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American Red Ale - Rock Art Brewery

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American Red AleAmerican Red Ale

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177 Ratings

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Ratings: 177
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 14.37%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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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Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Ivanhoes_Backpack, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of jjamadorphd
3.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was surprised to find this at the local big-box restaurant so I had to try (anything would be better than a Bud, right?)

Appearance was nice - slightly red hue on dark beer with a beautifu cream-colored head. The head was thick, had some staying power and with decent lacing. Smell was mostly hoppy but good. Mouthfeel was above normal for me, the carbonation was about right but it felt a tiny bit watery - no big deal though. The taste was good (a nice selection on a two-for-one night). There was some fruit in there I couldn't pick out and the barley mixed well with the hops. Overall, it wasn't spectacular but it was definitely better than the other selections they had on tap. On its own, it is a pretty good beer. I'll be sure to look for it in the beer aisle next time.

jjamadorphd, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of DJoe
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

DJoe, Apr 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

brheuer, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of HoppyKilaMonster
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

HoppyKilaMonster, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of chippo33
2.25/5  rDev -34%

chippo33, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of Mack
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Mack, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -12%

acurtis, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of AStoops
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

AStoops, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of claytong
2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

claytong, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of NiceTaps
3.84/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle into a pint glass .

A-Pours a clean and bubbly red color, a touch amber and a touch of brown. A 1-plus finger head that tapers to a lasting film leaves some spotty lacing.

S- Toasted bready malts, spicy hops.

T- Big bready malt and grain backbone. A hint of chocolate and caramel.

M- Malts and oats give this brew body. It's crisp and carbonated. None of its flavors show any sweetness, it finishes dry and mild.

O-This beer looks big and flavorful and it just about measures up. It could use a flavor kick but does not suffer from the 'sticky-sweet' Red Ale stigma , a big plus. Smooth and easy drinking.

NiceTaps, Jan 27, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -63.3%

khargro2, Jan 21, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +39.3%

gwiedman1, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of blmar311
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

blmar311, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of FickleBeast
3.28/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a clear reddish amber color with a half finger of foam that dissipates quickly without lacing. Aroma is somewhat malty, stale bread, plum, and a kiss of earthy hops.

First sip is pretty straightforward - a hint of malty sweetness, a touch dry, and finishing with a bit of metallic twang. Overall, pretty straightforward - not a ton of flavor or anything that really excites the palate. Hop flavor is muted, and there is a slight bitterness in the finish.

Well, this beer has some potential, but unfortunately it really falls short of being great. It just doesn't have a ton of flavor. No real off flavors but that's not a glowing endorsement.

FickleBeast, Nov 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

raythealeman, Oct 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

MarkSmithVT, Oct 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12%

djrn2, Oct 18, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

SpectralAbyss, Sep 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12%

bigred89, Aug 29, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

PeteTheBeerDrinker, Jul 18, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

POTABLE83, Jul 06, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

doggball, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of KTCamm
3.45/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

KTCamm, Jul 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12%

OriolesFan1008, Jun 07, 2012
American Red Ale from Rock Art Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 177 ratings.