IPA | Roughtail Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Roughtail Brewing Co.
Oklahoma, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerRefugee on 05-17-2013

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Ratings: 128 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of zerocrane
5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of itshartshaped
4.85/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wish it came in a bottle. Looking for it on tap and I live in Oklahoma, only a couple hours away from the brewery?? The can looks a little cheesy, but don't let it fool ya! This is such a well balanced IPA. It's actually one of my faves right now. Crisp and fresh tasting pine and citrus hops. Although the description on the can raves about it's bitterness, I don't find it to be bitter at all. It has a medium amount of caramel flavored malts, not too rich. It ends a little dry, making me want more. I highly recommend giving the Roughtail'd Lizard a try.

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Photo of Dusty6467
4.75/5  rDev +25%

Photo of amalahow
4.73/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
4.55/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jmbranum
4.53/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a pint sized can into a pint glass.

Pours a very attractive hazy orange with a nice white head. Leaves belgian lace.

Nice orange and hop aroma.

Flavor is rich and full, maltier than many IPA's. Lots of hops (of course) but an appropriate amount. Picking up notes of grapefruit, juniper, and oranges.

Nice full mouthfeel.

Overall, this is a very good beer. So glad it is brewed in Oklahoma!

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Photo of sneezye
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of BeerRefugee
4.29/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear golden-orange color. Moderate white head with very nice retention and lacing. Aroma is phenomenal with a huge burst of citrus and piney hops. Flavor is surprisingly well-balanced. Don't get me wrong, the hops still dominate, but it has a nice amount of caramel malt to keep it from being one dimensional. Medium bodied and smooth, clean finish. Hides the alcohol well and very easy to drink if you like hops. Very well done.

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Photo of CRJMellor
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of teamwiggum
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of SadMachine
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of mskelly79
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of ohyayitstrey
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of DrumKid003
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of jroberts8811
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CTbrew32
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Re-Review 2015. Roughtail IPA version 2

Appearance- The new recipe is definitely a little lighter in color with an orange/amber color and a little bit of haze. Pours a fluffy two/three finger head.

Aroma- Lots of pine and citrus, and some malt sweetness as well.

Taste- Not too different from the old version in terms of hop flavor at least. There's a bigger emphasis on citrus flavors here, but the pine is still a big component as well. The biggest change to me seems that the caramel malt has been toned down and more pale malts have been used to create a dry bready finish, which brings out some of the hop bitterness.

Feel- Medium bodied, medium carbonation, smooth at first and dry in the finish.

Overall- This is definitely an improvement on the old version and definitely gives a bigger challenge to Coop's F5 and maybe even surpasses it. The biggest (and best) change to me was the malt even though the new hop bill was advertised. The drier malt makes this much nicer to drink as opposed to caramel heavy malt before which subdued the hop presence. As it warms up though, some fruitier hop flavors show up, so maybe there's been more to hop bill change then I thought initially. Overall, the change is a success, and Oklahoma might have a new #1 for an ipa.

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Photo of alex_hart
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of njackhobbs
4.24/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of czillmer
4.24/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of sgt1833
4.19/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dar482
4.07/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer comes in a deep blood orange color with with a decent amount of floaties (I suspect this can is a bit old). Beautiful white head with tons of lacing.

The aroma has juicy orange, as well as a bright green pine and resin. Quite bright and hoppy with some candy sweetness as well.

The flavor follows with mostly green pine, grassiness, grapefruit. Some bready malt in there without much sweetness. The finish is of sweet grapefruit. The finish is quite dry of bitter grapefruit pith and green grass. A generally light and drawn out bitterness until the finish, where is lots of drying with a decent bitterness.

A very easy drinking and hoppy IPA. I’d imagine this beer was better extremely fresh, but plesantly surprised by this extra. Not an in your face IPA, but an very sessionable in flavor beer that definitely matches with food.

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Photo of Junkforadam
4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mkanne3616
4.01/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sgttibbs
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of russpowell
4/5  rDev +5.3%

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IPA from Roughtail Brewing Co.
3.8 out of 5 based on 128 ratings.
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