The Hammer - Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
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4.05/5 rDev -1.2%
Had this tonight on tap & would agree with everthing Palliko put his review about the brewer, a true loss & this beer is an example of why.
This poured semi-hazy brown with off white head. Very good lacing & pretty good head retention
S: Great hop smack & then hints of malt alcohol, + some fruittyness
T: Big piney hops come through in the taste, then rich malt. Then a pretty persitent alcohol burn comes through. Finishes fruitty, alittle hoppy & plenty warming
Drank okay despite the alcohol burn, this really worked for me. I hope the the RB finds a way to carry on the quality that has sprung from here
2nd tasting was much more to my liking & would've probably bumped this up a few tenths now that it's aged, but only had 1.5ozes of it
11-16-2006 03:37:12 | More by russpowell
4/5 rDev -2.4%
On tap at the brew pub 5/29/2010.
Looks like a typical American IPA. Clear, dark yellow, tall white head that leaves some lacing but doesnt last long.
Aroma is nice and hoppy. I get an interesting balance of oranges/apricots and pine/weed.
Flavor is also nice and hoppy. I tried to pick out exactly which fruits I detected but it was hard to say. Definitely some orange flavor along with some pine flavors. I also pick up some sweetness and some stickiness.
Body is light/medium and dry. Pretty drinkable and enjoyable. Wouldn't mind having this again, just so long as it's not a night when the Lakers are playing.
06-04-2010 06:45:33 | More by t0rin0
4.38/5 rDev +6.8%
This is very sad! I just learned that the Brewmaster for all of the Colorado Rock Bottom Breweries, John Hanley, died this week. This beer was his last offering. I sat and talked with John on several occasions - and if you read my reviews of his beer, you will see what a brilliant brewer he was - a true master craftsman. This double IPA is no exception. The appearance is a cloudy golden color, the aroma is fruity and floral hops. Initial taste is an amazing blend of malt and hops. Let John speak for himself: "We used Horizon and Santiam hop varieties when we brewed this special ale. When I tasted it recently, I tasted apricot, some pineapple, maybe a hint grapefruit, and some floral notes in the hop profile. The color is deep gold. The Hammer is deceivingly approachable and smooth considering it weighs in at 9.0% alcohol and was formulated for 100 IBUs (for those of you as into beer as I am!)"
Well said! It has perfect carbonation, and a nicely dry finish that asks for more!
God bless you, John wherever you are, and bless your family. You will be missed my friend.
10-13-2006 02:17:07 | More by palliko
The Hammer from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.