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Road Runner IPA - Blue Corn Brewery

Road Runner IPA
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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.83%


Brewed by:
Blue Corn Brewery visit their website
New Mexico, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
IPAs have become a staple in the craft brewing world, and this one is sure to please your hop-head palate. This beer is dryer and less malty than our High Altitude Pale ale. Dry hopped with Columbus, Centennial and Cascade hops.

68 IBU

(Beer added by: kdoc8 on 03-12-2007)
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Ratings: 20 | Reviews: 7 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by WickedSluggy:
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WickedSluggy

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is one of well made beers that simply cannot get the credit that it is due. A flawless IPA made at a small restaurant and brew pub in Santa Fe, NM. Second time I have had it in the past 12 months. It is as good this time as last.

A - Light amber color with good clarity.

S - Good strong hoppy nose - pine and citrus.

T - Flavor is very bright and fresh. This is why I like finding fresh local IPAs. Taste follows the nose piney and citrus. Excellant bright hops flavors with plenty malt depth to make it interesting.

M - Mouthfeel is light to medium for the style. Refreshing.

O - An excellant IPA. I would drink this regularly if I could get it. It is excellant. If you are in Santa Fe, you have to try this beer. All-in-all It's a really good restaurant, but this beer makes it great. I hope they continue to produce this beer to this degree of quality. I will make it my regular stop.

Serving type: on-tap

01-29-2013 19:13:30 | More by WickedSluggy
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Appearance - Amber with almost no head.

Smell - mild hops (pine, spice).

Taste - really nice citrus and pine. More flavorful than one would expect from the smell. Well-balanced.

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4.13/5  rDev +11%
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After a long, wet, and cold day of hiking, I was in the mood for a hop fix. Does this deliver? Absolutely!

a: This was a slightly cloudy, golden copper color. It was served to me with a whisp of white froth. I have to give these guys credit, this wasn't served ice-cold. It was the perfect drinking temperature as soon as it got to the table,

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On-tap at the Blue Corn Cafe in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

A- Amber color with a small head that does not stick around too long, and leaves ok lacing.

S- Smells of citrusy and piney hops, just like an IPA should.

T- Tastes of citrusy and piney hops. Well-balanced.

M- Just right for the style.

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