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Redhawk Ale - Rockyard Brewing

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Redhawk AleRedhawk Ale

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80
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20 Ratings
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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 14.66%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rockyard Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 10-02-2003)
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Ratings: 20 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by allforbetterbeer:
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allforbetterbeer

Colorado

3.03/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from an undated bottle into a stange glass.

Pours with three fingers of light tan head that slowly falls to a scrappy layer on the surface. The body is almost exactly copper in color, and is very clear.

Smells of toasted barley and a little hint of hop bitterness and a faint touch of peat. Simple aroma.

Perhaps a little light on flavor, what I do taste reminds me of an American-style red ale more than a Scottish ale. Caramel, crystal malt, and a kiss of fruity simple hops. Not much in the way of deeper more complex malts and smoky tones often found in Scottish ales.

The mouthfeel is rather light and fizzy. Not a whole lot of character.

Conclusion: I was expecting more from this beer because the label states it is a Scottish ale. What it seems to be is a rather generic American red ale (in line with Killian's Irish red), which isn't bad, it just isn't what I was led to believe it would be.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2012 22:45:33 | More by allforbetterbeer
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3.08/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Very clear reddish copper body but the head fizzed away very quickly. Warm, toasty grain aroma. Light malt flavors with a stronger hop bitterness throughout, especially at the finish. Medium-light body yet it still seems somewhat thin and watery; crisp, dry finish.

A pretty mediocre Scottish ale (that's the style shown on the label). Virtually no head or lacing really detracts from the appearance, but worse yet is a pretty flat and uninspired malt profile with a tea-like aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2013 23:51:57 | More by beergoot
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3/5  rDev -12%

01-21-2013 16:49:10 | More by JMBSH
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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03-14-2012 12:51:18 | More by Jtthegreat
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kojevergas

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2.7/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served on-draught into a pilsner glass at Rockyard Brewing in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours no head at all. Colour is a semitransparent dark copper.

Sm: Malt. That's it. This is shaping up to be pretty boring.

T: Lightly toasted malt forms the foundation. Some light caramel sits atop, but that's pretty much the entirety of the flavours. It's very simple indeed. Clean and pleasant. Decently balanced and built alright. No alcohol comes through.

Mf: Somewhat coarse. Wet. Entirely too thick for the absence of flavour.

Dr: Drinkable but forgettable. Too simple and low quality to be good.

Serving type: on-tap

01-06-2012 03:23:57 | More by kojevergas
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Tone

Missouri

3.05/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy, copper color. 2/3 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and spoor lacing. Smells of hops, grain, rice, and slight citrus. Fits the style of an American Amber / Red Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of slight sweet malt, pale malt, rice, hint of grain, slight hops, and a hint of citrus. Overall, body and aroma dominated by slight citrus and grain/rice flavors.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2011 00:50:59 | More by Tone
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is an ESB, not amber...as noted on the brewery's promo sheet. Good thing, too, because it's pretty good.

Color is honey golden, and clear. Light to medium thick white foam head.
Sweet malt aroma with toasted hot-dog bun thrown in. Some earth spice.

Nice mellow flavor. Light roasted malt--to light/medium roast. Earthy spice and some dried fruits, perhaps red plum. Flavors aren't powerful and the hop profile is subtle but does afford a nice smack on the end. Overall, the sweet malt comes through with a touch of puckering bite. Pretty nice

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06-03-2011 06:20:33 | More by Mebuzzard
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Schmittymack

Colorado

3.03/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tape Sunday at the brewery with dinner. I'd had this one several times before; finally decided to review it. Came in a pint shaker glass with very little head; no lacing. Amber-reddish color. Not much on the nose: roasted malt, maybe a little bread/biscut, and a touch of caramel. Taste was ok-nothing to write home about: caramel, roasted malt, a little bit of nuttiness. Very smooth finish; little to no hop presence. Not bad to go with dinner and/or as a session beer. Not going out of my way to get it but somewhat enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

05-02-2011 10:56:10 | More by Schmittymack
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Oxymoron

Colorado

4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

How many beers are named red hawk? Arrives a mostly clear darker red color with a amber brown hue through out. A soft but fizzy head with ok retention and good lacing through the tasting.

The nose is mostly malty with a light roast aroma. Some other minor notes, caramel and victory, leaving a slight nutty smell. Some light esters but mostly clean. A light English hop note in the finish but subtle.

The taste is a bit different. The roast really comes out and leaves a bit of astringency in the finish. A bit much for style. The nutty notes are lighter but still there. More of a biscuit flavor then anything. The caramel is there as well and is sweet up front but the roast takes over in finish. Very clean yeast as well.

The body is moderate. The mouthfeel would have a big perception if the roast wasn't some out there. Overall a bit off on style. Specifically with the roast, but if you like the malty astringency beers than this is a nice easy session beer for sure.

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2009 20:23:43 | More by Oxymoron
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to ArrogantB on this one.

Pours a basically clear amber with a thin creme head that falls to nothing fast. Toasted amber nose. Kind of a nutty thing there. Flavor is quite tangy. Seems a bit too vibrant in that area and could use a tone down with some malts. Feel is a bit thicker on liquid. Carbonation is middle of the road. Overall this is okay. The tang detracts for sure, but it's still drinkable enough.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2009 18:56:48 | More by RblWthACoz
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Mitchster

Michigan

4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brewed with East Kent GOldings hops and according to the roster, is a Scottish-style ale. 5.0% ABV. Enjoyed as part of a sampler. Pours out to a very clear reddish amber, forming a small light-tan head with average retention and lacing. The aroma, like the "witbier" is ripe with pink bubblegum, quite odd for the style. Distant amber malts in there as well with some toast, but missing that caramel and smoke smell I would expect for the style. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and lightly astringent. The taste is quite toasty with moderate herbal bitterness, very akin to Fat Tire. Has an interesting dirty shoe flavor in the finish. Odd, not to style, but still enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

09-20-2006 23:59:48 | More by Mitchster
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.2/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured red/chestnut with a 1/2" off white head. Minimal head retention & no lacing

S: Slight roasted malt notes

T: Huge roasted malt presence, biscuitty flavors & caramel up front. Floral hops follows. Finishes slighlty nutty & with a deep sweet/fruitty malt kiss

MF: Rich, medium body with good carbonation & balance

Drinks too easy. I'm not sure how I overlooked this beer other than I love their stout. I really nice amber, more on the malty side. Give this a shot

Serving type: on-tap

08-21-2006 04:24:01 | More by russpowell
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palliko

California

2.65/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I got the sampler! So I 'road-tasted' seven beers this afternoon - this one is touted as being the most popular beer at the Rockyard. Well, it wasn't MY favorite, but it was okay. Nice lacing, mild, almost non-perceptible aroma, bitter malt (almost a little sour) initial taste, followed by a malty middle, and a dry finish. I agree with my compatriot - it would be good with food, although not my idea of a session beer - there are better choices at this brewery.

Serving type: on-tap

05-05-2004 23:09:49 | More by palliko
Redhawk Ale from Rockyard Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.