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Railroad Street Ale - Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)

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Railroad Street AleRailroad Street Ale

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BA SCORE
83
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26 Ratings
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub) visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: codewarrior on 12-27-2010)
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curasowa

New York

3.15/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Hazy amber color with 1 finger of head that fades to a cap with a curtain of lace.

Aroma: Toasted malt, floral hops with some hints of lemon and a muted veggie smell in the background that kind of reminds me of potatoes.

Taste: Very assertive malt up front, with a nice, nutty quality to it, which is overpowered on the back end by bitterness, which is earthy and slightly harsh.

The Rest: Medium bodied and with a lingering, fairly harsh and piney bitter finish. This is definitely an assault on your taste buds, first from malt then some pretty aggressive hopping. Pretty good, and with a little more balance it would be very good.

Serving type: growler

12-20-2011 23:49:53 | More by curasowa
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was the first Rochester area IPA I tried; liked it a lot, and have since found it to be available on tap at a number of local restaurants. It's a superior IPA, perfect on draft with a deep golden color, nice sharp taste with good carbonation and a smooth feel. One of my top ten faves.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-27-2013 18:53:50 | More by morrowd3
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My beer of choice when eating Mexican food at Salena's in Rochester, NY. Poured on tap.

Pours a dark amber, with a one inch head, and streaks of lacing down the glass.

Smells lightly citrusy and piney, with a bigger malt presence than in typical IPAs.

The taste is similar. Slightly bitter and resinous, but with a sweet malty finish. Lots of pine and grapefruit. A more balanced IPA than most, unfortunately the malt character is too sweet and not interesting enough to make this a good IPA. The bitterness does pair well with spicy Mexican food, though.

Medium bodied, crisp mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

Not bad, but not great.

Serving type: on-tap

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New York

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New York

4.38/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this in a sampler at Rohrbach's today, and this was a really good IPA. Strong on the hops, it was full of flavor, and I have to say, the flavor was good.

While I don't think this is quite on the same level as something like the Goose Island IPA, Dogfish IPA or especially the Heady Topper, this is a near great IPA. Well worth a try.

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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a medium copper amber color with a minimal head and light carbonation.

A - Caramel, pine, and grapefruit citrus. Nose could be more substantial, is quite delicate and mild for an IPA.

T - Nicely balanced with a solid caramel malt base and nice lingering pine and grapefruit bitterness which leaves the mouth with an almost puckering bitterness that really lingers, very nice! Railroad has some nice balance with a nod going a little towards the bitter side of the balance.

M - Medium body with slight pricklies on the tongue and a little bit slick feeling.

O - A really nice IPA, although I really prefer their Nate's IPA which is absolutely fabulous, was hoping it was going to be on tap.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap today at the brewpub.Came to the table in a standard pint glass a dull copper color with almost no head to speak of,pretty lackluster appearence.Light citric hops and caramel malt in the nose,flavors are a little more hop assertivewith a decent shot of citric hops over top of a caramel/biscuit malt base.All in all a pretty average IPA.

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generallee

New York

4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: It was poured from my growler into a tulip glass. The growler was filled at the brewery.

Appearance: The body has a golden or light amber color with a cloudy tan haze. A one inch collar of off white foam builds up from the pour and quickly fades to a small ring. A few spots of lace cling to the edge of the glass.

Smell: In the nose I pick up lots of citrus zesty hops over pale grain and lightly roasted malt.

Taste/Palate: On the tongue there is a big bite of hop bitterness with big citrus (grapefruit/lime/touch of lemon) and herbal leafy notes. In the middle there is a dank mix of bitterness and sweetness that moves in with some light toasted notes and light brown sugary notes. Overall hop bitterness dominates and slowly fades long into the finish. The palate has a firm full feel with light carbonation.

Notes: This is a big heavy hitting IPA. Over all I would say that it has a sort of middle of the country vibe. (Not quite West Coast and not quite East Coast)

Serving type: growler

01-27-2011 17:48:08 | More by generallee
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Railroad Street Ale from Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)
83 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.