American Dream 2004 - Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
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4/5 rDev -1%
Had this recently at the Arrowhead Rock Bottom. Brewer Jeff Yade's batch was worth a purchase of a growler that I recently sampled.
This is an orange/amber colored brew. Poured a nice fluffy head that is leaving a nice lacing. Very strong nose of Yakima hops; floral and fruity. Taste starts with slightly dry malt finishing with a lightly floral dry hopped finish. The mouthfeel is fairly full and lively. Overall drinkability is pretty good as indicated by my growler purchase. Definitely worth a shot if you are at this Rock Bottom.
07-12-2004 00:43:38 | More by arizcards
4.08/5 rDev +1%
All the Rock Bottom brewmasters were given the task of crafting an ale with this name, using all-American ingredients to celebrate American Beer Month, and let their artistry guide them. Our Man in Minneapolis, Mr. Todd Hauge, spun a nifty little IPA through his love of Amarillo hops, so why don't we crack this growler open and give it a whirl?
Hazy, toasted gold, pretty much apricot color, unfiltered, with a good 1" crown of shimmering white foam, very inviting as for looks!
There's that Amarillo citrus right up in the nose, lovely pineapple, orange, lemon, grapefruit, mango, sweet, luscious, and not so bitter, as you'd expect. Quite a pleasant thing to breathe into the nose!
Taste: great texture, good hop entrance on the palate, delightful flash of fruit, that plays out sweetly and freshly before fading back. Medium in body, very light, smooth, refreshing, a subtle, even sophisticated IPA. So juicy and fruity, I can picture passing this offer as my quencher at brunch! Let the others do Mimosas and such!
Not a challenging brew by any means,with hardly a trace of bitterness, nor any kind of a killer-diller of an IPA, but it has it's own charms, offers particular rewards and drinks down like a dream.
07-02-2004 09:56:35 | More by feloniousmonk
American Dream 2004 from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.