Rough Cut IPA | Flat Tail Brewing

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Brewed by:
Flat Tail Brewing
Oregon, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by scottfrie on 06-07-2012

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Ratings: 28 |  Reviews: 6
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3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75


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4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.24/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a murky orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of candied citrus zest, grapefruit juice, and tropical fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest, grapefruit juice, and slight tropical fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice mix of citrus and tropical qualities from the hops used.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of johlac66
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Donkster46
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.8/5  rDev +31.1%

Photo of hdn155
4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

Light and very hoppy. I got the 22 oz bomber fresh from the brewery. The hops are upfront and fresh. Not an overwhelming malt presence really let's the hops shine. A wonderful P.n.w. IPA

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2.25/5  rDev -38.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of bhyndthebottle
3.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours into glass with a nice head that has good light color, with nice retention that stays the on top the entire time. Very light golden color, slightly hazy, with a little bit of amber tones.

Smell: You can definitely pick up on the pine and grassy notes to this one. Not an overpowering sense, but definitely there. Only a light citrus note.

Taste: This IPA is definitely a good example of a pale ale with tons of hops. The malts are there, but almost as an afterthought to the hops. This would most certainly be a lighter summer time offering for the true hop head out there. The piney bitterness comes on at the end, lending an aftertaste that lingers on. Nice complexities on the hops, just needs a little bit of a backbone to stand against.

Mouthfeel: NIce medium bodied mouthfeel, thanks to lots of carbonation. This creates a nice feeling that would probably be absent with the lighter bodied malts. Nice job on this, but would prefer the malts to carbonation.

Overall: I am personally not attracted to the hops that they used (the pine sense is a little much for me), but this is a very descent beer. Good for those that like the strong aroma and taste of these particular hops (a slight hint of grapefruit covered by grass and pine nut), and also want something that is refreshing and light. Thank you for this offering from Flat Tail. Another good showing.

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Shaw
4.28/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My friend Kevin sent me two Flat Tail bottles. Thanks!

Pours a medium gold in color with a nice quarter-inch head. Beautiful.

Aroma is all about the hops: Citrus, herbs, grass, etc. Very nice.

Pine-like hop flavors dominate. Almost metallic in flavor. Bitter, but with a bit of bready, malt sweetness. No surprise, this is a very west coast-flavored IPA.

Body is good.

Overall a very nice IPA.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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Rough Cut IPA from Flat Tail Brewing
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 28 ratings