Pelican 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): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TheLongBeachBum on 09-15-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 5
Photo of womencantsail
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Rock Bottom Long Beach

A: The beer pours amber in color with an off-white head.

S: Fairly citrusy up front. However, the hops quickly fade away and the malt takes over. Toffee and caramel malt notes with a decent breadiness. Just a little bit of grass aroma in there as well.

T: Flavor starts off fairly hoppy, too. Orange and tangerine provide some nice citrus and there is a little bit of pine and grass. Toffee, bread, and caramel provide the sweetness, which is the bulk of the flavor of this beer.

M: Medium in body with a moderate level of carbonation.

O: Pretty good amber/red ale. Nice array of flavors and easy to drink.

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Photo of charlzm
2.71/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

on draft at brewery, consumed on 11/12/07.

Crystal clear golden brown with no active carbonation. Head is thin skin of foam.
No aroma to speak of.

Tingly mouthfeel, but only a little generic "malt" flavor and some sweetness.
No hops detected.

Disappointing. Glad it was only a taster glass.

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Photo of rowew
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear red with a nice white head that stays through the entire sample. Malty, carmelly aroma. Taste is nice malts with a good amount of hops to balance. Medium bodied, with a nice citrusy hop finish. Very tasty - this would be my session beer if I came here on a regular basis.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
4.33/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A very red - Red Ale. I would say that it is a traditonal Irish Red in style. Strong flavors dominate this beer from beginning to end. Malt and Hops are evident, the former giving way to the latter. Good solid body that does not dissappoint. Smooth and highly quaffable, it goes well with most foods. One of my favourites at the Long Beach RBB outlet.

Sampled at the Long Beach, CA location.

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Pelican Red Ale from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
3.65 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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