Eraser IPA | Rough Draft Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rough Draft Brewing Company
California, United States
roughdraftbrew.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by mactrail on 04-13-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
97
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
13.03%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
17
For Trade:
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5/5  rDev +41.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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4.1/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rawfish
4.09/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear gold, with a huge soapy three finger head. Pretty good retention leaving rings of thick lacing stuck to the glass.

Bright pine resin note that is constant as well as straw, dried papaya and lemon zest. Cracker thin malt, slightly grainy and soapy. Not a powerful aroma but quite bright.

Clean malt, soda crackers and toasted wheat. Hops are bright like the nose, considerable lemon zest, grassy, dried mangoes, orange citrus and pine resin. Fruity notes on the finish with a light bitterness that cleanses very quickly.

Well carbonated that complements the bright hops and very easy to put down. Clean malt, lemony hops add some acidity that makes the drink finish a bit slick.

It's not a hop bomb but I throughly enjoyed this, a west coast ipa that gets away from the typical pine, citrus and absurd bitterness. Airy and summery hops. Malt base is artfully crafted. First rough draft beer, would revisit.

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4.09/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.08/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

mildy malty with a minimal amount of sweetness. very hoppy aftertaste

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of biboergosum
3.97/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle, 7% ABV by the local importer and liquor board's measure. Eraserheads, represent! And I like the suggestion of a little revenge fantasy about Betty in Accounting.

This beer pours a crystal clear, medium golden yellow colour, with four tumultuous fingers of puffy, silken, and rocky off-white head, which leaves some sparse and random sudsy roadside stops of lace around the glass as it genially devolves to nil.

It smells of bready, crackery pale malt, a touch of caramel/toffee sweetness, neutered pine and leafy hop esters, orange and grapefruit and guava and lemon and lime and pineapple fruitiness, with a touch of yeasty, weirdly floral otherness. The taste is acrid pine and thoroughly denatured citrus notes, to no ill effect, bready, yeasty, and very lightly caramelized malt, a touch of muddled tropical fruit notes, somehow differentiated lemon Pine-Sol, and further leafy and straw-like hop esters.

The carbonation is average enough, though the frothiness is hard to ignore pretty much straight out of the gate, the body a sturdy medium weight, and hardly smooth, as that acrid hoppiness, while agreeable overall, hardly evokes sympathy here. It finishes off-dry, just, the malt doing well by its wanton lingering essence, and the hops pretty much having crossed the Rubicon, as it were.

A rather agreeably heady and punchy IPA of the So-Cal variety, even if I don't quite believe their apparent raison d'etre - IPAs, all the way, baby? Anyway, bitter and hoppy, with all that typical west-coast goodness, so, splendid, then, take yer place on the shelves amongst your increasingly splendiferous brethren around here - we do indeed love you, but are hardly gobsmacked anymore - the honeymoon is well and over, sigh.

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Photo of jwswigs
3.96/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.93/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.85/5  rDev +9.1%

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3.84/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.81/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Eraser IPA from Rough Draft Brewing Company
3.53 out of 5 based on 97 ratings.
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