Randolph's Ride Red Ale | Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Brewed by:
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Backer2004 on 10-20-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 4
Photo of changeup45
3.03/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Amber in color. They claim that it has a citrus taste to it... ? Not really, more cherry maybe with malts underneath it all. Medium head and medium lace and leaves a bitter dry hop finish. The bitterness lingers quite a bit too. Not a bad beer at all.

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Probably the best of the lot aside from the stout. Poured a reddish hued amber witha nice half inch white head that had a decent lace retention level. Smell was grainey with a bit of a pine mixed in. Nice malty character in the aroma. First impression was a little light, but it kinda grew on me. Nice baalnce and a good use of a caramel sweetness that was not evident in the beginning but kinda snuck up on you as it went on. Overall this was a very easily drinkable ale, and a good call when at the bar. Easily the most sessionable of their brews and a nice one on a warm night.

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Photo of Backer2004
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Reviewed in 2004, but at wrong restaurant:

Best beer Rock Bottom Brewery makes in my opinion. Combines a rich, malty flavor from British Crystal malt with a distinct citrus flavor of Cascade hops. A medium bodied beer that is rather enjoyable. Nice mouthfeel and appearance. However, I could not drink this all evening.

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Photo of AlexJ
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A pleasant surprise from the oh-so-average beers offered at RB. cask conditioning makes the beer.

Deep crimsom red in color with a half inch head of thick, dense, creamy beige head that laces beautifully.

Aromas are semi-sweet caramel roasted malts, light fruit notes, and a nice blend of floral and lightly citric hops.

Flavor is appropriately malty with a unexpected hop kick. Smooth, and well balanced with just the right ratio of sweet malts to hoppy bitterness.

Medium bodied with a silky smooth texture and a creamy mouthfeel. Great on cask!

PS-If I knew that this was my 300th review, I'd have picked something more interesting!

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Randolph's Ride Red Ale from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
3.67 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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