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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
82
good

110 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 15.64%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | 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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Photo of Tylergross1
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I usually enjoy IPA's and I usually enjoy having a little bit of sweetness in my beer. This beer is the best of both worlds. It had a very nice strong flavor or caramel for the sweet notes and also the hops of a traditional IPA. This beer was very good, I ordered more than one after trying the first one.

Photo of BrewtalHonesty
2/5  rDev -44.1%

Photo of brutusmuktuk
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of MDDMD
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Boozermurfin
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of CBodamer
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of tommy5
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of sendbeer
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of VelvetExtract
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.

Photo of OKCNittany
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Joebraggot
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Drk93TT
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Beerdanza
3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I love this beer for the caramel taste. It's like beer candy! It has a nice bite of hops, but the dominant characteristic is sweet caramel.

The color is a fairly deep, cloudy amber. The smell immediately notifies you of this beer's sweetness. The mouthfeel is full and smooth. And the taste is sweet caramel!

Basically, if you don't like a little sweet in your IPA, move along to a different pale ale. If you like the malty caramel sweetness, crack one open.

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of MattBreight
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of alrhodesjr
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of twkirkby
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of Brenden
4.09/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours from the can a clear medium-dark orange. Initially, the yellow-tinted head sits a very creamy two fingers high. Retention is very good, and it takes the entire session to settle, and never to less than half a finger of dense, rocky foam. The lacing forms in rings where the beer settles for any length of time, webbing between the rings.
Plenty of hops in the nose balance with sweeter malts notes. Pine, flower and candied citrus rind meld with toffee and bread for balance and a good complexity. It's good, so I wish it was stronger.
The taste is equally hop-forward and balanced. The malts provide more candi sugar-like sweetness, similar to dried tropical fruits and apricots as it blends with the hops. Citrus, breads, and a touch of jam just in the finish make for a unique profile. Alcohol keeps a muted but consistent presence the whole way through.
The body is medium and the feel as focused on smoothness as much as crispness. A tea-like something sneaks into a nicely lingering finish.

Photo of olafphysics
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of jbierling
2/5  rDev -44.1%

Photo of HisBoyElroy
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Donnelj
4.18/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- hazy orange with about 1.5 inch off white head. Rings of clingy lacing

S- fresh hops prevail grassy, citricy, grapefruit

T- hop forward with very nice balanced finish. I'd classify this as AIPA. Finish leaves some malty sweetness lingering and drawing me toward another sip.

M- feel is fuller and creamier than expected.

I- a nice pleasant surprise as this beer exceeded my expectations in nearly every aspect. I will definitely look for this one again.

Photo of StoutHunter
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Rochester Mills Cornerstone IPA from Rochester Mills Beer Co.
82 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.