Eraser IPA - Rough Draft Brewing Company
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Ratings: 54 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
3.31/5 rDev -6.5%
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.
06-21-2014 03:20:29 | More by srandycarter
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
3.5/5 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
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
3.71/5 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
Eraser IPA from Rough Draft Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.