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Eraser IPA - Rough Draft Brewing Company

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Eraser IPAEraser IPA

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49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 13.88%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rough Draft Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mactrail on 04-13-2012)
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Reviews by DoubleJ:
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DoubleJ

California

3.71/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

San Diego. IPA. Two things which are meant for each other, such as cookies and cream. Rough Draft's Eraser IPA tells you to forget your daily worries with a bottle of this. With 22 ounces, there's a lot of room to forget about. On to the beer:

An inch of sudsy head tops this orange/bronzed colored beer. Good lacing is provided around. This sets up the aroma, which offers pleasant hoppiness for the nose. There's grapefruit, orange, sugar dusting, and a bit of resin. The hops continue their domination of the beer, carrying into the taste. Very hoppy, bringing to mind bitter grapefruit, toasted malt, carmelized sugar, a bit of resin which is especially pronounced in the aftertaste.

Solid IPA out of Rough Draft. If this is a rough draft, the final draft is sure to be a winner.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2013 23:19:48 | More by DoubleJ
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JaSanDiego


3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

07-07-2014 01:53:19 | More by JaSanDiego
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California

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

06-28-2014 03:24:45 | More by rhino54
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srandycarter

California

3.31/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Nice clear light golden, near white head leaves fast. Some sparse cling lace.

S - What smell. This one isn't even that cold, and mostly I get a light malt and hint of hops.

T - Taste runs the smell gambit. Very light tastes.

M - Light body to medium body with a slightly creamy texture. Light malt married with light hops produce good balance and fair finish.

D - Extremely session able as not overly taxing on the palate. Surprisingly large ABV considering taste. Good to try.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2014 03:20:29 | More by srandycarter
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Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

06-20-2014 22:40:03 | More by ortie
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California

1/5  rDev -71.7%

06-10-2014 02:27:32 | More by retry4z
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Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

05-31-2014 06:50:10 | More by schnarr84
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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

05-23-2014 01:11:05 | More by IPAchris
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.96/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle, 7% ABV by the local importer and liquor board's measure. Eraserheads, represent! And I like the suggestion of a little revenge fantasy about Betty in Accounting.

This beer pours a crystal clear, medium golden yellow colour, with four tumultuous fingers of puffy, silken, and rocky off-white head, which leaves some sparse and random sudsy roadside stops of lace around the glass as it genially devolves to nil.

It smells of bready, crackery pale malt, a touch of caramel/toffee sweetness, neutered pine and leafy hop esters, orange and grapefruit and guava and lemon and lime and pineapple fruitiness, with a touch of yeasty, weirdly floral otherness. The taste is acrid pine and thoroughly denatured citrus notes, to no ill effect, bready, yeasty, and very lightly caramelized malt, a touch of muddled tropical fruit notes, somehow differentiated lemon Pine-Sol, and further leafy and straw-like hop esters.

The carbonation is average enough, though the frothiness is hard to ignore pretty much straight out of the gate, the body a sturdy medium weight, and hardly smooth, as that acrid hoppiness, while agreeable overall, hardly evokes sympathy here. It finishes off-dry, just, the malt doing well by its wanton lingering essence, and the hops pretty much having crossed the Rubicon, as it were.

A rather agreeably heady and punchy IPA of the So-Cal variety, even if I don't quite believe their apparent raison d'etre - IPAs, all the way, baby? Anyway, bitter and hoppy, with all that typical west-coast goodness, so, splendid, then, take yer place on the shelves amongst your increasingly splendiferous brethren around here - we do indeed love you, but are hardly gobsmacked anymore - the honeymoon is well and over, sigh.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2014 05:43:39 | More by biboergosum
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reebtaerG

Maryland

3.76/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured 22oz bomber into New Belgium globe

A-Clear golden beer with a decent lasting head.

S-Hoppy pine apple aroma, citrus, floral, mango, grassy, biscuits, pine, some herbal notes.

T-Hoppy fruity flavor, grassy, citrus, pine apples, mango, peach.

M-Mouthfeel is well balanced but has a slightly thin bodied. Average carbonation

O-Overall decent DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 20:45:21 | More by reebtaerG
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Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden color with a tight, white head that leaves little chunks of lacing.

Smells of pine and citrus hops.

Tastes of the clean hops with a supportive malt base. Hops lead off with pine and grapefruit along with a touch lemon zest and grass. Malt come in and add a touch of grainy sweetness which then leads to a touch of fruit. Finishes fairly clean.

Mouthfeel is medium with a crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a solid IPA worth checking out.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 01:06:42 | More by ocelot2500
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JohnCassillo

California

3.56/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 oz. bomber poured into Rogue Ales pint glass.

A: Head's almost non-existent atop a semi-opaque, golden body. Carbonation is readily visible upon initial pour.

S: Mild fruity aroma -- mostly citrus -- with some hops and even a surprisingly malty backbone.

T: Citrusy and light with the malt coming through at the finish (not a bad thing at all)

M: Carbonation makes this incredibly crisp and light -- more more so than you'd expect from a San Diego IPA.

O: It's not your typical San Diego IPA, but it shouldn't be knocked just for avoiding that style. The fact that it maintains a crisp finish despite stressing malt over hops is interesting, and makes it worth a trial at the very least.

Serving type: bottle

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Eraser IPA from Rough Draft Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.