American Red Ale | Rock Art Brewery

American Red AleAmerican Red Ale
BA SCORE
3.41/5
193 Ratings
American Red AleAmerican Red Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rock Art Brewery
Vermont, United States
rockartbrewery.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The unofficial name for this beer is “Super Glide”. Malty rich with a hint of spicy hops and roasted grains. This beer is one smooth ride with a clean finish! We brewed this one with American Pale, oats, flaked barley, black, chocolate, red malt, melandolin malt. American hops include Magnum, Centennial, Liberty and Crystal. Enjoy!

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-21-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,476
Reviews:
96
Ratings:
193
pDev:
13.78%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 193 |  Reviews: 96
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.24/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a soft hazy burnt amber color with a slight transparency about it. Soft carbonation rises at a moderate pace. There’s no head nor lacing. The smell had a strong nutty to caramel maltiness overlaying a rich toffee blend. Light cocoa backs it up decently. The flavor is basically the same with a lingering sweet nutty aftertaste leading to a dry nutty finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly smooth. A nice rolling nuttiness scampers over my tongue in a dry fashion. Overall, it’s a decent American Red ale. Everything fits for the style, it’s just nothing over the top.

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Photo of GreenMind
3.62/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fitzy84
3.57/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bought up at Vermont at a cider mill store in Waterbury, VT. The beer pours with a murky, more brown than amber-red color and a thin head. Aromas include a good piece of malt mixed with dark fruits, caramel, a bit of a bread. Taste is a little bittersweet from a bready malt flavor and some minor spice. Nice carbonation to this beer; helps to give a good crispness to its body. Overall, I enjoyed the mouthfeel the most to this beer.

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Photo of Mazurenko
3.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of eddiefl
3.43/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rallyr32
3.04/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of h4ger
3.52/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chewy6935
3.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Winston3737
3.89/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of whynot44
3.39/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Clear copper/amber color with a small off- white head that disappears quickly.

The aroma is toasty malt with a hint of caramel.

The taste is toasted bread with just hints of caramel and chocolate, mild earthy hops check in at the finish.

Medium bodied, smooth and decently drinkable.

Overall, a very decent red ale.

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Photo of 57md
3.65/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Rusty copper in color (I know that copper does NOT rust).

The finger of head dissipated rather quickly. The nose was malty and the flavor is malt forward. The finish is a bit weak, which is a bit of a downer.

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Photo of Kmhall
3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phigg1102
3.46/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Justin8mypants
3.6/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of founddrama
2.51/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Malty grainy nose. Mild hop finish, but a little watery. Not as good as I remember.

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Photo of Bogdawg
3.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bundy462
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of handpullme
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of mltobin
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of bluehende
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of indianabeerman
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of fossage78
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of rderedin
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of fastestmanalive
3.32/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of argock
3.4/5  rDev -0.3%

Poured from 12 oz brown bottle into a clear glass tulip. April and 28 are notched on the side of the label. Purchased at Craft Beer Cellar (Waterbury, VT).

A: Clear burnished amber with 1-finger of beige, quickly receding head that does not leave lace. (3.25)

S: Fairly fruity yeast esters with toasted caramel malt. This reminds me of an estery Irish Red Ale with the toasty malt character. Hops are not very prominent and mostly floral and earthy. (3.5)

T: Flavor is interesting and again carries from that Irish Ale with big yeast character in the aroma. The caramel maltiness is most prominent and get some fruit accents from the yeast with some orange and berry notes. The hops are mainly herbal, floral, and earthy with light bitterness. No alcohol character. (3.75)

M: A bit too thin with light body bordering on watery with moderate carbonation. (3.25)

O: A pretty middle of the road amber ale, but it has some interesting yeast flavors you don't get every day. Unique idea to take a twist on the Irish Red Ale style.

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American Red Ale from Rock Art Brewery
Beer rating: 3.41 out of 5 with 193 ratings
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