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American Dream Ale - Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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American Dream Ale
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: Redrover on 07-21-2004

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Ratings: 61 | Reviews: 43
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My next-door neighbor brought home a growler of this from the Cincinnati Rock Bottom location & we easily finished it off one night last week. Poured into a pint glass. Very easy to drink w/ a solid upfront hoppy, citrusy taste and a well-balanced aftertaste of bitterness & malt flavor. This was definitely a damn good IPA, but I'm not sure whether I liked it because it was so fresh or because it was just that good. Either way, w/out a doubt, a tasty offering from Rock Bottom.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured a copper color with a white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is of grapefruit citrus and piney hops

T - Follows the nose with grapefruit citrus and piney hops

M - This beer has a medium body with medium carbonation to it

D - This is a good IPA very good taste thats easy to drink I could drink a number of these in a sitting worth grabbing a pint or two from the brewpub

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4.47/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a clear reddish brown with a finger and a half of tan head that stuck around for a good while and left a nice lacing.

S - Fresh and light fruity hop aroma that fills the nose nicely. Not overbearing, seems right on target with a slight malty sweetness.

T - Hops hit the tongue hard with a very floral and pine hoppiness. The hops fade slightly as the malt washes them down and gives a brief malty/nutty smoothness on the tongue. The aftertaste is all hops and leaves a slight burn on the throat.

M/D - Mouthfeel is harsh, but not excessively biting and perfect for a hop lover. For a hop lover, it's hard to put this down, this is by far the best Rock Bottom Cincinnati beer I have had.

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3.42/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear orange/reddish color. A minimal white head forms, and recedes in a second. No lace.
S: Citrus hops up front. Some resiny pine comes in next. Grassy and floral with a biscuit malt balance.
T: Follows the nose. Citrus, pine, grassy, and floral hops. A good balance between the biscuit malt and hops. I like it.
M/D: A little lighter than I would like. Just a thin body. Easy to drink, and can quaff several with ease.

This and the Kolsch are my favorites from the brewpub in Denver. Something I would recommend if you make a visit.

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4.17/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

American IPA, 7.0% according to the menu, not 6.5% maybe there's some variation in the different batches. Beer is orange and really really hazy, like a hefe. Forms a thin white head with moderate lacing left behind and steady carbonation. Beer served in a shaker pint glass.

Aroma is strong citrus hoppy. Some cascade action I imagine. Smells good.

Beer is quite bitter and finishes nicely in the back palate. Not malty at all, no real sweetness to it. Some nice citrus flavors in the midpalate region and overall a great finishing beer. Mouthfeel is good and drinkability is high. Its a decent AIPA. I'd drink it again.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap in a Mug Club mug at Rock Bottom KOP

Appearance: Hazy orangish with two fingers of foam.

Smell: Very enjoyable citrusy aromas. Grapefruit, pineapple, mango, with some bitter piney hops.

Taste: The taste follows the nose, with very good flavors of grapefruit, pineapple, mango and bitter hops.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied and very crisp.

Drinkability: Another solid ipa from the folks at Rock Bottom. I'm convinced they make some very solid ipas. I had two while sitting at the bar and could have easily had another two without flinching.

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3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Rock Bottom PDX poured into Nonic pint glass, $4.25, 7.2.2010.

Deep gold hazy (unfiltered) body no visible carbonation. One finger white head, medium-slow dissipation with good retention and lacing. The nose features spicy, resiny hops up front overwhelming the caramel malt character. Taste features some citrus hop notes but they are overwhelmed by the resiny (Amarillo) bitter finish. Fairly well balanced with a firm malt backbone, leading to a lingering bitter finish. Mouthfeel is medium-full, good effervescence, a bit sticky. Drinkability is good for hop head, for a newbie this would be over-the-top bitterness-wise.

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American Dream Ale from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
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