Royal Pride IPA | Royal Oak Brewery

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Brewed by:
Royal Oak Brewery
Michigan, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Spring

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Added by ElGrecoVerde on 04-28-2008

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.72/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a honey/amber/gold with a small and active white head. It leaves some decent lacing.

Smell is of fresh hop, so fresh.Just layers of vegetal, cirtusy hops with a slight hint of pine and pale malt.

THe taste is almost how it smells, great hops, very bitter and citrusy, the malts are there too.

Its a decent IPA, good when fresh.

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.41/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This beer was served from the tap at Royal Oak Brewery in Royal Oak, Michigan. It arrived in a generic pint glass, glowing a golden tawny coloring. It held a two finger head of cream colored bubbles, showing good retention, and leaving sheets of lacing around the glass. A thick haze permeated the clarity, while no sediment was noted. Carbonation appeared to be light. The aroma was sweet, with apricot, nectary and citric hops, freshly cut grass, standard pale malts, earth, and mineral. With warmth a significant note of burnt popcorn came forward. Our first impression was that the bitterness of the hops through the flavoring didn’t quite meld as much as you would like with the malty base, and the watery wash through the end made things seem a bit flat. As we sipped, the taste opened with foamy plastics, bittered pale grain, lighter brown malt sweetness, citric rind bitterness, mild grassy hops, and lemon hand wipes. The middle came to a peak with more grassy and herbal hop bite, light florals, warmed iron, and adjuncty, corny grain. Washing through the finish was sea saltiness, more pale malts, mineral water, light alcohols, and flashes of white sugar. The aftertaste breathed of bittered lemon rind, more gritty earthy hops, sulfur, graphite, white flour, juicy bubblegum, and dried yeastiness. The body was light to medium, and the carbonation was on the lighter side. The mouth was left wetly coated, with citric rind astringency all down the palate. Each sip afforded nice slurp, froth, cream, and decently robust finishing pop. That said, the sip felt a bit flat and watered through at times. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drank easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was its aroma. In the end, the smell was much more appealing than the taste. Through the nose the hops did give more thick and syrupy hoppiness, with good sweet and citric freshness to sit aside the weaker pale malt base. That nutty spice of the malts, however, did help keep things intriguing. The taste, on the other hand, was watered and less robust to follow, although the hops did remain relatively juicy enough to insure things drank consistently.

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3.67/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.17/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on tap at the Royal Oak Brewery.

It's got a golden color with some haze and a small head. There's a floral hop aroma with a bit of malt coming through as well. The flavor includes some floral notes but is dominated by a citrusy, grapefruit presence. It's got a tartness at the end. There's a lot of flavor in this beer. It's moderately carbonated and very drinkable.

This was an impressive IPA for a smaller brewpub. I really enjoyed it.

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Photo of ElGrecoVerde
4.06/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this a few days ago at the Royal Oak Brewery.

Poured a cloudy orange-amber with a nice sized white head. Much richer looking than most IPAs I've seen.

Smell was a bit mild for an IPA, though maybe my allergies were interfering. Tis' the season. Mostly floral aromas with some bitter light fruits as well.

Flavor is pretty aggressive, with spicy fruit rinds and bitter hops throughout. It's all balanced well and the flavor never gets away from you. Citrus flavors present lean more toward oranges rather than lemons, a good thing in my opinion as it feels less acidic and easier to drink.

Has a smooth, almost pulpy feel. Well done, though not as crisp as I'd like.

I drank this one slow, and even as it warmed it remained tasty and easy to drink.

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3.74/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Royal Pride IPA from Royal Oak Brewery
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 27 ratings