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American India Pale Ale - Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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American India Pale Ale
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BA SCORE
83
good

12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: botham on 11-01-2008)
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Reviews by botham:
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3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

botham, Nov 01, 2008
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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.

Cylinsier, Sep 26, 2012
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4.48/5  rDev +24.4%
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

barrett61, Aug 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
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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American India Pale Ale from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.