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Rocky Mountain IPA - The Fort Collins Brewery

Rocky Mountain IPARocky Mountain IPA

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BA SCORE
83
good

620 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 620
Reviews: 353
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.88%


Brewed by:
The Fort Collins Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rowew on 06-07-2007)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by HeroJH:
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HeroJH

Colorado

4.08/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Rich gold - great lacing and head
S - rich hops, spices, fresh clover honey, pine, vanilla. complex for an IPA, not just hops in this aroma.
T - malty body, great hop fullness, faint lingering bitterness
M - thick malt and refreshing hop finish
D - great

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2009 16:09:37 | More by HeroJH
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A-The beer had a hazy and cloudy deep amber-straw color with a good-sized foamy off-white head with good retention, lacing, and cling.

S-Aroma had a blend of floral and citrus notes with some grainy and earthy tones and a bit of caramel malt.

T-It had a mostly bitter flavor featuring a blend of floral, citrus, and grainy flavors and mild sweet and sour components.

M-Mouthfeel is fairly wet and watery body with average carbonation and fizz, yielding to a dry finish.

O-Overall an ok IPA needs some work.

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S - No hops. All malt. Caramel and raisins. Not much to it.

T - Toffee, Caramel, Coofffee, chocolate and other malts. Not bad tasing but not an ipa

M - A medium body beer. Lots of burn with this one. Can def feel the alcohol

O - This is not an IPA. Its not a bad tasting beer, buts its all malts.Taste like a dopplebock to me

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A: Pours a semi-hazy copper color. The head is about a finger high, with an eggshell shade. Retention isn't amazing, and the head only leaves a modicum of lacing behind.

S: Just as I feared, the nose is really malty and sweet. Having said that, there are some enjoyable notes to be found - it also brings some decent apricot and pineapple notes. Still, the hops here are way too mild for me.

T: The flavor threw me a curveball - this is kind of bitter all around. Actually, no, it's kind of GENERICALLY bitter all around. Despite the bitter presence, it remains rather malty from the start to the finish. There is one aspect I enjoy, though: the finish has a good stone fruit flavor. Otherwise, this one is meh.

M: There's some good news on the feel: it's fairly dry, allowing it to go down fairly easily. However, it isn't particularly crisp or clean. Much of the dryness seems astringent more than anything, and combined with the sharp carbonation, makes it a bit harsh in the mouth.

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Rocky Mountain IPA from The Fort Collins Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 620 ratings.