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IPA - Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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171 Ratings
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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 11.93%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | 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:
No notes at this time.

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

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Believe the ABV is 6.5%. Tapped 11/7 and filled that day at King of Prussia Rock Bottom.

A: Pours copper cover...light to medium with about a finger's worth of head.

S: Mostly pine-smelling, neither overwhelming nor underwhelming. Not sure if that's a result of the newness or not.

T: Hits right on for the style--about the same as your local larger microbrewery's IPA (I'm looking at you Harpoon and Hop Devil).

M: Bit a of a sour aftertaste but not overpowering in any way.

O: Purchased since the Iggles are on MNF ($6 fills on Monday nights at Rock Bottom). Would probably buy again though more likely to mix things up the next time I'm there.

As a side note, the KoP Rock Bottom has been out of new growlers for some time. Hope that's not a sign of trouble.

Serving type: growler

11-08-2011 00:59:06 | More by philerman
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

07-22-2014 02:46:05 | More by DaPan
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tygry

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

07-20-2014 17:29:56 | More by tygry
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Brenden

Ohio

3.43/5  rDev -2.6%
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
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Iamjeff6

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

07-16-2014 14:20:22 | More by Iamjeff6
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ffshore545

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

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

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

07-04-2014 19:35:49 | More by styleisking
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jdhasse

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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

Massachusetts

3.89/5  rDev +10.5%
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 -14.8%

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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

2.5/5  rDev -29%

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Caskaway

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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

Virginia

3/5  rDev -14.8%

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

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -29%

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Matthew607

Illinois

3/5  rDev -14.8%

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

Florida

4/5  rDev +13.6%

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

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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kscaldef

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +13.6%

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

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

03-26-2014 17:22:16 | More by oriolesfan4
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IPA from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.