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Eraser IPA - Rough Draft Brewing Company

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Eraser IPAEraser IPA

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BA SCORE
82
good

68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 10.53%
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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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of biboergosum
3.97/5  rDev +10%
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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3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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5/5  rDev +38.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of ocelot2500
3.5/5  rDev -3%
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.

Photo of JohnCassillo
3.56/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

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3.72/5  rDev +3%
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.

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of fox227
3.36/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Blind purchase. This is not a terrific representative of what San Diego IPAs are capable of.

A: 22oz. Bomber into a Russian River Chalice. Pours a pale gold with a paper thin white head. On the refill, the head was rocky and quickly fell into nothingness (old bottle? who knows...no date.)

S: Aroma contains sweetness, lemon zest, and pine.

T: Although I detected sweetness on the nose, not so on the tongue. I picked up the lemon and pine, but also a straw-like malt which is slight but noticed most in the aftertaste.

M: Medium carbonation, somewhat medium to thin bodied, perceived hop bitterness slight, with some astringency present. The beer is on the dry side, as per style.

O: I'm not impressed. It's passable for the style, but not worth my time considering what San Diego really has to offer.

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Eraser IPA from Rough Draft Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.