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Roscoe's Hop House Original India Pale Ale - World Brews

Roscoe's Hop House Original India Pale Ale
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 2.8
pDev: 28.21%

Brewed by:
World Brews visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: weizenbob on 07-21-2011)
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Reviews by madeofsteel:
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2.35/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Pours a golden/amber color with about a finger's worth of frothy head. Decent lacing.

S - To be fair, my sense of smell is a bit off, probably starting to get sick... but there isn't much going on with the smell. Piney, faint citrus smell.

T - Very basic flavor. Tastes like an IPA, but possibly watered down? The bitter's there, but none of those other hop qualities I really enjoy are absent. Odd sour aftertaste. Kind of boring.

M - Mild carbonation with a dry, bitter finish.

O - I would not buy this beer again, a lackluster IPA, and certainly not worth what I paid for it. Unless you're on a new beer kick or something, it's not worth a pass.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2011 05:02:53 | More by madeofsteel
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3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

03-20-2014 00:14:42 | More by coopdog1000
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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-08-2014 02:56:28 | More by clobby
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

02-04-2014 00:08:35 | More by JG-90
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United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev +7.1%

12-29-2013 14:36:40 | More by SimonTHGolfer
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1.25/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

By far the worst IPA I've had. Its a travesty to even label this an IPA. I fail to see how this garners an ipa tag, no hops, no welcome bitterness. Do not buy. Lagunitas, the Firestone offerings, SN torpedo etc is all vastly better. This offering makes Budweiser taste good

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 06:05:17 | More by kr15
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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-23-2013 22:34:33 | More by kylehay2004
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2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-15-2013 01:31:20 | More by Lovely85
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New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A-pours a deep copper color with a 1-finger head, off-white in color. The beer's color brightens some when held to the light, which also reveals some carbonation. While not hazy or cloudy, it looks dense. All kinds of lacing.

S-Very malt heavy for an IPA, showing some sweetness and alcohol. Some citrus, orange to me, hops linger in the background.

T- Hop flavors of citrus and earthy pine mix with that strong maltiness. Not as sweet as the aromas indicate, not full on IPA either. Some spiciness.

M- pretty solid feel with some sizzle from the carbonation. The hop bitterness is a hit and run, letting the malts finish.

O- I wonder if this is really an IPA, but I seem to like it more what it rates from its reviews. I acknowledge its faults, but it wasn't bad.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2013 18:27:23 | More by NiceTaps
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3.75/5  rDev +33.9%

04-09-2013 18:23:56 | More by ChaelCox
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3/5  rDev +7.1%

03-14-2013 02:46:28 | More by tripledbrew
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4/5  rDev +42.9%

01-12-2013 21:51:19 | More by jtyson
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2/5  rDev -28.6%

01-04-2013 03:41:51 | More by pheelingIt
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2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-25-2012 22:59:13 | More by kaelingirl
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1/5  rDev -64.3%

07-18-2012 22:15:27 | More by Drunkenass
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1.1/5  rDev -60.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This is my first review, although I use Beer advocate religiously. Most of the time reviews are pretty spot on with my palate, but every now and then a beer is so bad that additional input needs to be added.

... this is one of those beers.

I'd like to think that have a pretty sophisticated palate and I always give a beer 2 or 3 chances before making a final judgement. I have done that and my opinion has not changed from my first sip. This is awful, quite possibly the worst beer I have ever drank. I would rather drink a macro brew than this.

A: Consistent with the style, nice color, good carbonation. That's where the positive issues end.

S: Horrible, imagine a meth house with a hint of lime zest. For those of you that don't know many a meth house smells like cat urine. I have never done meth, but think I would rather do it than drink another of these.

T: Indescribable. HInt of citrus, no maltiness, no hops. Taste consistent with the smell.

M: Seems a little watered down, flat compared to the effervescence that appears during the original pour.

Overall: I don't think i need to add any more descriptors. It is just a bad beer. I have not tried any of Roscoes other offerings, but this is enough to make me weary of that. I am a very forgiving beer drinker, but I can't help but wonder who enjoys this beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2012 01:34:36 | More by travjohn92
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New York

3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

04-30-2012 15:31:31 | More by mrfreakybig
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3/5  rDev +7.1%

04-01-2012 17:22:43 | More by illini4x4
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3.5/5  rDev +25%

02-22-2012 00:43:17 | More by Hoppaholic
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3/5  rDev +7.1%

02-17-2012 18:28:01 | More by rowmine
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3.33/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

poured from bottle into pint glass

A-Decent head leaving some lacing. very clear golden color with a small head and some bubble rising.

S-pretty weak. getting some slight malt and piney hop scent. hard to tell since its pretty weak.

T-Very malty up front finishing with a slight hoppy kick. Sort of a caramel malt throughout with the hops hitting in the middle and finish.

MF-very sticky. feeling pretty thick for the color of the beer. I have had IPAs this thick but they are usually much darker in color. Has a smooth, sticky feeling. Medium carbonation.

O-pretty good. Not to pricey. I wouldnt mind having this again. Wish I bought more than a single. I would definitely reccomend this to someone who wants a maltier IPA versus a hoppier one.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 06:38:43 | More by Swim424
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3.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had a sixer of this and liked it rather well. poured a nice golden tan with a small sticky head. Faint hop and pine aroma with a citrusy hop taste. Medium mouthfeel and nice bitter finish. I would buy this again no doubt about it. Not overpowered by alchohol and not watery.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2011 22:00:48 | More by kalkavekkian
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4/5  rDev +42.9%

12-07-2011 23:39:02 | More by stevecooks
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2.53/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A- Pours a clear-amber color with a decent white head that quickly goes away and leaves no lacing.

S- Mild citrus-pine hoppiness and malty sweetness. Reminds me more of a pale ale than an IPA.

T- Again is low on hoppiness, especially on bitterness. Isn't really a bad flavor, is definately watered down and not a typical IPA, the hop flavor itself though isn't very bad, just not bitter at all.

M- Thin body and high carbonation. Slightly sticky mouthfeel that leaves a decent flavor in the mouth.

O- Nothing special, and not good for an IPA. I will say that it is a step up from MBC but still a step down from what I expect of craft beer. As the 6-pack was $7 i guess its true that you get what you pay for.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2011 00:21:44 | More by Spiekerbox
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2.63/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours an almost-clear amber color with a medium white head that disappears very quickly. Scent is rather bland...very subtle hop and malt aromas. Also has an off-aroma that I can't explain...Taste doesn't get much better. Very watered down in the flavor department. More malty than hoppy also. Mouthfeel is light and watered down. Drinkability is high for someone who is used to drinking BMC...but for someone who has enjoyed top-class IPAs...not so much. Overall, nothing to write home about. Not undrinkable, but not a very solid IPA IMO.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2011 06:09:07 | More by DovaliHops
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Roscoe's Hop House Original India Pale Ale from World Brews
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