Southern Triangle | 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): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by JohnQBeer on 06-09-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
85
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
11.94%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
14
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 85 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of cjgiant
2.63/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

On tap:
Pours a dirty tan/brown, a theme that will live through this beer. The head is at least ok.

Nose is mostly cut grass that has been on the curb sweating for a few days. This nose I have gotten before, and am not a fan, but it is strong.

Taste is a bit dirty version of the nose. A little unsweetened tea up front brings a grainy malt note and decent thickness, but the grass clippings come on fairly quickly, with the tea note adding a wet leave note. The opening may require a big amount of bitterness, and this throws a bunch at it.

These extra grassy bitter bombs do not work for me at all. The beer has no subtlety and just yanks my palate around to places it doesn't like being.

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Photo of MAJ85
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Marvicsin
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of yaksurf
3.02/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Stengelfoot
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AngusOg
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopsForBrains
3.84/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kgammell1
3.99/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of petewheeler
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boone757
3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tjmiller718
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
3.49/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Molson2000
3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MattXT
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of skaboom420
2.7/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of SithDarkLord11
4.32/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drepreciado
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of anon
3.17/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Deep orange and Amber hue. Egg shell head, nice thick foam, good retention on the lacing. Smells quite malty with a little bit of caramel candy sweetness, the hop presence is subdued with a good amount of earthiness. Taste is also quite malty up front with the caramel sweetness snapping at your taste buds. A good chunk of resinous hops comes through and delivers on the bitter end of the spectrum. Pine and dank, grass and soil. Some grapefruit and orange zest as well.

Not a bad IPA but this definitely has a good chunk of malt base that's a bit unbalancing to the hops. Maybe I just prefer my ipas to have more of a biteer bite. Not bad if you like 'em a little sweeter

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Photo of Gavage
3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a dark orange color with a 1" head that falls immediately.

Smell: mild caramel and citrus is all you can detect.

Taste: caramel, orange, some pear, and mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp from start to finish.

Overall: a mediocre IPA that is mildly refreshing and easy to drink.

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Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LXIXME
3.96/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of johlac66
3.67/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wajohnst
4.16/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmodelevsky
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Southern Triangle from Rough Draft Brewing Company
3.6 out of 5 based on 85 ratings.
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