Roscoe's Hop House Pale Ale | World Brews

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Roscoe's Hop House Pale AleRoscoe's Hop House Pale Ale
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Roscoe's Hop House Pale AleRoscoe's Hop House Pale Ale

Brewed by:
World Brews
California, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by hmk22 on 07-15-2010

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3/5  rDev -5.4%

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Photo of merlin48
3.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Roscoe's Hop House was on sale at the grocery, so why not. Bottle pours a clear amber body with an offwhite head that rises about an inch before falling into some patchy lace. Aroma opens with a hint of fruit, possibly pear, but quickly fades into a vague earthiness. Sweet malts underneath, but no real hop presence. Light to light medium body is well carbonated. Taste is mostly sweet bready malts. An earthy hop bitterness struggles to balance. Lacks the hop presence needed for a quality pale ale. Drinkable, and the price is right, but I would pass on another.

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Photo of Billolick
3.58/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle, from a 6 pack purchased at Whole Foods in White Plains NY.

No freshness info. Pours suprisingly light amber, just a shade off of golden, decent looking near white head, showing the beloved tiny bubble film, thin collar, low sheeting and nice enough looking fine bands and strands of lace.

Mild hop shake in the nose. Nothing too exciting

Middle of the road craft is what we got here. Drinkable and sessionable. Nothing too exciting...again.... Hops and malt roughly in balance, some very moderate herbal hop notes, with some honey and bready malts underneath. Good craft option for newbies, or in a pinch.

Mild enough that it likely would go fine with some roasted chicken.

Meh, unlikely I'd go for this one again too soon

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Photo of rwilde
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Beer21
3.75/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of johnyb
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.46/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a semi-hazy golden color with a white, finger width head. Retention is average, and the resulting lace is thin and semi-sticky.

Smell - Not picking up much through the nose; mild notes of caramel and a slightly spicy hop character.

Taste - Gentle caramel upfront, and a mildly citric hop on the back end makes up this simple flavor profile.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body. Smooth and creamy. Carbonation lends itself to a slight bite.

Overall - Simple, but tasty and drinkable. Certainly sessionable. Not something I'd go out of my way to buy, but it's relatively low price makes it an attractive option.

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Photo of king75
3.58/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a-Golden yellow, with a solid inch of head. almost looks a little watery.

s- Not much there, a little hops and wheat, maybe a slight smell of citrus.

T-Not bad, very light hop taste, with a crisp clean aftertaste.

M- a bit watery but not bad at all, very light.

D- drinkability would be higher if it weren't for the fact that as it gets warmer it taste less balanced and more watery. Drink it cold and its good.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.8/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Roscoe's Hop House Craft Ale
12 oz.; .99 cents @ Whole Foods, Union Square
code: 1890 10:12 7E

Interesting labels; the neck is a different color than the body. The neck label refers to the start of national prohibition, and the body label shows a drawing of a building with signage that reads "ROSS & CO HOPS & MALT". Where that comes from I don't know... I think it's just imagined. It's obviously contract brewed at Highfalls Brewing in Rochester, NY.

Appearance: Mainly clear deep-gold and amber body beneath a short head of creamy 'antique white' foam. The head drops shortly and the lacing is limited to minor streaks and spots.

Aroma: Sweetish, toasty malt and floral, grassy, gently citrusy and spicy hops.

Taste: The malt is not as sweet as the nose suggests, and what is there is well-balanced by a solid bitterness. The toastiness of the malt and the grassy, floral, gently citrusy and spicy hops combine nicely. There's a soft note of lemon that cuts through it; and some mild yeasty fruitiness is present as well. Overall, neither the start nor the finish differ all that much, and it's really quite polished in that way. The dry, lingering finish displays a small amount of maltiness that fades into residual hops that hang on for quite some time. Nice.

Mouthfeel: Medium to medium-light in body with a crisp, gently effervescent carbonation.

Overall: Not impressive, but solid - and certainly not off-putting in any way. "B+" status, and at a good price.

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Photo of mriley1984
2/5  rDev -36.9%

Photo of bonbini26
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of RandyKemka
2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of Jlefevr4
4.25/5  rDev +34.1%

Photo of matjack85
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Amalak
4/5  rDev +26.2%

Photo of metter98
3.33/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear golden yellow in color and poured with a finger high off white head that died down leaving lacy patterns of bubbles. A light amount of carbonation is visible.
S: There are light aromas of toasted malts and floral hops in the nose.
T: Flavors of bready malts stand out in the overall taste; there is a very light amount of bitterness from the hops in the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: The flavors aren't very interesting, but this beer is definitely very easy to drink.

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Photo of minterro
3.16/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: looks very carbonated. not much goin on with the head; pretty thin both in size and look (not foamy its more just like large bubbles), no lacying. transparent-translucent orange colored beer.

S: pretty strong hoppy scent. piney

T & M: kinda metallic. quite watery. slight hops taste. thin body mid carbonation. finishes wet then drys very slowly.

overall: i have a hard time saying this is a bad beer, because i like pale ales sooo much. However, this is one of the worst pale ales ive tried. for a company that has hop house in the name, this beer was disappointing hop wise. Having saying that its not the worst beer, and if your really really tried of all the pale ales in your locate beer store it may be worth a try, but dont expect much.

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Photo of Noelito76
1.25/5  rDev -60.6%

Photo of bsu2005
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Zaphog
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of mntlover
3.46/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear pale yellow with thumb sized off white head that falls to a ring with some sparse lace.

Aroma is lightly subdued light grass notes with hints of lemony citrus, all on light malt base.

Taste is like aroma lemon grass on a light malty base maybe hints of grain. Hops are present and flavor isn't bad light easy drinking session brew or something good after a hot day of mowing.

Mouthfeel is lighter side with good level of carbonation the light peppy feel makes it more drinkable i think.

Drinkability is well not bad easy drinking but is it a great PA hell no would i buy again probably not. Just an average Pale Ale. Just showed up in local grocery store picked up in a create you own sixer.

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Photo of jneiswender
3/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured out of a 12oz bottle into a perfect pint. Served cool.

The body is reddish brown and very clear. The head was off white.

The smell was sweet and kind of juicy fruit.

The taste was a fruit stone front and juicy fruit bubble gum end.

Medium mouthfeel.

I wasn't all that into this beer. Nothing about it really stood out. The style implies an American hop presence. I didn't get the sense of that here.

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Photo of sansho
2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of JMad
3.42/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

It pours a golden color with a thick frothy off white head that hung around the whole time. Smells heavily sweet with just a slight hint of hops with a tiny herbal aroma. The flavor is slightly spicy and bitter some caramel in the background and a bit of a hoppy finish. It is a little light with moderate carbonation but has a satisfying dry finish. This was actually better than I thought it would be, especially after I took a whif, it seemed kind of 'old' smelling at first but made up for it in the end.

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Photo of davesterli
2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

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