Rollin Dirty
Brew Bus Brewing

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Style:
Red Ale - Irish
Ranked #207
ABV:
5%
Score:
79
Ranked #46,241
Avg:
3.45 | pDev: 15.65%
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
100
From:
Brew Bus Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
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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.
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Reviews by AngusOg:
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AngusOg from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +23.2%
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.

Jun 10, 2015
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +13.9%
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.

Apr 13, 2016
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TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

3.78/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

Sep 27, 2014
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nickfl from Florida

3.24/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Mar 22, 2015
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metter98 from New York

3.56/5  rDev +3.2%
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

Aug 28, 2014
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Griffith from Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Jul 23, 2014
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pisano from Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

May 15, 2014
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beerthulhu from New Jersey

3.49/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

May 29, 2015
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imperialking from Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Oct 23, 2015
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joemochas from Florida

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Jun 26, 2014
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rfgetz from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jan 17, 2016
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teamwiggum from Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Nov 08, 2014
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GRG1313 from California

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Oct 29, 2014
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justintcoons from Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -1.4%

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.

Sep 17, 2014
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bcaputo99 from Florida

3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apr 07, 2015
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nathanmiller from New York

3.96/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Feb 18, 2015
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scott2269 from Ohio

4/5  rDev +15.9%

Mar 31, 2014
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mikepcarney from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +30.4%
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.

Aug 09, 2015
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djrn2 from New Jersey

3.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Feb 01, 2015
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bigbluebeerguy from Kentucky

3.27/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Jun 21, 2015
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rudzud from Massachusetts

2.87/5  rDev -16.8%
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.

Jun 12, 2014
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jaswilson2 from South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jul 23, 2015
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user785335 from Florida

3.77/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Jun 06, 2015
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paulys55 from Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Jun 09, 2014
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jhartley from Florida

3.27/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

Jun 14, 2014
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Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 100 ratings