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American Dream IPA- Shimkos' Simcoes | Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Brewed by:
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by rhoadsrage on 08-14-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of AgentZero
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of sstackho
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Rock Bottom Chicago (obviously). Pours a cloudy medium gold. Good lacing. Good fresh hop aroma, though not great for draft. Nicely hopped throughout. Nice lingering bitter aftertaste. Full, but not over the top. Solid American IPA, if a bit straight-forward.

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Photo of JDV
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy orange to yellowish and is unfiltered and rich looking. Smell is really nice and a good departure from their regular offerings. Aromas of tropical fruitiness, peaches, and earthy hops. Taste is of light malt backing up nicely bittered tropical fruity, flavorful hops. Definitely worth a try and one of their top beers we had.

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Photo of brewandbbq
4.32/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy golden with a half-inch head of medium duration. Moderate lacework followed.

Aromatics are an almost pungent blend of grapefruit, cracked garlic, cut grass, and orange pith.

Medium bodied and crisp. Bone dry and quenching.

Light malt and heavy-handed hopping lead off the pallet. Loads of drying grapefruit zest, pine dew, orange oil, and an almost lemony zip.

Finishes with a firm, drying bitterness, lingering citrus, and mild alcohol.

What a great beer for a Rock Bottom to put out. Now I know why people speak so highly of the Chicago location. Only $9.00 for the growler, including the glass!

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Photo of kajerm
3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub. Pours lightish amber with a finger and a half's worth of creamy, very appetizing head. Swirling the beer around leaves a pleasant but unremarkable spray of lacing around the rim. Of note, this beer is cloudy, the way that beer is supposed to be.

The aroma is intensely citric, with oranges, grapefruits, some pineapple, peaches, and mangoes. It tastes exactly like it smells, with the addition of a slight coloring of light malts. The finish is not even remotely bitter. This is pretty tasty stuff.

The mouthfeel is bright and creamy. The strong aroma and flavor-hopping in the absence of bitterness makes this a very, very drinkable beer.

I will have no trouble punishing the growler I bought.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.22/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer has a dense caramel-brown body with a blotchy light tan head that sticks to the sides of the glass and lasts as thin clouds of film. There is no sign of carbonation in the dense body.

S- This beer has a sweet caramel malt smell that is quickly buried by a green dark earthy hop smell.

T- This beer has a toasted and sweet caramel malt flavor that is covered by big green hops. The hops have flavors of pineapple weed and earthy notes with a big pungent bitterness that lingers after each sip.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a slight alcohol heat at the finish.

D- This beer has some big dark hops and a nice sweet malt bill to support it. Not overly complex but nice big flavors.

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American Dream IPA- Shimkos' Simcoes from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 6 ratings
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