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IPA - Rubicon Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

164 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 164
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rubicon Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-21-2003)
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Ratings: 164 | Reviews: 103 | Display Reviews Only:
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Nathans_86ed

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

08-17-2013 03:59:56 | More by Nathans_86ed
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smogfood

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -18%

08-16-2013 14:45:23 | More by smogfood
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cjnuxoll

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

08-13-2013 23:54:19 | More by cjnuxoll
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ste5venla

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

08-12-2013 02:38:02 | More by ste5venla
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jimmah120

Minnesota

3.29/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bomber bottle ~4 months old

looks like your average ipa: orange color, filtered, khaki head, poor retention, better lacing. smells slightly like peach, with a lot of nature scents, grass, floral, and an odd hint of garbage juice. taste is like the smell but better. it starts bitter and grassy, sweet spiced marmalade middle, finishing with oak and alcohol.

Very average.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2013 20:12:39 | More by jimmah120
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mc4z

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

07-14-2013 04:13:12 | More by mc4z
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Michael_DaBeers_IV

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

07-08-2013 00:43:37 | More by Michael_DaBeers_IV
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Bnoise11

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

07-07-2013 18:02:41 | More by Bnoise11
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InfernoBoss

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-04-2013 05:53:28 | More by InfernoBoss
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Spaz7

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

06-12-2013 20:29:52 | More by Spaz7
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

06-06-2013 00:52:45 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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jakecattleco

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

05-30-2013 00:45:48 | More by jakecattleco
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NickSMpls

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9.3%

04-15-2013 23:35:18 | More by NickSMpls
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camelgar

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

04-10-2013 08:25:30 | More by camelgar
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casapy

Idaho

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

03-22-2013 02:47:18 | More by casapy
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WYVYRN527

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9.3%

01-30-2013 05:44:42 | More by WYVYRN527
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allstar255

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-28-2013 06:22:43 | More by allstar255
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Beerswag

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-22-2013 03:03:18 | More by Beerswag
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zeff80

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - A clear copper color with a two-finger, khaki-colored head. It left sticky rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of citrus and pine. Some bready notes.

T - Burnt toast maltiness with sweet caramel and toffee. Good piney bitterness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. Medium bodied.

O - The only Rubicon beer I've ever seen. It was pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2013 21:19:40 | More by zeff80
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bscalt

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9.3%

01-07-2013 01:32:40 | More by bscalt
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bluetrevian

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-03-2013 01:12:55 | More by bluetrevian
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Nage37

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

12-27-2012 04:12:46 | More by Nage37
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GarretD

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

12-16-2012 03:27:07 | More by GarretD
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silentdonkey

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

10-30-2012 19:16:08 | More by silentdonkey
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.33/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Copper colored liquid, looks like it has a little more viscosity, might be in for a caramel malt bomb, but being that this is Rubicon, who has shown the ability to deliver good west coast hoppy beers, I dunno. Smell was a little subdued, pithy notes of citrus can be picked up, but they aren't as sharp as they should be.

Usual suspects in the taste, bitterness, caramel, mild sweetness. Hops just aren't out in the forefront like I hoped for. No bottle date, who knows how old this is, especially when purchased at a Bevmo. Really came off similar to most run of the mill to decent ipa's out there. Does Rubicon just make extra special batches for Bistro's hop events, or did I just get a less than desireable aged ipa bottle?

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2012 20:38:18 | More by Beerandraiderfan
IPA from Rubicon Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.