Angry Hippie | Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
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Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by feloniousmonk on 02-15-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 5
Photo of dfried
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very orange, some toffee colors, white cap for a head. Rich malty aroma of lightly toasted grain, ofcourse with plenty of hops, citrusy, quite floral as well, fresh flowers, with some underlying mustiness. The taste was very well balanced with some rich creamy malt, and there was an interesting hop profile that I am not sure was completely legal. Citrusy, with lemons and grapefruit, but very noticable resinous and cannabis flavors though not dominant. Some other fruity flavors crop up from the malt and hops working together, strawberry, peaches, and pineapple. Refreshing and easy to drink.

Verdict: damn good APA. You can tell why they make the hippy reference with the musty resionous qualities, but as a whole this beer had great depth iin hop flavors.

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Photo of ballenc
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice golden, orangish color with a tight, narrow cream-colored head and a significant amount of lacing. A big kick of hops in the nose with a bit of floral aroma as well. The flavor matches the smell - hoppy bitterness and an aromatic floral taste, with a bit of citrus (grapefruit?). Nice mouthfeel if a bit on the dry side. As for drinkability, definitely a good session beer (I've had 2-3 in a sitting the last few times I've been there). Light and hoppy - don't know why the hippie is so angry - maybe he spilled his beverage.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.27/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

"Angry Hippie", says the chalkboard. What is it, says I. Somewhere between an IPA and an ESB, the server-man says. So, I throw the dice in the middle.

Why is the hippie angry? Did someone harsh his buzz? Is there an endangered owl, or threatened indigenous people somewhere? Someone busted up the drum circle? Maybe if I open this growler I'll find the answer...

Hazy orange / amber, very thin, but lasting creamy white head. Nice.

Aroma: ripe citrus, buzzing with hops, a little honey and ginger, grapefruit and lemon, and orange...big time grassy...fresh-mowed hop clippings...very nice...

Taste: hops make a big splash on the palate here, juicy,delicious, and not too bitter, in fact, just enough...rolls out of the mouth with ease, but the memory remains, and it's finishes lightly fruity and entirely pleasurable. Very flavorful up front, with a medium body, and a warm presence in the mouth.

Were I the titular unwashed earnest one, I'd have no complaint. This is one fine ale from the Minneapolis Rock Bottom, and I hope it bodes well for more of the same. The "anger" in the hippie may be from a slightly stronger alcohol content (the tap handle design kind of resembled the trippy psychedelic look of Boulder's Mojo IPA), or, perhaps someone stole his hacky-sack?

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Angry Hippie from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
3.91 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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