Devil's Thumb
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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From:
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
 
United States
Style:
Strong Ale - Belgian Pale
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
89
Avg:
4.03 | pDev: 9.93%
Ratings:
25
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Aug 12, 2016
Added:
Feb 15, 2009
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  2
SCORE
89
Very Good
Notes: None
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3.78 by minterro from California on Aug 12, 2016
 
4.09 by Trooper92292 from Illinois on Sep 26, 2015
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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by arizcards from North Carolina

Had this when visiting with Da Boss Saturday afternoon...solid beer, dangerously drinkable. Belgian PA yeast strain used imparts typical esters found in BPA brews - try it if you are in the RB house!

May 25, 2015
 
4.19 by Kellymd from Iowa on Feb 17, 2015
 
 
3.5 by KAF from Iowa on Oct 15, 2014
 
4.52 by GameOfBeers from Pennsylvania on Aug 19, 2014
 
3.25 by NickyPogs from Illinois on Aug 14, 2014
 
4.25 by lilsmizzul1225 from Indiana on Jul 27, 2014
 
4 by KJ2013 from Pennsylvania on Jul 22, 2014
 
4 by mrjedi299 from Illinois on Jul 08, 2014
 
4 by pathead from Wisconsin on Jul 03, 2014
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3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by smcolw from Massachusetts

Near clear, greenish hued straw color. Good bar pour head that leaves a cross between blanket and web lace.

Mild aroma of a lightly hopped pale ale. Attractive but unremarkable.

This a subtle beer. It starts with a traditional pale taste, like the aroma. Then there's some light cream, Belgian yeast, and a floral hop that lasts long into the aftertaste. Thin bodied and adequately carbonated. There's also a bit of sourness in the aftertaste.

Jun 22, 2014
 
3.75 by JeffSK from Wisconsin on Jun 19, 2014
 
3.75 by westcoastbeerlvr from California on Jun 15, 2014
 
3.75 by jmccraney from Washington on Jun 14, 2014
 
4.5 by BrandonOakes from Pennsylvania on Jun 13, 2014
 
4.25 by thinwhiteduke from Illinois on Jun 12, 2014
 
3.25 by Ristaccia from Nebraska on Jun 07, 2014
 
4 by ruckus232 from Illinois on May 31, 2014
 
4 by Kegatron from Pennsylvania on May 30, 2014
 
5 by AnEscapedMind from Oregon on May 30, 2014
 
4 by psmith161 from Indiana on May 28, 2014
 
4.75 by TerryB from Indiana on Mar 16, 2013
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4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by spointon from Illinois

I had this one at the Orland Park RB on 1/10/2009.

A= This ale poured a fairly clear pale golden color with a 1" white head. A Fair amount of carbonation release present. Some decent lacing down the glass.

S= Malty sweetness combined with a pinch of yeasty Belgian funk. A slight note of citrus and phenolic-medicinal as well. Definite alcohol aromas present too.

T= Lots of pale malt/bakery sweetness and adjunct sugar up front with a nice spicy alcohol and yeast funk pop to level that sweetness off a bit. Nice dry finish.

MF= Lighter side of medium body. Carbonation provides crisp clean feel.

D= This is one of the best Belgian ales to come out of brewer Iain Wilson's brewhouse to date! Very enjoyable and dangerously drinkable.

Feb 15, 2009
Devil's Thumb from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 25 ratings