Hoptometrist - RoughTail Brewing Co.
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3.93/5 rDev -1.8%
This is listed at 100 IBUs, just released 3 days ago!
25 oz bottle pours an effervescent caramel with 1 finger of ivory colored head. Viscious, keeps effervescent look, decent head retention & faint lacing
S: Pineapple, doughy, cakey, grapefruit; fades a touch at the end, a bit of boozeyness
T: Follows the nose, much tropical fruit up front, plus a little bit of pine & grapefruit. Much pineapple & grapefruit as this warms, more doughyness, pine & even a touch of aspirin. Finishes with a grapefruit assault plus aspirin, pine & pineapple & even a touch of pear & orange rind
MF: Chewy, subtle carbonation, very hop forward, but loads of malt& tropical fruits to balance it out fairly well. Boozy warmth presence
This beer punches its weight to be sure. Hopheads should love this. I wanted a little more balance, like it & would buy it again. In a rough style to make an impression, there are tons of great DIPAs out there. Only tried 2 of their brews, so far I am thrilled with these guys
08-03-2013 01:32:58 | More by russpowell
3.68/5 rDev -8%
Poured into a pint glass a cloudy orange with a foamy head. Lots of lacing. Smells of citrus with a hint of hops. Grapefruit and pine hit the tongue first with a bit of a bitter finish. Medium mouth that's a bit oily. This is a nice beer. Not my favorite, but something I would enjoy from time to time.
11-29-2013 01:52:58 | More by MartzMimic
4.03/5 rDev +0.8%
A- Deep gold near amber in color. Hazy to opaque. Big off white head of about 2 fingers. Lacing that holds on to the side of the glass for dear life and retention that is not to be out done.
S- Aroma is a tribute to the cone shaped Humulus Lupulus. Dank hop oils with powerful citrus of grapefruit, orange zest/rind and tropical flavors of pineapple and mango. Touch of medicinal like pine.
T- Hop forward as nose indicates. All the hop character smelled with an additional acidic bite on the back end. Dry, cracker-like malt makes its way through just to keep it from going astringent.
M- Mid body, dry finish. Touch of alcohol present leads to a slight boozy warmth.
O- Just a very well done IIPA. A pleasant surprise. Not sweet or balanced as some other IIPAs tend to be, but this one is able to highlight the hops without generating an off-putting amount of bitterness.
$10.99 for 750 ml bottle
08-15-2013 20:43:07 | More by Bosoxfan20
4.16/5 rDev +4%
Bottle poured in a Sam Adams glass.
A: Pours a slightly hazy orange/amber color. Two-finger creamy white head with good retention and lacing.
S: Aroma is big hops with lots of grapefruit and orange. A hint of pine.
T: Flavor is similar with a big punch of citrus hops and pear. A bit of caramel malt gives it just a hint of sweetness. Pine hops are noticeable in the finish.
M: Medium bodied. A bit of alcohol warmth. Moderate carbonation.
O: Very nice, well-balanced DIPA. The hops are definitely the main attraction here and you get a lot of that. But there is a good malt bill to keep it balanced. The malt is a bit sweet for my taste, but that’s a minor quibble. Overall, a very good beer and solid effort for this brewery’s first bottle offering.
10-31-2013 19:54:16 | More by BeerRefugee
3.04/5 rDev -24%
First bottle release from the new guys in town. 750 mL split between a couple of tulips. Hazed amber with a nice sticky white head that throws down some lace. The muted nose is the first hint that this thing isn't going to bring the punch of hops I'm looking for. Thick caramel malt forms the base with a little toasted bread thrown in. Again, hops are much too meek for the style. Mild pine and generic citrus pretty much sums it up. Sugar cookie sweetness outpaces bitterness easily. Fairly full malty body. Clean overall with no apparent off-flavors.
For a brewery that is projecting a "we'll drop kick your wussy ass with hops" attitude, everything I've had from these guys has been pretty weak in the hops department. Not what I'm looking for in a DIPA. Throw some more hops in the kettle you pansies.
08-04-2013 22:19:16 | More by bump8628
Hoptometrist from RoughTail Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.