ROK IPA | Black Wolf Brewery

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Brewed by:
Black Wolf Brewery
Scotland, United Kingdom

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by wl0307 on 10-21-2013

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by flyingpig:
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2.57/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

500ml bottle from Aldi Supermarket, UK (£1.59):
Light & clear looking, golden straw with a thin head that sits about at 1cm, holding well with very little
movement over the opening minutes.

Light on the nose with some light, earthy & grassy hops plus earthy malts & touches of bitterness. It’s pretty bog standard & not very interesting if I’m honest, it could have used a little something different in there to mix things up.

Earthy hops & malts, a slightly boozy taste & faint sweetness. The is some bitterness coming through as well and watery patches but not a lot else sadly, again it could have used a cutting edge.

Medium bodied & smooth although it was quite bland and almost watery in areas. There is a bitterness throughout & hints of sweetness but it really is quite a boring beer.

Not a bad beer exactly, it was just that is was a real disappointment & not really that enjoyable. The flavours were pretty 1-dimensional with not much more than some basic, earthy malts & hops.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Foley67
3.65/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jonb5
3.05/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pint at the JDW Real Ale Festival

A: Pale golden, clear, medium head, good retention, clear.

S: Some citrus, but mainly corn.

T: Corny, lager like sweetness.

M: Thick, low carbonation, smooth.

O: IPA for Foster’s drinkers, probably won't seek out after the JDW festival.

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Photo of KrisPaulk77
2.86/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Picked up in Aberdeen.
The beer pours a nice clear copper color with a spritzy head. The foam dissipated quickly leaving a half ring of foam and a touch of lace.
The aroma is quite muted, faint citrusy hops and biscuity malt.
The flavor mirrors the aroma. The biscuit malt is more pronounced and the hops are balanced.
A decent beer but nothing special.

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Photo of Poupae
3.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Paul_Hutchinson
2.54/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Ok poured well with a slightly dark amber head which slowly disappears leaving a good looking body. However, there is very little in the way of smell or taste. The malts tend to dominate the hops so I found it a little bitter. It was also a little bland; hints of everything rather than any particular flavour. Nothing wrong with the beer but nothing exciting either

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Photo of Dentist666
3.44/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into english pint.
Pours clear light amber with thin white head. Smell of somewhat citrusy hops. Taste is hoppy, not so bad for such a low abv. Fresh and drinkable.

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Photo of charlatan
3.21/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From notes I discovered a month later, having thought I had lost them as I left my last Wetherspoons of their autumn real ale festival:

A: 1/3 pint glass; dark straw/light gold colour; slightly cloudy; head dissipates to rim.

S: herbal; hose water (I like that)

T: rather one dimensional; fruity and hose watery; not at all sweet

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Photo of wl0307
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of BILF
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

ROK IPA from Black Wolf Brewery
Beer rating: 3.16 out of 5 with 10 ratings