IPA - Rubicon Brewing Company
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3.75/5 rDev +2.5%
On tap at the brewpub the other day.
The beer pours copper amber color with pretty good head retention and lacing. The nose is attractive as always, with considerable dry citrus and leafy tobacco to bouy the moderate malty sweetness. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely, with the beer showing pretty decent bitterness and good balance. There's a decent amount of sweet malt in this beer, but it has sufficient bitterness to counter and balance that malty sweetness very well. The finish is fairly long , and there's good bitterness at the end. The beer comes across as almost heavy on the palate after a glass of the monkey knife fight, but for all that, this is a very drinkable, completely uncomplicated IPA.
Have drunk quite a lot of this IPA over the years and have always been a fan. While it doesn't excite me the way it did when I first sampled it back in 89 (and when the beer was winning gold medals at the GABF), this is still an enjoyable, always dependable IPA. Very glad to have the opportunity to sample it again after all these years.
09-05-2013 00:31:01 | More by John_M
3.03/5 rDev -17.2%
Had this beer at the Rubicon restaurant on Capitol Ave. With a spinach salad.
A- Light gold brown color, with practically no head (white foam).
S- nice sweet aroma of hops with earthy tones and a slight citrus.
T- nice strong robust hops, but it didn't seem to have much of a kick to it. the bitterness seemed to overpower the beer.
M- light to slightly medium pallet, with a vague hint of carbonation.
O- an ok IPA. The way it was served on tap it really wasn't at my preferred temp (I like my IPAs really cold), but all in all it was decent at best.
08-25-2013 03:05:19 | More by Tiffany88
3.29/5 rDev -10.1%
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.
07-24-2013 20:12:39 | More by jimmah120
3.75/5 rDev +2.5%
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.
01-10-2013 21:19:40 | More by zeff80
IPA from Rubicon Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.