Broken Knuckle IPA - Roanoke Railhouse Brewery
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3.45/5 rDev +6.2%
Rather cloudy copper color. Unlike anything I have tasted. But it is well balanced and has a great aroma of bread or rising dough. Not sure if that is from the several hops used or the type of yeast but I like smelling it more than drinking it. At 82 IBU's the fresh bread like smell couldn't possibly be from the yeast must I must attribute to the 6 different hops. I don't know any beer that utilizes that many hops without making a mess.
02-25-2014 20:57:48 | More by Edward-Nipplebrew
District of Columbia
3.56/5 rDev +9.5%
I have had this a few times and liked it. This review is specific to this tasting, which comes after a few beers...
A: copper/amber and fairly clear. Average head, mild retention, ok lacing.
S: malty, floral, caramel, slightly metallic
T: sugary, raisin, piney, and sadly, little metallic. The sweete front taste doesn't fade enough for the bitter hops back end to shine. The combination ends up seeming metallic.
M: little too malty, sugar tingles taste buds early. Dryness does enter later, but sweetness wins out lingering.
O: not too bad an IPA, decent ABV, needs a little more complexity and maybe little less sweetness. I was hoping for more, but it is a smaller brewery.
08-17-2013 01:20:56 | More by cjgiant
3.49/5 rDev +7.4%
A: Pours a clear reddish amber in color with some light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some copper highlights. The beer has a half finger tall sudsy dark beige head that reduces to a medium sized patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate aromas of pine and earthy hops with some lighter notes of citrus/grapefruit pith and just a touch of caramel malt sweetness.
T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of biscuit malts with moderate amounts of caramel sweetness. That is followed by the flavors of hops - in descending order of strength, there are pine, earthy, and just a touch of citrus/grapefruit pith. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness that fades quickly.
M: Medium bodied with just shy of moderate amounts of carbonation. Hints of dryness in the finish. Slightly watery.
O: Pretty well balanced between the sweetness/bitterness but it is just a touch too watery for me. It was worth a try but not sure that I will be getting another of these.
07-18-2013 23:21:49 | More by dbrauneis
3.38/5 rDev +4%
Pours a golden orange to an amber depending on the background. An off white 2 1'2 finger leaves moderate but attractive lacing. Large, slowly rising bubbles of carbonation are evident.
Aroma is ripe citrus and pine, but seems to become more earthy as the beer warms.
Taste of sweet malt, and ripe citric and bitter hops. Earthy funk is a bit disconcerting early on, but in this case, it mellows out as the beer warms.
Medium to medium full bodied. Only lightly carbonated. Nice syrup. Some warmth in the throat from the alcohol.
Early on, this beer is pretty funky, both in aroma and in the aftertaste, but both taste and aroma improve greatly as the beer warms. The alcohol is hidden well and can sneak up on you. Definitely the best beer I've sampled from this brewery.
06-20-2013 05:28:25 | More by obywan59
3.93/5 rDev +20.9%
On tap at the Whole Foods in Vienna, VA
Pours a very clear orange amber, head diminishes to fair lacing.
The smell is mainly floral, with a little pine
The taste is also lightly floral, piney, with a resin aftertaste.
Overall a very satisfying IPA without the extremes that sometimes afflict the style.
04-22-2013 20:28:04 | More by jfmorey
3.59/5 rDev +10.5%
This is the best beer available from Roanoke Railhouse outside of going to their taproom. It is a fairly unique tasting IPA, which is saying a lot because often I find that many IPA's can lose their uniqueness. It has more of a bread like flavor than bitter, and it has a really smooth finish for an IPA. I was surprised at how drinkable this beer was.
I found that it had smell better than many IPAs. It really complimented the overall taste because it was not extremely bold and had a character all its own, but still tasted like a rather strong IPA.
03-05-2013 17:30:02 | More by orcsinspace
3.75/5 rDev +15.4%
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Pours a deep amber-orange color with a one finger white head that fades relatively fast to leave a persistent film and a decent level of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is mainly a mix of sweet tangerine and grapefruit hop. Mixed with these aromas are some notes of an earthy hop aroma as well as some caramel smell.
Taste – A slightly sweeter bready flavor meets the tongue with a very light pine taste present as well. Quickly some flavors of a more citrus nature enter the taste. At the forefront they are more tangerine in nature, but as the taste advances more grapefruit hop enters the taste. In the end a rather satisfying blend of sweet, bread and hop are left to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the just above side in terms of creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average. Rather nice for the hoppy flavors but yet still very drinkable and refreshing with the moderate level of carbonation.
Overall –A rather easy drinking and yet tasty brew with a good balance between bready, sweet and hop.
10-20-2012 01:49:15 | More by Darkmagus82
Broken Knuckle IPA from Roanoke Railhouse Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.