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Blowing Rock Brewing Co.

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #7,060
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
77
Ranked #48,188
Avg:
3.25 | pDev: 16.31%
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
105
From:
Blowing Rock Brewing Co.
 
North Carolina, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  1
Gots
  22
SCORE
77
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IPAIPA
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Reviews: 26 | Ratings: 105 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by wiseguywood:
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wiseguywood from Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Dec 16, 2013
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SonOfKyuss from Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

Nov 19, 2014
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oline73 from Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

Dec 03, 2014
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Chadpaq from North Carolina

3.97/5  rDev +22.2%
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.

Jan 08, 2011
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rallyr32 from New York

3.7/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Apr 06, 2017
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jaswilson2 from South Carolina

3/5  rDev -7.7%

Feb 16, 2014
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dataskatt from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +23.1%
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!

Feb 06, 2011
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tdm168 from Pennsylvania

3.11/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

May 12, 2012
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BeerDawgs from Georgia

3.6/5  rDev +10.8%
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

Aug 29, 2015
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SmellsofMahagony from Texas

3.68/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Mar 23, 2015
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birdsellam from Indiana

3/5  rDev -7.7%

Oct 13, 2014
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Brendog9 from Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

Nov 28, 2013
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Lantern

3/5  rDev -7.7%

Dec 06, 2011
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icehawk from South Carolina

3/5  rDev -7.7%

Aug 07, 2013
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Ljoreilly from Georgia

3.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Jul 23, 2016
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Necronomad from Switzerland

3.25/5  rDev 0%

Jun 20, 2014
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Celtics76 from Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev 0%

Dec 16, 2013
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kuhndog from New York

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Oct 30, 2012
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Stinger80OH from Ohio

3.2/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Jun 29, 2016
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AlaskanYoung from Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

May 28, 2014
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Dave1999 from North Carolina

3.56/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Sep 18, 2015
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tantam112003 from North Carolina

3.15/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Crisp taste. Not so IPA-ish to me.

Oct 04, 2020
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VaterRoss from North Carolina

2.93/5  rDev -9.8%
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.

Mar 13, 2012
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csustar001 from New York

3.25/5  rDev 0%

Dec 06, 2012
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BigTrubble from North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Jul 08, 2012
IPA from Blowing Rock Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 77 out of 100 with 105 ratings