Honey Creek Pale | Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

4 Ratings

Brewed by:
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ZAP on 10-27-2005

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of brdc
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap on a sunny day watching the boats by the water.

It was poured reasonably well into a tulip, golden brew with a nice white head, average retention and lacing.
Citric aroma, mostly hoppy, some bready malt notes.
Light bodied, easy to drink, well balanced between the hoppy notes and bready sweetness. Decent.

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Photo of Pauly2X
3.44/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Unfortunatly not the gratest pour, as my friends was better and had at least 1/4 inch of head. The ale was served in a plastic pint glass which sucked but if I'm going to be picky like that I should of sat inside. Otherwise the color certainly fits the bill for the style.

S- Nice peasant floral hop aroma with a hint of citrus.

T- Soild inital hop bite followed by a very quick hint of lemon citrus. However this beer finished a little on the watery side. This was forgiveable however due to temperature being in the 80's at the time and that I was quite thirsty.

M- The mouthfeel was great up until the end, a little watery.

D- I only had one seeing as I had to pick up my daughter from day care in a few hours. Otherwise I could of easily had annother.

I will have to try this one again on a cooler day. Nowhere near the best, but if you're there and are in a hoppy mood this will certainly work.

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Photo of BeerBelcher
3.39/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It seems to me that very hoppy IPAs/APAs/DIPAs in the midwest are very citrusy or sweet, while those in the west are drier and more purely bitter. If you accept this, I would say that this IPA is more like a "west coast" IPA, with a lot of hop bitterness without a lot of sweetness. It is very dry with a lot IBUs.

Appearance is good...it is a rather golden IPA with a good amount of head. A lot of citrus aroma, but very little citrus flavor. It is boldly bitter but without a lot of balance. For as much bitterness as this beer has, I didn't think the mouthfeel was very sticky. It was fairly drinkable. I'd order this again, but I was a bit disappointed and felt that the aroma made a promise unkept by the taste.

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Photo of ZAP
3.38/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light gold color...soft citrus(orange peel) on the nose...on the taste it's light orange rind and tangerines...not real assertive...pretty thin mouthfeel...has some flavor but seems dumbed down overall...this is not one I would try again if in the brewery.

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Honey Creek Pale from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 4 ratings
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