Red Rock Amber Ale | Red Rock Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Red Rock Brewing Company
Utah, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Amber Ale falls into the category of a Northwest Style Pale Ale. The brew gets its name from an amber coloring and is medium in body with medium caramel character. Our Amber Ale is brewed from copious amounts of Cascade Hops which give the brew its bitterness and aroma alongside a medium malty character.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-22-2002

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Photo of LXIXME
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of hintofaspark
4/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of Zorro
3.28/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Deep amber colored beer with a small off-white colored head,

Smells of caramel and toasted grain. Mildly citrus hop but I can't ID it.

Starts out malty with a medium level of bitterness. caramel and grain like the smell with a good hop bite to it. That is about it but it is a well done beer that conforms to Utah's oppressive beer laws.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a quite good ale for something you can buy at Harmon's in Utah.

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Photo of marc77
3.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark copper hue and very clear. Persistent white head. Citrusy Cascade hop nose-- smells dry - hopped. Light in body. Moderate hop bitterness for style. Very clean all around in flavor. The hop bitterness dominates, since malt sweetness is fairly low. Quite bitter for an amber; it tastes more like a pale than their actual pale. Finishes dry and refreshingly bitter. Perhaps the hoppiest "amber" I've had.

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Photo of Dithyramb
3.95/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presented in a pint glass at the brewpub in SLC
Poured a beautiful, rich amber with a tan head.
Very faint floral hops on the nose
Big initial floral hop flavor that mellowed a bit on the back end with some faint malts, very west coast in nature

Finishes pretty quick and clean. Though a bit dry at times, it could easily be a session brew.

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Photo of jwc215
3.95/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours copper with an off-white head. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is of toasted bread, caramel and some citrus.

The taste is of toast, citrus and caramel. Sweetish, despite citric flavoring (hops in taste more than in bitterness), with a dry almost woody, finish.

Light-to-medium bodied - slightly thin.

Very drinkable - nice - I'm thinking this one would be a solid candidate for a cask.

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Photo of DerwinWentworth
3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Wasatch
3.36/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice clean/clear amber color, nice carbonation, little fizzy off-white head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing. The nose is malty, with some caramel. The taste is bitter, malty/caramel. The finish is dry/bitter. Medium body. Drinkable, not a bad amber ale, recommended.

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Photo of beerguy101
2.74/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Medium brown color. A medium bodied amber. Malty and slightly hoppy. Malts are slightly caramelized and a little sweet. Nice flavor. Good balance. Smooth taste. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter, with some malt after tones.

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Photo of ScarletLady
2.23/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

They say never judge a book by it's cover...well sometimes the cover is better than the content.
This poured pretty good with nice lacing and a light copper color. So far so good.

There really wasn't much of a nose to it. I found a bit of malt in the flavor but it was stomped on by a slight bitterness (not in a good way bitter). Overall kinda bland with a slight metallic finish. No thanks

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Photo of harpus
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Dangerous
1.42/5  rDev -56.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I am almost hesitant to write a review of this beer because I did not enjoy it. Therefore, I will try to focus on the positives. I found this beer to have a strong musty, caramelized malt character. It leaves a chalky coating on the tongue reminiscent of the taste Play-Doh would leave in your mouth when accidentally chewing it as a kid. I am almost thinking that I must have bought a batch that has experienced some wide fluctuations in temperature. This beer won a gold in 2005! Let's face it, the enjoyment of beer is strictly about taste. This beer might have strong appeal for those who enjoy a thick, heavy, malt character.

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Photo of CPAles
3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kmpitz2
4/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured a nice amber color with a good coat of head over the top of the beer. The nose had touches of caramel with notes of citrus hop, but nothing really strong. The flavor gave me some of the hops I craved to taste while in Utah. There were notes of caramel and a damn nice citrus hop that begged me to drink more. The feel was just a tough thin for my liking, but drinkability was really good. The beer was well balanced and just a good beer.

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Photo of apwilla
4.47/5  rDev +36.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

i love utah 4.0% beer, i can drink 2 pitchers and maintain that perfect buzz, and never get drunk drunk.
this beer has a nice copper color, but the smell and taste are what really sets this beer apart. Cascade hops come off the top like a smack in the nose, and the hops are just perfectly balanced with the malt in the taste. very hoppy for an amber, like a nice pale with caramel sweetness. outstanding

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Photo of mush
3.5/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.28/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

just a really standard american amber here. pours clear copper to brick redish with a small fading fast thin white head. smells like amber malts, caramely and mellow. no hops to speak of in nose or taste, which might have helped it get a little more rich. feel is okay, maybe a bit watery and light on the body, but at 4% abv its to be expected. down easy, but nothing special here overall, and many of the red rock brews are superior to this one. skip it when you visit.

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Photo of yemenmocha
2.86/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours medium amber with off-white head, on draft at the brewpub itself. Nose is rather light with a soft caramel candyish component. Caramel & light malt carry through on the palate, with an overall watery body and easy drinking quality. Comes across as one of those Michelob Amberbocks but even lighter, and more fruity/sweet.

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Photo of jscal10
2.99/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Red Rock Amber Ale from Red Rock Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.27 out of 5 with 20 ratings