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Rochester Mills Cornerstone IPA - Rochester Mills Beer Co.

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Rochester Mills Cornerstone IPARochester Mills Cornerstone IPA

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BA SCORE
81
good

91 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.8%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Rochester Mills Beer Co. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mjohn27603 on 11-09-2002)
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mikediesel124

Michigan

2/5  rDev -44.1%

10-04-2012 20:20:06 | More by mikediesel124
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BrewtalHonesty

Michigan

2/5  rDev -44.1%

03-20-2014 10:48:08 | More by BrewtalHonesty
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jbierling

Michigan

2/5  rDev -44.1%

08-04-2013 16:53:36 | More by jbierling
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trxxpaxxs

New York

2/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Pours out a light honey color with a massive amount of floaties. There is about one half finger of pure white head that settles nicely over time. There is some lacing left on the glass as it drinks. But the floaties are out of control!

S: The nose if chalk full-o-malt with a touch of pine in the background. I'm hoping this beer is a bit old, and that it's not supposed to smell this malty.

T: There is some sweet malt right up front, and a thin citrus bite in the back end. There is a funky spoiled sour taste that I'm not enjoying at all.

M: Light bodied beer. Not much carbonation to speak of. There is nothing notable here.

O: I have a strong suspicion that this beer is pretty old. The smell and taste are both off, and the carbonation is non-existent. I'd like to try a fresh can sometime in the future to make sure what I just tried is not how the beer is supposed to taste. If it is... it's a straight up terrible beer.

Serving type: can

01-25-2012 23:40:10 | More by trxxpaxxs
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brandoman63

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

01-30-2013 04:07:26 | More by brandoman63
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CoSMoSYS

Michigan

2.55/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Got this on tap last night when my girlfriend and I went to dinner with some friends from Maryland.

Pours a cloudy golden yellow and about a quarter inch of head. Head took off rather quickly and I didn't notice any lacing whatsoever.

Smell was of citrus, pepper and hops...definitely hops!

The first thing that struck me was the rush of extreme hops and pepper as I drank this beer. It wasn't really the bitterness that got me but just how peppery this beer tasted. Everything else was insignificant compared to that.

Felt like a light bodied beer that didn't have any carbonation bubbles as you drank. Aftertaste was bitter and peppery.

I thought I would give IPA's another try but was proved that I was not as ready as I thought I was. Seriously...only true hop head need apply!

Serving type: on-tap

10-20-2007 16:43:55 | More by CoSMoSYS
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TheBigLebrewski

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

11-17-2012 00:05:02 | More by TheBigLebrewski
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berserker256

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer started off as a normal-looking one. Nice golden color and dissapated head by the time the waitress brought it to me. (She wasn't slow. But the head went away in a couple minutes.) A huge stink of hops is immediately obvious when you dip your nose into the rim. That was quite impressive and then I tasted it. Jesus Christ... Floral hops? This beer tastes like a Christmas Tree! The immediate flavor that punches your tounge is Christmas tree and then once you set the glass down the taste that invades your mouth is juniper bush. It's crazy. I've never tasted an I.P.A. quite like this. I HAD to have my wife try it... even though she's pregnant. She took a very small sip and said "whoa!... Pine tree!"

It was a little bit too overwhelming. They must have hopped the hell out of this brew. Weird beer. I'll have to try another batch in the future...

Serving type: on-tap

11-06-2007 18:53:58 | More by berserker256
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Another6Pack

Michigan

3/5  rDev -16.2%

11-20-2011 16:03:11 | More by Another6Pack
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msh4k3

Michigan

3/5  rDev -16.2%

03-18-2012 21:56:34 | More by msh4k3
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AMCimpi

New York

3/5  rDev -16.2%

05-08-2014 13:47:23 | More by AMCimpi
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Scotthuller

Michigan

3/5  rDev -16.2%

01-21-2013 03:14:35 | More by Scotthuller
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mjohn27603

Michigan

3.13/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Purchased from brewpub directly - stored in a refrigerator on site. 12 oz bottle. Also available on tap. Copper in color, head seems to dissapate quickly. I don't pick up much aroma. If anything the smell is more on the malty side than hoppy. First sip gives obvious hops bitterness associated with this style. However, I don't get any underlying maltiness or sweetness to balance the flavor. I enjoy this style with a little bit of citrus taste or something besides an assault of hops. Carbonation is fizzy. A bit on the dry side.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2002 19:57:24 | More by mjohn27603
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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Can purchased in Michigan a few weeks ago. Pours a hazy dark orange colour with thin white head. Some spots of lacing around the glass. Smells very malty, caramel I think. Some earthy and citrus hops. Metallic type aftertaste, which is a bit weird. Bitterness is pretty understated. Medium bodied carbonation. Just an ok IPA.

Serving type: can

05-01-2011 02:18:32 | More by kwjd
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divineaudio

Michigan

3.23/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

on tap @ the brewpub, served in a pint glass. notes from last new year's.

a - amber in color with a thin cap of head. leaves thick chunks of lacing in the glass.

s - toasty with faint citrus notes.

t - none of the nose. bready malt with herbal hop character and notes of honey.

m - medium body, adequate carbonation, finer co2 profile. very smooth.

o - par for the course. not in a hurry to drink more of this but i wouldn't turn it down either.

Serving type: on-tap

11-25-2012 20:53:59 | More by divineaudio
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tommy5

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

01-14-2014 15:42:47 | More by tommy5
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sblanton83

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

06-27-2013 02:47:11 | More by sblanton83
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

10-24-2013 16:05:51 | More by ygtbsm94
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Drk93TT

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

11-16-2013 00:50:56 | More by Drk93TT
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Boozermurfin

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

02-02-2014 03:30:39 | More by Boozermurfin
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kyle86

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

06-10-2013 11:58:44 | More by kyle86
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WeisGuy

New York

3.28/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

16oz can

a - pours a deep copper color with a one-finger ivory head, retention around the edge with minimal lacing, quite hazy

s - very light aroma, caramel and biscuit malt with a subtle piney hop aroma, not much alcohol detected

t - lemon and pine hop notes up front, moderately bitter, significant caramel and biscuit malt, finish is lingering pine, lemon rind, light cola and caramel, light boozy heat

m - medium-bodied, moderate to light carbonation, pretty dry overall, light alcohol warming

d - not harsh on the palate, but not that interesting either, gets a bit boring halfway through the pint

Not too bad of an effort overall, but nothing I'll likely revisit. Worth buying a single if you see it in the store, but don't go out of your way for it.

Serving type: can

09-02-2010 00:26:22 | More by WeisGuy
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.4/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-Pours a fairly clear orange color with a chunky, jagged head. Thick lacing remnants are left.

S-A dull, generically hopped aroma with an equal amount of malty balance. It's well hopped but I don't get much detail.

T-I enjoyed the flavor more. It introduces itself with a rather strong grassy hop flavor. Also some sudsy hops. Citrus elements as well. The malt is pretty basic and welcoming.

M-Drinks easy enough. The 7% is hidden well. Dry...quite dry.

O/D-Wasn't a huge fan. It's at best mediocre. Also, what a terrible looking can. Reminds me of a can of Coors Extra Gold with red font.

Serving type: can

12-06-2013 01:51:44 | More by VelvetExtract
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kbeals

North Carolina

3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- 12 oz. bottle decanted into a pint glass reveals a cloudy, dark golden beer with about two fingers of white, frothy head. Good head retention and really good lacing.

S- Not much here, a bit of malty sweetness and earthy hops. It's balanced, but there's just not much there.

T- Taste is sort of blah, a bit of hops, more earthy than anything, kind of like biting into a flower stem. No malt bill really to speak of.

M- Smooth, well carbonated, nothing to really hurt it in this category.

D- The lighter body makes it an easy drinker, I was somewhat surprised to see the 7% ABV.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2009 17:58:18 | More by kbeals
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myboyblue

Michigan

3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into an imperial pint glass. Picked up two six packs from the brewery for about $17 including tax and deposit. They also offer growlers.

Cloudy copper in pint glass with quickly fading head, some foam remains on top.

Smells good, like grapefruit hops. Promising.

Taste...Umm, like grapefruit hops. Thats it. Then a bitter and dry finish. Very little malt. This beer is for true hop-heads only! Imagine Sierra Nevada Pale Ale with only a strong hops flavour. Or carbonated grapefruit juice. Could benefit from a little less hops and a little more malt flavour.

Mouthfeel is great, carbonated on the tounge, but not too much. Slightly creamy.

Drinkabality is affected by the extreme bitterness of this brew. I really wouldn't want to drink more than one or two of these.

Although this is a great beer that you should try if you like IPAs, it is too unbalanced for my tastes. Try their Sacrilicous Stout!

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2005 03:58:26 | More by myboyblue
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Rochester Mills Cornerstone IPA from Rochester Mills Beer Co.
81 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.