Monday, October 25, 2010

Opa-Opa - Red Rock Ale

Opa-Opa - Red Rock Ale
Serving Type: 12 oz. bottle, poured into a Mark Twain pint glass
Red Rock Ale comes with a deep amber and red body with ruby glow throughout. The head is modest with a light-to-tan coloring and fair retention. It produces light lacing on the glass. Crisp malts are present on the nose with a bit of unusual soy or ginger scent. Smells a lot like a lunch bento box from a Japanese restaurant. Interesting indeed.
There’s medium body to the mouthfeel and a crunchy malt character. There’s a slightly rough early component and the lightly toasted malts are full of flavor. The hops add fair bittering, but also have an interestingly coarse feel to them. The hops persist into the aftertaste and bring a bit of malt with them on the way out.
Final Verdict: B 

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