IPA | RoughTail Brewing Co.

Log in or Sign up to start rating.
BA SCORE
85
very good
21 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
IPAIPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
RoughTail Brewing Co.
Oklahoma, United States
roughtailbeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerRefugee on 05-17-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
123
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
26.46%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
24
For Trade:
0
View: Beers | Events
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 21 | Ratings: 123
Reviews by woodychandler:
Photo of woodychandler
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The mighty JenRay sent this to me and I think that it may represent my first CANned beer from the Sooner State! The CANQuest is a mighty thing and must be CANstantly appeased with new offerings.

From the CAN: "(India Pale Ales, or IPA's) are known for a hop, or hoppy flavor and [CAN] be very bitter on the palate."; "Maltiness 7.5, Bitterness 15, Aroma 18 Sweetness 6.5 Aggressiveness 18+ [all shown as a bar graph]"; "Fine Ales from Oklahoma Roughtail Brewing Co.Est. 2012"; "Aggressive flavor forward."; "Roughtail IPA is brewed to kick your taste buds in the ass and leave your palate begging for mercy. Pine, resin, and citrus aromas leap out of the glass. The extreme bitterness hits next, gives you what you desire. The finish is dry, clean, and leaves you wanting more. We put a crazy amount of hops into this beer just for you, fellow hop heads. Enjoy."; "Food pairings: Cuisine Strong Spicy Food Cheese Gorgonzola or Cambozola Meat Smoked Beef Brisket, Chicken-Fried Steak Dessert Caramel Apple Tart, Ginger Spice Cake, Persimmon Rice Pudding"; "Tony Tielli/Brewmaster".

It came in a tallboy CAN, so an inverted Glug following the Crack! was out of the question. Even so, I still managed to create a pseudo-cascade, settling into two fingers of dense, tawny head with great retention. Color was an oh-so-slightly-hazy coppery-amber (SRM = > 9, < 13). The nose reeked of pine resin. Whatta we? Gettin' ready to play baseball?!? Actually, I'm down with it as I like hops. This smelled like it could be air freshener in my house. The taste was not quite up to billing, but I really liked the way the caramel malt intermingled with the pine hops to produce a CANdy-like flavor that I would really like to try: hop-flavored caramels. Hershey just released the Lancaster caramel line, so maybe I'll suggest just such a flavor to them. Finish was semi-dry, but that was good as I had just CANsumed an unbalanced AIPA so I was not really in the mood to tackle another one. Not bad and frankly, kind of unexpected.

 2,023 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of tbryan5
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Justin8mypants
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of sgttibbs
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OKbrew89
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap. Well carbonated golden-orange color with a tan head that leaves a small ring of lacing. Smells like pine and hops. Upfront tastes of piney malts with noticeable but not overwhelming hops throughout. It isn't too bitter and no alcohol taste. The malt is strong enough that this isn't a hop bomb. Medium and slightly creamy body with medium carbonation.
This is a fine IPA that is slightly boring. It isn't especially good, but there's nothing particularly wrong with it.

 479 characters

Photo of BigMac59
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of socon67
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of schmidtmattsays
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of russpowell
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of EagleTalon
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours to a generous white bubbly head and good lacing. Copper color and some floaters. Aroma is piney, citrusy PNW hops and pale malt. Flavor is a muted American IPA flavor with some malt backbone and balance. Not what most people think of as a good AIPA, but I really like it.

 277 characters

Photo of njackhobbs
4.24/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tone77
3.56/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a golden/orange color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of pine, some fruits. Taste is piney, tropical fruits, light resin, medium bitterness. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a refreshing and enjoyable beer.

 253 characters

Photo of Mweddle
3.64/5  rDev -3.7%

Photo of Basoos1
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of mkirkland80
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Sanchezrox23
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of CRJMellor
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of mobrockman
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Makebelieve81
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of hockeypuck
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of czillmer
4.24/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of DerrickW
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of mkclutter7
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of teamwiggum
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of B75Avery
3/5  rDev -20.6%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
IPA from RoughTail Brewing Co.
3.78 out of 5 based on 123 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Extreme Beer FestĀ® Cometh

    February 3-4, 2017. Boston, Mass. Limited tickets available. Prepare for epicness.

    Learn More
  • Free Trial Subscription

    Reside in the US? Interested in a free 1-month trial subscription to the print edition of BeerAdvocate magazine?

    Yes! Sign Me Up!