IPA - Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
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Ratings: 174 | Reviews: 45 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by barczar:
3.7/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Pours a hazy golden light copper color with a dense one inch cream head that lingers indefinitely.
Orange and muted grapefruit, tangerine, and pine comprise the initial aroma, with fresh cut grass and dank hops rounding things out. There's subtle bready malt at the base.
Flavor reveals that they need to clean their lines. The citrus is present, but not as prolific as in the aroma. Tangerine, mango, and grapefruit are dominant, while resin and fairly sweet caramel malt form the backbone, leading into a slightly dry, mildly bitter finish.
Body is slick, on the full side, with moderate carbonation, a touch of astringency, and substantial alcohol warmth.
Not bad, for a restaurant beer. Citrus hop flavor is well represented, and the finish isn't overly bitter.
Serving type: on-tap
12-07-2012 00:06:43 | More by barczar
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3.43/5 rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
It's a deep, translucent bronze color off the tap, which creates a small, creamy and compact head that retains itself pretty well, holding up a foam the whole way, and drops down scattered lacing of moderate strength.
There's a hint of citrus in the nose balanced by caramel malt with notes of wheat, interestingly, and a little earth as well. It's a little light.
Hops are a little stronger in the flavor, though it's ultimately a little too strong in the malts for an IPA. Bitterness is mostly in the finish, though some pine and citrus peel do build up in the middle a bit. Malts give off caramel sweetness and breads with an underlying grainy/earthy note.
It's a little bit thin despite a medium body, though it's got a little life to it. The bitterness in the finish tends toward astringency, but it's not bad.
Serving type: growler
07-18-2014 16:18:07 | More by Brenden
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
IPA from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.