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Prussia's Pride IPA - Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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37 Reviews
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Reviews: 37
Hads: 55
Avg: 4.05
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: weeare138 on 10-26-2005

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Photo of BigMike
3.21/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap tonight at Rock Bottom in King Of Prussia.
$2.00 thursdays!

Poured a golden orange color with about a fingers worth of soapy white head. A decent amount of lacing hung around for most of the pint.

Smell was light. A touch of citrus zest and a bit of carmel sweetness.

Taste like the smell was light. A touch of citrus and floral but mostly dominated by the malts. A bit bitter on the finish.

Watery and light on the mouthfeel. Smooth and easy to drink.

Overall this is a below average IPA. For $2.00 a pint it does the job but its noting to write home about.

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Photo of TheDeuce
3.24/5  rDev -20%
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.

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Photo of boelker62
3.37/5  rDev -16.8%
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.

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Photo of weeare138
3.58/5  rDev -11.6%
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.

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Photo of maddogruss
3.65/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

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Photo of TheFightfan1
3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

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Photo of DrJay
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very cloudy caramel/orange colour topped by a dense, white head, which showed good retention and solid lacing. Intense hop aroma, quite floral with a bit of grapefruit and toasted malt. Solid bitterness (more than I expected from a chain) with floral/citrus hop flavour that lingered in the finish. Mild, balanced malt with a bit of toast and caramel that dropped out quickly at the end. Medium bodied with decent mouthfeel. A pleasant surprise. I've had so many watered-down, weak IPAs at chain brewpubs that I expected more of the same. This one was definitely a notch above the crowd.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

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Photo of HugoGrim
3.82/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a standard pint. Nice head and lace with a classic IPA look.

Crisp light hop aroma. Hints of fruits including apples.

Flavor is rich and surprisingly complex. Hop profile blends with a fruitiness. Floral hops dominate with fresh bitterness.

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Photo of treehugger02010
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: A nice dark yet slightly transparent amber color body with an off white head. The head wasn't too much, but the retention was great and left tons of lacing.
Smell: An over powering hop smell, with not too much depth and a "tad" to much alpha.
Taste: A nice bitter hop, with a grand malt background. It took a couple (15 or so) pints to find the malt background, but once found you can't miss it.
Mouthfeel: Very crisp and ridgid, but lacking a sense of smoothness.
Drinkability: Very high, as noted by the 15 or so pints I've had of it (not all in one trip of course).
Don't drink and review.

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Photo of Biscuit033
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy burnt orange with 2+ fingers of white head that settles nicely and displays great lacing.

S: Grapefruit and orange zest jump out and little else.

T: Grapefruit and its pith dominate. This is acidic and bitter but has some malt backbone in the finish.

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

D: This was much more quaffable on the handpump. This must really be fresh as I have never had the citrus hops jump out as much as this pour.

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Photo of MmmIPA
3.93/5  rDev -3%
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.

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Photo of ffejherb
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On cask at the KOP location on 7/3/08.

A - Slightly hazy amber body with one finger of bubbly white head. Nice retention for a cask ale, but minimal amount of lacing.

S - Pleasant waft of citrus and floral hop notes combined with a slightly toasted malt aroma with some graininess.

T - Begins with the familiar combination of the aforementioned floral hop notes with a splash of citrus, then seques into a mild toasted malt flavor with some caramel sweetness. Finishes with a bitter hop bite and hefty malt flavor to balance everything out.

M - Medium body with smooth, watery texture. Moderate bitterness in the finish.

D - This was served pretty cold for a cask offering (perhaps in a chilled glass). However, the flavor expanded as the liquid warmed up, releasing a nice hop bouquet and pleasant maltiness, resulting in a well-balanced IPA.

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Photo of JunkYardJake
3.97/5  rDev -2%
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.

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Photo of rfgetz
3.97/5  rDev -2%
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.

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Photo of gibby
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at king of prussia: described as malty profile ipa on beer board

Pale yellow in color, soapy head that lasted for a while. Smelled like grapefruit,lemon, pine. Taste is very simiar to smell, lots of citrus qualities. Really well balanced ipa and could be very sessionable in my opinion. ABV is in the mid 6% range. Big time lacing on the glass. With growler fills at only $7.95 this beer is really resonable and quite tasty. Worth a trip to rock bottom to give this and a few others a try.

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Photo of Deuane
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Brilliant copper with a medium bright white head. Thanks to the cask delivery the head holds on strong and leaves nice lace.

S-Sweet biscuit/caramel malt with a nice citrus hop pop that is not overwhelming but present.

T-Caramel, biscuity malt is quickly overpowered by a spicy citrus hop kick. Well rounded, balanced with a pleasant hop forward bite.

M-Medium-light body, quite crisp with good lingering bitterness.

D-Really nice stuff with good balance and a smooth creamy texture. A well done brew that pairs well with cask delivery.

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Photo of AltBock
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This was on cask at the King of Prussia Rock Bottom on 8/16/2008. They served it to me in a standard pint glass.

This IPA poured a lightly hazy golden amber color with a great creamy 1/2 an inch head of white foam. In truth, this head of foam never really receded. It stayed the same the entire duration of the beer's life in my glass. When it did recead, it left behind milky white streaks of lace around the glass. It was nothing short of being a top notch appearance!

The aroma was mildly hopped with bitter citrus hops, a ton of tart grapefruit, a hint of pine needles, and then finishes up with a subtle touch of caramel malts. There was a sublte touch of malt because the bitter citrus hops ruled over the aroma.

The hops ruled over the aroma and the hops ruled over the taste. The taste was very bitter with bitter citrus hops, plenty of ruby red grapefruit, a splash of pine, a hint of lemon zest, and then ends on a subtle taste of toasted caramel malts. For just a regular IPA, the hops level was too high. It doesn't matter what the level of hops were in this beer were set at because this beer had a great hoppy taste to it.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied with a bitter aftertaste of bitter citrus hops, a hint of citrus fruits, a few pine needles, and plenty of tart grapefruit. No malts in the aftertaste. The malts learned their lession after the smell and taste.

I'm glad this is a year round beer. That means this great highly hopped brew is available all year round. A pint or two is good enough, but a growler of this would be too much. That is unless you have to somebody to share it with. A must try at Rock Bottom!

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Photo of Umbra
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
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

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Photo of sholland119
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a murky golden color with a fluffy white head and nice lacing.

S-Very appealing scent of grapefruit and pine hops with a modest malt presence in the background.

T-This is quite a tasty beverage. Lots of citrus hops in the front mixing with pine hops further on. A solid malt backbone keeps the flavors well balanced.

M-Mouthfeel is crisp with mild bitterness and medium carbonation.

D-Very sessionable. Moderate ABV and great taste make this a very enjoyable brew.


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Photo of KOPBeerDrinker
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

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Photo of NolanGTI
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This really is a solid IPA that has gotten a bit better over the past year (maybe it's me). Pours a nice deep copper with a one fingered head and plenty of lacing on the way down.

Solid hop bitterness leaning more towards pine than fruit, although there are some small hints of grapefruit and even a touch of star anise. Malt presence is stronger than some less balances examples of the style, this is not a pure hop bomb.

It won't blow you away at first, but it becomes more and more likable with each sip. A solidly made IPA that deserves it's due. My only complaint would be a very slight lack of carbonation for the style.

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Photo of Chinon01
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

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Photo of gdfan47
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- pours a light yellowish amber with alot of white froathy head, very nice lacing , a one finger head remains throughout the pour
S- Hops, pot, more hops, citrus , a little bit of pine
T- very well balanced, def leaning more towards west coast ipas, the hops def shine through more than the malt
M- refreshing , the hops really really come at you, not overly bitter, nicey constructed, good carbonation
D- the first sip is nice, and so are all of the rest... a really nice IPA/bordering on a DIPA... a really nice session beer for a hops enthusiast

would love to have this on the pump sometime

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Photo of Kegatron
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

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Prussia's Pride IPA from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.