Ridge Runner | Rock Art Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: British Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
"Robust, Dark and Smooth, hold on to your hat cause you’ll lose your feet on this one!" Brewed with pale, dark crystal, Munich, flaked barley, black and chocolate malts. Hops include Cascade, Crystal, Challenger and Perle.

Added by Murph on 08-07-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,783
Reviews:
205
Ratings:
426
pDev:
15.99%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
41
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Ratings: 426 |  Reviews: 205
Photo of whynot44
3.6/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear copper-brown brew with a modest tan head that disappears quickly.

The aroma is malt, caramel and plums.

The taste is caramel malt, raisins, bread and a touch of grassy hops.

Medium bodied, light for a barleywine, but smooth and easily drinkable.

Altogether a decent brew, not really heavy or complex, but still worthwhile.

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Photo of hozersr
3.38/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SocalKicks
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gajo74
3.65/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Look- poured a dark brown, hint of ruby red, minimal head that quickly disapates and left no lace.
Smell- roasted malts, dark fruits, some coffee. Smells a bit like a stout.
Taste- roasted malt with semi bitter hops profile. There is a mineral water backbone that detracts from the flavor a bit.
Feel- body feels a bit thin. Lightly carbonated and drinkable enough.
Not so bad, but the thin body and not so complex taste did not impress me.

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Photo of agreenman19
3.49/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of puboflyons
3.69/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

From the12 fl. oz bottle. 2019 expiration date. Sampled on October 12, 2015.

The pour is a slightly hazy brow with red hues. Little to no head.

Sweet roasted malt and dark fruit aroma. It has many of the esters I expect in a Barleywine.

Light mouthfeel.

The taste is not as forward but it does have that toasted and cracker barley malt sweetness with a slight dark fruit bite. Mild bitterness to finish.

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Photo of epyon396
3.64/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ScottP
3.62/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smb71481
3.91/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 57md
3.56/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brownish copper with almost a finger of head. The nose has an odd note - spruce, maybe? The flavor profile is somewhat malty and bready with hints of caramel. The body is a bit thin and the finish is dry.

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Photo of Sanderson
3.65/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scotorum
3.81/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled October 28th (2014)(?).

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into an Innis & Gunn stemmed tulip.

a: Clear copper with a finger thick offwhite head which receded to even surface foam and a little spotty lacing.

s: Caramel malt and dark fruit.

t: Follows the nose with first emphasis on caramel malt followed by strong prune notes and some hop bite, bitterness lingering slightly on the sweetish finish. Soon both the caramel malt and prune notes fade to a more mellow ripe dark fruit heavy on carbonation.

m: Light to moderate, good body and carbonation tingle.

o: A good barleywine, drinkable for the style and refreshing.

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Photo of DaveHack
3.44/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DCLAguy11
3.48/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pdonovan16
3.14/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TBonez477
3.93/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My introduction to barleywines so difficult to truly assess. Will be trying more.

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Photo of amalburg
3.94/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AMCimpi
3.34/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DinoBlueShoes
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mgigs
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SABERG
3.33/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Andrew041180
3.48/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Nothing fancy here, but a nice beer if you're into a deep caramel, mellow barley wine. Actually has a pretty nice color to it. Clean and light.

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Photo of BeerCon5
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of drummermattie02
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of IPAchris
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Ridge Runner from Rock Art Brewery
Beer rating: 3.44 out of 5 with 426 ratings