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American Red Ale - Rock Art Brewery

American Red AleAmerican Red Ale

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BA SCORE
78
okay

162 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 162
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 14.62%


Brewed by:
Rock Art Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The unofficial name for this beer is “Super Glide”. Malty rich with a hint of spicy hops and roasted grains. This beer is one smooth ride with a clean finish! We brewed this one with American Pale, oats, flaked barley, black, chocolate, red malt, melandolin malt. American hops include Magnum, Centennial, Liberty and Crystal. Enjoy!

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-21-2003)
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Reviews by smcolw:
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.23/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Decent start to the head but it settles to a single layer of bubbles. Leaves good, spotty lace. Brown color; quite dark for an amber. Clear.

Malty aroma. Low level hop smell. Interestingly, there is whiff of alcohol. I've never experienced this in a beer with this level of ABV.

Very astringent--dry and bitter. The swallow is quite harsh and the aftertaste dies quickly. No notable hop. Thin bodied with a high level of carbonation.

Overall, it has the wrong combination to win me over.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2010 17:42:18 | More by smcolw
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Haydn-Juby

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3.36/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: A deeper amber color. Very, very clear. Minimal head but pretty decent lacing.

S: Malts dominate the nose. Bready, caramel, and toast are adjectives that all come to mind.

T: Once again the malts are the forefront of the beer. I feel like the focus is more on the bready/toasty characteristics , which personally I like, and they avoided that generic overdone gummy caramel character that far to many ambers have. That being said there's a bit of caramel but its not overdone.No real hops to be found which is somewhat of a let done but it still does a good job focusing on the malt. Perhaps a touch of fruity esters. Bitterness is appropriate.

M: Fairly low carbonation which is nice and makes it easy drinking. The body medium.

O: A good beer. It would have been much nicer with some decent hop profile, even the typical cascade would have been nice. None the less a good transition beer and its pretty easy to drink a few.

Serving type: bottle

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American Red Ale from Rock Art Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.