IPA - Rubicon Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

174 Ratings
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Ratings: 174
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 7
Gots: 7 | 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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Photo of ronniebruner
3.19/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This beer poured a nice copper color. Upon opening of the bottle, the aroma was very strong grassy hops. The beer had the right amount of foam, lace and head and had the typical high hop taste of modern American IPAs. The mouthfeel left a tinge of hops that lingered on the tongue for quite some time. Overall I would say this beer is slightly above average for an IPA and definitely worth a try.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of John_M
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Tiffany88
3.03/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of jimmah120
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.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

IPA from Rubicon Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.