Ridge Runner - Rock Art Brewery
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Reviews by soulfly967:
3.75/5 rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured a deep ruby gem with a fluffy white head with a touch of tan in it. The smell was of mildly sweet malts, and some floral notes from the hops. The taste is malty, with a bit of hops and a slightly nutty aftertaste. Quite pleasant. The mouth was slightly thin. It was not as full bodied as I had come to expect with most barleywines, but in a good way. It was nicely carbonated. Overall, I would say that this is a fairly drinkable beer. Not as hardcore as most barleywines, but still good.
Serving type: bottle
04-22-2005 02:50:35 | More by soulfly967
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3.44/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A: A very deep copper color in my tulip. Very minimal white head shows up but leave that much of a trace after each sip. Looks very similar to a deep amber maple syrup honestly. Enticing enough.
S: Malts. I thought I would get a bit of hops but its pretty sweet malt oriented, which is fine just not what I expected. I also detect a bit of what I would perceive as oxidation (The cardboardy sherry type smell) but that's okay as it's except-able for the style IMO.
T: Once again very malty but the bitterness backs it up nicely. I really don't get all that much complexity out of it but its nice. Some heavily cooked raisin notes come through along with some bread like flavors. That oxidation is there as well but its not over the top and perhaps adds another interesting element the beer in a strange sense. A touch of fruity esters, really just a touch. alcohol comes through a bit but not much. Hops ? I didn't get any.
M: Very low carbonation, which is great a barley wine should be this level carbonation and makes it a great slow sipper even though the ABV might not make it one entirely I guess. Moderately thick body and a bit creamy I suppose as well.
O: A good beer. Not really a barley wine by my definition but none the less drinkable and pretty decent IMO.
Serving type: bottle
04-16-2014 23:20:09 | More by Haydn-Juby
Ridge Runner from Rock Art Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 328 ratings.