Broken Knuckle IPA - Roanoke Railhouse Brewery

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Broken Knuckle IPABroken Knuckle IPA

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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 21.34%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Roanoke Railhouse Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: dnolan36 on 09-26-2011)
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of metter98
3.48/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is relatively clear amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high light beige head that quickly died down, leaving a collar of large bubbles around the edge of the glass and a thin film on the surface.
S: Sweet aromas of caramel and toasted malts are present in the nose along with some hints of piney hops.
T: Like the smell, the taste is a little sweet and has flavors of caramel and toasted malts along with notes of pine resin and hints of associated hop bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. No crispness is detectable.
O: This beer reminds me a lot more like an English IPA because it isn't as hoppy or bitter as the American counterparts. Nonetheless, the sweet malt flavors make this an IPA that is quite unique.

Serving type: bottle

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4/5  rDev +22%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.76/5  rDev +14.6%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

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1/5  rDev -69.5%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Edward-Nipplebrew
3.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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1/5  rDev -69.5%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of cjgiant
3.56/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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1/5  rDev -69.5%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of obywan59
3.38/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of jfmorey
3.93/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Broken Knuckle IPA from Roanoke Railhouse Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.