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Blowing Rock IPA - Blowing Rock Brewing Co.

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Blowing Rock IPABlowing Rock IPA

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BA SCORE
74
okay

60 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 17.09%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blowing Rock Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Chadpaq on 01-08-2011)
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Photo of Mleblanc25
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Mleblanc25, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of Elprico
1.75/5  rDev -44.6%

Elprico, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of Bluescooter
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

Bluescooter, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of Brendog9
2.75/5  rDev -13%

Brendog9, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of PatrickOBrien
1.64/5  rDev -48.1%

Being from Michigan I'm surrounded by fantastic IPA's, I was actually somewhat excited when this arrived in a BOTM subscription I'd won for free. Unfortunately, it was awful.. Without better words to express my feelings for this beer.. It was a jumbled mess of clashing crap that turned out like crap.

It did however look and smell halfway decent. I'd rather have a Bud light.

PatrickOBrien, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of icehawk
3/5  rDev -5.1%

icehawk, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of Amalak
3.19/5  rDev +0.9%

A. It has a dark reddish-brown color with a one-finger foamy white head and some lacing. Some bubbles can be seen. Fully opaque.

S. It has a roasted hop scent.

T/M. It has a dark fruit hoppy taste to it. There's a grape and a caramel sweetness and tartness to it. Fairly smooth with a bit of a celery calm to it.

O. It's a very basic IPA. It has a slight hop taste but more fruity. Descent but nothing special.

Amalak, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of IPAchris
3/5  rDev -5.1%

IPAchris, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of philbe311
3.26/5  rDev +3.2%

A - A swirling cascading pour yields slightly more than two fingers worth of crisp slightly whipped light khaki colored head that forms a slightly rocky top as it settles... Excellent retention... The color is deep moderately dark medium gold... Still with no discernible carbonation... A bit of lacing clings to the glass...

S - Subdued all the way around... A mix of pale and toasted malts... Some caramel sweetness... Some doughy bread malt... The hops are truly missing in action on the nose... There is also a slightly odd soapy note buried beneath the surface...

T - As expected the malt base dominates the palate... Caramel... Biscuit... Caramel... Biscuit... Repeat... While it's not a bad start, there isn't much more going on... The finish slightly hopped and there is a slightly off soapy quality to the finish...

M - Medium bodied... Lightly carbonated... Goes down easily enough... Crisp... Clean...

D - Drinks much more like a subdued American Pale Ale rather than an IPA, but it's not a terrible beer by any stretch... It's simple... It's straightforward... It's unpretentious... This one is a the poster boy for average...

philbe311, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of gregu2
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

gregu2, Feb 15, 2013
Photo of KevinGordon
3/5  rDev -5.1%

KevinGordon, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of csustar001
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

csustar001, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of 4Socialanxiety
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

4Socialanxiety, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
2.95/5  rDev -6.6%

A: Pours a lightly hazy deep copper approaching amber in color with some orange highlights and moderate to heavy amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall creamy light beige head that very slowly reduces (showing great retention properties) to a quarter finger layer evenly covering the entire surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Some light to moderate aromas of malts with pine and earthy hops. Light notes of alcohol towards the finish of the smell.

T: Upfront there are some nondescript malts with just a hint of sweetness, followed by a watery flavor, and then the finish has some pine/resin and earthy hops that lend a moderate to heavy amount of bitterness (almost tastes like the hops are a little past their prime).

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Some light dryness and alcohol heat in the finish.

O: I'm a pretty big fan of IPAs this year (I know that tastes change over time so who nows if I will be saying this in another year or two) but was a little disappointed... Not as well balanced as some and the hops are rather harsh in their bitterness - definitely better offerings on the market.

Note: This one is for you Tsuki, thanks for the 9+ great years of being my dog and companion. You will be missed!

dbrauneis, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of DasBoot2112
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

DasBoot2112, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of markmccoy
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

markmccoy, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of Saryon
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Saryon, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of kuhndog
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

kuhndog, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of daliandragon
2.68/5  rDev -15.2%

I am not precisely certain as to why the Boone Brewing Company produces their beer in Wilkes-Barre, PA. It's not as if land is expensive in western NC, or that sixty odd other breweries aren't thriving here. Odd.

Good looking off the bat, with a virile pour illuminating an offwhite head and plenty of lace, although the former dies early in the movie. Body is Opaque and past copper to a light brown. Nose is predominantly malty, with only the slightest underlying hop scent.

Something seems off on this one. Initially caramel and chocolate malts followed by a strange, off kilter hoppiness that doesn't really do the pine and citrus thing so well. The whole thing seems kind of a mess and turns watery in the middle. The aftertaste gets a bit better but it's not so much balanced as two diametrically opposite tastes, neither of them great, pulling in opposite directions instead of blending seamlessly (like in Two Hearted, for example).

With the glut of decent to good IPAs competing for my drinking dollar I think I can safely say that Pennsylvania can keep this one, although I'm not sure why they'd want to.

daliandragon, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of BigTrubble
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

BigTrubble, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of MikeW51
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

MikeW51, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of tdm168
3.1/5  rDev -1.9%

A - moderate amber color; quarter inch of dense, off white, foamy head; decent retention

S - floral, citrusy, grapefruit-like hop aromas

T - very light malt; bitter, piny, floral, herbal, earthy hop character; unbalanced; except for a strong bitter finish there is little flavor

M - crisp, a bit over carbonated, medium bodied

This is a rather average IPA. It lacks depth or a distinct character. It's all hops with little balance, and the hop character is not very pleasing. Avoid.

tdm168, May 12, 2012
Photo of donquixote
4.75/5  rDev +50.3%

donquixote, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of VaterRoss
2.9/5  rDev -8.2%

22oz bomber into tumbler

Pours an gold/amber with a white head. Smell is piney and some grapefruit hops. Taste is similar but finishes with a terrible dryness. This is not hoppy enough to quite be an IPA. Mouthfeel is medium weight and way too dry for an IPA, this killed the beer for me.

Very light and dry for the style with strangely subdued hops. Would not buy again considering the huge variety of IPAs out there.

VaterRoss, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of taylocd
3/5  rDev -5.1%

taylocd, Feb 10, 2012
Blowing Rock IPA from Blowing Rock Brewing Co.
74 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.