American India Pale Ale
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #5,921
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
84
Ranked #37,343
Avg:
3.59 | pDev: 8.91%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
16
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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
 
United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  0
Gots
  3
SCORE
84
Good
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Parmesan from Colorado

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Pale golden Straw color, a small fizzy head with nice soapy lacing on the glass.

S: Citrus and earthy, smells like Cascade hops. Not outstanding for an IPA but not terrible.

T: A little citrus, some pine and resin and a solid caramel backbone. Nothing special but solid.

F: Pretty light body with medium carbonation

Apr 01, 2016
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barrett61 from Ohio

4.47/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm not a huge hop-head but I enjoy a decent IPA now and then. This is one of the best I've had in quite some time. Appearance wise it was an Amber color. Very smooth, perfect temp and not a bad aftertaste. Even my wife who is not an IPA fan ended up getting one of her own. I'll definitely be having this one again

Aug 30, 2013
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Cylinsier from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

tap

Pours a deep gold with a white head.

Pine hops and caramel aroma.

Grapefruit and pine hops flavor with some light caramel malt.

Medium to light body with a light carbonation.

Average but drinkable IPA. The Uppity is far superior, but this isn't too bad. Nothing spectacular either, though.

Sep 26, 2012
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MatthewWilde from Massachusetts

3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sample: On-Tap 2012

A: Golden orange in color, pours a small foamy white head, moderate internal carbonation, decently hazy throughout

S: Pretty standard aromas for an IPA, tropical fruits, citrus and hops, moderately fragrant overall, some coriander notes

T: Flavor begins strong with heavy tropical fruits and citrus, not overly bitter, just the right amount of sweetness, but finishes very empty, like a story without an ending, still flavorful, though

M: Smooth and well balanced, refreshing and easy to drink, light citrus aftertaste, not overly drying or lingering on the palate

O: A nice IPA all-around but lacks any special qualities, dull but representative of its style and quite palatable

Jun 15, 2012
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botham from New York

3.97/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at the brewpub in Chicago. pours a rich golden amber with a white head and good retention with solid lacings. aroma is rich and of fresh hops with a coniferous quality and a rich profile. a malty base of pale and subtle citrusy hops rounds out the profile. taste is smooth and hoppy with a mellow profile of sweet malt citrusy hops with a subtle spicyness. mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with a smooth and lightly dry finish of residual oily hops. nicely crafted on the palate. drinkability is good. a solid IPA with great hop quality that avoids an overly dry or bitter profile.

Nov 01, 2008
American India Pale Ale from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 16 ratings