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Weekday IPA | Rough Draft Brewing Company

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58 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our award winning session IPA. Light and refreshing without compromising bold hop flavors.

Added by JohnQBeer on 06-09-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,770
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
58
pDev:
9.72%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
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Photo of aquazr1
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of LXIXME
4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of biboergosum
3.86/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bomber. It's a weekday, so I suppose that makes it a-ok to pop this particular brew, no? All right-y, then!

This beer pours a slightly hazy, bright medium golden amber hue, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly off-white head, which leaves some bleeding low-lying cloud lace around the glass as it slowly dissipates. Look like a session IPA, whatever that means.

It smells of piney, leafy forest floor goodness - the sort thankfully restrained on the dank - muddled citrus pith, equally nondescript tropical fruit notes, laid-back crackery, lightly toasted pale malt, a faint hint of caramel/toffee, soft earthy yeast, and a further earthy, floral bitterness. The taste is sharp lemon and orange citrus rind, musky pine needles, toasted doughy, crackery, and grainy pale malt, a light vegetal nuttiness, and more herbal, leafy hops.

The carbonation is fairly light, in a playfully frothy sort of manner, the body just on the lee side of medium weight, and generally smooth, that herbal, grassy hop character bristling for some smashy-smashy, it would seem. It finishes mostly dry, the biscuit and cracker nature of the malt sort of dooming it against the lingering strength of the well-fortified hops.

One of the better versions of this nascent (and patently unnecessary) sub-style of IPAs that I've yet tried. Big and hoppy, in a varied, pick something you like sense, the experience you get with yer favourite regular IPAs. So, I guess these guys have nailed it, as I don't even notice the lower ABV, other than the obvious lack of heat, which is the whole point, I suppose.

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Photo of JohnQBeer
4.27/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this on tap at the Rough Draft tasting room. One of the brewery's two newest beers (along with Southern Triangle) A solid entry into the emerging field of session IPAs, Weekday IPA has the great aroma and taste you'd expect from the combination of Citra and Simcoe. Eminently sessionable at 4.8% and 43 IBU.

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.72/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of cbutova
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Random grab from San Diego area stores. Brought back on plane and tasting in MA. There is just something so satisfying about sampling brews not in your distro.

A- 22oz bottled poured into a large chalice and a can glass with a pretty much clear, deep golden body. Frothy foam builds on the beer to a finger high and has nice retention, falls to a thick ring. This leftover cream leaves thick pillows and some rings of lace.

S- The beer releases quite a bit of an aromatic punch for 4.8% with a strong hop smell coming from the glass. Fresh tropical fruit juice, citrus fruits and pine mostly comes to mind. Some fresh bread.

T- The hops aren't as intense as in the aroma but a bouquet of flowers, pine, grapefruit citrus, zesty peels and some tropical fruit juice still presents itself nicely. Balanced with cracked cereal grains, yeast bread and some light malty hints.

MF- Light bodied as one would expect sub-5% but a creamy overall texture allows it to not be thin and watery. Moderate carbonation foams up on the palate which receives a decent bitterness that lingers in the finish.

Reminds me of the hoppier pales of today, perhaps showing the obvious bridge between the styles. If I saw this on draft or knew it was fresh, I wouldn't hesitate to get it again.

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Photo of tyjo26
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of anthony-martinez
3.48/5  rDev -11%

Photo of jeff1973
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Griphon
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of cmq103
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of NickMunford
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of LuauLarry
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MissBaker
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Donkster46
4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of mactrail
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Attractive golden brew with a big head in the nonic. Lots of bubbles. Inviting aromas of flowery and resiny hops. Crisply foamy in the mouth. Great retention.

Thin body with a resiny note. Watery in a refreshing way. A serious vein of bitter hoppiness runs right through the quaff, but there is just enough malt to provide some balance. Lemony and kind of like a Pilsner, but the bitterness does go on.

A quite likeable lower-alcohol brew with an engaging tangy mouthfeel and that endless flowery nose. These Rough Draft beers are worth checking out. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bine & Vine for $5.19.

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Photo of janubio
2.79/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours a golden-orange colour, with a medium head that fades soon, leaving a crown and a good lace. Aroma of fresh hops, resines, citric notes. Medium body, fizzy carbonation. Taste of citrics, resines, herbs, caramel notes.

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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

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Weekday IPA from Rough Draft Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 58 ratings
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