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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

689 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 689
Reviews: 357
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 13
Gots: 29 | 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 LJWalker
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

LJWalker, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of denver10
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%

Pours amber with a slight white head. A sweet and citric aroma. Flavor is a somewhat citric and floral and with a strong malt presencet, medium level bitterness here. Medium bodied and a syrupy creaminess to this that benefits greatly from the carbonation. Overall, I like this beer but not a session beer by any means. One and done. Maybe two if the mood really strikes.

denver10, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of jstewart1130
3/5  rDev -17.6%

jstewart1130, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of zoso1967
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%

Rocky Mountain IPA is an attractive brew that has a nice copper hued medium amber color to it. The head is on the whiter end of beige and fades fairly quickly but leaves some nice lacing.

The aroma is classic American IPA with a nice floral citrus character, as well as a bit of earthy spice. Digging deeper I get some nice caramel and toasted malt like aromas. Well done, but pretty standard.

The flavor is definitely on the tame side for a beer of this style. I get some citrusy and floral hops that are mingled in with the malts, but they seem pretty subdued. The bitterness is well placed though and this is a very balanced brew.

The mouthfeel is dead on with a medium body and a good amount of carbonation. The beer finishes cleanly with just a bit of sticky hop bitterness in the finish.

This is the first beer I have tried from FCB and I have to say that it did nothing to disappoint me. It was clean and well made with some nice flavors. It was not what I usually look for in this style, but it was very drinkable and balanced. It actually reminded me a lot of Harpoon IPA, a beer that I enjoy, but do not generally seek out.

zoso1967, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of Jamstone714
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Jamstone714, Jan 31, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

cssosprey, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of hopfacebrew
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%

Poured from 12 oz brown bottle to pint glass.

A - The beer pours a translucent amber color with a 1/2 finger bubbly white head with decent retention though little lacing.

S - The aroma is that of toasted malts, some caramel, and an earthy hop character.

T/M - A nice hop flavor immediately on the palette: earthy pine and herbal in nature with a hint of mint and citrus fruit. A decent malt character wit the toasted malt blends well the medium bitterness. A fairly dry finish that leaves a mild hop bitterness on the tongue.

D - Fairly drinkable.

Overall, this is a pretty decent beer though I think there are several other breweries in Fort Collins, CO that do a better job with the IPA. Still this isn't a bad beer, just wouldn't be near the top of my list for choices.

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 02-14-2011 14:34:47

hopfacebrew, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of tlazaroff
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%

Immediately on the nose I get a blast of fresh pressed tangerine juice. I also get this background malty note that smells like those Sweet Rolls that you buy at the grocery store and heat up for dinner. The two scents combined make for a nice melody of aroma.

This really is a nice looking IPA. It's a nice medium, pleasing amber color topped by a light tan head that is comprised of both very large and medium sized bubbles supported by plenty of visible carbonation bubbles . Lacing is amazing.

Rocky Mountain IPA is a bit nutty in taste, like toasted nuts are the first thing I get. Mid palate and finish is a nice light citrus flavor. I would akin it to as if you just ate a tangerine and the after-taste is what this is like. Bitterness seems low for an IPA, but the beer is still balanced on the hoppy side. I'm surprised the malt shines through as much as it does.

A bit lighter in body than I'm used to in an IPA, but it's a nice change of pace. Carbonation is on the low to nonexistent side. It's defiantly there, but despite the visible bubbles, this is VERY lowly carbonated. Finishes a tad dry. You wouldn't think this combination would work for an IPA, but I like it, it's different, and pleasing to see a change of pace.

Easy drinking to top it off. It is refreshing, flavorful and "aroma-ful", and it also feels quite new. I really enjoyed it.

tlazaroff, Jan 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Lee45102, Jan 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

tclapper, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of karatebartender
4/5  rDev +9.9%

karatebartender, Jan 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

bonbini26, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of DrNo
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

DrNo, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of SteinTilter
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

SteinTilter, Jan 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

BMart, Jan 12, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

beerslushy, Jan 09, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -58.8%

WeckBrew, Jan 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

IPAylor, Jan 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

ohtheguilt, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of litheum94
3.28/5  rDev -9.9%

Penny copper with some tarnish to it. Off-white head that leaves quickly, with nothing remaining to be seen.

Very floral with burnt orange peel. Carmalized malts with earthy pine hops.

Wildflowers and burnt orange peel lead into a caramel and bready malt backbone. Dry, herbal flavors, with a woody bitterness. Good amount of astringency lingers, but the bitterness is balanced well by the malts.

Good flavors and easy drinking, but in the end this is pretty much an average IPA. I wouldn't mind having this as my everyday IPA.

litheum94, Jan 01, 2012
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3.85/5  rDev +5.8%

Picked up a single 12oz bottle from Liquor Mart in Boulder for $2.99 and poured it into an Odell's tulip glass.

A: Pours a murky apricot hue with golden edges, small head and small amounts of lace.

S: A lot of malt - sweet biscuit and fresh cut grain followed up with a mild dose of grassy hop.

T: Fortunately the hop shows up in this round of the fight with the malt, as it lost in the nose - good amount of earthy hop with citrus rind and floral herbal tea tastiness. The malt keeps it a close fight and sticks around for a while but the hop wins in the end and that's what we all really want in an IPA anyways, right???

M: Medium-bodied, milky and smooth with a perfect carbonation for the style, finishing with that lingering bitterness from the hop that a proper IPA should have - nice!

I didn't like this off the bat, but after getting into it a bit, the complexity of the malt and hop unity really grabbed my attention and I was able to truly appreciate this for what it was...and being born and raised in SD, it's hard to appreciate an IPA with such a massive maltiness, but this one is damn good!

DeanMoriarty, Dec 30, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Grebdioz, Dec 28, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

beerguy36, Dec 24, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

jophish17, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of gatorbreath
3.75/5  rDev +3%

12 oz. bottle poured into cookie-cutter pint glass..

amber caramelish color with large pillowy head.. nose of some piney hoppiness but more so of the caramelly maltiness seems to parallel the color of the brew.. taste is malty, not too many notes of hoppiness on the palate, more overly malty... mouthfeel is ipa'ish though, not super carbonated and not too heavy on the consistency... not too bad of an offering overall

cheers

gatorbreath, Dec 24, 2011
Rocky Mountain IPA from The Fort Collins Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 689 ratings.