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Ridge Runner - Rock Art Brewery

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BA SCORE
78
okay

338 Ratings
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Ratings: 338
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 16.67%
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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2.66/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle, label is notched June.

appears chesnutt brown, clear. very thin off white head that fades. smells stale, oxidized, slightly sweet. taste is malty, a touch of raisin flavor. not real great flavor. medium body and lower carbonation. overall - a disappointment, and I don't think strong enough to call a barleywine.

jmdrpi, Oct 30, 2013
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

good not great, this English style barleywine is nice and smooth, coppery and caramel malt forward, but not quite ad big and bold as I have come to expect the style to be, even the English versions. nice amber color, darker, red brown, with a half inch of creamy tan head that fades after just a minute. aromatics of well toasted cereal grains, red malt, caramel that's just a touch burnt, and warming alcohol. the flavor follows the nose, but I am impressed how the sweetness does not pollute the flavor or feel of this beer. the residual sugars are short lived on the tongue, which allows the grains to be tasted for what they are. English malt is obvious here. mix of American and English hops. not much carbonation, but I suppose it suits the style. I also like that its not even 8% abv, usually bigger barleywines are one and done, but I see why they sell this one in a sixpack. gets better and better as it warms up too. a great evening slow sipper with a good book.

StonedTrippin, Aug 27, 2013
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Ridge Runner from Rock Art Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 338 ratings.