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Eraser IPA - Rough Draft Brewing Company

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Eraser IPAEraser IPA

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BA SCORE
82
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65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 0
Gots: 9 | 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:
Beer added by: mactrail on 04-13-2012

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4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

mildy malty with a minimal amount of sweetness. very hoppy aftertaste

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.85/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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3.8/5  rDev +5%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.31/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.97/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

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Eraser IPA from Rough Draft Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.