Rockingham Ale
Rockingham Brewing Company

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From:
Rockingham Brewing Company
 
New Hampshire, United States
Style:
Red Ale - American Amber / Red
Ranked #185
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
84
Ranked #22,800
Avg:
3.68 | pDev: 4.89%
Ratings:
21
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 27, 2021
Added:
Feb 25, 2015
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  9
SCORE
84
Good
Rockingham AleRockingham Ale
Notes: A true crowd pleaser, this ale is brewed with a slew of specialty grains to provide flavors of sweet malt, caramel and a hint of toffee, which are perfectly balanced by west coast hops with notes of fruit, citrus, and pine.
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3.75 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Jun 27, 2021
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4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

Couldn't find any dates all over the can, but I wasn't worried after a couple sips and whiffs.
This was poured into a becher pint glass.
The appearance was a nice looking dark copper/amber color with some dark orange hues along the side. Sly transparency and topped by a finger's worth of off white foamy head sliding off within a glance. Small intricate bubbles intertwine inside the messy lace.
The aroma had a fantastic blend of sweet caramel/toffee malts balancing with some roasty and toasty nuts and plenty of grassy to piney hops surely play their part to really add to the complexity. Took a while but some citrus rind ended up coming out.
The flavor seemed to have a slight edge towards the spicy and piney character of it's hops. Mild aftertaste of toffee, toasted nuts, grassy hops and piney hops.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a sure fine sessionability (I could definitely go at this with some food). Good carbonation bouncing in my tongue appropriately. Nice semi-crisp finish of nuts, pine, hop spice and some citrus rind.
Overall, pretty nicely done amber ale I would be willing to have again. I found myself constantly sniffing this beer all throughout. ABV felt good.

Oct 16, 2019
 
3.75 by jprudhomme7 from New Hampshire on Mar 12, 2019
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3.35/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by nhdjinn from New Hampshire

from can bought in nh
Nice ale - huge hop smell w/o moderate hop taste
some strange grittiness- not yeast or more like flour in the beer - this kept the score lower

Nov 28, 2018
 
3.6 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts on Nov 28, 2018
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3.61/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by CTHomer from Connecticut

A: hazy; copper in color; 1 finger off white head that receded quickly to a wispy cap; nice lacing;

S: malty with onion and garlic hops;

T: malty up front; garlic and onion from the middle through the finish with a solid malt backbone; mild bitterness at the end that increased to moderate in the aftertaste;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: interesting;

Jun 26, 2017
 
3.63 by ScottP from New Hampshire on Apr 15, 2017
 
3.86 by Dukies222001 from New Hampshire on Nov 28, 2016
 
3.75 by BigSmooth12 from Massachusetts on Nov 14, 2016
 
3.65 by enorc14 from Connecticut on Oct 28, 2016
 
3.77 by JMScowcroft from Vermont on Oct 02, 2016
 
3.59 by Hendry from Vermont on Sep 24, 2016
 
3.75 by tpauer from New Hampshire on Jan 16, 2016
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3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by NotAlcoholicJustAHobby from Vermont

L- This beer is definitely bottle conditioned. While not a gusher, the beer formed a head which rose to the top of the bottle. The beer poured a cloudy amber with a towering head which forced me to pause to allow it to recede until finishing the pour. The lacing is copious and clings to the glass in great swathes.
S- The smell is dominated by the piney hops. Beneath the hops, biscuity malt notes are faint but still noticeable.
T- The taste is similar to the nose, but more balanced. The malt notes hit first and are replaced by the piney west coast hops in the finish.
F-The mouthfeel is quite full despite the aggressive carbonation. The bitterness of the hops coats the tongue and lingers due to the fullness of the mouthfeel.
O- The fullness of the mouthfeel combined with the piney hop presence give this beer a bit of personality when compared to most amber ales. For myself I enjoyed the fuller mouthfeel, but the west coast hops are not my favorite. Still if you do enjoy piney west coast hops this may be an amber you can enjoy.

Jan 10, 2016
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3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

From the bottle, it pours a rich amber with a fine, fluffy head. Note the ale goes hazy as you empty the bottle in it. Malt with a bit of hops tickles the nose. Malty flavor with a bit of a hop bite at the end. Enjoyable!

Dec 27, 2015
 
3.59 by gonzo000 from Massachusetts on Dec 24, 2015
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3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by smcolw from Massachusetts

Dark amber color and cloudy. Moderate head that leaves a cross between blanketing and spotty lace.

Nice caramel start to the nose. Very mild aromatic hops.

More earthy than I thought from the smell. Also, this is drier than the aroma suggests. The hop is more pronounced as well. This gives a long, dry aftertaste. Straight forward body and carbonation.

Sep 21, 2015
 
3.59 by Kelp from New Hampshire on Apr 25, 2015
 
3.13 by Mike from New Hampshire on Mar 28, 2015
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3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

Bottle from Bert's
Slightly hazy orange amber with a huge bubbly beige head that shows great retention. Caramel toffee and pine with bits of grapefruit pith and pine for balance. The flavor adds notes of chocolate to what I found in the aroma. Nicely balanced with a hint of overindulgence to the hop side which I really enjoyed. Nice brew.

Mar 08, 2015
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3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by puboflyons from New Hampshire

From the 650 ml. bottle. Sampled on March 1, 2015. My first beer of the new month.

I expect it is a bottle conditioned beer because there is a slight murkiness here. The color is a medium amber-red with a large cream colored head.

The aroma brings out a little caramel, a little toffee, a bit more grain, and a pine hop sensation.

Medium, slick body.

There is a nice grainy and sweet taste but the hops come on strong and linger dryly at the end. Easy drinking beer and I have no complaints. This is a brand new brewery and I hope all their beers are as good.

Mar 01, 2015
Rockingham Ale from Rockingham Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 21 ratings