Ruby Red American Ale - Fat Bottom Brewing

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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.61%
Wants: 2
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
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Fat Bottom Brewing visit their website
Tennessee, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BlueMoon10 on 05-06-2013

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fat Bottom "Ruby Red American Ale"
$6 on tap at Acme Feed & Seed - 5 April 2015

Appearance: Deep amber body beneath a short but creamy off-white head. Good head retention and lacing.

Aroma: Caramelish malt backed by some leafy/grassy hops.

Flavor: As the aroma suggests with some delicate middling caramel sweetness upfront, a healthy smear of leafy, grassy and subtly piney hops across the middle and into the finish. It leans just slightly towards malt sweetness at first but a firm bitterness then leads it to a dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium to medium-light in body with a median, gently bristling carbonation.

Overall: Clean. Well-made. Basic American amber ale.

Photo of BlueMoon10
3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Had this beer apart of a sampler flight at the brewery.

A: Amber/Red in color. Pours a medium to heavy white/creamy head.
S: Sweet caramel with some earthiness to it.
T: Some caramel, slight citrus flavor. Malty but not overpowering.
M: Medium mouthfeel. Chrisp, average carbonation.

Good flavor but nothing separating it from your normal Red Ale, however, it was still an enjoyable beer.

Photo of BigBry
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Brought home a 4 pack of 16 ounce cans directly from Nashville.
Reddish amber color, with a slightly off white head. Good retention, thin lace strings.
Smell of sweet caramel malt, some earthy/leafy hopiness.
Taste starts with the same caramel sweetness, some slight pine flavor but not overly hoppy. Malt base, but not overpowering sweetness.
Medium mouth feel, crisp, average carbonation.
Good flavor, enjoyable, drinkable. Pretty average Red Ale.

Photo of BrianMChi
2.01/5  rDev -44.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Very weak example of a American red ale. No hop character.

Photo of JeffKowalek
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I like fat bottom brewery

Photo of MikieV
4.18/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap.
I admit I am a bit of a hop head. That said...
Pours a nice clear copper with almost no head.
Smells of floural hoppiness and some malt sweetness.
Mouthfeel is pretty smooth. Not overly carbonated. Sufficient thickness to prevent a watery feel, but not thick or syrupy.
Flavor is pretty hop forward with some citrus/floral hops. No pine.
Crisp dry finish is not overly bitter.
Makes you want another drink.
A very good example of an APA. One of the better I have had lately.

Photo of kd45-music
3.84/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I live in Nashville, so I've been trying all the local brews. I love its hoppy taste, not overpowering with a slight bite at the end. Looks syrupy but not so think when tasted. Maintains a half inch head. All in all, given its 6.1 ABV, I'll rate it a 3.8. I'll buy it again. The four packs make for a nice after dinner beer snack.

Ruby Red American Ale from Fat Bottom Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.