Rock Bottom Red Ale | Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by AleWatcher on 10-01-2011

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.88/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at RB westminster, co. pours a clearish brick red color into an english pint glass. excellent foamy off white head on top. the nose is dry red malts, hints of caramel and toffee, and a grassy mellow hop. the flavor is about the same, very balanced and actually more hoppy than anticipated. the malts are dry and semisweet, while the hops come in towards the finish with a nice bitter pop. one of the better beers in terms of flavor that ive had at a rock bottom. the feel is good too, medium in body, average in carbonation, and smooth in texture. this is a highly sessionable red ale because there isnt much residual sweetness, a burden of the style for me usually. overall a pretty darn good red.

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of Rifugium
3.48/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Rock Bottom, King of Prussia, PA

Good basic red ale. Served in a 20oz. mug, a clear reddish amber with a finger of frothy white head that retained well and left quite a bit of lacing. Simple aroma, sweet biscuity malts, and light citrusy hops. Taste of sweet caramel malts, toasty, bready, subdued citrusy hops in the background; no big surprises, but quite solid for the style. Medium body and easily drinkable.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of HopHead84
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5


On tap at Rock Bottom La Jolla.

A: Amber with a white head.

S: Biscuit and bread with light earthy notes. Citrus is restrained, redolent of orange and tangerine.

T: Bread with a touch of caramel. Light orange and grapefruit notes. Smooth malty finish.

M: Lower medium body with medium carbonation.

Overall: A solid ESB. Just not a very interesting style to me.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.88/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Actually kind of surprised about the reviews this was actually tasty enough to order a whole pint of. Had it as part of the sampler.

A - Very good red ale a 1/2 inch of foam sticky white head. The beer itself is a bright amber brown clear in color.
S - Has a citrus hop smell strong but not enough to cover up a sweet malt base with caramel notes.
T+M - I found it quite good almost like a "Nugget Nectar" lite. Smooth hop profile, crisp light to medium body. and a sweet finish with some lingering hops.

Overall even though it was one of the best beers I only ordered a pint of it. Was not worth repeated purchase like a growler. A very tasty beer to have with feed.

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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of MDDMD
3.13/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of xnicknj
3.08/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

on tap at rock bottom in KOP

Pours a deep reddish color with some golden hues. Thinner beige head slowly fades out, leaving some wispy film behind with patches of lacing on the glass.

Bready and malty in the nose with a slight dash of hops. Caramel with bread crust and some light sweetness.

Very soft hop presence up front, which is quickly swept away by a wave of biscuit and bread crust. The malt is fairly heavy with sweeter tones driven by caramel with a slight dash of honey. A few hints of dark fruit attempt to peek through before the finish. A little sweet and chewy at the end.

Medium body, decent carbonation, a bit chewy and bubbly on the tongue. This is okay, but I'm left searching for something that might allow it to stand out from the crowd.

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3.32/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

From tasting notes 05/18/18
Had on-tap at Rock Bottom in the MSP Airport, St Paul, MN

Appearance - served up in a 20oz pilsner glass, clear and copper in color. Thin, broken layer of suds. Webbing and spotting make up the lace 

Smell - Light aroma of Caramel malt and mild floral bitterness.

Taste - Follows the nose. Fair, flavor with caramel malt and floral hop balancing each other out, along with a hint of apple-ish esters. Bittersweet finish. Not much more to it.

Mouthfeel - Light in body with moderate carbonation. Slick, easy drinker with a crisp, slightly dry finish.

Overall - Pretty standard craft amber ale. Very safe, but decent flavor and an easy drinker.

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3.79/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jamison85
3.61/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -33.6%

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3.1/5  rDev -8.6%

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Rock Bottom Red Ale from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.39 out of 5 with 119 ratings