Slippery Rock IPA
Busted Sandal Brewing Company

Slippery Rock IPASlippery Rock IPA
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #6,700
ABV:
7.1%
Score:
83
Ranked #42,350
Avg:
3.62 | pDev: 13.54%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
70
From:
Busted Sandal Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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83
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Slippery Rock IPASlippery Rock IPA
Notes: A smooth, balanced beer with an assertive citrusy hop profile, a touch of caramel sweetness and color, and an appropriate malt backbone to support it.

55 IBU
Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 70 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by NeroFiddled:
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Busted Sandal Brewing Co. "Slippery Rock IPA"
on tap @ Waxy O'Connor's, San Antonio, TX
$6.50 / pint

Notes: Clear light copper-orange body beneath a medium off-white head. Head retention and lacing are limited (possibly due to a dirty glass). Aroma of sweetish, gently caramelish, and grainy malt backed by floral, gently citrusy, and leafy hops. The flavor follows suit and although it's got some strength to it it seems lacking hops as an IPA... maybe more of a strong American ale? Medium body / medium carbonation. Balanced but leaning towards maltiness. Drying finish. Middle of the road.

Feb 04, 2016
More User Reviews:
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AlCaponeJunior from Texas

4.1/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Great little brewery in San Antonio, and this is a tasty regular offering.

Smells and tastes of crispy tasty hops, with a solid malty backbone. Not especially notable in any one category, but solidly delicious all around.

Feb 11, 2021
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Dillinger from Mississippi

3.64/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Jul 20, 2019
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Gagnonsux from Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Oct 24, 2014
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Magery from Kentucky

3.18/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Jun 09, 2016
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BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

3.68/5  rDev +1.7%

Oct 05, 2014
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dalepryor from Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Aug 26, 2014
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.17/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the small brewery in San Antonio

Appearance: clear amber with a semi-durable near white head.

flavor and aroma: Moderately complex aroma and flavor. Very floral, especially the aroma. Lacks balance. Sweet.

Feel: Near medium body.

O: too sweet and under-hopped; not worth seeking out

Jun 22, 2014
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XicanoBeerRun from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Sep 04, 2014
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ssimpson89 from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mar 13, 2015
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Zaximus from Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Apr 10, 2014
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kjkinsey from Texas

3.29/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Feb 28, 2016
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Jugs_McGhee from Oklahoma

3.15/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE

Dec 05, 2018
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mikeg67 from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Yard House, San Antonio, TX. Pours amber with fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of citrusy hops, oranges and caramel malt. Body is medium and crisp. Herbal hops, caramel malt, grain and red fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long and hoppy. Good brew.

Mar 02, 2017
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Plumbwader from Texas

4.84/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I had this on tap at the Southtown Pizzaria in San Antonio. It poured a dark amber with a nice creamy head that laced well throughout the beer. It smelled like a typical IPA. This bad boy shines in the taste department. Very smooth and crisp and very little bitterness. This one is more on the citrusy side and less on the piney. Overall I have to say this is one of my favorite IPAs Ive ever had.

Sep 02, 2018
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greenspointexas from Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Dec 06, 2014
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kylehay2004 from Illinois

3.66/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Apr 10, 2015
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Texasfan549 from Texas

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

Apr 10, 2015
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Bloodbuzz99 from Georgia

2.81/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Kind of a sweet ipa- a hoppy brown ale? That makes it sound too good. Just an overall an odd IPA that's not particularly interesting or true to a traditional IPA style

May 01, 2015
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mcdsports from Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Jun 07, 2014
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bbadger from Texas

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Dec 07, 2013
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.35/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

kind of an older school hop profile on this one, and balanced with some crystal type malt in here, still light and drinkable, but its nice to see breweries who arent chasing the haze craze still making classic ipa types, and i immediately appreciated this one for that. like a lot of their other beers though, the fermentation profile is not good, the beer has a chemical phenolic finish that disrupts what was otherwise a fine flavor trajectory, and it just seems like it was done way too warm, or that whatever yeast they are using in these beers just isnt any good. its a shame because the rest of it is right, balance hop bitterness with a fuller grain profile, fresh pine notes to the hops and a fresh oily sort of feel to it, lingering bitterness at the end. a simple clean california ale yeast or even a bready english one would make this a solid ipa, but the dish soapy ending is a problem. it was common in a lot of their beers, but its more problematic here in this ipa, as it really clashes with the hops. lots of potential here, but it too needs some work...

Mar 10, 2019
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CRV334 from Texas

4/5  rDev +10.5%

Jun 15, 2014
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Leschber from Texas

4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 20, 2014
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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Mar 16, 2019
Slippery Rock IPA from Busted Sandal Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 70 ratings