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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
83
good

658 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 658
Reviews: 356
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.88%
Wants: 11
Gots: 17 | 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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mountaincoffee

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

03-01-2014 22:10:46 | More by mountaincoffee
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

2.94/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

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.

O: This tastes really old school. It's somewhat malty, pretty bitter, yet devoid of hop flavors. It isn't an awful beer, just...way behind the times for an IPA. I'm getting a picture in my head of this beer singing "old gray mare, she ain't what she used to be..." while more modern IPAs like MBC Lunch walk past the old man, wondering why he's making a fool of himself.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2014 21:35:40 | More by ThisWangsChung
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appetiteforparis

Colorado

4/5  rDev +9.6%

02-22-2014 23:05:47 | More by appetiteforparis
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coldriver

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.6%

02-21-2014 00:36:52 | More by coldriver
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ArtZan

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

02-14-2014 21:00:34 | More by ArtZan
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pinkysup

New York

3.25/5  rDev -11%

02-14-2014 01:30:06 | More by pinkysup
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mike_dawson

Colorado

4/5  rDev +9.6%

02-12-2014 21:24:46 | More by mike_dawson
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Chris77McGrath

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9.6%

02-11-2014 14:45:10 | More by Chris77McGrath
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

02-11-2014 06:26:43 | More by IdrinkGas
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dbaraniak

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.6%

02-06-2014 06:16:53 | More by dbaraniak
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j0hnc2468

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

02-05-2014 03:14:02 | More by j0hnc2468
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miwestcoaster

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

02-03-2014 03:50:36 | More by miwestcoaster
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dbl_delta

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

01-28-2014 23:46:25 | More by dbl_delta
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miffsudd

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -11%

01-27-2014 15:41:12 | More by miffsudd
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centurian62

Michigan

3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

For a nice smooth IPA, this one is great! It's not too hoppy, it's not too unhoppy. It's a very balanced, smooth, easy drinking IPA. This is one that could turn a non-IPA fan into one. It would be great on a hot summer day and it's good on a cold winter one as well. I will definitely go back to this one when given the chance! Great job FCB!

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2014 15:35:38 | More by centurian62
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pgrenvicz

Georgia

4/5  rDev +9.6%

01-22-2014 14:31:17 | More by pgrenvicz
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Guitars_and_beer

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

01-21-2014 13:08:39 | More by Guitars_and_beer
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SimonTja

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

01-18-2014 23:05:16 | More by SimonTja
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longisland1983

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

01-15-2014 00:04:47 | More by longisland1983
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Catlin

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

01-12-2014 14:28:44 | More by Catlin
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dcbeers

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

01-08-2014 20:58:09 | More by dcbeers
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rudabegga9

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

01-01-2014 16:31:12 | More by rudabegga9
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carteravebrew

Colorado

2.25/5  rDev -38.4%

12-29-2013 20:53:50 | More by carteravebrew
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riversider76

New York

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden with a thin white head. Decent retention, and a nice lace. Aroma is of bready malts, with some fruity notes. Body is medium with some carbonation. Taste is lightly hoped, with a malty presence throughout. Hints of fruity, grassy hops in the finish. Really nice version of the American IPA.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 20:40:15 | More by riversider76
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TheosTheories

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

12-27-2013 00:03:36 | More by TheosTheories
Rocky Mountain IPA from The Fort Collins Brewery
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