Rocky Mountain IPA | Rocky Mountain Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rocky Mountain Brewing
Colorado, United States
therockymountainbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Oxymoron on 05-31-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
40
Reviews:
18
Avg:
3.42
pDev:
14.04%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
2
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0
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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of nmann08
2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of Tone
2.76/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy, copper color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of hops, hint of sweet malt, and licorice?. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of hops, sweet malt, caramel malt, and licorice. Overall, the licorice is an unpleasant part of this beer. I'm not sure if this is an intended part of the beer or not, but it did not lend itself well.

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Photo of crobinso
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of beergoot
3.22/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Dark, copper-red body; thick, sculptured head resting on top. Sweet, caramel aroma; very faint notes of citrus. Buttery, spicy flavor; caramel; hints of pine resin; decent hop bitterness. Medium-heavy in body; semi-sweet finish.

A so-so IPA overall. It strongly leads towards some diacetyl overload. There's no date/time stamp on the can, so it's difficult to judge how long this IPA has been sitting around, but the hop character (assuming there was much of it to begin with) is pretty much subdued by a sugary, butterscotch taste. Drinkable in a pinch...

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Photo of emmasdad
3.23/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Took a trip down to Colorado Springs last week, mainly to visit this brewery. Had this one on tap in the tasting room. Poured a medium amber color with a decent white head. Aromas of chai tea, earthy hops (very outdoor-sy smelling). Medium bodied, with flavors of caramel and earthy hops with a long, bitter finish.

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Photo of rye726
3.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at the brewery on tap. Poured into a pint glass. A nice orangish amber with a beige head. Nose has sweet candy malts and floral hops. Similar flavor profile. Medium body is well carbonated and drinks easy enough. No real distinguishing flavors here though. Not bad, but lacks the explosiveness and freshness I like in an IPA.

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of ucsbmullet
3.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kylemckinnis
2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of Eric908
4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of Scott_McCool
3.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My kids got this for me for Father's day because they liked the elephant on the label.

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Cloudy, amber color with a nice white thick head that dissipated fairly quickly. Strong bitter taste but not overpowering. Good beer.

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Photo of Gerred
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of zenwatts
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of gutbuster
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of csiewert
3.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice amber color with a little off white foamy head. Aroma is distinct with hops and maltiness about equally apparent. Tastes of a lot more malt than I would expect. Lacks some of the hoppiness I would hope for from an IPA. Mouthfeel is very goo and finishes smooth.

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Photo of dseanv
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of jadpsu
3.58/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy amber orange with off white head that has excellent retention and side lace.
Floral citrus hops abound. Big estery alcohol within the semi pungent hop aroma, not alot of malt noted.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Full bodied. Hop bitterness is there, pungent and piney with a dry finish. Lots of warming alcoholic esters, hints of diacetyl. Citric tones influence the palate. Finish has lots of hop flavour and is both extremly dry and bitter.

Notes: A typical American brewed IPA. Good drinking if you like lots of hops, IMO a bit off balance.

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Photo of shamrock071521
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of backslide311
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of bigaltemple
3.41/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Deep copper with lighter oranges and ambers at edges. Thick off-white head both builds and disappears rather quickly, but does leave a small foamy island. Some wispy, patchy lacing is left behind.

S - Comes across as your average IPA. Nothing disrespectful meant by that. Just straight piney and floral hops. Seems to be a decent maltiness to balance it out.

T/M - It is in fact fairly well balanced. A subtle malt base makes itself known before the hops take over. Again, piney and floral without being overpowering. Leaves a lingering citrus rind aftertaste. Medium-bodied with good amount of carbonation.

O - No solid complaints, just nothing that stands apart. Always find Dwayne's more creative offerings a little more interesting.

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Photo of jimelee108
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of stinkydaddy
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Jman_01
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of DosBeerigos
3.27/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

C. A little clear, very small amount of cloudiness
H. Amber
N. Very strong hoppiness, and a hint of Lodge Fries
(To experience our numerous comments about Lodge Fries, please visit The Lodge Boca located at 200 S. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL)

I don't like to compare beers but this really does sorta taste like Lost Coast Indica on initial taste and then it mellows out and has a bit of a burnt taste to it...wait for it...then a minute later a strong bitterness hangs around...IMPRESSIVE. As most of you know I love myself some hops and this beer is about as much of a West Coast IPA as you can get. The head is an off white and quite thick....Sexy Head!!! The nose of this beer is huge. Dos put it in front of me and I could smell it from the tasting table. I would easily drink this one again...GREAT JOB FCB!

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Photo of FunkyFibes
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

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Rocky Mountain IPA from Rocky Mountain Brewing
3.42 out of 5 based on 40 ratings.
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