Broken Knuckle IPA | Roanoke Railhouse Brewery

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Broken Knuckle IPABroken Knuckle IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Roanoke Railhouse Brewery
Virginia, United States
roanokerailhouse.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by dnolan36 on 09-26-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
61
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
20.11%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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1/5  rDev -71.3%

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1/5  rDev -71.3%

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1/5  rDev -71.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -35.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

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2.57/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

A nice burnt orange hue. big soapy lookin' bubbles appear only after throwing the beer into the glass with a big wind-up. The big'uns join and pop into a small ring of bitty bubbles 'round the glass that can't be considered a head and leave no lacing. Nearing lifeless. The smell has more earthy, wet grainy like aromas than hops. There is a small bit of sulphury stink. The hops in the background are saying orange and pine. The balance is nice, bit of malt up front with just the right smack of hop bitterness on the finish. The flavors are a bit hollow midpalate, and what flavors there are lean towards the simple pine-bitter. The carbonation is too low on this one. Just barely fizzed up. Although it doesn't suffer too much from it, as it still has a pleasing weight on the palate and doesn't come accross completely dead. The tap version surely remedies this problem. It could be the best beer from this brewery, and would give it another try on tap to see what proper carbonation does to the beer.

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.18/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Trying the Railhouse Brewery IPA....its ok....not nearly as good as other IPAs that are out there. The IPA pours a nice copper color with thin white head that is lacing slightly. The scent is a hop blast, but with six hops in the mix its hard to define the scent. To me there is aromas of floral / buttery mix...in addition to pine/spice....i think there may be a slight orange/tangerine as well. The taste is exactly like the discription....hop burst....it is a difficult mix to savor. To me its like when I was a kid and put all the Life Savors flavors together in my mouth....it was good, but not as good as one flavor or even two flavors. The six hops to me make this beer a bit over-done. However, this beer gives Railhouse some street cred....I think if they centered on a single hop or maybe up to three hop beer they could have an incredible beer. Mouthfeel was medium to full, carbonation was a little light. Overall, it is certaily worth a taste, especially for all the hop heads....but it was just ok for me.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.31/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A little deeper in color, more like an English IPA. Aromas of sweet malt, hops and yeast rolls. Taste is mild, a light balance of malt and hops. There is some light citrus in this one, orange, tangerine, etc. Finished very clean and light..

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Photo of obywan59
3.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a golden orange to an amber depending on the background. An off white 2 1'2 finger leaves moderate but attractive lacing. Large, slowly rising bubbles of carbonation are evident.

Aroma is ripe citrus and pine, but seems to become more earthy as the beer warms.

Taste of sweet malt, and ripe citric and bitter hops. Earthy funk is a bit disconcerting early on, but in this case, it mellows out as the beer warms.

Medium to medium full bodied. Only lightly carbonated. Nice syrup. Some warmth in the throat from the alcohol.

Early on, this beer is pretty funky, both in aroma and in the aftertaste, but both taste and aroma improve greatly as the beer warms. The alcohol is hidden well and can sneak up on you. Definitely the best beer I've sampled from this brewery.

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Broken Knuckle IPA from Roanoke Railhouse Brewery
3.48 out of 5 based on 61 ratings.
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