Knuckle Buster Cold IPA
Rogue Ales

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From:
Rogue Ales
 
Oregon, United States
Style:
IPA - American
ABV:
6.1%
Score:
Needs more ratings
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 5.91%
Ratings:
6
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 14, 2022
Added:
Jan 20, 2022
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Notes: At Rogue, we are always working on new ideas that break from the norm; this collaboration is no different. Our friends at Revival Cycles in Austin, Texas also like to push the envelope with their hand-built motorcycles, so teaming up on a new style of IPA that uses a cold fermentation technique just made sense. Knuckle Buster Cold IPA turns out fairly light in body with a floral hop aroma and flavor. It drinks crisp and refreshing, perfect for winding down after busting your knuckles in the garage all day.

Ingredients: Superior Pils, Flaked Rice, Hallertauer Blanc, Belma, Nelson Sauvin, Motueka, Comet, Cascade
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Ratings by mvanaskie13:
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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

Poured into a grip shaped goblet: color is straw gold, slight haze, head is brighter white and presents just less than 1 finger thick, head then dissipates to froth on glass and ring on the sides.

Smell is tighter, crisper hop notes of pine, earthy, light herbal note, hint of citrus; malt is light with some biscuit and base note toast.

Taste is crisp bitterness and hop notes of pine, earth, herbal/tea like notes, light hint of citrus; malt is light biscuit, hint of grape like sweetness, hint of toast.

Mouthfeel is moderate bitterness, lower sweetness, crisp/moderate bitterness.

Overall a really good, crisp and solidly bitter IPA - definitely a lager like crispness to the feel, which smoothes the bitterness some.

May 14, 2022
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3.59/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Reidrover from Oregon

12oz. can from a 6-pack purchased from Roth's West Salem Market in Salem OR.
$11.99 a six.
Pours a clear golden coloured body with a rather extravagant frothy pure white head.
aroma is rather floral , dank..yes a bit dank, and white grape skin.
Taste fruity and dry...
Mouth feel is fine for the style medium but slightly lower carb leave this less crisp than wanted.
Now i look at the date..12/08/21..this is a OK beer..but must have been better when new.

Apr 08, 2022
 
3.58 by PaleAleWalt from New York on Mar 06, 2022
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4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Darkmagus82 from Texas

Poured from a can into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a clear golden color with a one finger head of white foam. The head fades slowly leaving just a trace of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is strongest of a cracker malt aroma mixed with some grapefruit citrus smells as well as a little bit of a floral and herbal hop smell. Along with these smells are some light tangerine and orange smells as well as a bit of grain.
Taste – The taste begins with a crisp cracker malt flavor mixed with a little bit of graininess and a light sweetness of a citrus nature (tangerine and orange). At the start there is a decent showing of a grapefruit and floral hop taste, with the former getting more intense over time, while the later gets lighter over time. All the while the sweetness also fades a bit and is replaced by some light hop flavors of a herbal and pine nature, leaving a crisp and moderately hopped taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is medium in thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average. For the crisp nature and flavors of the brew the feel is good and makes for an easy sipper.
Overall – A rather nice easy drinking IPA overall. Crisp and clean tasting.

Feb 26, 2022
 
4 by mpenske from California on Feb 18, 2022
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4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by TheBricenator from Oregon

Look: Slightly opaque light orange in color with a nice-looking head that swells and holds as a pillow, slowly receding and leaving great lacing behind
Aroma: Mango, Cara Cara oranges, strawberries, pine, blueberries, fir needles, passionfruit, and some sweet bready malt notes
Taste: Tropical fruit and mixed berries kick it off and soon after, some coniferous notes weave their way in and join. Sweet bready malt is present throughout and after the initial hop punch, the flavors further develop and intermingle well until a light hop bite signals the end
Mouthfeel: Full but light, clean throughout, medium-high carbonation, and a clean finish along with a little dryness
Overall: I dig it. I’d never heard of nor about this but spotted it at a local and based on my enjoyment of all previous Cold IPA’s, gave it a whirl and it was a good decision. Lots of tropical, conifer, and berry notes throughout and in a lighter lager-feeling package while maintaining a nice bite and some dryness. Sign me up for more of this and a test subject for future Cold IPA trials, please

Jan 21, 2022
Knuckle Buster Cold IPA from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 6 ratings