Capricorn - Rubicon Brewing Company
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Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 1 | Display Reviews Only:
3.05/5 rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Consumed 01/29/09 at Blue Palms, Hollywood, CA.
This is Rubicon's entry into the emerging "black IPA" style. See also: Stone XI (aka Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale) and Pizza Port Warrior IPA.
Virtually black beer, tan/off-white head less than a finger tall. Sticky lacing lasts and lasts.
Sadly (for an IPA of any kind), no aroma.
Flavor is more like a porter than an IPA, due perhaps to the fact that this is an IPA blended with porter (from what I was told by the folks representing the brewery who were at Blue Palms this night). Overall, there's not really much IPA flavor at all. There is a smallish chocolate malt note. Fairly strong bitterness on the finish; I couldn't identify any kind of hop character aside from that.
The beer is dry, with some tongue parch in evidence.
I'm not a fan of this beer and, while I did finish the glass without difficulty, I don't think I'll be ordering this one again.
Serving type: on-tap
02-04-2009 18:47:14 | More by charlzm
Capricorn from Rubicon Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.