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American India Pale Ale | Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Reviews:
5
Ratings:
16
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
15.85%
 
 
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Brewed by:
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by botham on 11-01-2008

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 16
Reviews by botham:
Photo of botham
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at the brewpub in Chicago. pours a rich golden amber with a white head and good retention with solid lacings. aroma is rich and of fresh hops with a coniferous quality and a rich profile. a malty base of pale and subtle citrusy hops rounds out the profile. taste is smooth and hoppy with a mellow profile of sweet malt citrusy hops with a subtle spicyness. mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with a smooth and lightly dry finish of residual oily hops. nicely crafted on the palate. drinkability is good. a solid IPA with great hop quality that avoids an overly dry or bitter profile.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Twifiter
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Rod_J
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of tclapper
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of NeoClassicist
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of baklo
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of sunsjammer
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Parmesan
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Pale golden Straw color, a small fizzy head with nice soapy lacing on the glass.

S: Citrus and earthy, smells like Cascade hops. Not outstanding for an IPA but not terrible.

T: A little citrus, some pine and resin and a solid caramel backbone. Nothing special but solid.

F: Pretty light body with medium carbonation

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Photo of Cylinsier
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

tap

Pours a deep gold with a white head.

Pine hops and caramel aroma.

Grapefruit and pine hops flavor with some light caramel malt.

Medium to light body with a light carbonation.

Average but drinkable IPA. The Uppity is far superior, but this isn't too bad. Nothing spectacular either, though.

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Photo of barrett61
4.47/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm not a huge hop-head but I enjoy a decent IPA now and then. This is one of the best I've had in quite some time. Appearance wise it was an Amber color. Very smooth, perfect temp and not a bad aftertaste. Even my wife who is not an IPA fan ended up getting one of her own. I'll definitely be having this one again

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Photo of JeffKowalek
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of aklude
3.41/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MatthewWilde
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sample: On-Tap 2012

A: Golden orange in color, pours a small foamy white head, moderate internal carbonation, decently hazy throughout

S: Pretty standard aromas for an IPA, tropical fruits, citrus and hops, moderately fragrant overall, some coriander notes

T: Flavor begins strong with heavy tropical fruits and citrus, not overly bitter, just the right amount of sweetness, but finishes very empty, like a story without an ending, still flavorful, though

M: Smooth and well balanced, refreshing and easy to drink, light citrus aftertaste, not overly drying or lingering on the palate

O: A nice IPA all-around but lacks any special qualities, dull but representative of its style and quite palatable

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of KStark
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

American India Pale Ale from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
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