Frontal Labottleme IPA - Rough Draft Brewing Company
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Ratings: 12 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by womencantsail:
3.68/5 rDev +0.8%
On-tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad
Pours an orange/golde color with a white head. Citrus notes on the nose with some orange and tangerine peel. A lot of floral character, some light pine, and a good bread note. Quite a bit of perfume to the nose. The flavor is lightly bitter with some hints of pine. A bit of bready malt, some citrus peel, and lots of floral notes. A bit of grapefruit along with the orange peel.
10-24-2012 19:35:36 | More by womencantsail
More User Reviews:
4.29/5 rDev +17.5%
On tap at Phileas Fogg's. I can't believe only 1 person has rated this at a 4 or higher. It had a great hop flavor and a crisp overall feel. A nice bitterness, not too abrasive (which I really wouldn't mind) but just right. Solid beer.
01-08-2013 16:59:34 | More by MiScusi
3.38/5 rDev -7.4%
On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad
A: Pours a glowing light amber color with a good finger width of off-white head and some nice cling. Certainly looks the part.
S: Faint aroma of fruity hops. More in the way of stone fruit rather than anything citrus. Apricot perhaps. Some caramel malts. Very mild aroma for an IPA.
T: Malt forward balance with a pronounced warm breadiness and bit of caramel sweetness. Bitterness level is fair. There are some faint fruity notes but that maybe more by way of yeast esters. Has a slight tartness towards the finish. This one needs some work. Where are the flavor and aroma hops?
M: Standard mouthfeel. Nice medium size body with a bit of sticky slick feel. Touch of drying in the finish.
D: This was forgettable. I am all for more breweries around here but this was not a good intro for me. A bit pedestrian by San Diego standards. I do dig the name though.
05-14-2012 20:58:36 | More by Nugganooch
3.38/5 rDev -7.4%
On tap at pizza port Carlsbad
A: Pours a clear coppery color with a thin off white head. Slight rings of lace down the glass.
S: Very faint fruity hop aroma. Maybe a hint of apricot. Not really a ton there.
T: A decent bitterness to it but not a whole lot in the way of flavor. A big malty backbone with hints of caramel. Lingering bitter finish with a touch of overripe mango. Wouldn't get this again
05-19-2012 18:48:59 | More by notchucknorris
3.83/5 rDev +4.9%
On tap at Local Habit in San Diego. Handsome appearance with amber color and ample foam in the pint glass.
Quite delicious flavor, rich and malty, but in a fairly light bodied way. Flowery swath of aromatic hops. Also plenty of bittering hops but with a warm and friendly hoppiness. Bitterness fades to a nice glow. Toast and a touch of resin. Just a little woody. A great gulp.
This is called an IPA by the brewery, but I'd say the hop level is more like a regular Pale Ale. Maybe there's a British influence. In any case, it's not the usual crazed hop attack some folks are used to in a West Coast IPA.
04-12-2012 23:24:07 | More by mactrail
Frontal Labottleme IPA from Rough Draft Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.