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Weekday IPA - Rough Draft Brewing Company

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Weekday IPAWeekday IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 8.91%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rough Draft Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JohnQBeer on 06-09-2013

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Photo of jooler
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Way too much foam. But aside from that, good hoppy taste. Extremely crisp and refreshing on a hot day but the only problem is that there is a lot of foamy burps coming out if me

Photo of Jewefc2
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of anthony-martinez
3.48/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of OCSA_1978
3.72/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of BcOneSeven
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of HopHead84
3.59/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden-orange with a foamy orange-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, and tropical fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest, grapefruit juice, and slight tropical fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with nice citrus and tropical fruit hop aspects that make this one tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of SD0430
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of cmq103
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of PDrinks
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of Ashley760
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of MissBaker
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of GClarkage
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Wolberjs
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of biboergosum
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bomber. It's a weekday, so I suppose that makes it a-ok to pop this particular brew, no? All right-y, then!

This beer pours a slightly hazy, bright medium golden amber hue, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly off-white head, which leaves some bleeding low-lying cloud lace around the glass as it slowly dissipates. Look like a session IPA, whatever that means.

It smells of piney, leafy forest floor goodness - the sort thankfully restrained on the dank - muddled citrus pith, equally nondescript tropical fruit notes, laid-back crackery, lightly toasted pale malt, a faint hint of caramel/toffee, soft earthy yeast, and a further earthy, floral bitterness. The taste is sharp lemon and orange citrus rind, musky pine needles, toasted doughy, crackery, and grainy pale malt, a light vegetal nuttiness, and more herbal, leafy hops.

The carbonation is fairly light, in a playfully frothy sort of manner, the body just on the lee side of medium weight, and generally smooth, that herbal, grassy hop character bristling for some smashy-smashy, it would seem. It finishes mostly dry, the biscuit and cracker nature of the malt sort of dooming it against the lingering strength of the well-fortified hops.

One of the better versions of this nascent (and patently unnecessary) sub-style of IPAs that I've yet tried. Big and hoppy, in a varied, pick something you like sense, the experience you get with yer favourite regular IPAs. So, I guess these guys have nailed it, as I don't even notice the lower ABV, other than the obvious lack of heat, which is the whole point, I suppose.

Photo of Beervana
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of schnarr84
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Kmat10
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of JMM0414
5/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of aquazr1
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of laglocal
4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance not my favorite for the style, Daytime/urine style yellow is a little more exciting to me if I'm drinking a sub-5% session IPA, but that is actually the ONLY downpoint of this beer. The aroma is hoppy and dank, the taste follows suit with just the most favorable of malt touches that comes in mid to end. The mouthfeel might be the most exceptional part of this beer, considering the style. Much more akin to a regular IPA than other session IPA's I have had with spot on carbonation and no wishy washy watery mouthfeel. Definitely getting more of this

Photo of BeerMeCJS
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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Weekday IPA from Rough Draft Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.