Columbus Uncle Rusty | Columbus Brewing Company

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4.28/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Columbus Brewing Company
Ohio, United States
columbusbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Part of the hop odyssey.

Gold medal in Category 90: Imperial Red Ale at the 2014 World Beer Cup.

Added by MbpBugeye on 04-02-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,063
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
50
pDev:
7.48%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
6
Trade:
2
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4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.16/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Rich pine and citrus aroma. Pours a clear reddish-amber with a thin cap of light tan head. Mild caramel flavor to begin with, with a nice blast of piney hops, and fades to a caramel finish with a touch of bitterness. The bitterness hangs around a bit longer then the caramel. Full bodied with a rich mouthfeel. This is a very solid Imperial red ale for those who like hops.

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4.81/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.64/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Description: Rudy red color with only a bit of off white head that quickly dissipates. Clear and not at all cloudy. Smell headlined by bitter hops, pine and some tropical dankness. Taste follows the smell and even enhances on it. Big, bold notes of everything in the smell along with some sweetness, although the finish is bitter like an IPA. Feel is smooth and body is medium. Slightly syrupy but in a good way. Call the carbonation a standard 'medium'.

Overall: 4.5 (This beer is very good and I would definitely have it again) Boom. CBC nailed it with this one. Well balanced and full of flavor, this beer decidedly casts off the humdrum, banal personality of so many amber ales. The biggest knock I have on this is that CBC doesn't brew it more often. If you happen to see it somewhere, drink it while you can!

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4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.79/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

32oz growler filled at Rozi's Wine House in Lakewood, Ohio

Growler filled into a tulip. Pours a deep auburn with ruby hues and has nice clarity; off-white head that fades leaving solid retention and little lacing. The aromas basically have that signature Columbus hop profile, but maltier. Sweet caramel malts blended with some tropical notes. Some toffee and cocoa in the mix as well. The flavors are bold, but clean. Some pineapple notes shine, but is blended with the malts. Lots of caramel and toffee. Perfect blend of malts and hops. Slightly spicy. Maybe some rye and black pepper in the mix. It starts off bitter, but everything becomes balanced the more you drink. Very subtle warmth, but it's not hot or boozy at all and the alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is nice. It's full-bodied with active carbonation. Very smooth and dangerously drinkable.

Very nice brew from Columbus. They're great at making complex beers seem simple. Well done.

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4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.67/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Columbus Uncle Rusty

Poured into pint glass

A: Simply beautiful in a rugged way . . . Deep brown to ruby red glow

S: Caramel, fruit punch, oak, molasses, and other spices

T: Could be way way . . . Way off but what this is to me is a hoppy old ale.

M: Full flavor and full bodied.

O: Columbus brews awesome beers across the board. Nothing is boring. Nothing is average and everything is good to great ! That being said Uncle Rusty is their sleeper beer.
Get it !

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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Columbus Uncle Rusty from Columbus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 50 ratings
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