IPA | Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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252 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
United States
rockbottom.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 07-25-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
252
Reviews:
52
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
11.55%
 
 
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Photo of GClarkage
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jkn09
3.49/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 1Sundown2C
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stevoj
3.4/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Rock Bottom-DIA. Nice fluffy head,medium golden body. Hoppy nose, not citrus, not pine. Taste also reflects this hop choice, balanced with a dry finish. Appropriate because it's somewhere between a NW and East Coast IPA.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.16/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Solid copper color with almost an inch of head on it. Decent hop aroma, leans cascade or other c hop blend.

Taste was standard run of the mill 90s brewchain ipa, mostly bitterness, crappy chrystal carver 'ed up malt that tastes like it had piss in its face again. That malt has been double teamed by so many guys in Nevada.

A little metallic in the mouthfeel. Just real average stuff that is better left for the next guy.

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Photo of timpar
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OKCNittany
3.66/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chrisjws
4.16/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Rock Bottom in Minneapolis-St. Paul airport. Served in a pint glass. I tried three of their beers, the other two were terrible but this was a bright spot.

A: Copper-brown color, almost no head because the glass was filled to the brim. Plenty of carbonation though.
S: After a few sips I swirled it to get a better idea of the aroma. Tropical fruit right upfront. Lots of orange, tangerine, herbal and sweet malts in the aroma.
T: Oranges, pineapple and mango upfront followed by sweet malts. Small bitterness in the finish.
M: Medium body, medium to high carbonation. Finishes dry.
O: Very solid IPA, I'd drink it again if it was an option.

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Photo of iRun2Beer
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 10Crumra
3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RedTarmac
3.62/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Geoffq
3.54/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scxcrunner
3.66/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ghirsh
3.31/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of aoampm
3.74/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Moose90
2.8/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CStang67
3.02/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Nice IPA with a good amount of hop flavor.

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Photo of Child_Pugh
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Surprisingly crisp. L- slightly cloudy, about 3/4inch heavy/ dense head. S- vaguely hoppy, very mild. T - piney/ citrus but subtle, barely busy. Possibly a smokey yeast, can't pin-point it. Great for the ABV. F - mostly smooth upon entering, but somewhat cloying on the way past the palate. I would definitely recommend if at a Rock Bottom, it will not disappoint.

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Photo of Joeyphunk
4.12/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ken_P
3.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JPowell712
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I like their staple IPA, it is a good product, however I do find it to be very much the same old same old. What kills me with Rock Bottom and most breweries is that they spend most of their time focusing on the IPA style. Don't get me wrong, I love an IPA like anyone else, but too many IPA's can be boring! This is why I find their IPA good, but maybe because IPA's are being overkilled it would have rated higher.

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Photo of cbcrunch
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wer34truh
3.05/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kruja5
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CJNAPS
2.97/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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IPA from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
3.55 out of 5 based on 252 ratings.
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