Ridgeback Ale - No Label Brewing Company
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Ratings: 97 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by pgfault:
3.03/5 rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Poured from tap with minimal head, which diminished quickly. Not much lacing on the glass. Very dark amber in color, not quite opaque. Despite its color, the nose just isn't there. There's a faint hop aroma, not many malt notes. Initial taste is crisp with a slightly hoppy bitterness. As with the aroma, I was expecting a complex malt profile, given the dark color, but couldn't find it. The finish was lightly bitter. It's flavors come out a bit more as it warms.
Despite having a deceptive flavor profile, it's still quite drinkable as is... certainly drinkable in the Texas summer.
Serving type: on-tap
04-17-2013 00:01:54 | More by pgfault
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2.6/5 rDev -28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
Appearance - It looks like an amber ale. poured from bottle into pint glass
Smell - Toasted malts. that's pretty much it.
Taste - Extraordinarily one dimensional. Toasted malts, and that's it. No sweetness or bitterness to balance the toasted malts.
Mouthfeel - Thin, weak - again, not enough bitterness to balance the malt flavor.
Overall - Tasted with another amber ale. This one paled in comparison. no depth of character at all. Toasted malt...again, that is it. It didn't taste bad, but it was blown away by another amber that gets pretty pedestrian ratings here. Will probably try it again to see if this was an anomaly.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2014 05:14:01 | More by Mtn
Ridgeback Ale from No Label Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.