IPA - Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
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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
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
IPA from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.