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IPA - Rubicon Brewing Company

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180 Ratings
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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 7
Gots: 10 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-21-2003

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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.

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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?

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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%

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IPA from Rubicon Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.