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Railroad Street Ale | Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)

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Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)
New York, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by codewarrior on 12-27-2010

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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 54
Reviews by jmw4437:
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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Photo of oberon
3.22/5  rDev -12.5%
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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Photo of generallee
4.12/5  rDev +12%
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)

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Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.23/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LXIXME
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of klinger
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of ChrisL24481
4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Gavilan
3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad malt forward IPA? There is nothing bad about it, it just doesn't have a unique profile. Run of the mill IPA

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.07/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.


I need to update my ratings, as this beer has majorly improved as of late. The Railroad Street in cans is juicy, full, and sticky, with much less of a cloying malt flavor. It's still quite bitter, but this is off-set by juicy sweet hop goodness. Get it.

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Photo of Inglewood
3.42/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fx20736
4.06/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a 4 pak from Southtown Beverages on 9/6/14. Served in a large glass, served at fridge temp.

appearance: cloudy honeycomb amber with a thick natural/ offwhite head. Respectable lacing.

smell: Mango, grapefruit, pineapple/ peach syrup with some eucalyptus/ menthol.

taste: broad, pale malt with a stabbing grapefruit bitterness, which lingers throughout the otherwise clean finish.

mouthfeel: full

overall: decent, tasty, well constructed.

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Photo of LutherBrau
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from a 16oz tallboy.

3.25 A: Nearly clear light orange color. Three full fingers of foamy white head. Retention is about average and lots of spotty lacing is left.

3.75 S: Dank resiny hoppiness with some grassy and earthy undertones. Caramel malts, a touch of breadiness, but clean overall. Really nice hop forward aroma.

3.75 T: Tastes like it smells. Resiny, grassy, and earthy hops. Plenty of hop flavor. Moderate bitterness. Malts are lightly bready with hints of caramel and toastiness. Well balanced and quite tasty.

3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lightly creamy with a mild bitter aftertaste.

4.0 D: Solid brew. I bumped the drinkability score because some of the other scores were borderline.

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Photo of ImpactDan
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of BrunoH
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of ER527
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of FrankSchramm
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of jzeilinger
3.97/5  rDev +7.9%
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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Railroad Street Ale from Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)
84 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.