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Potomac Pale Ale - Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Potomac Pale Ale
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Ratings: 5
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 4.5%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Riggo on 01-08-2003)
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Reviews by jSehnert:
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New York

3.7/5  rDev -2.1%

Beer poured with nice head and the ligth amber color is typical. Slight malt nose, with no essence of hops - reminding me of an English pale ale such as Bass. Taste was malty upfront, followed by a great hop flavor. Bitterness was low to moderate relative to a west coast American Pale Ale.

03-09-2006 18:25:43 | More by jSehnert
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Photo of Rootdog316


3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Definitely one of the better pale ales that I've had before. It was a caramel malt, which gave it great flavor. It definitely had some floral/piney hops in it as well. It was served in a pint glass and a very very light amberish color to it. One of the better beers at the Rock Bottom Brewery.

09-07-2004 04:43:37 | More by Rootdog316
Photo of ManekiNeko


3.8/5  rDev +0.5%

Served chilled in a mug at the brewpub.

Appearance: Clear yellowish orange topped by a thick offwhite head which receded to film right quick. Thick rings of lacing were left at first, but became the occasional splotch as the mug was drained.

Smell: Caramel malts with some soft floral hoppiness undergirding everything. Seems more British in style.

Taste: An initial slap of grapefruity hops (Simcoe and Crystal per the rap sheet) giving way to caramel sweetness. Finishes with some nice hoppy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a modest amount of carbonation. Flavor sticks around for quite some time, which is a good thing.

Drinkability: A more than passable pale ale. It kinda has an identity crisis though as the nose was British while the flavor was more American in style. I forgot to check the board to see when this particular batch was brewed, though. Quite enjoyable anyways. Would pair well with spicy foods as they suggest on the menu.

06-24-2004 01:50:58 | More by ManekiNeko
Photo of Riggo


3.95/5  rDev +4.5%

Sampled on tap at my local Rock Bottom Brewery (Arlington, VA).

A nice clear amber color and a nose of floral, piney hops. A crisp, clean taste of caramel malt, floral, piney, spicy hops. A nice, quaffable American pale ale with a clean hop quality that doesn't take too many chances but tastes fresh and is worth a try.

01-08-2003 15:37:44 | More by Riggo
Photo of donnebaby

North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +4%

Coral-like lacing crinkled around the glass of the not-quite-clear rich amber colored liquid. Smell was muscat grape juicy malts. The taste was particularly...fresh. Sweet grains and lightly toasted biscuity graham crackers. Notes of cinnamon and caramel. A flavorful, if small, hops touch in the mouth and in the aftertaste. A very drinkable pale ale.

08-16-2004 17:35:01 | More by donnebaby
Potomac Pale Ale from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
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