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Frontal Labottleme IPA - Rough Draft Brewing Company

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Frontal Labottleme IPA
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83
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12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rough Draft Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: mactrail on 04-12-2012

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Ratings: 12 | Reviews: 5
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3.36/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad
05-10-12

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.

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3.36/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

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3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of mactrail
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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4.29/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Frontal Labottleme IPA from Rough Draft Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.