Blowing Rock IPA | Blowing Rock Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Chadpaq on 01-08-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
94
Reviews:
22
Avg:
3.27
pDev:
15.9%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
17
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0
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Ratings: 94 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of donquixote
4.75/5  rDev +45.3%

Photo of dataskatt
4/5  rDev +22.3%
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 Mojo
3.99/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tasty, nice hop profile refreshing with nice finish. Not quite enough carbonation though

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Photo of Chadpaq
3.97/5  rDev +21.4%
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 JKG
3.91/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of seanchai
3.9/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oberon
3.83/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A new offering from Blowing Rock,hopefully they will brew their stuff in NC soon.Poured into a standard pint a deep rich bronze with a great one and a half finger creamy slight off white colored head,it stuck like glue and finally settled into a creamy mass.Big citric and floral hops in the nose,very fresh smelling,a bit of toasty sweetish caramel malt underneath as well.Balanced on the palate,a good shot of piney,citric hops intertwined with a hefty caramel biscuit malt base.This is pretty damn good,easily the best BR beer I have had,I could drink alot of these.

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Photo of chinchill
3.78/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz undated (but cryptically coded) bottle served in a pint glass. Labels says "brewed by Boone Brewing Co., Wilkes-Barre, PA ... exclusively for Blowing Rock Brewing Co., Boone, NC".

Pours a fine reddiish amber; clear with visible fine carbonation and a lasting but smallish tan head. Some lacing is left on the glass.

Aroma is a bit light in the hops for style, and a bit more earthy than normal. The Taste is good, but with hop levels about mid-way between a PA and an IPA, and the flavor is more grassy than usual, although more piney than grassy. I enjoyed the taste enough to assign it a 4, but this is a bit of stretch in that it departs a little from style and is only a bit on the upside of the 3.5-4 line. Decent earthy, toasted grains and hops finish.

Good carbonation with a semi-dry finish.

O - a little different; not challenging and more tame than bold for style.

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Photo of skloeff
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of MikeW51
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of DasBoot2112
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of Guitars_and_beer
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigTrubble
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of rallyr32
3.7/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.68/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of silver0rlead
3.63/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear amber with a thick and frothy tan head that retains impeccably and leavings impressive lacing. The aroma is all hops upfront, with citrusy and floral notes, along with caramel and toasted bread, fruity esters and some alcohol. The flavor is similar with piney and citrusy hops upfront, along with some fruity esters, flinty sharpness, toasted bread, caramel and alcohol. The mouthfeel is sharp and carbonation is a bit high. Decent IPA, nothing I would seek out though.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
3.6/5  rDev +10.1%
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 Dave1999
3.56/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RockRuler
3.54/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a can. A very good looking copper color which makes you want to drink it. Smells clean. Slight head retention. Drinkable, fairly balanced, crisp and finishes with a peppery aftertaste. I'm glad I gave it a try. Cheers!

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Photo of markmccoy
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of wiseguywood
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of 4Socialanxiety
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Saryon
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of kuhndog
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of mikeincharleston
3.5/5  rDev +7%

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Blowing Rock IPA from Blowing Rock Brewing Co.
3.27 out of 5 based on 94 ratings.
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