Red Rocker | Chicago Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Chicago Brewing Company
Nevada, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by UncleJimbo on 02-02-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 5
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1.8/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Appearance: Rich, clear cherry red with a thin, 1cm, even white head.

Smell: Light floral malty aromas with a soapy character.

Taste: Very metallic to start which is quite terrible. After the nasty metal flavor comes some real beer flavor that is malty and sweet. But then more nastiness arrives with an earthy, musty, fungus-like flavor that burries into the palate like a drill. And to top it off, the ending is extremely watery. Nothing good going on in this beer.

Mouthfeel: Aside from the piercing flavors, this beer is rather clean. But clean and painful is still bad.

Drinkability: "Hell no" pretty much sums up this beer. I'm glad this was the last beer I drank that evening or my palate would have been ruined for every other beer. Now I know why they call it Red Rocker. It rocks you palate like a case of oral gonorrhea.

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Photo of DESTRO
3.88/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a deep amber red, very similar in color to their oktober fest only a tad darker. smells faintly of malt but a nice aroma of citrus and floral hops come through. the taste is pretty hoppy with a nice smooth mouthfeel. not too much to be said, it is a solid easy drinkin ale with enough "oomph" to keep it interesting.

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Photo of Gavage
3.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an amber color with a small head that dissolved slowly and left very little lacing. The aroma is mellow as some malt and floral tones are noted but not too exciting. The taste is mellow as malts and bitterness are both on the lighter side. A small bit of fruitiness is detectable also.

The mouthfeel was OK, as carbonation level seemed a bit lower than usual and there was a slight malt aftertaste. A drinkable beer, but flavor level needs to be cranked up a bit to get it to the Good level.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: Mug #5 of #9, imbibed as part of a 4oz Sampler arrangement during a recent visit to the Chicago Brewing Pub in Las Vegas with BA’s UncleJimbo, DukeofEarl and his friend Ozzie.

Listed as Red Rocker, and as a regular house brew.

Appearance: A deep red color, more amber than ruby. Light wisps of dirty white head that quickly disappeared in the sampler. Average carbonation at first but it soon appeared to die to a low level conditioned brew. Limited appeal in the glass.

Smell: Delicate aromas on the nose. Some malt and a light floral hop dimension but very restrained, probably the most restrained of the Chicago brews to date.

Taste: Restrained hop feel in the mouth at first, lots of malts, barley and a mild toffee feel fill the middle at times. Finishes fruity with a quick and clean ending, light malts with a feeble floral hop character. A tad thin and lacking at times.

Mouthfeel: Right in the middle of the freeway on the white lines this one. Neither bold, nor thin, aggressive or mild, it does what it has to and that’s it. Perfect 3.0 here.

Drinkability: An easy drinking brew, but it seems like it cannot make its mind up what it wants to be, too balanced if there is such a thing, and as such a little tame overall for a session brew. Went well with Nachos though.

Overall: To say that this is made with 5 Barleys as well as Mt. Hood and Cascade Hops it seems somehow to end up being a rather average offering that has a rather simple feel to it. A rather Lite Red. Not bad, just average.

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Photo of UncleJimbo
3.56/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a clear, amber-red color with nice white foam that persisted. The smell was very faint (malty). The taste was mild: malt balanced by floral hops. The mouthfeel was very smooth, very low carbonation, with floral hops in the finish. The drinkability was OK, but the flavor was a bit thin.

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Red Rocker from Chicago Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.21 out of 5 with 5 ratings