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IPA - Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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80
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150 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 150
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 11.61%


Brewed by:
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 07-25-2005)
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Reviews by Philousa:
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Philousa

California

2.73/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Disclaimer: It is my understanding that previous to the purchase by Centerbridge in 2010, each location would have more freedom in brewing each beer to make it their own. It appears to me that Rock Bottom brewery's beers are to be a mish mash of different beers brewed at different times by different brewmasters. That said:

Imbibed at Rock Bottom in Campbell, CA on 3/1/2012.

Sits a shiny, metallic gold, clear, with two fingers thick, foamy head. Not much lacing in my Mug Club stein. Piney, resinous, and a bit grassy in the nose. Smells a bit skunky, but in a hoppy good way. Not much malt to sniff out. Nutty, pale two row malt flavor followed by bitter, citrusy hops.Bitterness is pretty mild for an IPA. Balanced mouthfeel with a dry finish.

Decent, but nothing about it stands out to me. A pretty good beer, but there are definitely better IPAs out there, especially in Northern California.

Serving type: on-tap

03-06-2012 05:08:31 | More by Philousa
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tbone64

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +13.3%

04-13-2014 17:29:56 | More by tbone64
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

04-07-2014 14:34:06 | More by rfgetz
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marlinsfan4

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

03-26-2014 17:22:16 | More by marlinsfan4
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squack

New York

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

03-21-2014 22:03:40 | More by squack
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Ordered a sample of all their on tap beers. Of the 8 I received this was one of them.

A - Very clear amber brown so filtered with a 1/2 inch of head. Most of these beers seem to be force carbonated giving it a good amount of foam.
S - Has a decent hop smell nothing over the top or memorable. Slightly sweet smell but not overall malty.
T - I thought it was good it had a memorable hop bite nothing over the top or tongue lashing. Trouble is it was just slightly average.
M - It was smooth light to medium at best. A great IPA very drinkable.

Overall I rate this above average its not to be expected a hop bomb and I have had many unbalanced IPA's. Unfortunately I found their red ale a bit tastier.

Serving type: on-tap

03-18-2014 17:57:15 | More by DrDemento456
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MikalMick

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

03-17-2014 03:53:19 | More by MikalMick
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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -15%

03-16-2014 13:26:21 | More by Fettpopps
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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Florida

3/5  rDev -15%

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Zetcha7x

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

03-12-2014 02:37:32 | More by Zetcha7x
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I went to the Rock Bottom in Cincinnati, though because it's a chain I am going to assume the beers carry over the same. I ordered a flight of six of their standard beers and as I tried each one I found that each was spot on to the style. The remarkable thing is how unremarkable the beers are. Don't get me wrong, they are well worth the try and certainly above average but they are produced for a mass market. So as lazy as it may be I am going to simply say that this beer was a text book example of the style without breaking out and setting itself above.

Serving type: on-tap

03-09-2014 22:07:02 | More by KYGunner
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Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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RCLOHR267

Indiana

4/5  rDev +13.3%

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Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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Nevada

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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Oklahoma

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

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Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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Alabama

4/5  rDev +13.3%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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IPA from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.