Eraser IPA - Rough Draft Brewing Company
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Ratings: 53 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
4.11/5 rDev +16.1%
Pours a clear gold, with a huge soapy three finger head. Pretty good retention leaving rings of thick lacing stuck to the glass.
Bright pine resin note that is constant as well as straw, dried papaya and lemon zest. Cracker thin malt, slightly grainy and soapy. Not a powerful aroma but quite bright.
Clean malt, soda crackers and toasted wheat. Hops are bright like the nose, considerable lemon zest, grassy, dried mangoes, orange citrus and pine resin. Fruity notes on the finish with a light bitterness that cleanses very quickly.
Well carbonated that complements the bright hops and very easy to put down. Clean malt, lemony hops add some acidity that makes the drink finish a bit slick.
It's not a hop bomb but I throughly enjoyed this, a west coast ipa that gets away from the typical pine, citrus and absurd bitterness. Airy and summery hops. Malt base is artfully crafted. First rough draft beer, would revisit.
03-05-2013 05:49:17 | More by rawfish
3.96/5 rDev +11.9%
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.
05-20-2014 05:43:39 | More by biboergosum
3.76/5 rDev +6.2%
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.
04-17-2014 20:45:21 | More by reebtaerG
3.71/5 rDev +4.8%
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.
12-25-2013 23:19:48 | More by DoubleJ
3.56/5 rDev +0.6%
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.
01-06-2014 02:47:57 | More by JohnCassillo
3.5/5 rDev -1.1%
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.
01-13-2014 01:06:42 | More by ocelot2500
Eraser IPA from Rough Draft Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.