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American Red Ale | Rock Art Brewery

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American Red AleAmerican Red Ale

Brewed by:
Rock Art Brewery
Vermont, United States

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

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Photo of FickleBeast
3.3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a clear reddish amber color with a half finger of foam that dissipates quickly without lacing. Aroma is somewhat malty, stale bread, plum, and a kiss of earthy hops.

First sip is pretty straightforward - a hint of malty sweetness, a touch dry, and finishing with a bit of metallic twang. Overall, pretty straightforward - not a ton of flavor or anything that really excites the palate. Hop flavor is muted, and there is a slight bitterness in the finish.

Well, this beer has some potential, but unfortunately it really falls short of being great. It just doesn't have a ton of flavor. No real off flavors but that's not a glowing endorsement.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of KTCamm
3.45/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Pours deep maroon roasty red. Some white foam atop but very thin. Deep malty smell, some caramel. Sweet toasty caramel. Good flavor that fades out without any real bite. Pick up some hop in the aftertaste. Lighter mouthfeel.

Good, but not remarkable.

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3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of donkeyrunner
3.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear, dark amber color. No lace left by a wispy collar of retention. Patriotic bottle.

Aroma is floral hops, caramel malts and toast. Taste is toast and sweet caramel up front with more bread crust and a mild hop bitter in back.

Standard fair for the style but not flawed in any aspect either. I like the addition of the bread crust malts to play with the sweet and bitter balance. Good body for 4.8%. A bit tinny in back.

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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2/5  rDev -41.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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1.5/5  rDev -56%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of jaasen64
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle from Rock Art mixed 12

A- reddish-gold amber. Very slight reddish-brown off white head. A little bit above average carbonation.

S- smells kind of like a pale ale with light smell of oats, barley, and caramel.

T- light spice hops, oats, barley, light caramel sweet finish.

M- medium bodied, easy to drink, average carbonation.

O- This beer was kind of similar to their barley wine only a little bit lighter with a little bit of light spiced hops. Could use some more pronounced flavors.

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Photo of micromaniac129
3.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

In my quest to sample 400 beers this year, I tried this one.
Pours a reddish copper color with a a hazy body, mild carbonation and, even with a viqorous pour, very little head.
Aroma is malt forward, being an amber/red ale. Hops are minimal at best. Taste is malty with some sutle spiciness. Think corrinder here. There is also some nuttiness and husks too, and no hops. Drinks pretty smooth and of medium weight. Probably better at the brewer when fresh.

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3/5  rDev -12%

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4.5/5  rDev +32%

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

A: Slightly tawny robust copper with a bit of haze & a fair number of big bubbles rising to the medium size light khaki head that quickly falls to a skim, but keeps a ring and leaves a few pretty good splotches of lace.

S: Smell far less robust than it looks. Light nutty malts, faint toasty grain, & a hint of caramel sweetness. Rather light and clean – even as it warms.

T: A Decent robustness to flavor. Plentiful nutty malts are pretty dry and steely. Only super faint hints of sweetness and caramel. Just slightly stronger is a vaguely chocolate roast note that grows as it warms. Hops provide medium bitterness. Mostly herbal with a soft bit of citrus & spice up front and through the middle it fades to tobacco and then some slightly soapy resin in the finish.

M: Just the slightest bit over medium body and average carbonation with a soft feel. Fair bit of texture and chew, but minimal sweetness. Attenuated quite enough for hops to take it a tad drying.

D: Balanced, a bit nuanced, & reasonably robust. Doesn’t depend on loads of hops or load you down with lots of thick sugary, caramelly malts. Quite a well rounded, tasty, and drinkable brew. Solid, but not special.

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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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