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Pacific Ring IPA | Roundabout Brewery

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Brewed by:
Roundabout Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by RblWthACoz on 12-18-2013

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 28
Reviews by jlindros:
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4.3/5  rDev +3.6%

Thanks to evahflow (reddit) for this one, shared with rudzud.

Pours a decent fizzy creamy head, murky peach orange color. 4

Nose big time kiwi hops and tropical fruits, ruby red grapefruit all over tons of it, fresh, juice, pith, etc. Mild tangerine, guava, juicy tropical like papaya fruit, mild dank resin. 45

Taste is mild grainy sweet malt, reddish malt, but little compared to the big hops, grapefruit again, little pith and rind, mild tangerine and citrus rind, into more tropical notes, papaya, hint of mango, etc. Nice juicy citrus fruit, and fleshy feel with the malt. Fair bitterness that ramps a bit and turns slight tannic bitterness and quite bitter on the finish, more rind, pith, grapefruit, citrus, and generic tropical fruit skin lingering. 425

Mouth is med bod but nice full fleshy feel, nice carb for a growler, very little booze. 45

overall pretty nice. Enjoyable, nice feel, great nose, good taste, great usage of hops aside from the finish. 425

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My favorite Pittsburgh IPA, good

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great beer, the Nelson Sauvin comes out in the front and the cascade in the back.

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zhlanham
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Love the Nelson hops in this brew. Visited 4 breweries in the Burgh and this was in my top 3 beers. Great little operation and friendly owners pouring beers on a Saturday night.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of cpetrone84
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Pour is hazed deep amber with a fairly tight white head. Nose is extremely tropical, lots of pineapple, stone fruit and grapefruit. Taste isn't as tropical, a bit of grain up front, still some tropical fruits with hints of resin and a bit herbal behind. Medium body, a hint syrupy with moderate carb.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cascade and Nelson Sauvin hops on this one.

Fully clouded yellow with a thick off-white head. This beer has strong earthy grapefruit tones. For me the earthy edge could be toned down a bit and the fruit aspect smoothed out. But it's a pleasant brew. Another nice one from Roundabout.

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Photo of rudzud
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to JLindros for sharing.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice hazy orange hue with a thin white head that faded to leave wisps and some thin lacing. Solid appearance for an ipa. 4.25 (x .05 = .213)

S - Aromas of oranges, light citrus, faint tropical hops, dank and wet. Grapefruit galore, actually overpowers the tropical fruits. While not a bad thing it does deter slightly from the nose. 4.5 (x .2 = .9)

T - Taste is nice grapefruit, which is again the dominant thing. Tropical notes are rather muted, nice candy citrus peel, sweet malts. balanced bitterness. The grapefruit peel becomes a little oily, bitterness actually is pretty low. Alcohol is hidden very nicely. 4.25 (x .45 = 1.913)

M - Mouthfeel is lighter, alcohol hidden well. Solid for a growler. 4.25 (x .1 = .425)

O - Overall this beer was tasty, glad Jared shared. I personally don't like to trade for ipas but this was tasty. Solid grapefruit notes throughout, very nice. 4.25 (x .2 = .85)

Total Rating score: 4.30
Serving Type: Growler

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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Photo of Omnium
4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Growler > Sensory Pils glass

A - Clouded yellow orange with half a finger of white fizzy head, no lacing. Granted this is an unfiltered ale.
S - Loads of white grape, citrus zest, crakery malt, pine resin, light floral notes, orange juice, a little grassy, just very fresh smelling.
T - Follows aroma fairly well, you get more of a cracker and bread malt finish, but definitely up front a ton of white grape juice, nice orange notes, pine and floral hops meet nicely.
M - Extremely drinkable, very smooth and refreshing.
O - Excellent IPA, This is my first growler fill from Roundabout that I bought, and its an excellent American IPA, very juicy and fresh. Will be getting this agian for sure.

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Pacific Ring IPA from Roundabout Brewery
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