1st Anniversary Ale | Roughtail Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Roughtail Brewing Co.
Oklahoma, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by russpowell on 04-06-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an effervescent honey color with a thumb of pearl white head. Good head retention & stellar lacing

S: Pineyness, breadyness & a little grapefruit, also pineapple once warm

T: Follows the nose, some herbal & pineapple hoppyness as well. Much pineyness & grapefruit pith as this warms, plus herbal & woody hops, with some passion fruit & pineapple & underlying breadyness. Finishes with herbal & leafy hops, pineapple, breadyness & grapefruit & woody bitterness & dryness

MF: Slightly chewy, but firm carbonation; super balance

Great drinkability, a hophead's delight, these guys are impressing me a ton...

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4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes from 4/25/14

A- Pours a mostly clear straw color with some orange hues. A two finger head of tight white bubbles recedes slowly leaving a ton of sticky lacing!

S- Pungent hop aromas that are mostly dank, earthy, and sweet. Earthy wet grass, pine, over-ripe mango, and some garlic like hop aromas. A grainy malt backbone with a good bit of caramel rounds this out.

T- The taste follows the aroma almost to a T. There's lots of dank, earthy, wet grass hop flavors. There's a good deal of sweetness from the hops and the caramel malt. A good deal of garlic/onion-grass flavor. Very tasty but slightly astringent. Quite aggressive and bitter.

M- The mouth feel is medium to thick with a bit of prickly carbonation. Sticky and resionous with a decent amount of booze presence.

O- A really good DIPA that with a few tweaks could be truly outstanding.

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3.31/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A- Pours a deep golden color with a fluffy white head. Slight haze. Decent lacing.

S- Juicy grapefruit and pineapple. Hops all the way. Very little malt to match up to it. Pale malts and spice.

T- Very aggressive. Hops abound with Simcoe and Centennial. Not much balance to speak of. It's a straight up hop bomb that makes my mouth cringe at times. A dry, lingering astringency.

M- Mid to full, sticky, and a little hot at times.

O- Not my favorite from Roughtail. I really love what they have going on, but this one was a little too dimensional for me. The hop profile is robust, so I can understand some people's love for it, but just not for me.

$9 for a 22 oz bottle

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4.09/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1st anniversary bottled on April Fools 2014
Bomber-> Smokestack Tulip

A- My favorite look to a IIPA...Pale Copper, Crystal Clear, Nice Ivory Head...9/10 of the fermentable sugars are US Two Row & it shows.

S- Pine, Floral, Citrus zest to the max.
Yeast used yields stone fruit & toffee characteristics.
Tropical fruit arises as it warms; intense lilikoi & papaya.

T- Pine quickly gives way to tropical fruit juices & hefty citrus juices..English ale yeast allows for a dry finish with hint of apricot on the back end. Tropical fruit is more dominant as things warm up. The touch of crystal malt really keeps things from getting out of balance.

M- Sappy, Resinous, & zesty... The use of cane sugar allows a superfluous mouthful that makes one forget that you're drinking an Imperial IPA. Never feels chalky.

Rough tail did great here...A straight up Oklahoma Double IPA.
Everything they did here was on point: Pale Malt bill, Cane Sugar, West Coast Bittering with an even more adventurous flame out bill. The over the top tropical dry hop works wonders with the dried fruit quality of the English ale yeast. Recommended over & over.

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1st Anniversary Ale from Roughtail Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 39 ratings