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Rocky Mountain IPA - Rocky Mountain Brewing

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Rocky Mountain IPA
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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 15.13%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Rocky Mountain Brewing
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Oxymoron on 05-31-2009)
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kylemckinnis

Oregon

2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

04-19-2014 03:04:59 | More by kylemckinnis
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Jman_01

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

07-25-2012 17:58:30 | More by Jman_01
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MrWizzard

Kansas

3.9/5  rDev +15.7%

Poured into a 33cl tulip. Pours with a nice fine head that hangs around for a while. Color is a cloudy golden amber. Leaves a little lace that lingers in odd shapes here and there as the glass empties.

The aroma is a bit sour with citris and caramel notes. This one hits the palate sweet, then sour, and finishes with a pleasant bitter bite.

This is a pleasant American IPA, but not a great one. Very drinkable, and one hop fans should try at least once. It's often part of my staple of IPA's, and one worth having in your fridge.

06-29-2010 23:31:37 | More by MrWizzard
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Scott_McCool

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

My kids got this for me for Father's day because they liked the elephant on the label.

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Cloudy, amber color with a nice white thick head that dissipated fairly quickly. Strong bitter taste but not overpowering. Good beer.

06-24-2012 16:44:25 | More by Scott_McCool
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Eric908

South Dakota

4/5  rDev +18.7%

10-22-2013 22:00:21 | More by Eric908
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csiewert

Oregon

3.78/5  rDev +12.2%

Pours a nice amber color with a little off white foamy head. Aroma is distinct with hops and maltiness about equally apparent. Tastes of a lot more malt than I would expect. Lacks some of the hoppiness I would hope for from an IPA. Mouthfeel is very goo and finishes smooth.

12-22-2010 21:50:21 | More by csiewert
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eightysixants

California

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-21-2011 22:47:07 | More by eightysixants
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Tone

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Pours a hazy, copper color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of hops, hint of sweet malt, and licorice?. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of hops, sweet malt, caramel malt, and licorice. Overall, the licorice is an unpleasant part of this beer. I'm not sure if this is an intended part of the beer or not, but it did not lend itself well.

10-13-2011 14:54:50 | More by Tone
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nmann08

District of Columbia

2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

12-21-2013 04:39:24 | More by nmann08
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sb3000

South Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +23.1%

Aroma is top notch. Toffy with piney/chocolatey notes. Cloudy with orange hues. Very balanced with caramel lingering notes. The only offsetting factor is the hazy color. Head is fine, almond and lacy. One of the most balanced malt to hop ratio I've seen in an IPA. Very nice!

11-03-2009 03:29:32 | More by sb3000
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boyessen

Pennsylvania

2.65/5  rDev -21.4%

12oz bottle. Only bought a six pack from Sister's Mexican restaurant tamaqua pa.

Pretty average IPA. Decent hop flavor but I'm not finding the floral hops. More of a burnt hop flavor. Unless this was an old brew, I didn't see brew or expire date. Fair amount of malt flavor also.
Not a bad IPA but not one I would go out of my way to purchase again.

03-18-2012 23:03:43 | More by boyessen
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jadpsu

Georgia

3.58/5  rDev +6.2%

Pours hazy amber orange with off white head that has excellent retention and side lace.
Floral citrus hops abound. Big estery alcohol within the semi pungent hop aroma, not alot of malt noted.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Full bodied. Hop bitterness is there, pungent and piney with a dry finish. Lots of warming alcoholic esters, hints of diacetyl. Citric tones influence the palate. Finish has lots of hop flavour and is both extremly dry and bitter.

Notes: A typical American brewed IPA. Good drinking if you like lots of hops, IMO a bit off balance.

07-30-2010 02:58:28 | More by jadpsu
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DosBeerigos

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

C. A little clear, very small amount of cloudiness
H. Amber
N. Very strong hoppiness, and a hint of Lodge Fries
(To experience our numerous comments about Lodge Fries, please visit The Lodge Boca located at 200 S. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL)

I don't like to compare beers but this really does sorta taste like Lost Coast Indica on initial taste and then it mellows out and has a bit of a burnt taste to it...wait for it...then a minute later a strong bitterness hangs around...IMPRESSIVE. As most of you know I love myself some hops and this beer is about as much of a West Coast IPA as you can get. The head is an off white and quite thick....Sexy Head!!! The nose of this beer is huge. Dos put it in front of me and I could smell it from the tasting table. I would easily drink this one again...GREAT JOB FCB!

02-24-2010 19:56:42 | More by DosBeerigos
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emmasdad

Colorado

3.2/5  rDev -5%

Took a trip down to Colorado Springs last week, mainly to visit this brewery. Had this one on tap in the tasting room. Poured a medium amber color with a decent white head. Aromas of chai tea, earthy hops (very outdoor-sy smelling). Medium bodied, with flavors of caramel and earthy hops with a long, bitter finish.

03-09-2011 04:17:39 | More by emmasdad
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punkguysc

South Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +15.7%

This brew comes in a brown bottle with an impressive graphic label that is mostly blue with a black elephant set against the rocky mountains.

Serving Type: Bottle to a US Tumbler (pour man's pint).

Appearance: True crystal clear amber appearance with about a 2-inch head that hung around through half of the tasting.

Smell: Light citrus, strong floral with a hint of toffee. Very pleasing.

Taste: Light and crisp, clean initial taste with hints of gardenia and a somewhat soapy taste. Mildly bitter aftertaste. A bit smoky as the beer warms to room temp.

Mouthfeel: Slightly tingly from carbonation, mildly bitter with a nice finish in the back of the throat.

Drinkability: Would do fine for a changeup, but not unique enough to be a staple.

04-23-2010 00:42:32 | More by punkguysc
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FunkyFibes

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

06-21-2012 03:28:34 | More by FunkyFibes
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zenwatts

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-20-2012 17:21:21 | More by zenwatts
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Westywood

Iowa

4.13/5  rDev +22.6%

Appearance - Copper like a new penny. Nice white head raises to two fingers then settles into a nice white ring on the glass leaving great lacing through out.

Smell - Floral. Citrus and some grains.

Taste - Nice hop bite without being too big. Very good thirst quencing or palate cleansing IPA. Strong hop presence but not boisterous or over the top.

Mouthfeel - Solid. Good carbonation and nice full bodied feel.

Overall - I found this to be a totally drinkable IPA. It's not going to get the "hop heads" all revved up but it's a great beer for a steak or a pizza.

08-16-2011 01:12:20 | More by Westywood
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backslide311

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

09-02-2013 10:02:30 | More by backslide311
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LaurenGuy

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +18.7%

04-11-2014 17:37:10 | More by LaurenGuy
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eskimojoe

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

12-09-2013 04:13:16 | More by eskimojoe
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SaintPeter

Colorado

4.13/5  rDev +22.6%

Hazy caramel brown color with garnet hight lights. This is an IPA!!!??? It looks like an unfiltered nut brown ale. Maybe it's the Rocky Mountain style. Minimal creamy off white head, no carbonation bubbles but the head did accumulate when the beer was swirled in the glass. Served at the appropriate temperature, which is a huge plus. Flowery citrus hop aroma with equally as bold malt character.

Huge malt character in the taste that is only shown up by the sweet and citrusy hops. The malt boarders a nut brown ale and a Red ale. Really malty but also bold citrusy grapefruitiness of the Amarillo hops (?) balances it out.

Ultra complex, extremely balanced. The flavors keep coming out: caramel, toffee, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, citrus, almost flowery. Some hop bitterness in the end but really pleasant.

I can't say it enough, really malty and really hoppy leaning toward the citrusy side with grapefruit and some pine in there too.

Now the IPA comes out. If you closed your eyes, it would taste like a golden amber IPA. Really nice.

Creamy, creamy, smooth mouthfeel when turbulated in the mouth.

This is a great IPA, Rocky Mountain Style!

07-30-2009 21:53:11 | More by SaintPeter
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rye726

Colorado

3.53/5  rDev +4.7%

Enjoyed at the brewery on tap. Poured into a pint glass. A nice orangish amber with a beige head. Nose has sweet candy malts and floral hops. Similar flavor profile. Medium body is well carbonated and drinks easy enough. No real distinguishing flavors here though. Not bad, but lacks the explosiveness and freshness I like in an IPA.

10-29-2011 16:26:05 | More by rye726
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gutbuster

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

05-13-2012 03:09:58 | More by gutbuster
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dseanv

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-12-2014 23:52:51 | More by dseanv
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Rocky Mountain IPA from Rocky Mountain Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.