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Prussia's Pride IPA - Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Prussia's Pride IPA
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 8.56%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: weeare138 on 10-26-2005)
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Reviews by boelker62:
Photo of boelker62
3.33/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On a hazy Memorial Day afternoon...
Appeared - with a 1" creamy off-white head and excellent lacing tat was mostly diminishing, however. A great amber to orange hue with a crystal clear body. Very enicing.

Smelled - of pungeant hoppy flowers and bursting with ruby red grapefruit and lemon rind zest. The head kept it all in there for you.

Tasted - just like it smelled, which is commendable, but lacked anything beyond the aroma. While accurate, it was simple. Simply good, yes, but simple. I expect a bit more complexity from an IPA. Lighly bitter overall (citrus bitter at that) with a long duration.

Mouthfeel - was appropriate, as it was dry to watery, and a light to medium body. Longer duration got drier as it lassted. The feel on th finish was almost astringent.

Drinkability - is there for this brew. I would not turn one away for likely hours.

Overall, I was pleasantly surpirsed at the quality of the offering I would get out of a brewery in a mall (the King of Prussia Mall, at that) and would go back, just under better, more lively circumstances, to enjoy more brews.

boelker62, May 29, 2007
More User Reviews:
Photo of valkyre65
4/5  rDev -2.2%

valkyre65, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of NJpadreFan
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rock Bottom- Prussia's Pride IPA

Appearance- Bright hazy orange with a moderate foamy head.
Smell- Sweet caramel malt and a grapefruit rind aroma.
Taste- Sweet grapefruit rind, light pine hops, very sweet caramel malt with a touch of wet hops.
Mouthfeel- almost puckering sweet up front but toning down to mildy crisp and bitter in the end.

Overall- A nice IPA to go with the Bar Pretzels. The IPA's flavor wanes in the end, but otherwise 1 of Rock Bottom's better offerings!!

***Re-reviewed from a June 8th visit. Must of had it too cold last time. Really impressed!***

NJpadreFan, Jan 14, 2007
Photo of qcbrewer
4/5  rDev -2.2%

qcbrewer, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of Kegatron
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On cask, via hand pump @ the King of Prussia Rock Bottom on 7/24/10. Served in an oversized mug.

Pours a clear copper, topped with a little over a finger of frothy bright-white head. Retention here is very good, staying near a finger the whole way through and slathering the sides of the mug with a cascade of lacing that slowly drips down the sides. The aroma is hop forward up front, being green, earthy, and herbal, with some pine poking through and some tropical fruit tones mixing well with the sweetness of the malts. This took a bit long to finally open up but once it did, this was pretty solid.

The taste is green with grapefruit flavor and earthy bitterness, while some pine resin adds a certain degree of stickiness to this. The hops are well balanced here by a sweet backbone of bread and caramel character from the malts, nicely cutting the bitterness, and leaving just some light drying grit and residual juicy fruit notes. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a great feeling smoothness to the carbonation that keeps this flowing just effortlessly across the palate, aided by an almost non-existent ABV.

I think that I often take this for granted since it's always on tap, but man, I forgot just how solid of an IPA this is. Full flavored hop goodness here, with a ridiculously drinkable body (especially on cask). IMHO one of the best IPAs in the Philly burbs here.

Kegatron, Jul 27, 2010
Photo of mikefuski17
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

mikefuski17, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of Chinon01
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Murky deep gold lovely maintained head. Aroma is sweet hoppy chinook? Taste is similar to aroma; sweet hop juice hop oil light and a clean finish informed by hop bitterness. Virtually no malt detected. Mouthfeel and drinkability are near perfect. Round and clean with gentle sweet juicy hop kiss.

Chinon01, Aug 16, 2008
Photo of KOPBeerDrinker
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from growler into a pint glass. Light amber in color with a fluffy white head which left lacing as it subsided.

Stong hop aroma of citrus and pine.

Flavor is well balanced between the malt and spicy grapefruity hops. Pronounced hop flavors but not overwhelming. Very good.

Medium light in body with good carbonation. Refreshing and very easy to drink.

KOPBeerDrinker, Feb 07, 2009
Photo of MmmIPA
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I got a chance to try this on cask and I thought it didnt live up to the draft version.The pleasant hoppiness wasn't as dominant in the cask as in the draft version.The beer was super smoooth and hit the spot but I think the added carbonation helps this beer hit all the bases.The head seemed to stay there and never go down at all.It was good but I prefer the carbonated version more.

MmmIPA, Nov 16, 2008
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4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a standard pint glass from a growler fresh from the restaurant.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy golden color with minimal head.

Smell: Floral hops, citrus, nice smell!

Taste: Grapefruit, piney and a nice bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Light, refreshing and crisp.

Drinkability: One of my favor IPAs. I'm lucky to live so close to Rock Bottom and can get a growler for $6 anytime I want.

Axic10, Jan 19, 2010
Photo of IPADAN
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Cloudy orange/amber with one finger head, displays great lacing.

S: Grapefruit..pine...hops..yummy. Great smell.

T: Again, grapefruit...piney hops dominate, but sweet caramel malt really balances this one out.

M: Clean and dry on the finish. The body is medium if not slightly lighter but nice.

D: Very drinkable IPA for sure. May I please have another. VERY solid IPA.

IPADAN, Jun 19, 2008
Photo of weeare138
3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appears a hazy amber with a lush white head that is retained during the entire session. Spotty and streaky lacing.
Smell is of floral and citrus with a mildly perfumy aroma. Centennial and Chinook hops abound.
Taste is of citrus cream and a malty sugar that's hard to put a finger on.
Mouthfeel is sugary, creamy, along with a mild bite at the end.
Drinkability is good but nothing is knocking my socks off with this one either.

weeare138, Oct 26, 2005
Photo of Ezekiel81923
4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On-tap at the brewpub, yes, on a Thursday. God I love this beer, and I'll prove it.

Appearance: A nice deep orange with a decent head that usually leaves pretty good lacing. Very clear.

Smell: All citrus and pine hop aromas with some malt in the background. The aroma dictates the flavor almost perfectly.

Taste: Hop forward with flavors of grapefruit, orange, citrus, pine and pineapple. A slight bitterness lingers in the background most of the time and gains some strength as the sip finishes. A sweet caramel malt flavor backs the hops wonderfully before letting the bitterness finally break through. Hops finish it off as well. Very balanced and very nice transitions.

Mouthfeel: Finishes dry with some lingering bitterness, but other than that there isn't really any residual oiliness or hoppiness. Refreshing and inviting.

Drinkability: I'd give it a 6 if I could (on the 1-5 scale). Each pints last words are "get another" and I continue to oblige. I can't stand how drinkable it is, my wallet hates it.

This is my go-to beer. It's a part of their regular rotation and is in my opinion the best of the bunch. A masterfully crafted IPA that is perfect for beer drinkers of all kinds. Frank greets me every Thursday with a pint of this and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Ezekiel81923, Oct 14, 2009
Photo of andyschaps
4.5/5  rDev +10%

andyschaps, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of DarkerTheBetter
4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer came a foggy orange amber that faded to copper near the bottom of my pint with an even, thin, large bubbled whie head. I must say the fogginess of this beer was right on. Not too much any which way, but really attractive.

Smelled of nice smooth oranges with a bit of bread dough and musky brown sugar and a pinch of salt. The bitter sweet blend of these flavors was right on the money.

Tasted of big sweet fruity hops. The malt base tasted like creamy white pizza crust and brown sugar that was really organic and lively. Again, the way these two elements got along was simply marvelous. It finished pasty and bitter yet very clean.

The mouth feel was medium bodied with a full mouth of small bubbles that was exceptionally clean and smooth.

Awesome. This really reminded me of DFH’s 90 mn. For a big national chain, this blew my mind. I will return here to session all up on this beer. It’s freakin’ awesome. Do yourself a favor and check it out. As I said in my review of the brew pub, it’s in the King of Prussia mall, so the next time you’re shopping and need a rest, this becomes a mandatory stop.

DarkerTheBetter, Apr 24, 2006
Photo of TheFightfan1
3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I had sampler of this in a cask and a regular draft. I thought the cask was better so I got a pint.

Pours a clear golden with a beautiful heading that sticks to the last sip. Left some great leggage throughout as well.

Smell was all hop. Not to much of a malt crispness aroma which I expected but did peak it's head through.

Taste was good. The hoppiness is the dominant factor here. Malts are somewhat of an afterthought.( Not knocking this beer but just expected more body to this). Slight zestiness.

Mouth is crisp and hoppy.Light to medium bodied, Kind of watery and finishes smooth.

Drink is good. A very easy going IPA and can be enjoyed at any time.

TheFightfan1, Dec 13, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

ssimpson89, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of TheDeuce
3.2/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Decent but not fantastic, served a hazy orange, decent head on top. Floral aroma, some hop, and malt, good job of hiding the alcohol. Taste is a little off, flimsy fruit at first with some hop at the end ever so slightly touching the mouth before the beer goes down. It is smooth, and somewhat good as a sessioner. I'm shocked to see that this is the ABV and I question it, as I had two of these with no problem, will have to check it out. This beer is fine, adequete, and clean, a good IPA for a first timer, but for me its a beer with no character. There are plenty of better IPAs, this one feels like one with ducttape over its mouth a little bit. But I guess that's expected from a chain, not terrible though.

TheDeuce, Mar 08, 2007
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

beerfinder, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of JunkYardJake
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewpub in standard tumbler.
Real tasty brew here. Very hoppy in smell and taste with loads of citrus coming through. Slighty cloudy with about 1/4 inch of head with a little bit of lacing. Not too bitter and light to medium in body. Very enjoyable beer. The second one goes down even easier. A good all around american IPA.

JunkYardJake, Feb 21, 2010
Photo of rfgetz
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice amber/orange color with decent slightly off white head. Good lacing. Smell is of citrusy and piney hops blended with somewhat strong carmel malts. Taste is of carmel malts with a bitter sting of piney hops with a faint floral hop presence as well. Medium bodied, not as smooth and creamy as the cask serving would have dictated. Good IPA leaning more towards the english style of IPA in my opinion.

rfgetz, Dec 07, 2009
Photo of Umbra
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this one several times this week while stuck in KOP. I had it both on tap and in growler, but enjoyed the brew somehow better in a growler in my hotel room then sitting at the actual bar.
Orange, cloudy brew with a pretty white head. Loads of lacing and retention. Citrus/cascade notes

Grapefruit and some citrus flavors are on teh front, balanced just slightly with caramel. It finishes with a mild hoppiness. Medium bodied brew that finishes clean.
The hopheads would like some more bite to it, but I feel that this is a very sessionable brew and one of the best regulars

Umbra, Aug 21, 2009
Photo of Rifugium
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Rock Bottom, King of Prussia, PA

Poured a slightly hazed golden-yellow with a foamy white head that receded to a fine layer of bubbles. Mainly citrus hops on the nose with floral notes and a touch of malt coming through. Hops and more hops in the taste, pretty bitter, some citrus and pine notes, and some toasted malts just making an appearance in the background. Light-medium mouthfeel, and pretty drinkable, though a bit on the harsh side sometimes, so I usually don't feel like having more than a mug.

Rifugium, Jun 03, 2011
Photo of maddogruss
3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a nice, amber color with a decent, slightly off-white head with pretty solid retention. The smell was fairly hoppy. The taste more than backed up the taste. It was very hoppy, very floral. The mouthfeel was pretty full-bodied. The overall beer is pretty hoppy and a solid IPA. Unfortunately, as for most IPAs (at least for me), this does not ake it too drinkable. Maybe I have a weak stomach compared to hopheads, but unless I switched to an intermittent softer beer, I would most likely burn a hole in my stomach after a bunch of these.

maddogruss, Jun 04, 2007
Photo of Imstillthegman
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this at the Iron Hill in Newark during their Cask Fest. Easily my favorite of the day.

Poured a hazy golden color with a dense head that lasted forever. Tons of lacing clung to the glass.

The aroma was of grapefruit and pine hops with some caramel. The hops were very fresh smelling and the sweet caramel was a nice addition at the end.

The flavor was the show stealer. Smooth, fresh hops coated your tongue while the caramel malts tried their bast to give the beer some balance. The bitter hop profile, mostly in the form of citrus, was damn near perfect for this beer. Not over the top DIPA like, but definitely on the high end for an IPA. Yum.

Smooth, creamy feel. Once the velvety liquid was gone, the hop oils coated the tongue quite nicely. Aftertaste was all hops. Somewhat bitter and a tad drying...only made me want more. I kept going back to this one throughout the afternoon and would gladly revisit it again.

Imstillthegman, Nov 19, 2008
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Prussia's Pride IPA from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.