Blowing Rock IPA | Blowing Rock Brewing Co.

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Blowing Rock IPABlowing Rock IPA
Blowing Rock IPABlowing Rock IPA

Brewed by:
Blowing Rock Brewing Co.
North Carolina, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 25 | Ratings: 103
Reviews by VaterRoss:
Photo of VaterRoss
2.93/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

22oz bomber into tumbler

Pours an gold/amber with a white head. Smell is piney and some grapefruit hops. Taste is similar but finishes with a terrible dryness. This is not hoppy enough to quite be an IPA. Mouthfeel is medium weight and way too dry for an IPA, this killed the beer for me.

Very light and dry for the style with strangely subdued hops. Would not buy again considering the huge variety of IPAs out there.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of SonOfKyuss
2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of oline73
2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of Chadpaq
3.97/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Scooped a sixer of this at my local Harris Teeter. I was in the market for some Noble Pils but I settled for this stuff. I had never seen it before and the name was quite intriguing.

It wasn't until I got home until I realized that the beer label was a complete contradiction. The beer itself is called "Blowing Rock IPA" and it's brewed by The Boone Brewing Company (allegedly). In actuality, this stuff is concocted in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsyvlania by Lion Brewery, and the name "Boone Brewing" is presumably contracted out.

I was willing to lay all this aside, however; the taste of a beer should speak for itself.

I cracked this bottle and was blown away by the hop content that the nose seemed to contain. The stuff smelled pretty damn amazing! It wasn't until I tasted it that I noticed a fair amount of malt to counteract this. The beer itself registers at 60 IBUs, and I think that's a pretty accurate assessment.

Extremely drinkable. Hoppy, without too much bite. I don't think the alcohol content is terribly high...or is it? Hard to say. But drinkable? Absolutely.

If you can find this stuff, definitely get a sixer of it. I think it's definitely worth. Apparently there are no reviews for it yet...that's soon to change.

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Photo of rallyr32
3.7/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaswilson2
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of dataskatt
4/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I liked this IPA a lot! The smell was incredible! Nice floral notes, with grapefruit, and mild grassy notes. The taste was really good. Grapefruit with a smooth hoppy bite. Very drinkable, with nice medium body mouthfeel. I would definitely buy again, and am looking forward to trying other offerings from Blowing Rock!

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Photo of tdm168
3.11/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - moderate amber color; quarter inch of dense, off white, foamy head; decent retention

S - floral, citrusy, grapefruit-like hop aromas

T - very light malt; bitter, piny, floral, herbal, earthy hop character; unbalanced; except for a strong bitter finish there is little flavor

M - crisp, a bit over carbonated, medium bodied

This is a rather average IPA. It lacks depth or a distinct character. It's all hops with little balance, and the hop character is not very pleasing. Avoid.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
3.6/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A 12oz can

L - Copper with clarity, 1 finger of head and some lacing left on the glass

S - Bitter hops

T - Nice mix of citrus and bitter hops. Hoppy up front but aftertaste is a little too metallic

F - Light bodied and medium carbonation

O - This one is better than the other reviews I read. Pretty good easy drinking IPA

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Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.68/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of birdsellam
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Brendog9
2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of Lantern
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of icehawk
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Ljoreilly
3.29/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Necronomad
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Celtics76
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of kuhndog
3.5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AlaskanYoung
3.5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of Dave1999
3.56/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of csustar001
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of BigTrubble
3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of FriedSlug
3.41/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A copper colored clear beer with a light tan head and almost no lacing. A malty and slightly citrus noise with a little bitter aroma. The taste is unremarkable with mostly malt and bitter. Was hoping to get some citrus based on the aroma but really just bitter without the benefits.

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Photo of donquixote
4.75/5  rDev +46.6%

Blowing Rock IPA from Blowing Rock Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.24 out of 5 with 103 ratings