Rochester Mills Cornerstone IPA - Rochester Mills Beer Co.
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3.95/5 rDev +11.3%
Pint can poured into my M-I-D shaker pint.
A- Rich, golden-orange body is slightly hazed. Light carbonation. A gentle pour created a 1/2 finger, khaki head. Awesome lace. Good sustain on the head at a fully covering film. A little sediment at the bottom of the glass. A nice, unfiltered look.
S- really fresh and hoppy. Grapefruit and pineapple notes. Did I mention "fresh?" An underlying sweetness. A little bready. Malts come together like a pastry. Really nicely balanced in the end, as IPAs go.
T- Good. Not quite up to the aroma at first. Hopping is a little aspirin-like. Grainy malts through the middle. Another sip has me rethinking. Maybe more herbal and citrus. Definite citrus zest in finish, grapefruit. Pretty balanced.
M- Moderate carbonation. Pleasant hop bite.
O- This is a solid IPA. Available as a pint? In a bottle? Bonus! I'm thinking I just found my spring hiking beer.
03-03-2013 20:51:30 | More by GRPunk
3.23/5 rDev -9%
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.
11-25-2012 20:53:59 | More by divineaudio
3.53/5 rDev -0.6%
This comes across as a pretty good IPA. The drawback to me is that the flavor profile seems to drop off a bit too soon and quickly for me. There is a nice aftertaste going on. It's workable enough to drink, sure. Doesn't really strike me as something to continually go back to.
08-25-2012 17:24:18 | More by RblWthACoz
2/5 rDev -43.7%
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.
01-25-2012 23:40:10 | More by trxxpaxxs
3.8/5 rDev +7%
16 ounce can into pint glass, no canning date. Pours hazy golden amber color with a nice 1-2 finger dense off white head with great retention that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some spotty lacing on the glass as well. Aromas of big pine, grapefruit, orange, floral, caramel, bread, and herbal spiciness. Some fairly nice and well balanced aromas. Taste of big grapefruit, orange, caramel, pine, bread, floral, and herbal spiciness. Decent amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, orange, pine, caramel, and spiciness on the finish for a bit. Nice malt and hop balance make this very smooth to drink. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden with hardly any warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very enjoyable, balanced, and drinkable IPA offering.
01-23-2012 02:42:14 | More by superspak
Rochester Mills Cornerstone IPA from Rochester Mills Beer Co.
81 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.