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IPA - Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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167 Ratings
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Ratings: 167
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 07-25-2005)
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Reviews by Slackerville:
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Slackerville

California

2.84/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Every brewery need to offer an IPA this fills the need at Rock Bottom. Light in color with a good hop aroma. Very light on the malt side with a slight sweetness on the tongue then the traditional bitter finish. No outstanding qualities but a drinkable beer especially with food.

Rock Bottom locations are spread throughout the US but each location serves a variety of beers brewed on premise. The Downtown San Diego location is always crowded especially during baseball games of other events but has a solid beer selection.

Serving type: on-tap

06-02-2013 02:38:25 | More by Slackerville
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ffshore545

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

07-06-2014 21:49:49 | More by ffshore545
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styleisking

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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jdhasse

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

07-01-2014 22:54:41 | More by jdhasse
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.89/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Long lasting head that leaves a rich blanket of lace on the glass. Clear with a bright copper color.

Strong caramel aroma reminiscent of British IPAs but the hop aroma leans toward America.

The malt is more subdued in the flavor profile. The hop is more biting and peppery than the smell suggests. The aftertaste does bring back the English malt with plenty of caramel and deeply toasted grain. Unlike most of the offerings, this one has a nice balance between the bubbles and body.

Serving type: on-tap

06-22-2014 19:17:40 | More by smcolw
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mta11c


3/5  rDev -14.5%

06-22-2014 02:19:50 | More by mta11c
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ALLISON01

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

06-21-2014 17:41:47 | More by ALLISON01
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California

2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

06-15-2014 03:20:18 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Caskaway

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

06-11-2014 01:27:24 | More by Caskaway
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NewJack85

Virginia

3/5  rDev -14.5%

06-03-2014 14:05:30 | More by NewJack85
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

06-02-2014 20:55:36 | More by NJBeer265
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Matthew607

Illinois

3/5  rDev -14.5%

05-23-2014 02:46:06 | More by Matthew607
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JHendu

Florida

4/5  rDev +14%

05-23-2014 01:58:14 | More by JHendu
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jeff1973

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

05-05-2014 21:18:17 | More by jeff1973
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Mikeb8

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

05-04-2014 02:47:49 | More by Mikeb8
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Gregaroo

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

04-30-2014 19:52:48 | More by Gregaroo
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Hophead21

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

04-30-2014 13:51:07 | More by Hophead21
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kscaldef

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

04-26-2014 16:48:54 | More by kscaldef
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tbone64

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +14%

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

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

04-07-2014 14:34:06 | More by rfgetz
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

03-26-2014 17:22:16 | More by oriolesfan4
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squack

New York

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
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

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -14.5%

03-16-2014 13:26:21 | More by Fettpopps
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IPA from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.