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Rocky Mountain IPA - The Fort Collins Brewery

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Rocky Mountain IPARocky Mountain IPA

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BA SCORE
82
good

661 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 661
Reviews: 356
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.91%
Wants: 11
Gots: 19 | 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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coz

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-18-2011 19:16:18 | More by coz
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Moredrinkin

New York

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-15-2011 01:24:31 | More by Moredrinkin
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ElGrecoVerde

Michigan

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

Clear amber color with a pillowy head. Hops and citrus aromas pour out of the glass. Hints of sweet caramel and grain, but great bitter notes dominate the smell.

The flavors seemed a tad muted. Malty, sweet caramel and toasted bread blend well with the grapefruit and floral bitterness. But, I can't help feeling they balance things out too much. Not as aggressive as expected from an American IPA.

Good carbonation and feel, but mild and thin feeling for the style. Very easy to drink and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2011 02:51:14 | More by ElGrecoVerde
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murf1087

Indiana

3/5  rDev -17.6%

12-12-2011 02:51:27 | More by murf1087
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xdefeatsy

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-11-2011 22:39:52 | More by xdefeatsy
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cantfindme

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-10-2011 01:28:57 | More by cantfindme
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.49/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter. No freshness date.

A- From a semi-heavy pour comes a one and a half finger head that retains nicely and boasts some cool lacing. The brew has a solid medium copper color. The head eventually slumps down to an 1/8 inch with full surface coverage from the foam as the lacing continues.

S- Wafts of cereal grain sweetness at first over top of citrusy hop aromas. Also has some biscuity tones and a strange "off" smell that's kind of funky but not in a yeasty way. Hard to describe, but I like it.

T- More cereal grain sweetness that accompanies the hops which, in turn, create only a mild bitterness that lingers for the perfect amount of time. Enough power to prove that it's a good IPA with enough restraint to know when to say "when." Well done.

M- Medium-high carbonation provides plenty of soft foam that massages the tongue with a delicate touch. A creamy body with plenty of snap from the hops and alcohol.

O- My first FCB purchase is a great one! Very satisfied.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2011 02:46:41 | More by Immortale25
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stevecooks

California

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-07-2011 23:32:08 | More by stevecooks
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

3/5  rDev -17.6%

12-05-2011 21:31:57 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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Brent

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm not sure where the brewery was trying to take this beer, but I wasn't crazy about the direction they wound up going. A very malt-forward IPA, with roasted malt notes that carried an (intentional?) chocolate malt aspect that did not marry well with the hops. Firm bittering at the end at last overpowered the malt, but I'm not a fan.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2011 15:04:45 | More by Brent
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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-05-2011 12:59:02 | More by ROGUE16
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rab53

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

12-01-2011 06:03:23 | More by rab53
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Dmart1223

Colorado

3.38/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Based on reviews, I may have gotten a bad batch. Or I don't know what I'm talking about.

The beer's a dark amber, bordering on cherry with a thick creamy head that stays forever.

Where it got weird for me was in the taste. Drank quickly, Rocky Mountain was clean and smooth with a slight dull bitterness, slightly sweet and slightly bready. But the longer I kept the beer in my mouth, the more burnt it tasted and the longer that burnt taste lingered in the back of my throat. Good mouthfeel though.

Drinking this beer was like eating a tasty grilled cheese sandwich with bread that had been toasted about 30 seconds too long. It may be palatable and all of the elements of a delicious sandwich might be there, but the charcoal dusting in the back of your throat makes you wish you'd washed it down with a cup of tomato soup.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2011 05:09:19 | More by Dmart1223
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

11-29-2011 03:39:59 | More by brandoman63
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Amalak

New York

3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice cloudy color to this with a foamy white head that leaves a ton of lacing. Very bold citrusy scent mixed with some hops and an air of watermelon.

This has almost a burnt hop taste to it. Mild citrus taste to it that doesn't quite reach the smell. Smooth with a bit of carbonation. Fruity taste to it. Mix of citrus and watermelon, like the smell. Refreshing. Mild sour aftertaste.

I'd say that this is a very solid beer. Flavorful and refreshing. Nothing totally jumps out, but it's good.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 21:49:28 | More by Amalak
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joelBfrasier

Colorado

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-25-2011 16:43:46 | More by joelBfrasier
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

11-25-2011 05:15:38 | More by barnzy78
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chuckiecss

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-24-2011 06:57:37 | More by chuckiecss
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.6%

11-24-2011 00:15:26 | More by jenray
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Cresant

Kentucky

3.05/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served this 12 oz. brown bottle in a Geordie Schooner glass. No date. There was a slight haze in the leather/amber/orange body. The off white head faded to a cap and remained throughout.

The smell was of sweet orange marmalade.

The taste was oily citrus hops. Fruity with a sharp bitterness. Alcohol and bready.

The mouthfeel was medium to full bodied. Modest carbonation. This one seemed a bit to heavy and malty to me. I prefer a zestier, brighter happiness in an IPA. Not bad, just not my favorite interpretation of an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2011 16:07:27 | More by Cresant
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Finatic

Florida

3/5  rDev -17.6%

11-19-2011 12:14:45 | More by Finatic
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

11-19-2011 04:16:31 | More by jmdrpi
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loupap

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-15-2011 02:47:13 | More by loupap
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

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

a lot better than some of the other FCB beers ive had. pours a honey colored and textured hay color with stinky hop overtones in the nose. taste it almost of a fresh hop ale, but backed up with considerable pale or crystal malts. light, but satisfying. this is a classic american ipa with a heavy handed hop aroma and taste. it goes well with a gourmet pizza. nice mouthfeel with medium body and medium carbonation. better than expected...

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2011 07:19:44 | More by StonedTrippin
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dorianmarley

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is bright, cloudy orange; with thin head and lacing.

Nose is fragrant floral hops and sugary citrus.

Taste is perfectly summed up by the bottle description: "hop bitterness blended with malty sweetness."

Mouthfeel is creamy for an IPA, with mild carbonation and a nice hop bite.

Overall, it is a great, creamy IPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2011 18:27:07 | More by dorianmarley
Rocky Mountain IPA from The Fort Collins Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 661 ratings.