Nice Rack IPA | Southern Oregon Brewing Company

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Nice Rack IPANice Rack IPA
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Nice Rack IPANice Rack IPA

Brewed by:
Southern Oregon Brewing Company
Oregon, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Docer on 02-25-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 66 |  Reviews: 31
Reviews by Spikester:
Photo of Spikester
3.43/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear amber with two fingers of white head. Fair amount of lace.
Smell is dank hops and some bready malts.
Taste is dank hops some bready malts. Plenty of hop bitterness just not a lot of different flavors. No off putting flavors either. Alcohol is well masked.
Mouthfeel is medium with a long dry bitter finish.
Overall a hoppy beer with a straight monochromatic dank hop bitterness.

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Photo of NWer
3.53/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour into brandy snifter.
Look - typical.
Smell - typical.
Taste - typical.
Mouthfeel - typical.
Overall - typical.
Mild citrus taste meets minimal expectation of the style.
A nice session beer that I enjoyed.
A very average West Coast IPA that was worth ticking off.
PS - cute name.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.46/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma has quite a bit of biscuit malt, as well as some grass and a light bit of citrus from the hops. The flavor is also fairly heavy on the biscuit malt and grass, with a hint of lemon and a low amount of bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of BurdockBoy
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of i_Trav
4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.03/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A dark yellow appearance, a little less than great head, lacing and retention. Aroma was almost nonexistant.

Beer was bitter, not so much from a hop presence in terms of flavor. Wasn't really heavy, just kind of a filler beer with a decent gimmick. Seemed like cascade and either centennial or columbus hops. A pretty straight forward beer, a slight amount of lemon in the bitterness. A restrained beer in terms of style and geography norms.

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Photo of WaydeRafnel
4.25/5  rDev +28.8%

Photo of Sargully
5/5  rDev +51.5%

Photo of Hobbit
4.25/5  rDev +28.8%

Photo of GRG1313
2.93/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Docer
3.38/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Snagged up a bottle of the at The BeerMongers. Hadn't seen it before... so I needed to try it!

- Look was nice. Clear straw yellow... fizzy foamy head.. left a nice fluffy half-finger of fizzy head laying around.

- Interesting smell... kind of a grainy roasted oat malt, barley.... some zingy bitter hops. Little pine, and perhaps a bit of sweet citrus too, but very weak.

- Tastes to me much like a Full Sail brew... same grainy and rich roasted barley flavors... slightly sweet with a zingy and almost lemon zesty hop... bitter, but not over done... not too bad. Bit different.

- Light bodied, decent carbonation... kind of average here.

- Overall it's not a bad brew. I am sure it would be better on tap. Nice grainy ale.... could use some more hops though... and a bit less of a sweet maltyness. Overall just ok.

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Photo of Hopmodium
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.32/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25


22 picked up at Brewer's Haven Boise tonight.... Paid about $4.50ish... Poured into my large tulip... clear light orange... nice persistent white head with good sheets of lacing. Good bitterness... seems like a "Session IPA"... very light maltiness never really recovers from the bitter bite and citrus hops scrape away everything and make your palate ready for the next sip... Light body with a pretty aggressive carbonation... The bottle goes away pretty quickly, not bad but could use some refinement, but I might buy it again.


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Photo of OregonGrown7
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of DrBier
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.61/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Reidrover
3.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22oz brought from Capital market, Salem Typical IPA in appearance. orange,clear beer,nice frothy,bubbly off white head. Pleasant enough spicy,citric scented hopping,slightly herbal. Very balanced flavour, very well malted the citric tang of the hops is present through-out but really appears at the end of the mouthful..then a smooth mellow bitterness. Ok on the palate, nothing special though. Overall middle of the road IPA

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Photo of wchasse222
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.94/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden appearance, white head 1/5" not too deep. No dry hopping.

Beer was bitter and not much else. It dropped some serious C hops yes, but how many times do you need to review a beer that is almost all bitterness and grapefruit like notes with some crystal malt? Its that beer, again.

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Photo of flexabull
3.08/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A friend brought this back from Oregon.

Pours a dark amber color with a pretty nice head.

Aromas are doughy, pine like, and with some brewed tea notes.

Taste is very similar to the nose. Upon first sip I thought this was an amber ale. Bready and doughy, with tea notes, and some earthy hops on the finish.

Mouthfeel is full and pretty smooth.

Overall, this is just ok and average. I guess more British in style. It's drinkable, and a decent beer, but certainly nothing like a typical West Coast IPA.

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Photo of SocalKicks
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of mactrail
3.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Faint flowery aroma. Perfumey nose as you sip.Earthy, grassy flavors. I think of rose hips for some reason. Quite grainy and even sweet. Oatmeal with a touch of bitter hops. Flabby and wan. But quite gulpable and the aftertaste is certainly beery with that bitter edge. But actual hop flavors seem to be missing.

On the plus side, this is a lovely yellow brew with a long-lasting pile of suds in the shaker. A pleasant spritzy mouthfeel. I would say this is even less hoppy than a typical Pale Ale. Just make it with Lager yeast and call it an American Pilsener. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at

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Photo of Brazenbookbug
4.02/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I get this local and it's worth living here for. Be jealous! - Proud Southern Oregon Beer Drinker. Best in glass with snacks and pals.

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Photo of BastardKing24
3.92/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

My first beer by this brewery.
Pours a hefty gold/amber with a huge 2 inch head that lasts a bit. Very nice

Smell is a deep woody smell, funky , with citrus accents. Very unique.

Taste is similar, it's sort of heavy on the palate, with deep rich earthy notes, deep wood flavors throughout on this one. Intriguing balance.

Feel is well carbonated with a light and slick aftertaste.

Overall this is really pushing the boundaries of earthy beers and it works~!

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Nice Rack IPA from Southern Oregon Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.3 out of 5 with 66 ratings