IPA | Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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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

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254
Reviews:
52
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
11.52%
 
 
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Photo of palliko
4.7/5  rDev +32%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

If you get a chance to visit the Rock Bottom Restaurant in Colorado Springs, CO soon, you have got to try this! OMG! John Hanley is the brewmaster for Colorado, and he has outdone himself. Appearance is lovely copper, with tons of sticky, sweet foam. Aroma consists of a complex blend of brown sugar, malt and hops with a few fruity notes. Initial taste, is a brilliant balance of crystal malt sweetness that barely overcomes a massively dry hopped bitterness, and the two vie for dominance throughout the experience. The carbonation is just right, slightly prickly, and the middle peaks sweet/bitter and then descends to a crescendo finish that leaves a wonderful sassafras herbal nicely dry taste that says: "Please, sir, I want some more!"

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Photo of MiniDITKA
4.56/5  rDev +28.1%

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4.52/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - amber color, light cream cap, very dense with a flood of bubbles from below.

Aroma - grapefruit with an orange and pine edge. Citrus is even and inviting.

Taste - citrusy and moderately hopped, an unusual mandarin orange taste is a welcome change-up to the style. Malts creep in at the swallow and the whole profile mellows at the finish, leaving a citrus, just slightly bitter ending. Very nice overall.

Mouthfeel - creamy smooth. Well-carbonated, but not as over the top as the appearance might suggest.

Drinkability - great effort, fresh beer rules!

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Photo of TrojanWheels
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of Hackattack
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This competes with the best of the IPA's!

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Photo of micromaniac129
4.47/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was a very good IPA. Reminds me of Blind pig.

It had a rich golden honey color with ample head that was dense and had great rentention. Fine lacing was left in it's wake.

A beautifully aromatic ale with a very forward hop bouquet. Floral and citrus were the dominate aromas.
As far as malts they had a more sutle aroma of sweet pale malts.

flavor was bold and hoppy but no overly bitter so It was nicely balanced.
Hops had a floral and earthy taste malts balanced the hops out.

A smooth and slick ale with just enough bitterness and a clean finish.
Carbonation wasd light.

This is definitly one of my favor IPA's and it is well worth the effort to get out that way.
stupid me forgot to ask about growlers.

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Photo of kevkize
4.4/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of brewsadedotcom
4.27/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Beer was served in a pint glass at the Homestead, PA location. No head at all. Nice golden color.

S: Very pleasant pineapple aroma. Simcoe hops would be my guess.

T: The aroma lead me to believe that the hop flavor would be overpowering but it was actually very balanced. Notes of citrus and pineapple dominate.

M: Carbonation was moderate. Hop flavor lingers long after you take a sip.

O: I really enjoyed this beer and will need to take a growler home the next time that I visit RB.

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Photo of Bighuge
4.27/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy orange body. Thick and sticky dirty white head. Good thick nose of pine resin, hop resin, grass, sticky sweet maryjane and caramel malts. The taste offers a nice balance of malt and hops. This is an IPA and the hoppy characteristics are more prevalent, but the crystal malt flavor balances it out nicely. Hop flavors are grassy and a little piney. Bitterness is quite restrained. Medium bodied and lightly to moderately carbonated. This goes down fairly effortlessly. Solid IPA.

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Photo of Abad
4.26/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of lilsmizzul1225
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of tygry
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of ffshore545
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of Eriktheipaman
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of BRD14
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of ZAP
4.22/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Can't remember the exact name and their website is worthless...it is the IPA that includes all the hops from their single hop releases recently....called IPA Seven or something like that.

This is a nice flavorful easy drinking IPA....A lot of pine, citrus, and weed on the aroma...has a sweeter IPA flavor....not a ton of bitterness...a good juicy hop flavor of citrus (tangerines, grapefruit, oranges).

Body is medium...not a real dry finish which is good with me....

This is a very solid, enjoyable IPA that I would definitely buy again....quality beer.

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Photo of chrisjws
4.16/5  rDev +16.9%
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 TheBungyo
4.14/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was presented to me with a crown of white head. Body is golden. Nose was chalf full of pine.
Taste was a goulash of of massive pine, restrained grapefruit, peach and lemon. Very nice, a taste any IPA would be very proud of.
Mouth was thick enough to take notice. I could see ordering a couple of these.

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Photo of Joeyphunk
4.12/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Larrydoherty
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Plissken
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of tbone64
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of chrismattlin
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Cramerican
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Justinbshelton
4/5  rDev +12.4%

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IPA from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
3.56 out of 5 based on 254 ratings.
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