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Ridge Runner - Rock Art Brewery

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78
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335 Ratings
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Ratings: 335
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 16.72%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rock Art Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Robust, Dark and Smooth, hold on to your hat cause you’ll lose your feet on this one!" Brewed with pale, dark crystal, Munich, flaked barley, black and chocolate malts. Hops include Cascade, Crystal, Challenger and Perle.

(Beer added by: Murph on 08-07-2002)
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Onequarter

Vermont

4.4/5  rDev +29%

08-24-2014 17:28:13 | More by Onequarter
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Wukk

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

08-18-2014 05:08:27 | More by Wukk
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BeerMeister8

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

08-16-2014 01:46:41 | More by BeerMeister8
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jdejoannis

Massachusetts

4.32/5  rDev +26.7%

08-15-2014 15:15:00 | More by jdejoannis
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

08-13-2014 09:20:41 | More by zestar
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Vermont

3/5  rDev -12%

08-06-2014 13:52:17 | More by ContentmentDIPA
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RichJamz

Vermont

3.31/5  rDev -2.9%

A - Poured into a brandy snifter. Barely a quarter finger head, but it remained constant for quite some time. Great dark color, almost a brown-red.

S - Whiffs of burned sugar, almost like caramel. Seems to be a bit overbearing on that front honestly, since the rest seems muted.

T - Full frontal assault of the caramel flavor hinted at in the scent, but quickly dissipating to a simple syrupy flavor with a dash of figs. Not as complex as I was hoping for, but enjoyable.

M - Warm, but not as warm as I have come to expect from a Barleywine. Smooth, however it was tainted with slight carbonation.

O - Okay beer. Most likely not one that I will pick up again.

08-03-2014 02:48:18 | More by RichJamz
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handpullme

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

07-30-2014 23:31:20 | More by handpullme
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vdub191

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

07-27-2014 23:57:55 | More by vdub191
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curlybird

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

07-22-2014 16:51:46 | More by curlybird
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Mini4x

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

07-22-2014 00:18:38 | More by Mini4x
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myhopsdontlie

New York

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

07-18-2014 19:43:36 | More by myhopsdontlie
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insearchofhops

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

07-16-2014 00:15:28 | More by insearchofhops
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bobv

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

07-13-2014 04:16:51 | More by bobv
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jwps214

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

07-07-2014 20:32:10 | More by jwps214
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GClarkage

California

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

07-03-2014 00:22:00 | More by GClarkage
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Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

06-24-2014 17:20:58 | More by Heavy-G
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Florida

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

06-14-2014 18:39:15 | More by WynnO
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +10%

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PA-Michigander

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +10%

06-07-2014 22:44:28 | More by PA-Michigander
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patrick802

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +10%

05-04-2014 19:45:12 | More by patrick802
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markdrinksbeer

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

04-22-2014 11:42:03 | More by markdrinksbeer
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ColdOneKev

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +10%

04-21-2014 21:06:40 | More by ColdOneKev
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njbusa

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

04-19-2014 22:51:56 | More by njbusa
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Haydn-Juby

Quebec (Canada)

3.44/5  rDev +0.9%

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.

04-16-2014 23:20:09 | More by Haydn-Juby
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Ridge Runner from Rock Art Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 335 ratings.