Rocky Mountain IPA - The Fort Collins Brewery

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Rocky Mountain IPARocky Mountain IPA

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BA SCORE
82
good

717 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 717
Reviews: 360
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.91%
Wants: 14
Gots: 38 | FT: 0
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)
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Photo of sansho
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of jsprain1
4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Amber-orange, rather clear, with a one finger white head that lasts decently with some lacing.
S- The aroma is big on the hop aroma, with pine and grassy floral aromas big on the nose.
T- It is more malty on the tongue than the nose indicated. A bit of sweet light caramel up front before the hops come through. A bit of strong grassiness in the finish. Pine hops linger throughout.
M- Medium bodied. Carbonation is crisp at first, but evens out eventually.
O- A good IPA I could enjoy frequently. Hoppiness is big and appropriate.

Photo of BigGameBeerHunter
5/5  rDev +37.4%

Photo of LiquidSanity
4.33/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ap: Dark, amber maple syrup color. Moderate lacing. Nice 1/2" head.

Ar: Nice combo of malty and floral hops. Very good.

Ta: Excellent bitter flavor with a nice presence of hops. The malt is noticeable. Very balanced. I like.

Mf: Smooth and crisp. Not overly carbonated. Very refreshing.

Ov: Not my favorite but it is an IPA I would seek. It is very bitter and very hoppy. You will enjoy. Cheers!

Photo of RWNay
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of gungoat
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of bluHatter
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear bright amber color with a small head.

S: Sharp amber floral hops, flowers, some citrus.

T: Flowers, herbs, hops, some bitterness at the end but not overwhelming. Some grapefruit.

M: Medium bodied, nice carbonation. Very drinkable despite the bitterness.

O: A really nice hop heavy IPA.

Photo of KyleBatten
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of t2thebro
4.33/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into pub glass.

A- pours a two finger light tan head, decent lacing. deep copper color, very clear, active carbination.

S- floral followed by bittering hop smell, not quite leveled out by some malt tones.

T- starts smooth and malts and bitterness balance pretty well bit more bitter than malt. Then bam! Spicy floral aftertaste.

M- medium carbonation. Not oily, but not watery. Good.

O- Yum! My kind of ipa, plenty of bitterness, non overpowering malts and a fresh spicy floral kick at the end. I will be back. Enjoy.

Photo of LittleDon
4.23/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear with a healthy head that fades into sticky lace. Copper colored and clear with medium visible carbonation. Caramel malty aroma with a bit of earthy hops in the background. Well balanced with an earthy hops and medium dry caramel sweetness. Nice bitter finish. Thick bodied with a touch of alcohol in the end.

Photo of Dodo2step
3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P- Thanks to my buddy Matt for this brew.

A- a clear ambr color with copper highlights. Head is about a finger but rapidly dissipates. A poor lacing on the pint glass.

S- Aroma's of grapefruit and caramel malts

F- A more floral flavor than the grapefruit aroma i detected at first. The toasted caramel malts complement the hops quite well. Well done with flavor.

M- a medium bodied brew that leaves a flavorable IPA film in my mouth. All the flavors mix well together in this beer.

O- The appearance was the only thing that this beer lacked. I was thoroughly impressed with this IPA and would love to get a case of it. This hits the top 3 of IPA's for me.

Photo of BMMillsy
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light golden clear pour with a white head. Bubbles coming up from the bottom. Aroma of light citrus and lemon peel, some sweet honey, a little bit of hay. Flavor follows with some grassy hops, light hay, sweet citrus in the background. Light on the palate with medium high carbonation, very pleasant, with a crisp finish. Nothing special here but a nicely executed and very drinkable IPA.

Photo of RonnieRotten
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of UltimateLivewire
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of SLeffler27
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The two inch pale yellow foam lasts a long while as it drops an even coat of lace over a hazy golden copper beer.

Tangerine wafts from the Harp nonic and becomes more pronounced as one sips. This is a one-note beer with a faint hint of malt in the background, but that one note is well done.

Hop flavors and bitterness are up front. Citrus rind punctuates an otherwise earthy beer. This one is fairly muddy with a long, bitter finish.

The body is full with a strange texture and lively carbonation. There is a mix of metallic notes and chalk as it dries.

This beer is definitely better with food.

Photo of BellsFan
4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of Homebrew35
3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a half finger of white foamy head. Good lacing, some head retention, nice clear reddish orange body.

Smells quite floral, fruity, earthy and very yeasty.

Tastes very earthy, somewhat floral and herbal. A firm piney, earthy and resinous hop bitterness. An interesting tangy yeasty note sweeps in mid palate.

Medium thin bodied, medium carbonation. Dry finish, resinous and coating.

Overall this is a solid IPA. Good appearance, nice smell and firm dry bitter finish.

$1.75 a single

Photo of craftbeer31
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of ryantho00
4.23/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. The appearance has a bright orange, terra cotta, straw yellow hue with a white 2 finger head that leaves a nice lacing throughout the drink. I get hops, pine, some sweet toasted malts, caramel/toffee hint, and some small spice in the nose, some citrus I think.

This brew has medium body, and right up front I get a really balanced, hop and pineapple/grapefuit, pine, malts, grain, grass, bread; which is followed by a very well balanced sweet toasted malt and toffee ending. I love this aftertaste, get that mellow toffee and sweetness from the malts, and I still have a good bitterness from the hops. Alcohol is nowhere to be found. This isn't as hopbombish as say Hopslam or even crooked tree, less of that hoppy, grassy freshness, and a more elegently balanced take on an American IPA. AGAIN, wondferfully balanced brew. Well done. Could drink this all night!!!!

Would be interested to see if they do a double/imperial take on this IPA, I bet it'd be really good!

Cheers!

Photo of Edgewater
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of steamboatbrewer
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of ltdantheman
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of corrrance
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of mcallister
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of jjholt
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Rocky Mountain IPA from The Fort Collins Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 717 ratings.