Crosley Field Pale Ale | Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

14 Ratings

Brewed by:
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by AtLagerHeads on 04-21-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of Treyliff
3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright Amber gold with a foamy white head that leaves behind some lacing. Smells of citrus hops and doughy malt. Tastes of citrus, pine, doughy/bready malt. Medium body and carbonation, dry finish

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Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chris77McGrath
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rod_J
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of mwa423
3.03/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Single finger of white head which was very resilient.

S - Mostly malt with only a hnt of hops. Seems closer to an EPA than an APA.

T - Mostly malt, kind of boring flavor. The aftertaste has a sight hop bite when you take a big gulp, but not much otherwise.

M/D - Mouthfeel is slightly watery, the beer is drinkable enough but if you are here, stick to the special releases.

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Photo of thistle3189
4.08/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a solid Pale Ale

A: Straw in color with a nice head, good lacing.
S: Plenty of Hops consistent with the style.
T: consistent with the style. There is Plenty of Hops, not sure of the variety.
M: Not quite dry with adequate body to be balanced.
D: Vary drinkable, I could drink a few.

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Photo of ltjska04
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is a nice amber color with great clarity and a nice fluffy head. The hops stand out in the smell but I don't get much else. The taste is good and little more hoppy than I'm used to in an APA. It is borderline IPA but a bit one-dimensional, but that one dimension is pretty good. The beer is smooth and very drinkable. I could see myself having quite a few of these.

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Photo of FtownThrowDown
3.01/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours amber in color with a nice inch of head on top. Smell is mostly malt, but there are some grassy hops to be found lingering underneath.
Taste is crisp, and clean, but not a whole lotta hops to make this a winner. Decent, but not a great choice or something I would revisit.

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Photo of jushoppy2beer
3.22/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is a rather light pale ale. It has a light amber color with a modest head that produces a nice lacing. The nose quite nice and floral. This beer has a citrus flavor from the hops on the palate, with a floral hop on the finish, but with only a slightly bitter aftertaste. This is not as hoppy as some APA's, but rather drinkable, especially on a hot summer day like today.

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Photo of TheBierBand
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

OK... so the same evening, I had the same APA.... only on regular tap. This one arrived with a solid 1" head of looser foam than the cask. This dissipated down to a thick cap and left much more pronounced lacing than the cask ale. The color of the beer was the same: amber.

The nose seemed more subdued than the cask version. I could still pick up traces of toasted malt and almost no hops at all.

Taste: Better than cask.... I could actually pick up more of the citrus from the hops. The malt was dominant though, which is not what I want in a APA... In my humble opinion, this could use more hops.... of course, Rock Bottom being a chain.... it seems to me that most of their beers are oriented more towards mass appeal.

Mouthfeel: Not as oily/creamy as I like. really different, but not any better than the cask. Obviously it's got a more appropriate carbonation level.... but it still wasn't rich/robust enough for my preference.

Drinkability: Not bad .... Not great.... I think this one edges out the cask in my un-educated opinion.... but I still prefer a bit "more" from an APA.

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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4.52/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - a clouded straw and pale orange clears up after a minute. A crusty, pocky surface shows some stickiness around the edges, leaving smatterings of lace on the glass.

Aroma - earthy citrus, orange mostly, just a bit to the milder side but I like it. Very fresh and appealing.

Taste - soft and sweet grains, subdued but tasty citrus hops. Just a bare touch of hop bite on the swallow, turning into a mellow grapefruit aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - too smooth, makes small mouthful-sized drinks near impossible. Combined with the hops, there is a modest oiliness that enhances the body very well.

Drinkability - a great drinkable ale, easy session pick.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Perhaps the best beer sampled on this particular day. Everything that you'd expect out of a solid APA. A decent bready, caramelly, fruity malt base, balanced with citrus and pine-ey hops. Not overkilled with the hops. The grapefruit and pine spiciness still let the malt sweetness shine. The bittering and hop flavor cuts nicely through any viscousness that the malts would provide. Very easily drinkable and refreshing. Goes well with the Jambolaya.

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Photo of Dogbrick
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted at the Cincinnati location. Pours a rich amber color with a medium thin off-white head. Thin but with very sticky lacing. Pleasantly floral hops aroma. Medium-bodied with equal amounts of hops and citrus. Decent finish and overall very drinkable.

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Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.2/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is a pale ale that doesn't seem to fit a standard pale ale style, American or European. The look is a cloudy amber brew with a tan head. The nose is more malty than hoppy and this carries through into the taste as well. It is a very creamy and mild ale with good head retention and decent lacing.

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Crosley Field Pale Ale from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 14 ratings
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