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Collaboration - Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Ratings: 3
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 6.08%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: deapokid on 05-18-2011)
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"A West Coast Style Big IPA" with a birthdate of 5/6.

Body is a clean, crisp golden color with an amber hew when held to the light. Carbonation is light, leaving behind little to no head or lacing. It's visually non-descript and a bit dull.

Aroma is spicy, bringing to mind the more savory hop aromas, rather than the citrusy ones. I'm also picking up a grassy floral smell that is fresh, if a bit overshadowed by the hop bite. Certainly more appealing than the look.

Taste is subtle for the style, but well balanced. A dry, green apple flavor is followed by a mild hop dryness and bite. This is all rounded out by a nice foresty freshness, provided by which ever hop varietal brought the grassy notes. It's not aggressive by any means, being more a nice, gentle taste of the aromatic hops.

Mouth opens smooth and slowly becomes more dry and bitter as it goes on. The transition is very gentle, allowing for an unaggressive juxtaposition of flavors.

Overall, this light IPA is a nice, easy drinker that displays the hop respectfully and only suffers from some minor flaws in the eye and nose. Worth a shot.

Serving type: on-tap

05-18-2011 23:53:06 | More by deapokid
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Rock Bottom, King of Prussia, PA
Listed as 8.0%

A: Typical American IPA appearance: deep golden, white head. Average retention and lacing - (dirty restaurant glass?).

S: Limited aroma... ? Grassy/floral. Spicy??? or is that alcohol?

T: Pineapple, grassy, floral, spicy, citrus-rind chalkiness. Bready/biscuity malt base. Bold bitterness. Lingering dry finish accented by hop flavors the further it goes. Well-balanced.

M: Medium bodied. Zesty carbonation until it warms a bit.

O: A nice west coast style IPA. Worth trying.

Serving type: on-tap

07-25-2011 20:13:24 | More by NeroFiddled
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appears a transparent light gold with a small white cap that quickly fades into a gentle head and collar. Scattered bits of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of spicy herbs, citrus, cut wood, pine sap, and orange candies.
Taste is of the aromas with an earthy wood like bitterness that seems to be the champion of the beer. Admittedly, I'm not a huge fan of whatever hop variety I'm getting here. There are some nice notes of citrus but the malt quickly takes a back seat to the overwhelming bitter hop blast...not that it's a bad thing but it makes the beer cut out quickly in a dry fashion and leaves me wanting more malt with this level of carbonation.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, spritzy, dry, and bitter with notes of pine and grapefruit.

Serving type: on-tap

05-22-2011 19:11:24 | More by weeare138
Collaboration from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
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