Crystal IPA | Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Brewed by:
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
United States
rockbottom.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by armock on 04-07-2010

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Ratings:
6
Reviews:
2
Avg:
4.32
pDev:
11.57%
 
 
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Photo of Durandal_777
3.5/5  rDev -19%

Photo of mds1101
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of rydev24
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of GeoffreyM
3.5/5  rDev -19%

Photo of armock
4.32/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured a copper color with a white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is of lots of citrus hops with a hint of caramel malt

T - Follows the nose citrus hops upfront then the carmal malt comes out a bit

M - This beer has a medium body with medium carbonation to it

D - This is a very good IPA that's easy to drink with a nice hoppy flaver worth getting if it's on tap

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Photo of spointon
4.57/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this beer tonight at the Orland Park Rock Bottom served in a tall mug club mug.

A= This ale poured a hazy gold color with a 1.5" fluffy white head. The head dropped slowly and showed some incredible retention. Lots of sticky lace left behind on my glass.

S= Incredible aromas of crystal hops. Seriously, it smelled like I was holding a handful of crystal hop pellets. Some tropical fruity, tangerine, apricot, and peaches in there too. The malt was sweet and light smelling.

T= Much like the smell, the flavors were fruity, malty, and ultimately bursting with crystal hops. I was especially taken by the freshness of the hop flavors, which lent more green hop spice and fruit than straight up bitterness. Finished moderately dry and pleasantly bitter.

MF= Medium body with a moderately crisp carbonation level.

D= A great tasting and very interesting IPA. I have never had an IPA made with crystal hops before and never would have predicted it would be this good but it was really good. I could session this beer all night.

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Crystal IPA from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
4.32 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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