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Ridgeback Ale - No Label Brewing Company

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Ridgeback AleRidgeback Ale

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104 Ratings
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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 1
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
No Label Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: champ103 on 01-08-2011)
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

jngrizzaffi, Jun 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

tvl89, May 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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5/5  rDev +38.5%

whispernmyghost, Apr 20, 2013
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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.

pgfault, Apr 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

t0rin0, Mar 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

jbdaves72, Mar 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

SmellsofMahagony, Mar 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Michaeldmanley, Mar 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

vcoggins, Mar 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Ted, Mar 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

coloslc, Feb 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

gtermi, Feb 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

afluentturtle, Feb 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

phishbone23, Jan 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

abex44, Jan 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Ford, Jan 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

hsus0225, Jan 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

tswater, Jan 08, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

ranger7, Jan 07, 2013
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3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A – A medium brown-rouge color that is translucent with a very small top of beige-white head and very little carbonation flowing up from the bottom. It doesn’t look awesome but lets see what she smells like.

S – The aroma is just a smack of toffee, butterscotch, burnt wheat toast and perhaps a hint of vanilla and dark fruit. Really the most prominent smell though is the burnt toast aspect with the surrounding flavors just serving as sweetening elements. I’m not sure how I feel about this smell, it’s kind of turning me off, but I am intrigued—it is unique.

T – The flavor is definitely an improvement upon the aroma, but only in the intensity with which the flavors are at. The flavor is much sweeter than the aroma with the toffee/butterscotch playing a far bigger role, but the burnt toast that was first noticed in the aroma is still very much present in the taste. It’s not wholly unpleasant, but I wouldn’t call it great either. It definitely has a bit of vanilla element to it and I can see where I thought up the dark fruit in the aroma as there is just a hint of it in here. Malt is definitely the star though…As it warms the flavors come together more congruently and it begins to taste rather good actually.

M – Mouthfeel is medium, moderate carbonation, not overly smooth or silky but it is kind of nice.

O – I do not love this beer. I think that it works, and for a while I was actually feeling it, but at the end of the day I don’t love the smell or the flavor. I don’t really recommend it.

KKB, Jan 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

awalsh, Dec 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

cdwil, Dec 11, 2012
Ridgeback Ale from No Label Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.