapy resin in the finish.
M: Just the slightest bit over medium body and average carbonation with a soft feel. Fair bit of texture and chew, but minimal sweetness. Attenuated quite enough for hops to take it a tad drying.
D: Balanced, a bit nuanced, & reasonably robust. Doesn’t depend on loads of hops or load you down with lots of thick sugary, caramelly malts. Quite a well rounded, tasty, and drinkable brew. Solid, but not special.
12-24-2011 19:49:15 | More by SickGnar
American Red Ale from Rock Art Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.