Weekday IPA - Rough Draft Brewing Company

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Reviews: 9
Hads: 42
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: n/a
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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Rough Draft Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: JohnQBeer on 06-09-2013

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3.86/5  rDev n/a
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. (1,601 characters)

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4.27/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this on tap at the Rough Draft tasting room. One of the brewery's two newest beers (along with Southern Triangle) A solid entry into the emerging field of session IPAs, Weekday IPA has the great aroma and taste you'd expect from the combination of Citra and Simcoe. Eminently sessionable at 4.8% and 43 IBU. (311 characters)

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3.83/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Random grab from San Diego area stores. Brought back on plane and tasting in MA. There is just something so satisfying about sampling brews not in your distro.

A- 22oz bottled poured into a large chalice and a can glass with a pretty much clear, deep golden body. Frothy foam builds on the beer to a finger high and has nice retention, falls to a thick ring. This leftover cream leaves thick pillows and some rings of lace.

S- The beer releases quite a bit of an aromatic punch for 4.8% with a strong hop smell coming from the glass. Fresh tropical fruit juice, citrus fruits and pine mostly comes to mind. Some fresh bread.

T- The hops aren't as intense as in the aroma but a bouquet of flowers, pine, grapefruit citrus, zesty peels and some tropical fruit juice still presents itself nicely. Balanced with cracked cereal grains, yeast bread and some light malty hints.

MF- Light bodied as one would expect sub-5% but a creamy overall texture allows it to not be thin and watery. Moderate carbonation foams up on the palate which receives a decent bitterness that lingers in the finish.

Reminds me of the hoppier pales of today, perhaps showing the obvious bridge between the styles. If I saw this on draft or knew it was fresh, I wouldn't hesitate to get it again. (1,271 characters)

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3.85/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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3.95/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Attractive golden brew with a big head in the nonic. Lots of bubbles. Inviting aromas of flowery and resiny hops. Crisply foamy in the mouth. Great retention.

Thin body with a resiny note. Watery in a refreshing way. A serious vein of bitter hoppiness runs right through the quaff, but there is just enough malt to provide some balance. Lemony and kind of like a Pilsner, but the bitterness does go on.

A quite likeable lower-alcohol brew with an engaging tangy mouthfeel and that endless flowery nose. These Rough Draft beers are worth checking out. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bine & Vine for $5.19. (610 characters)

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Weekday IPA from Rough Draft Brewing Company
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