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Weekday IPA - Rough Draft Brewing Company

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Reviews: 9
Hads: 43
Avg: 3.96
pDev: 19.44%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | 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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Reviews: 9 | Hads: 43
Reviews by laglocal:
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4.28/5  rDev +8.1%
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

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of biboergosum
3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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Photo of JohnQBeer
4.27/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

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Photo of PDrinks
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of SD0430
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of OCSA_1978
3.72/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of TheBoog013
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of cbutova
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

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Photo of tyjo26
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of anthony-martinez
3.48/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of jeff1973
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of cmq103
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of djaeon
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of MissBaker
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Donkster46
4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of mactrail
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Kmat10
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of HopHead84
3.59/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Weekday IPA from Rough Draft Brewing Company
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