Cornerstone IPA
Rochester Mills Beer Co.

Cornerstone IPACornerstone IPA
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Rochester Mills Beer Co.
Michigan, United States
American IPA
Ranked #3,729
Ranked #26,691
3.61 | pDev: 14.13%
Nov 16, 2021
Nov 09, 2002
Cornerstone IPACornerstone IPA
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Reviewed by bubseymour from Maryland

4.44/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Such an outstanding classic American IPA. Big and juicy and balanced bitterness and a strong malt backbone. I’m shocked this beer is only 6.3% it feels like a double IPA in richness and flavor. Highly recommend.
Nov 16, 2021
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Reviewed by Tripel_Threat from Michigan

3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Served in a shaker pint at the pub. Golden in color and a bit of haze. One finger of foam. A bit of an English IPA, with more earthy and herbal hops coming through before more aggressive citrus and pine comes through on the finish.
Jul 19, 2020
Rated: 3.43 by Jim67 from Michigan

Jul 20, 2019
Rated: 4.35 by Okadamag from Michigan

Dec 20, 2017
Rated: 3.63 by midlifec from Michigan

Sep 25, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by Abeli468 from Michigan

Aug 19, 2017
Rated: 3.72 by Toynk from Illinois

May 20, 2017
Rated: 3.99 by MacStinson from Michigan

Apr 07, 2017
Rated: 3.52 by DanGeo from Michigan

Aug 17, 2016
Rated: 3.37 by IckyT2012 from Florida

Aug 04, 2016
Rated: 2.9 by snigdho from Pennsylvania

Jun 15, 2016
Rated: 3.62 by kyle_goochstink from Michigan

May 10, 2016
Rated: 3.67 by Chackman151 from Arizona

May 06, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by GRG1313 from California

May 03, 2016
Rated: 3.9 by BLZR from Michigan

Apr 11, 2016
Rated: 3.6 by TheDuvvv from Ohio

Feb 28, 2016
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Reviewed by Raime from Korea (North)

3.62/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Rochester Mills Cornerstone IPA.

Been a few days since my last round of reviews so I figured it was time for some new ones. Luckily there were just enough new single bottles at my local shop for a fresh mix a six of some rather interesting sounding beers. Believe I've only had one beer outta these guys and it wasn't too impressive but it wasn't bad either. Expectations are moderate for this one. Let's drink it up.

Look - From the sixteen ounce can hard poured into a Maumee Bay pint glass. This brew comes out pretty proper with a nice deep copper Californian sunset fiasco going on. Clarity is only moderate but the carbonation can be easily read and appears to be low. Head amounts to a finger and a half of thick, pillowy froth that starts leaving immediate craters and mountain ranges amongst the top of the swill. Remaining lacing and stick is moderate.

Smell - Mildly spicy hop profile which dominates the majority of the scent. Some obvious lemon as the beer warms up a bit. Bits of a soap like quality which can be expected in some IPA beers. NOT a huge nose but pleasant enough to intrigue you into a sip. Almost a faint amount of pepper as well.

Taste - It follows the nose to completion. The hops do turn up their spiciness but it isn't hot in a capsaicin kind of way. Bits and pieces of lemon rind and a touch soapy. Mild showing of the alcohol as well which is surprising given the fact it's only 7%. No discernable fruity flavors aside from the lemon. Touches of black pepper as the beer warms up.

Feel - The body is fuller than I had anticipated. Sits a very sticky moderate with an exceptionally low level of carbonation. Flavors remain much the same as it lingers around the mouth. Swallows a touch bitter with a small amount of heat from the alcohol. Syrupy almost.

Overall - While this wasn't a mind blower I do think it is worth checking out at least once. The flavors are pretty unique albeit not very large. Perfect amount of alcohol for an IPA in my opinion. Wouldn't have a problem throwing back six of these.
Feb 19, 2016
Rated: 3.65 by Steve_Trick from Ohio

Jan 15, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by threedaggers from Kentucky

Dec 28, 2015
Rated: 3.88 by SaisonRichBiere from Michigan

Dec 26, 2015
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Rated by MikeZ9654 from Michigan

3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Not very hoppy. Overall decent.
Dec 23, 2015
Rated: 3.56 by Jack74 from Michigan

Dec 23, 2015
Rated: 2.98 by malprep from Pennsylvania

Nov 05, 2015
Rated: 3.7 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Oct 25, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Oct 16, 2015
Rated: 3.93 by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

Oct 09, 2015
Rated: 3.26 by drbenderdo from Michigan

Sep 27, 2015
Rated: 3.46 by skaboom420 from Pennsylvania

Aug 28, 2015
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Rated by gmorri0 from Michigan

5/5  rDev +38.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Great color, coupled by great taste
Aug 10, 2015
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Reviewed by Drewsbruze from Ohio

3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Packaging is good. The beer..... is a little above average. We like the colour and the opacity of the beer in the glass. However, any flavour besides the hops does not shine through properly. We will buy again as it is decent for the price.
Aug 07, 2015
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Reviewed by pat61 from Minnesota

4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
L: Copper tinted dark amber under a clingy 1” white foam cap.
S: Resiny hops, toasty, malts and grain.
T: A hop driven IPA starting with malt, light caramel and stone fruit that give way to light toast seasoned with bitter grapefruit rind and citrus notes that introduce a long bitter finish.
F: Very creamy, medium to medium light body, medium light carbonation.
O: A bitter yet flavorful and easy to drink IPA
Jul 22, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by yancot from Canada (ON)

Jul 07, 2015
Rated: 3.7 by Gtg642 from Michigan

Jul 04, 2015
Rated: 3.56 by Gemini6 from Michigan

Jun 26, 2015
Rated: 3.44 by sirhc3034 from Texas

Jun 26, 2015
Rated: 3.92 by Grand-Raggedy from Michigan

May 29, 2015
Rated: 3.48 by nitter from Ohio

May 16, 2015
Rated: 3.51 by Elimav from Florida

May 06, 2015
Rated: 3.6 by BeerBeast from Florida

May 04, 2015
Rated: 4.1 by Doublicious from Michigan

Apr 11, 2015
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