Rockhopper IPA - RJ Rockers Brewing Company
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3.38/5 rDev -4%
Poured into a pint glass to have with Italian food. The beer is an off yellow, very cloudy. There were a lot of floaters near the end. Not a great way to get my fiber daily.
This smells like a decent IPA. Nothing to blow you away. Just some citrus, kind of mellow.
The flavor is pretty good. I enjoy how it did with the spicy Italian food.
This beer was good, but these days we have an embarassment of riches when it comes to good IPA's. I wish I could say that there was something that sets this beer apart... except for the label, there really wasn't anything.
12-23-2011 01:47:03 | More by ummswimmin
2.8/5 rDev -20.5%
22 oz bomber poured into Sam Adams glass. Pours a deep amber with adequate head and lacing. Aroma is primarily malt with some pear and berries. Taste is peppery and grassy hops and malt, doesn't seem very complex. Wet finish, aftertaste is awful. Wow, $10 a bomber for this?!?
12-18-2011 03:08:52 | More by coldriver
2.95/5 rDev -16.2%
Pours a lightly hazy, honey-amber color with a small, fleeting head of light beige froth. Settling quickly to a thin patch with a bubbly rim, the foam leaves tiny spots of lacing behind. The aroma is, quite honestly, off-putting, showing a cardboard overtone and hints of metal amidst a malty base of stale bread and spent toffee. Hops are weak, hinting at grass and citrus but failing to truly pop. Flavor are equally disappointing, again primarily stale and bready, with faded orange and dry grass bitterness. Eh...not good.
09-04-2011 20:27:54 | More by ChrisSimpson1968
2.42/5 rDev -31.3%
About the only expectation met was the app. Golden hue with slightly white/frothy head...other than that, not a real IPA as far as im concerned. Actually thought I got a bad sample bottle...
Taste is mostly malt and whatnot, not at all what I expected..or enjoy for that matter..Mouthfeel is consistent with IPA if my tastebuds were broken... Overall, not impressed and won't be sampling another bottle.
Must have put the wrong label on this bottle or something..
07-24-2011 18:09:29 | More by gatorbreath
3/5 rDev -14.8%
Ugggh! Another tasteless example of an RJ Rookers brew. Hey, for all those out there trying to figure out how to rate RJ Rookers and not pay for it, follow my example: ask for a sample.
That way you don't have to pay for an entire pint. Appearance: average. Smell: No hops. Taste: East coast attempt at an IPA. Okay, it's all just an average attempt to cash in on the IPA craze -- poorly.
Overall, this is a commercial, accountant's version of an IPA. All malt and no hops. The brewmaster should be embarrassed to put this out. A malty pale ale wanting sooo, soooo much to be an all-growns-up IPA.
07-08-2011 00:09:40 | More by MayLattimore
3.98/5 rDev +13.1%
A - Poured part of 22oz. bomber into a goblet. Nice deep orange in color and hazy in its appearance (seems to be unfiltered?). Off white head about 1 finger thick dissapates quickly.
S - Fresh cut grass, pineapple citrus fruits, some caramel sweetness and biscuit like yeasts.
T - A fair amount of hops on the palate, pine resin, some pineapple/pear. A touch of bready yeast. Hops linger a bit in the finish, but they are not overwhelming.
M - Medium carbonation. A bit slick and oily on the palate.
O - This is the best offering yet that I've tried from RJ Rockers. Liked it better than the Black Pearle and Son of A Peach. A solid IPA, but I didn't get the hops bite that I was expecting for 90 IBUs. I'd try it again.
06-23-2011 02:00:48 | More by swierczt
3/5 rDev -14.8%
Amber pour with a thin off white head. Aroma is bready, grains and tropical fruit. Grainy flavor, yeasty, buttery. The off flavors actually take away from the hops. Bitter and dry but, im not sure if its just astringent or another flaw. There is something about their beers that so far doesn't appeal to me.
06-20-2011 23:14:19 | More by EJ6759
3.53/5 rDev +0.3%
A - Poured out a clear, copper color with a very small, thin tan head of foam. It left minimal lacing.
S - It smelled of pine, fresh cut grass and some caramel maltiness.
T - It tasted of burnt toast maltiness with sweet caramel notes. There was a sharp citrusy, piney hop bite of bitterness.
M - It was crisp, snappy and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.
O - This is an okay IPA. Not impressive looking and didn't have a big IPA flavor.
05-19-2011 03:42:08 | More by zeff80
3.23/5 rDev -8.2%
Had this on-tap poured into a pint glass. It had an amber appearance with a thin head and not much lacing. It had an okay smell. Can't place the hops. Has more a malt backbone than an actually hoppy taste. I would classify this as a typical east coast IPA. The mouthfeel was full and had good carbonation. Overall, I would list this in the also-rans. If it's on-tap and another IPA is available you might want to go that way.
05-07-2011 21:16:00 | More by PatLarsen
4/5 rDev +13.6%
A - Cloudy orange-blond body with a nitro-like offwhite head, sticking heavily to the glass.
S - A strong dose of hops and citrus in the nose.
T - A very nice sweet, robust hop taste. Not much hop spice, but sweet mellow hops splashing around. Mild citrus tang but alot of sugar sweetness in here. The hops seem toned down by the sweet sugar.
M - Slightly bitter grainy mouth. Pretty balanced but sweet on the palate and in the aftertaste.
O - This beers sweetness could be toned back as I was looking for a deeper and more pronounced hop character. Still a pretty nice IPA.
04-23-2011 00:37:31 | More by BeerForMuscle
3.18/5 rDev -9.7%
A new offering from RJ Rockers in my area.Poured into an imperial pint glass a chill hazed burnt orange with clingy one finger slight off white head,good definition and stickiness.The aromas were honestly not anywhere to be found except for mild citri and earthy hops,I was really letdown in this aspect of the beer.There is some harshness in the palate,the hops are very bitter (in a bad way)in the finish,bitter and earthy with just a hint of biscuit malt undernereath.Iam a hophead and I like bitter but this seems to miss the mark,maybe being a little to brash.Just my opinion.
04-22-2011 20:39:31 | More by oberon
3.95/5 rDev +12.2%
A- Noticably darker than many in the style. Caramel colored. An aggressive pour yields little for head retention. Minimal lacing. Noticable particulate in there as well.
S- Earthy with some citrus notes in there. Enough malt in there as well.
T- Buttery malt with some caramel notes. Hops are earthy with a bit of citrus in there as well. Finishes more citrusy than aroma or initial tasting would suggest. Definite improvement of hop quality as it warms. Well balanced.
M- Smooth carbonation. Decent enough body. About as dry of a finish as you'll find.
O- A solid Ipa. The appearance is a bit of a downer, but otherwise a pretty impressive balanced IPA.
04-17-2011 02:21:14 | More by jsprain1
Rockhopper IPA from RJ Rockers Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.