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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

65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 16.93%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | 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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1.64/5  rDev -47.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

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.

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3/5  rDev -4.2%

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3.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

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3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of philbe311
3.26/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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...

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2.95/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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!

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2.68/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Blowing Rock IPA from Blowing Rock Brewing Co.
74 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.