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IPA - Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Ratings: 193
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 11.93%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | 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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Photo of palliko
4.72/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

If you get a chance to visit the Rock Bottom Restaurant in Colorado Springs, CO soon, you have got to try this! OMG! John Hanley is the brewmaster for Colorado, and he has outdone himself. Appearance is lovely copper, with tons of sticky, sweet foam. Aroma consists of a complex blend of brown sugar, malt and hops with a few fruity notes. Initial taste, is a brilliant balance of crystal malt sweetness that barely overcomes a massively dry hopped bitterness, and the two vie for dominance throughout the experience. The carbonation is just right, slightly prickly, and the middle peaks sweet/bitter and then descends to a crescendo finish that leaves a wonderful sassafras herbal nicely dry taste that says: "Please, sir, I want some more!"

palliko, May 21, 2006
Photo of MiniDITKA
4.56/5  rDev +29.5%

MiniDITKA, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4.53/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - amber color, light cream cap, very dense with a flood of bubbles from below.

Aroma - grapefruit with an orange and pine edge. Citrus is even and inviting.

Taste - citrusy and moderately hopped, an unusual mandarin orange taste is a welcome change-up to the style. Malts creep in at the swallow and the whole profile mellows at the finish, leaving a citrus, just slightly bitter ending. Very nice overall.

Mouthfeel - creamy smooth. Well-carbonated, but not as over the top as the appearance might suggest.

Drinkability - great effort, fresh beer rules!

brewdlyhooked13, Jul 25, 2005
Photo of TrojanWheels
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

TrojanWheels, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of micromaniac129
4.47/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was a very good IPA. Reminds me of Blind pig.

It had a rich golden honey color with ample head that was dense and had great rentention. Fine lacing was left in it's wake.

A beautifully aromatic ale with a very forward hop bouquet. Floral and citrus were the dominate aromas.
As far as malts they had a more sutle aroma of sweet pale malts.

flavor was bold and hoppy but no overly bitter so It was nicely balanced.
Hops had a floral and earthy taste malts balanced the hops out.

A smooth and slick ale with just enough bitterness and a clean finish.
Carbonation wasd light.

This is definitly one of my favor IPA's and it is well worth the effort to get out that way.
stupid me forgot to ask about growlers.

micromaniac129, Jul 24, 2011
Photo of kevkize
4.4/5  rDev +25%

kevkize, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of brewsadedotcom
4.3/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Beer was served in a pint glass at the Homestead, PA location. No head at all. Nice golden color.

S: Very pleasant pineapple aroma. Simcoe hops would be my guess.

T: The aroma lead me to believe that the hop flavor would be overpowering but it was actually very balanced. Notes of citrus and pineapple dominate.

M: Carbonation was moderate. Hop flavor lingers long after you take a sip.

O: I really enjoyed this beer and will need to take a growler home the next time that I visit RB.

brewsadedotcom, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of Abad
4.26/5  rDev +21%

Abad, Aug 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

lilsmizzul1225, Apr 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

tygry, Jul 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

ffshore545, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of Bighuge
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy orange body. Thick and sticky dirty white head. Good thick nose of pine resin, hop resin, grass, sticky sweet maryjane and caramel malts. The taste offers a nice balance of malt and hops. This is an IPA and the hoppy characteristics are more prevalent, but the crystal malt flavor balances it out nicely. Hop flavors are grassy and a little piney. Bitterness is quite restrained. Medium bodied and lightly to moderately carbonated. This goes down fairly effortlessly. Solid IPA.

Bighuge, Mar 30, 2009
Photo of Eriktheipaman
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

Eriktheipaman, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of BRD14
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

BRD14, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of ZAP
4.2/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Can't remember the exact name and their website is worthless...it is the IPA that includes all the hops from their single hop releases recently....called IPA Seven or something like that.

This is a nice flavorful easy drinking IPA....A lot of pine, citrus, and weed on the aroma...has a sweeter IPA flavor....not a ton of bitterness...a good juicy hop flavor of citrus (tangerines, grapefruit, oranges).

Body is medium...not a real dry finish which is good with me....

This is a very solid, enjoyable IPA that I would definitely buy again....quality beer.

ZAP, Mar 23, 2009
Photo of TheBungyo
4.18/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was presented to me with a crown of white head. Body is golden. Nose was chalf full of pine.
Taste was a goulash of of massive pine, restrained grapefruit, peach and lemon. Very nice, a taste any IPA would be very proud of.
Mouth was thick enough to take notice. I could see ordering a couple of these.

TheBungyo, Apr 30, 2006
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

Larrydoherty, Jul 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

Plissken, Nov 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

tbone64, Apr 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

chrismattlin, Sep 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

Justinbshelton, Jan 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

bluetrevian, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

projhex, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

LDJ36, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of augie
4/5  rDev +13.6%

augie, Mar 23, 2012
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IPA from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.