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Roller Dam Red Ale - Great River Brewery

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90 Ratings
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.71%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great River Brewery visit their website
Iowa, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Delicious, malty ale with a hint of caramel and a peppery hop finish.

(Beer added by: dpnelson1978 on 07-24-2010)
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JJFordick

Illinois

2/5  rDev -43.5%

09-14-2012 23:08:26 | More by JJFordick
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bigbeerfan

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

06-15-2014 19:30:05 | More by bigbeerfan
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Thompson

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

07-26-2012 04:37:53 | More by Thompson
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Drew26

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

12-29-2013 03:27:48 | More by Drew26
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pmcadamis

Illinois

2.76/5  rDev -22%

A - Deep and clear ruby hued beer with a collar of light tan foam. No real head to speak of, but there is a little bit of lace.

S - Caramel, malt, and some butterscotch. Smells like a Worther's Original candy.

T - Super-sweet malt bomb with almost no hop bitterness at first. Some grassy hops pop up at the end. Slight copper penny note at the end.

M - Initially really sweet and malty, but saves itself from sugary hell by coming up with a grassy, slightly lemony, dry finish.

O - Not terribly interesting. A little to sweet, but that could make it a great gateway beer for people who aren't into craft brews.

01-22-2014 20:57:47 | More by pmcadamis
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smartassboiler

Illinois

3/5  rDev -15.3%

06-15-2013 17:18:34 | More by smartassboiler
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aubzachsyd

Iowa

3/5  rDev -15.3%

05-10-2014 19:24:05 | More by aubzachsyd
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DanL133

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -15.3%

12-15-2011 00:21:56 | More by DanL133
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -15.3%

09-28-2013 23:21:12 | More by nmann08
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KillaB

Illinois

3/5  rDev -15.3%

01-29-2013 10:16:17 | More by KillaB
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JMBSH

Colorado

3/5  rDev -15.3%

10-05-2012 03:50:50 | More by JMBSH
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3/5  rDev -15.3%

01-19-2013 17:23:26 | More by Whiskeydeez
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Catlin

Iowa

3/5  rDev -15.3%

10-04-2013 16:58:44 | More by Catlin
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TX-Badger

Texas

3/5  rDev -15.3%

08-10-2014 01:58:36 | More by TX-Badger
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pirmannt1

Illinois

3/5  rDev -15.3%

12-22-2011 21:20:30 | More by pirmannt1
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JackieTH

Minnesota

3.08/5  rDev -13%

Thanks to Jeremiah for the sample pint-can of this relatively new Iowan here in MN.

Pours red-amber with a short-lived head that dissipates leaving no lacing. Smell was earthy, Lipton tea. Taste is subtle sweetness, but primarily tea leaves and biscuit-malt. A noticeable hop oil bitterness comes in late around the edges of the tongue. Bitterness lingers. Medium mouthfeel, but lower than expected carbonation. Not great, but drinkable.. I did enjoy their IPA a bit more.

01-29-2012 05:19:14 | More by JackieTH
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sonata2008

Minnesota

3.08/5  rDev -13%

Appearance: Lives up to its name. It is a copperish red. A little cloudy. About 1/2 inch of cream colored foam. Almost no lacing at all.
Smell: There's some bread, a biscuit aroma. Don't smell much else.
Taste: Hops are on the back end and are not a strong part of the taste. There's a very slight bitterness. The most pronounced is a malted grain taste.
Mouthfeel: Lighter mouthfeel. Effervescent and tingly.
Drinkability: Very drinkable. Would go well with roasted corn, salsa, spaghetti with a tomato sauce. Might even be very good to put into a tomato sauce.

08-23-2012 02:05:10 | More by sonata2008
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

08-18-2013 22:48:28 | More by LXIXME
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Chefaprilrose

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

05-27-2013 20:08:52 | More by Chefaprilrose
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Ak555667

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

05-18-2013 01:19:59 | More by Ak555667
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Brianhigginskc

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

08-13-2013 01:51:56 | More by Brianhigginskc
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mfl620ks

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

10-24-2013 02:50:12 | More by mfl620ks
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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

03-27-2013 15:04:01 | More by t0rin0
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jzlyo

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

06-28-2013 22:37:37 | More by jzlyo
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Beerlover

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

04-18-2014 02:38:05 | More by Beerlover
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Roller Dam Red Ale from Great River Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.