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Eraser IPA - Rough Draft Brewing Company

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Eraser IPAEraser IPA

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BA SCORE
81
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56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.08%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | 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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Photo of codysjb
3.23/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass
A: Decent head that takes a little while to dissipate.
S: Fruity, some mild hops and some pine. Definitely some citrus going on here.
T: Grapefruit comes up with some hops (not much).
M: Grapefruit and lemon flavor, not very much hops.
O: Average IPA, certainly tasty but not amazing.

codysjb, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of virinow
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

virinow, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of MFauver35
3/5  rDev -15.5%

MFauver35, May 17, 2012
Photo of Cobrabob428
3.8/5  rDev +7%

Cobrabob428, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of JasonFromLA
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

JasonFromLA, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
3.96/5  rDev +11.5%
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.

biboergosum, May 20, 2014
Photo of rhino54
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

rhino54, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of ocelot2500
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

ocelot2500, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of bca115
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

bca115, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of JohnCassillo
3.56/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

JohnCassillo, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of IPAchris
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

IPAchris, May 23, 2014
Photo of drewone
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

drewone, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

SocalKicks, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of KevT
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

KevT, May 27, 2013
Photo of grubefresh
4/5  rDev +12.7%

grubefresh, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of kojevergas
2.94/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

7.00% ABV according to the label. 22 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into an Oskar Blues pilsner glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are average; this is me first beer from this brewery.

Served straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a four finger white colour head of nice cream and thickness, and good (~4 minute) retention. Body colour is a clear pale yellow-copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Standard fare; there's nothing unique or special here. Little lacing as the head recedes.

Sm: Pale malts. Generic floral hops. Light nectary hop character. Muted grapefruit. A light aroma. Lacks depth or appeal.

T: Pale malts. Generic grapefruit character. Generic floral hop character. Bland and uninspired. Light nectary hops. Balance is mediocre. Blandly built. Why brew this?

Mf: Smooth and wet. A touch oily. Carbonation is a bit overdone. Suits the flavour profile well. Generic but in the right territory.

Dr: Drinkable but pedestrian. You've got to bring more to the table than this to float to the top as an IPA. This will get buried in the mess of mundane IPAs out there - and it deserves to. Overpriced and bland. I definitely wouldn't get this again.

High C

kojevergas, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of KidsDoc
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

KidsDoc, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of MickeyHops
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

MickeyHops, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of mactrail
3.1/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thin and resiny. Amber color in the glass with only a slight head. Fairly rich and medium bodied. Hoppy and not much else. A pleasant fragrant sort of hops, however, until the bitterness takes over. Still, not as extravagantly hopped as some other local IPAs.

The flat carbonation doesn't help the likability. Very sharp and bordering on astringency. Another example of the vagaries of the IBU system. The brewery rates this one at 80 IBU, while the hugely bitter and hoppy Ballast Point Sculpin is rated at 70.

Drinkable enough, and the flavors are clean, but has the family character of low carbonation. On tap at the brewery.

mactrail, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of Zbeetleman
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Zbeetleman, May 15, 2013
Photo of srandycarter
3.31/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

srandycarter, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of mhaugo
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

mhaugo, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of Mic-Lee
3.1/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Nice translucent golden color, with some substantial lacing and a foamy head that doesn't subside for a little while. Appearance is a strong suit.

S: Smells a little malty, actually. Sweet.

T: Caramel. Pine. Toasted grains. The flavor is unique, so I have to give 'em that. Medium bitterness and the alcohol is somewhat present.

M: Looks lighter than it actually is. Slightly creamy, medium body. Low carbonation.

I didn't love this brew. I'm not so into sweet overtones, so caramel flavors are a turn off. It's pretty much an ehhh, although it had some unique qualities. I tried it because it is new and local but I won't be buying it again.

Mic-Lee, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of meangreenc
4/5  rDev +12.7%

meangreenc, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of trevordglenn
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

trevordglenn, Aug 10, 2014
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Eraser IPA from Rough Draft Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.