Rocky Hop IPA
Saw Works Brewing Company

Rocky Hop IPARocky Hop IPA
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American IPA
Ranked #6,497
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3.52 | pDev: 15.06%
Saw Works Brewing Company
Tennessee, United States
Rocky Hop IPARocky Hop IPA
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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 52
Photo of KentT
3.23/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A nice IPA, has a very strong lacing and ample foam. Hoppy notes of floral citrus meets malt, meets a strong finish. I drank 3 16 ounce Pint cans. Inconsistent quality between the 3 cans. The best of them are hoppy meets malt, meets fruit and caramel notes. The worst can had a fusel note and stale hop notes with it. My rating is for the two good cans. Never since this brewery launched, has the beer been consistent. but when good, was enjoyable. So 3.5 is my rating. Which is good but not best.

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

A: Copper color and beautiful fluffy head.
S: Tropical citrus.
T: Well-balanced, normal, straight-forward IPA.
M: Light bodied and sessionable.
O: Great IPA, worth a try.

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Photo of chinchill
3.7/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can from Tennessee.
Hazy amber-copper body with a decent head.
Pine and tropical fruit notes dominate three aroma. The flavor is more juicy with some citrus added.
Smooth, medium-full body.

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Photo of TonyLema1
3.83/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: hazy orange color, thin white head, moderate lacing
T: citrus and mango
T: juicy, sweet, lots of fruit flavors
F: upfront mouthfeel, slightly bitter
O: absolutely would drink again

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Photo of Bitterbill
2.98/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Poured from the 12 ounce can.

Hazy orange with a respectable head of foam.

The nose is hoppy with grapefruit citrus pine and mango.

The taste is very grapefruit bitter. Like juice was poured into my glass along with the beer. Some pine and orange peel. This takes bitterness seriously and it is a bit much to my palate. A hard to drink IPA in my book.

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Photo of Soneji75
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Saw Works Brewing Company is a brewery straight out of my home state. Located in Knoxville, TN, I hope to make a pit stop at this brewery the next time I venture home for a visit. Currently, Saw Works Brewing offers four different brews to try: A brown ale, a pale ale, No Easy Day IPA, and the one I am currently drinking, their Rocky Hop IPA.

This beer pours a beautiful golden copper... continue reading

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Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.07/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Served on draft at Aubreys in Lenoir City, TN. This one looked great coming to the bar. Clear and clean looking golden color with a frothy, creamy white head. Tons of lacing and nice head retention. The aroma was very lackluster. Not much going on. Slight floral hop aroma but nothing rememberable (or memorable if you insist on perfect grammar). Flavor was lackluster as well. There was a nice hop bitterness but it wasn't backed up with any real flavor. There was an aspirin like, chalky, astringent taste that is probably attributed to overly bitter hopping or the wrong malt. Dry as hell. Slightly drinkable but I couldn't crush more than two without needing a tonguectomy (that's a tongue replacement and/or removal surgery for you medically disinclined).

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Photo of jimdalton
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Slightly hazy, golden copper that pours a 1 finger head. Medium-light lacing.
Smell: Earthy, citrus odor (mostly orange)
Taste: At first blush, this beer seems to fall flat, but there is a lot of subtlety in the flavor. The citrus hops truly blossom and balance well with the malt, spice, and earthy flavors.
Feel: Medium body and carbonation. Nice finish.
Overall: The Rocky Hop IPA is an earthy take on the American IPA style that really brings a lot of flavor to the table and is worth the experience.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on draft

Clear copper dark golden color, minimal head. Aroma is of earthy hops, a bit of pine. Flavor is slightly bitter, but could use more hop flavor. Thin to medium body.

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Photo of wb4yye
4.55/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look: Slightly cloudy, yellow, nice carbonation. Outstanding lacing.
Smell: Hoppy, malty.
Taste: Classic American IPA. Well balanced. Sessionable.
Feel: Average.
Overall: An above-average IPA, which is now my favorite. It is rumored to soon be available in cans throughout the southeast.

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Rocky Hop IPA from Saw Works Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 52 ratings