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Rollin Dirty Irish-Style Red Ale | Brew Bus Brewing

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Rollin Dirty Irish-Style Red AleRollin Dirty Irish-Style Red Ale

Brewed by:
Brew Bus Brewing
Florida, United States

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by caplana on 10-31-2013

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Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 85
Reviews by rudzud:
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2.87/5  rDev -20.7%
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 acurtis
2.77/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.75/5  rDev -24%

Photo of Griffith
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Uncwest96
3.39/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StevenMilligan
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of wrecknut
1.12/5  rDev -69.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Poured from a 12 oz can dated 2-13-15. Poured fine.
Smelled like vinegar.
Tasted like tin dipped in vinegar.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.49/5  rDev -3.6%
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 user785335
3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JDW4195
4.71/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is the best Red I've ever had

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Photo of metter98
3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
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 JKG
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of teamwiggum
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Bustersuess
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Ejsheaffer
4.38/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the best Irish Reds I've had. Carmel and chocolate flavors compliment the Mild English style hops. A must get.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
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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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.94/5  rDev +8.8%
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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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of suckaj
1.5/5  rDev -58.6%

Photo of woodychandler
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
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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Rollin Dirty Irish-Style Red Ale from Brew Bus Brewing
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