Opa Opa Red Rock Amber Ale

Another day done. Work was a lot of fun today. For some reason, it just had a really good vibe going. I really enjoy the dispatcher that I close with and it just makes the time go by really quickly. I came home to Kate and although I had intentions of getting the backlogged reviews posted, we spend a lot of time laughing and talking. Good times indeed. Onto the brew.

ABV: 6%

Style: American Amber/Red Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “A blend of German vienna malt and English crystal malts create this malty and slightly fruity beer. Sweet caramel flavors give way to a surprisingly soft and smooth finish.”

Random: I don’t think I tried this one when I went to the brewpub a few years back.

This brew poured a clear, dark chestnut color that had moderate carbonation visible throughout. It had a finger of pure white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The nose was relatively subtle, but what I did get was pretty malty with a touch of nuttiness. The malt that was present was relatively sweet. The taste was a complete and total malt bomb. It was dominated by sweet caramel malt with some toffee as well. There was some hazelnut as well. This beer was marked by a total lack of balance. The malt was too much for me and needed some hops to improve the flavor profile. The body was a bit watery and undercarbonated. The finish was overly sweet with the same malt that wouldn’t go away. Honestly? Probably one of the worst of the style that I’ve had. I would avoid this one.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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