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IPA - Rubicon Brewing Company

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83
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164 Ratings
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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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pandatron

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

10-02-2012 18:34:51 | More by pandatron
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beerbellydaddy

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

09-25-2012 00:48:02 | More by beerbellydaddy
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

09-21-2012 23:52:44 | More by HoistinBrews
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SavageHopHead

Texas

1/5  rDev -72.7%

09-19-2012 04:20:58 | More by SavageHopHead
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Lorihall1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9.3%

09-01-2012 19:12:12 | More by Lorihall1
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beerpadawan

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

08-27-2012 19:32:10 | More by beerpadawan
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gatornation

Minnesota

3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

from 22 oz bomber

A-pours a clear light copper color with a very nice beige head

S- was malts , bread and pine some tropical notes , caramel

T- malt forward with floral citrus hops ,grassy notes with baked bread middle a pine and citrus finish

M- medium carbonation,a touch of floral hops with a semi bitter finish

O- a good ipa but 2nd tier all the way did pack some good flavor for a 6.5%

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2012 20:48:41 | More by gatornation
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terence

California

3/5  rDev -18%

08-05-2012 23:52:25 | More by terence
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The hop tones on this are one dimensional and pedestrian. Slightly salty and very mildly earthy. But the consistency is nice. There is a touch of a citrus edge here that provides the only flavor diversion. Overall, it's s pretty nice ale. Nothing that's going to blow you away, but it's not too bad.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 21:00:11 | More by RblWthACoz
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optimator705

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

08-04-2012 22:41:16 | More by optimator705
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-31-2012 00:28:47 | More by dmorgan310
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mactrail

Washington

3.2/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Nice foam on the orange amber brew. Poured in a tall glass, lots of lacing. Modestly carbonated in the mouth.

Fruity, flowery, and resiny flavors dominate over the bittering hops. Quite earthy and herbal. Medicinal aftertaste. Starts out nicer than it finishes. Rather woody and sets my teeth on edge. Pine sap and some spoiled fruit. Nice nose of pine boughs and fresh laundry. GEtting more and more bitter.

From the 22 oz bottle. Plenty of flavor for the modest alcohol content, and more richness in the body than many other more powerful IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2012 05:49:36 | More by mactrail
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, CA.

Pours a clear light orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. A foamy curtain of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, and alcohol. Taste is much the same with a slight malt finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that tastes better than it smells and is easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

07-22-2012 02:34:42 | More by UCLABrewN84
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IPApadawan

California

4.23/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice and very smooth tasting IPA. I was very impressed by how rich it smelled and yet was so smooth for only being a 6.5% IPA. For people who are still trying to acquire the taste of IPA's I would highly recommend getting this one. I am still trying to get a bottle of the Hopsauce Double IPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2012 00:54:50 | More by IPApadawan
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PSanger

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

06-17-2012 01:20:27 | More by PSanger
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Mister_Joshy

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

05-30-2012 05:52:12 | More by Mister_Joshy
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mettkea

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

05-24-2012 00:47:15 | More by mettkea
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Beermazter310

Nevada

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

05-22-2012 19:57:39 | More by Beermazter310
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TheSixthRing

California

3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a hazy, bright orange amber with a white 3 finger head. Good retention. Leaves behind a thick, sticky lacing.

Smell - Aromas are a bit musty, but notes of peppery spice, pine and a touch of citrus cut through.

Taste - Follows the nose. A lot of piney hops, with notes of pepper and just a touch of grapefruit resin. A subtle, tea like quality sits below all this.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Carbonation is on point.

Overall - A good, but not great IPA. Kinda dirty. Hops aren't quite as aggressive as some of the standard bearers on the market. Probably wouldn't buy again.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2012 04:16:13 | More by TheSixthRing
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bvermilion

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

04-02-2012 02:38:39 | More by bvermilion
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ocelot2500

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy copper color with a tight, white head that little bits of lacing.

Smells of caramel malts and a bit of grassy hops.

Tastes of the grassy hops with a solid malt base. Hops lead off with lemon, pine, and grassy notes. Moderately bitter. Malts cut through the hops with some caramel sweetness and some toasted bread.

Mouthfeel is medium with a slightly assertive amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a decent IPA, but doesn't really stand out amongst its competitors.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 22:49:25 | More by ocelot2500
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Rocketman8911

California

5/5  rDev +36.6%

02-26-2012 05:53:44 | More by Rocketman8911
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halo913

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +9.3%

02-22-2012 01:27:22 | More by halo913
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russwbeck

Virginia

3.33/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Really hazy yellow pour with a huge white head. Billowing over the top of the glass, the head has awesome retention and lacing.

S: Musty smell with some bitter hops. Fruits come out a lot here, bananas and citrus most of all.

T: The taste is a bit strange. Hoppy, but overly fruity. A bit Belgian almost. Yeasty, bananas, citrus, and some bitter hops. Just a bit disjointed sadly.

MF: Medium body with a low amount of carbonation.

O: I was not a fan of this. Just too strange tasting. Perhaps I had too many IPAs tonight, but this just didn't hold up.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 07:20:49 | More by russwbeck
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2neardead

California

3/5  rDev -18%

12-11-2011 21:48:51 | More by 2neardead
IPA from Rubicon Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.