Uncle Rusty | Columbus Brewing Company

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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:
#2,995
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
55
pDev:
7.26%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
5
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of ChilliHeights
3.83/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice red ale but not the great taste I thought it might be. Great color and good aroma. Nothing bad about this beer just not spectacular.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into willybecher glass bottles on 1/8.

A: pours a nice deep ruby amber color with great clarity. Head is a khaki copper color that looks creamy and settles slowly.

S: smells like marmalade and deep malts with resiny hops. Has a little honey and tangerine as well.

T: lots of sharp hop bitterness rounded out by sweet citrus fruits and a heavy malt backbone. Finishes with lots of lingering bitterness, resiny quality and malts.

M: medium bodied tangy carbonation this beer drinks big and really coats the tongue.

O: I’m not much of an amber guy, but this is quite tasty drinks a little like Bigfoot, but with more sweet fruits.

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Photo of WesMantooth
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of petrusek23
4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FalconOne
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NMA
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nephilium
4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
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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Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.81/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dokhollidai
4.64/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JoeLacy
4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of travelguy
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SHDoyle
4.4/5  rDev +3%
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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Photo of jminch
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beef_Curtains
3.79/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BB1313
4/5  rDev -6.3%
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 +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mikepcarney
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of crewfan1952
3.67/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nunya
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of queerforbeer
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of pest
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of ttylicki
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of hollywood_15063
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of nineworldseries
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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Uncle Rusty from Columbus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 55 ratings