India Pale Ale - Roscoe's Hop House
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2.08/5 rDev -32%
12oz bottle. Yet another freakin' duplicate offering from this pathetic marketing agency trying to pawn off Americana brewing history in an effort to confuse a new market over their lame-ass business practices. Oh? Prove me wrong, then.
This beer pours a hazy medium golden amber colour, with one finger of somewhat foamy, puffy, dirty white head, which leaves a low vista of rainforest lace around the glass as it steadily bleeds away.
It smells of sweet, sugary malt, not really caramel, more of a stale, sour bready sort, some watery pine and thin citrus juice notes, and a stoney, flinty character that appears where I might have been expecting some bitterness. Oh well. The taste is more indistinct, plain, and neutered generic hops, echoes of citrus, pine, and herbs wailing as from the underworld, some equally pithy bready, wet crackery malt, with a growing metallic sheen.
The carbonation is pretty sedate, the body medium-light in weight, with a growing cloyingness, and sneaky, picky sourness that precludes any delusions of actual smoothness. It finishes off-dry, the mildly sour grain doing none of us any real favour in its longevity, as the hops and alcohol don't seem able to pull up the collective socks of this offering.
Trick me once, shame on you, trick me twice, shame on me. After barely getting through the majority of this bottle, I assure you, I won't be making that mistake again. Not an IPA, especially one of the oft-maligned American variety. Avoid with a now more than moderate prejudice.
02-12-2013 04:36:27 | More by biboergosum
3.58/5 rDev +17%
A - Slightly hazy amber color with a pillow off-white head, not much lacing, lots of bubbles.
S - Citrus hops and some pine, some malt too.
T - Malt and hops on the flavor, not great but not bad either. Finish has some malt toastiness and some hop bitterness.
M - Medium carbonation, light to medium body, quite drinkable.
O - It's okay the hop flavor is there but just doesn't taste all that good. Much better IPA offerings
05-03-2012 21:06:22 | More by Jerone
2.55/5 rDev -16.7%
Appearance: pours a hazy orange color with some yellow highlights. A one finger head disappears quickly to a few surface bubbles.
Smell: caramel, rotten apples, and a pungent hop bitterness makes for an unpleasant aroma.
Taste: caramel, fruit sweetness, and a biting bitterness creates somewhat of an unbalanced and non-refreshing IPA. A bit of a metallic taste arrives at the finish.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp to start, less crisp and a bit dry at the finish.
Overall: I had a hard time finishing this one as the aroma was very poor. The flavors just don't meld here at all.
12-09-2012 17:45:31 | More by Gavage
3.43/5 rDev +12.1%
These beers are offered directly from ABC Fine Wine and Spirits in Florida.
Appearance: fluid golden orange with a fine white head.
Smell: pine resin and citrus notes, nice hoppiness.
Taste: low bitterness but nice hop essence with pine, citrus, and grapefruit qualitites.
A good starter IPA for someone who wants to ease into hop bitterness and not get a one-two punch to the mouth by a lot of those extreme American IPAs
02-21-2012 02:58:09 | More by Portertime
3.45/5 rDev +12.7%
Definitely not the best IPA I've had, but at the same time not the worst. Taste kind of reminds me of North Peak's Diabolical, but I prefer this one.
For me, it just doesn't have a great taste to it, nothing really stands out. Overall, not a memorable beer. I picked it up from Meijer's on sale, so I'm not too disappointed or anything.
03-26-2012 04:27:36 | More by emptycanyon
2.8/5 rDev -8.5%
Compared with other IPAs, this one is watery and a little weak. There are better ones out there, and there are actually Pale Ales from other brewers that have a stronger flavor than this IPA. Spend the extra dollar or two and buy a six-pack from another brewer.
09-03-2012 20:05:30 | More by ppopp
4.22/5 rDev +37.9%
Appearance: Golden color that has a nice head and lace
Smell: HOPS and more Hops. Very nice smell of hops with a slight spice/citrus undertone.
Taste: A great amount of hops at first taste. Incredible character of hops but very smooth at the same time. A bit of a bitter finish with some nice mild spice undertone.
A very good IPA and would recommend.
01-09-2012 02:49:14 | More by rwrk42
India Pale Ale from Roscoe's Hop House
74 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.