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Red Rock IPA Junior - Red Rock Brewing Company

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Red Rock IPA Junior
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.8%
Wants: 0
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Utah, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: drewbage on 04-16-2004

The American IPA is a different soul from the reincarnated IPA style. Color can range from very pale golden to reddish amber. Hops are typically American with a big herbal and/or citric character, bitterness is high as well. Moderate to medium bodied with a balancing malt back bone. Served unfiltered.
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Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 6
Photo of OrestesMethuon
4.04/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very pale—essentially blonde—with a nice, medium-foamed head and good lacing at of the bomber. I agree with a previous reviewer that this Red Rock offering—perhaps due to Utah's statutory limitations—leans mightily towards the XPA arena, but to me that isn't a problem. Indeed, there are nice, unburdensome notes of grapefruit; a buoyant herbaceousness—hints of sage, and a little laurel—that really keeps the bitterness at bay until the finish; and the pale malts are crisp, smooth (even a bit wheaty, almost), and well-balanced with the hopping and the held-down abv. The nose, meanwhile, is excellent: grapefruit, again, along with wet wild sage and the currents of a clean sea-breeze. While laws may stipulate and mitigate what Utahns can brew, Red Rock has done well under those auspices with this one.

Photo of yemenmocha
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of straightlambic
3.7/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Ajmorriso1
3.81/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of InfragilisBrew
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of RblWthACoz
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer #6 in the great Utah Brew Hunt.

Bam, hops all up in my mouth. It's a bit one dimensional and one-sided on the hop influence, but it doesn't really matter too much as it works, for what it is. The low abv is fine with me as it means I can drink more of them. Too bad I didn't start my night out with this one; I may have just stuck with it for the rest of the evening.

Photo of mudhut
2.24/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

A: Orange, very cloudy (more than what would be expected from a dry hopped beer), no head. Like a flat hefe

A Sweet citrusy, spicy aroma.

T: classic cascade bittering, grapefruit, nice lingering bitterness, very slight toasty maltiness, didn't have the nice bright clean flavor of a american ale, I suspect from the haze problems or possible water issues.

M: very under carbonated

There is a 4.0% abv limit on draft beer in Utah, so this isn't brewed to full strength, hence the JR name. Not very impressed overall--in my opinion is flawed and just not exciting to drink. A flat, plain, boring beer...not what the style means to me.

Photo of Durge
3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This IPA poured a somewhat cloudy iced tea color with a midland fuzzy white head and great lacing. It gives of a grapefruit hops aroma that's pleasant, not too much else. Quite a bitter citrus flavor, very smooth and a bit creamy with wheat and malt. Very drinkable. Not particularly complex but very decent IPA.

Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a golden yellow color, nice carbonation, nice head, lots of lacing thorought the drink.

S - Scents of sweet hops, malts, and citrus.

T - The taste is hoppy and kinda sweet, nice bite finish.

M - Medium body.

D - Drinkable. A very tasty IPA, highly recommended.

Photo of drewbage
3.33/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a half liter glass at the Red Rock pub bar.

Hazy gold in the glass with a patchy head that sticks hard to the glass.

Aroma is piney cones and grapefruity

Flavor is strong with hops almost like tea with intense vegetal nature of the leaves.

Finish is sharp with a hop bite and a lighter amount of malt on the final count.

This is the second Utah IPA I've had and it seems to follow the case of the other oens. With all of the alcohol restrictions, the brewers are stuck with making a weaker brew that has the same hop nature as na IPA but inherently less complex.

Definately an XPA

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Red Rock IPA Junior from Red Rock Brewing Company
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