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Red Velvet - Eagle Rock Brewery

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Red Velvet
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BA SCORE
83
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15 Ratings
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 16.8%
Wants: 4
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Eagle Rock Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  10.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SShelly on 04-02-2010)
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Photo of kemoarps
3.96/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

3.75/4.25/4/3.75/3.75

Pours a ruddy brown, kind of a deep liquid rust. Minimal head. Still laces the sides alright, though

The nose is sweet and pops with juicy fruits. A touch of tobacco, lots of caramel, some pineapple,

The taste starts off with a ball of piney bitter wrapped up in a caramel/toffee/honey sweet dough. Carries both elements forth, meeting with a bit of spiceness that is undoubtedly party rye, but also might be some hops. Toasty, the alcohol makes an appearance about 2/3 of the way in.

A fair amount of carbonation, and the finish is bitter (more on the citrus side than the previous components) and long, though not punishingly so on either count. Big bodied and a bit boozy.
My sister brought it up when she and her bf came up to go camping. I'd had it once before I think the first time Eagle Rock brewed it she had a growler that we finished between the two of us. It was a bit much. A full bomber to one person is still a decent amount, but not quite as onerous. Tasty brew, but certainly strong and probably won't be for everyone.

kemoarps, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of noproduction
2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

noproduction, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

GRG1313, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of AleHunter805
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

AleHunter805, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.93/5  rDev +6.5%

On tap at Eagle Rock Brewery in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear copper with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, caramel, and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty but packs a noticeable alcohol punch.

Serving type: on tap.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of joshwith
5/5  rDev +35.5%

joshwith, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

t0rin0, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of emaciated
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

emaciated, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of John11486
4/5  rDev +8.4%

John11486, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of jlb502
3/5  rDev -18.7%

jlb502, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of felipe2toes
4.05/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Out of my growler from the brewery.

Pours a dark copper red with a thick viscous fluffy white head. Lots of sticky lacing.

Smells of grapefruit and malt and pine.

Bittersweet on the palate, with a nice finish. Some caramel notes as well, but not much in the way of rye.

Nice mouthfeel, more chewy than I was expecting, but good. It's a strong beer at 10% ABV, but I still thought it had good drinkability.

felipe2toes, Sep 06, 2010
Photo of charlzm
3.38/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Consumed May 18th, 2010 at Tony'S Darts Away, Burbank, CA.

Beer is a deep, burnished copper hue with a fine one finger head. Plenty of sticky lacing.

Aroma is sugary (and not much else).

Very caramel on the tongue with piney, resiny and aspirin-like bitterness on the finish. Only hints of rye.

Smooth and interesting, the 10% ABV is not very present in the taste.

Struggled to finish the whole glass. The taste went downhill as the brew warmed.

charlzm, May 28, 2010
Photo of womencantsail
2.55/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

On-tap at 38 Degrees

A: The pour is a dark amber color with a slightly off-white head and some mild lacing.

S: The sweetness of this beer was quite surprising. Very heavy on the caramel and toffee notes. The rye is well represented and gives off a bit of a spicy aroma. There is a touch of citrus from the hops, but not enough for my liking.

T: The best description I have for the taste of this beer is caramel covered rye bread. Cloying and tooth-rottening sweetness with undertones of rye bread. The only saving grave is a touch of bitterness.

M: Sticky, chewy, and sweeter than candy with a moderate carbonation.

D: Unfortunately, the alcohol has little impact on my perception of the drinkability of this beer. Just way too much sweetness and not enough to balance that out.

womencantsail, Apr 15, 2010
Photo of Westsidebuddha
4.33/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery. Poured a dark red into tulip glass. The smell of rye and grapefruit off the glass. Taste of a slight chocolate and hops. Mouthfeel is definitely interesting with the different taste on the tastebuds. Very nice drinkability with a definite alcohol backend. This was the first beer I had (followed by Revolution and Solidarity). It's listed as being 10.8% abv but I didn't think it would have any effect. It definitely is a strong beer! but with an interesting taste. A very good introduction into Eagle Rock Brewery beers!

Westsidebuddha, Apr 12, 2010
Photo of SShelly
4.22/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a glass at the release.

Cloudy (dryhop? ) darkish amber red with nice whitenhead and lacing, medium retention.

Aroma is light and citrusy, pretty restrained.

Big malty backbon with nice crisp bitterness, coats the mouth in citrus and leaves a nice bitterness.

Big impy red, great hop presence and very drinkable for it's size.

SShelly, Apr 02, 2010
Red Velvet from Eagle Rock Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.