Rollin Dirty Irish-Style Red Ale
Brew Bus Brewing

Rollin Dirty Irish-Style Red AleRollin Dirty Irish-Style Red Ale
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Style:
Irish Red Ale
Ranked #209
ABV:
5%
Score:
79
Ranked #43,907
Avg:
3.46 | pDev: 15.61%
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
97
From:
Brew Bus Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
79
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Rollin Dirty Irish-Style Red AleRollin Dirty Irish-Style Red Ale
Notes: Rollin Dirty Red Ale, our Irish-style Ale possesses a deep amber color. It displays a forward caramel aroma with hints of chocolate and roasted nuts. English hop varietals lend a floral to herbal bitterness which helps to round the carmel sweetness and lend some crispness to this year round ale.
Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 97
Photo of BB8Bbbeer
3.72/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

People think this beer is lean.
A dark brown tint so it’s easy to be seen.
When you pour it you can see the glean.
And its shine in the glass and the taste of chocolate bean.
This beer is rollin

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Photo of BeerByBelle
3.69/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A deep red color greets you, reminiscent of Christmas cheer. The drink itself lacks carbonation, with only a thin head, much like the Freeze Miser. What initially tastes like it will be hoppy is quickly cut by a chocolate intervention, something we all hope from our Christmas stockings. A pleasant reminder of Christmas all year long.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.54/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Perfectly acceptable Red.
Looks are average (dark amber not much lasting foam.) Smells are mostly malt (caramel stands out along with something even more sweet, like honey.) Tastes are still well-balanced by the hops and some other herb or tea. Finishes sweet and dry. Good bubbles cleanses the palate.

My first from Brew Bus , so I went on their website. They are young (5 years!) and successful (enough, at least, to buy another brewer called Florida Avenue... that also is half of their taps.) They also seem to be having lots of fun. Interesting though, they have 5 brews with 100+ BA ratings and the rest are not even in double digits. Maybe that is why they are making money.

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Photo of spectru
3.84/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Drinking out of the van by the pool- can't rate appearance. Has a good robust smell. Flavor is rich and nutty with a hint of coffee. Feel is smooth and rich wth good carbonation. A flavorful beer, perhaps not best for shot day by the pool, but definitely worth having again.

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Photo of Buck89
3.6/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap into a pint glass. Hazy copper brown color. One finger off white head with nice retention. Caramel and some cherries on the aroma. Caramel and burnt toffee on the palate. A slight tartness that threw me. Medium bodied with a nice feel.

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Photo of The_Snow_Bird
4.02/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark red color with a light head on top. Can get a light roasted malt smell along with h something sweet. Can make out the roasted malts in the taste along with hints of caramel. One of my first Irish Reds and was pretty good.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I am happy to add this to The CANQuest (tm) after picking it up at Philly's Monde Market for inclusion. These are glorious days, indeed!

From the CAN: "Hop on for the ultimate craft beer experience on the Brew Bus! From brewery tours and tastings to sporting events and bachelor parties, the Brew Bus offers a once in a lifetime experience for everyone. Our tour guides are experienced and knowledgeable, and our staff is friendly and accommodating. Hop on today!!"; "Rollin Dirty Irish-Style Red Ale is deep amber in color with hints of caramel and notes of chocolate. English hops lend a herbal bitterness for balance."

I Crack!ed it open and watched as a light amount of foaming action came up through the vent. Upon settling, I could see that it was another brimful craft CAN with nowhere for the tab to go. I then decided to be gentle with my Glug, resulting in a brief finger of fizzy, foamy, tawny head that quickly fell to wisps. Color was Coppery-Brown (SRM = > 17, < 22) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was very malty, almost like a maple syrup smell. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was actually not as sweet as the nose had led me to expect. It had a light caramel flavor, but accompanied by an earthy bitterness that may have been from either the malt or the hops. This is the kind of example of the style that I like. I have had malt bombs in the past and this was completely unlike them. Finish was semi-dry with the light bitterness being enough to offset the sweetness of the malt. I would not want a bunch of this, but it was a nice change of pace.

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Photo of mikepcarney
4.5/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Readying the other reviews I wasn't expecting too much on this one. This is a good example of the style of beer. I have it this rating because of that. Now this style in general never receives great reviews. Conways from GLBC is one of the best of this style and it only gets a 86... Brew Bus I'd take the 82 in stride.

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Photo of AngusOg
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Its an unexciting and under appreciated style, but I thought it was pretty tasty and had gery high drinkability. But I get it, it's not an ipa or barrel aged stout, so it will get very little love on this site.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
3.94/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Good looking beer, dark red, probably call it burgundy. Decent head with strong lacing on the glass. Strong malty aroma, some caramel and slight roast. Flavor was muted, I was hoping for more following the aroma, but certainly not bad. Decent feel, not exactly creamy but certainly not thin. Overall this is a pretty good beer, not sure why it is getting banged so hard in the ratings. Not special, but good.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.49/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

-can spiegelau ipa glass. Brewed and canned by Cigar City.

A: Deep burgundy coloring with a translucent quality and macro-effervesce. Dirty tan head, slight in size and retention. Clean window dressing.

S: Scotchy caramel aroma, followed by some light fresh chocolate malt. Fresh flowers, nice awareness and staying power.

T: Scotchy caramel flavor, slightly sweet upfront, dried honey malt, toffee, dry flowery citrus and toasty speciality grains. Spicy hops interject with some lemony and woodsy notes, cypress and pine, meeting sweetly toasted grains, and a bit of spicy alcohol on the finish.

M: Malty full body, syrupy texture, good level of carbonation.

O: Overall sweetly toasted backing with an american amber citrusy flower hops. Alcohol is nicely balanced. Drinks like a cross between an american amber and scotch ale.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.78/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Acquired from Cuzco so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a medium brown color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, honey, tea and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel, honey and tea. Then a hearty malt character comes in. The hops presence is decent for the style and provides a good balance. There’s a little bit of chocolate in the background. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to pound down for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

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Photo of justintcoons
3.4/5  rDev -1.7%

12 oz can poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Red with amber highlights. The short head dissipates quickly. Good clarity.

Nose
Caramel, toffee, and a hint of chocolate.

Taste
Caramel maltiness with lesser notes of toffee and brown sugar. Slight suggestion of chocolate and herbal tea. Beautifully balanced with no hop presence.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied and smooth with light carbonation.

Overall
Simple and highly quaffable. Much better than most Irish Reds that I've had.

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Photo of skateclutch
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a pint glass

Appearance is a beautiful dark ruby color with a finger head.

Aromas of toffee, caramel and sugars.

Taste - a very malty upfront beer. With lots of the aroma flavors coming through. Caramel and toffee.

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Photo of metter98
3.56/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear brownish red in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high beige head that quickly died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of caramel malts, toasted malts and toffee are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste is rather malty and is mostly filled with flavors of caramel malts and toffee. Slight bits of tea are noticeable towards the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems to be a lot maltier compared to other beers that I've had in the style.

Serving type: can

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Photo of SteveB24
4.14/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance; color is a beautiful,clear, ruby.A steady stream of bubbles rise to the surface constantly, beer pours a huge amount of head that settles quite quickly, to leave a ring of lacing that tightly hugs the glass.

Smell; aroma is quite mild, but very pleasant. Herbal notes and hints of malty caramel.

Taste; The flavor is quite mild yet very complex. upfront is english tea, slight fruity flavor follows and carries you right into stout like flavors of coffee, caramel and chocolate. the flow of flavors is absolutely poetic.

Mouthfeel; light body, light carbonation, refreshing but not quite juicy.

overall; This is a very unique beer, in the best way. i've never had a beer that carried obvious, classic malt flavors of caramel and chocolate that was so light and drinkable. Amazing balance. will certainly buy again.

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Photo of jhartley
3.27/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a chalice. Canned on 04/09/14.

Appearance is dark red/brown body with a finger's width of tan head; left no lacing in the glass.

Aromas of burnt sugar and bread and some bittersweet chocolate.

Tastes of more of the aromas; burnt caramel followed by chocolate and followed up with a little sweetness.

Mouthfeel has very little amount of carbonation; would enjoy a little bit more to off set the sweetness.

Overall a fairly good beer that seems to be missing something; perhaps the lower abv has something to do with that, not sure. Would think a higher abv would add a little something extra that it is missing.

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Photo of rudzud
2.87/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Received as an extra in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Poured a crystal clear very dark garnet hue with a one finger light tan head that faded quickly to leave a thin thin blanket and creamy halo.

S - Aromas of sweet malts, crackers/bread, faint spices.

T - Taste is more of the nose, caramel malts, cracker/bread, sweetness, faint spice notes, slight metallic taste, older earthy like hops. Lingering cloy sweet finish (though the beer itself is not cloy).

M - Mouthfeel is lightly bodies, medium carbonation. The aftertaste/finish though is just bad.

O- Overall, this just didnt do it for me at all. As average as it may have been, the aftertaste and lingering stickiness just..yeah...drain pour.

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Photo of RoamingGnome
3.06/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brew Bus Brewing Rollin Dirty

Poured from a 12 oz can into a shaker pint glass served chilled.

A) Deep amber with a finger of very light tan head. This settled to a dusting, before disappearing completely. Spotty lacing...

S) Caramel malt, light roast, multigrain bread. Hint of red apple slices, and a earthy hops.

T) Follows the nose for the most part. Better as it warms up from a flavor perspective. Pretty earthy, with a grassy finish that lingers a bit long for my liking.

M) Lighter medium body with petty lively carbonation. The aftertaste/finish leaves a less than desirable mouthfeel.

O) I liked this better the first time I tried it. Now I'm just looking in the fridge and trying to decide what to drink next. I'd say this is pretty average.

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Rollin Dirty Irish-Style Red Ale from Brew Bus Brewing
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 97 ratings