Rabbit Hole Brewing

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English India Pale Ale (IPA)
Ranked #232
Ranked #39,079
3.56 | pDev: 19.38%
Rabbit Hole Brewing
Texas, United States
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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 34
3.42/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz can with no visible date. Purchased at the brewery 7-26-19, opened 8-2-19.
Huge 3" off white head, hazy copper color beer -- looks to be way over carbonated. Long retention because of this with thick lacing left behind.
Brown bread. Yeasty. Leafy hops. German yeast cloviness in the aroma, seems out of place.
Maris Otter type bready, toffee malt flavors, very English hop bitterness strong tea, herbal and grassy.
Enters almost on a flat note, surprising as I expected way over carbonated. Medium body with a loooong herbal like bitter finish.
Visually I didn't expect to like this beer, still not 100% sure how I feel about it but I didn't hate it.
Strange mash up of English malts and hops but hopped to an American level of bitterness with a weird German-esque yeastiness going on. Different for sure.

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Photo of puck1225
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a tall fluted glass.

Murky brown color with a thin beige head with decent head. Sweet bread smell. Earthy, slightly bitter taste. A hint of sweetness. A good malty background. Good beer.

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Photo of Jbbdrinker
4.09/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice cloudy, copper color with a hoppy aroma. The flavor is bold with resinous hops and an earthy malt body. Mild carbination up front and a lingering spicy hop coating of the tongue.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

$ 2.13 (Including tax and discount)/12 oz can ($ 0.177/oz) from Spec’s #100, DeZavala, San Antonio, TX. Reviewed 11/17/18.
“B#18 Best EPA ever!!!!” on can bottom, no date. On shelf in the store. Stored at 42 degrees and served at 42 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Appearance – 4.
Body – Medium amber, hazy, some effervescence.
Head – Large (Maximum 4.5 cm, aggressive center pour), low density, light tan, good retention, slooowly diminishing to a ragged three to nine mm ring and a broken layer. Head retraction leaves lots of small, broken pieces of lacing.
Lacing – Fair. Partial ring of tiny to small bubbles with some openings.
First pour – Light amber, hazy.
Aroma – 3 – Weak caramel.
Flavor – 4 - Bitter but with more of a malt bitterness than a hop bitterness. Leaves a caramel aftertaste. No alcohol (6.5 % ABV), no diacetyl, no dimethylsulfide.
Palate – 3 – Medium, watery, soft carbonation.
Impression and interpretation – 3.5 – Very malty interpretation with hops definitely on the down-low. Seems more malty and less hoppy than the English IPAs I’ve had in the UK.

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Photo of JohnDee
3.27/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Medium amber in color with an off-white head. Resiny hop aroma. The taste is not surprisingly on the bitter side but rather mild for an IPA. I would have liked a little more malt to give it some body and to balance out the hops. Light bodied, bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of Premo88
3.81/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. can poured into tulip

L: mostly clear amber gold with small head, less than 1/4-inch tall of offwhite/beige foam; no sticking or lacing; keeps a thin collar of beige foam

S: sour grain, sweet malt ... honey biscuits, lots of hops ... slightly green (grassy, cilantro) but mostly earthy with a pinch of spice, black pepper; apricot, lemon peel

T: earthy/black pepper hop bite with a layer of smooth buttery malt; the malt gives it some sweetness with a little bready flavor, but the dominant note is the English hops; as it warms, it tastes a little more like a malty English ale with some apricot working in around the hop bite; as it warms more, has a caramel/toffee flavor ... mixing with that hop bite, it tastes like caramel charred a bit around the edges, just a bit burnt

F: solid midweight with decent carbonation; very light for 6.5% ABV but not watery

O: very good brew with proper notes in proper places; the first couple of cans of this six-pack really hit the bready-malt flavor of an English pale; this particular can is not, but the hop bite is still very Old World with a nice black pepper flavor working off the pinch of sweetness from the malt; I'll seek this out again ... one of the better American-made English pale ales (IPAs) I've tried

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Photo of TX-Badger
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a light brown color with off-white head. Bread, light pine, caramel malt and some roast on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with toasted malt and some grass.

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Photo of TBoneJones
3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Can poured, looks deep copper with a full off-white head.
Smells faintly of sweet toasted caramel malts.
Taste is about the same, with an underlying herbal flavor, followed by dry toasty notes of the malts. Feels well-carbonated, and peppery.
Pretty okay.

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3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Copper body and a thin white head.

Grassy, floral, and herbal hop that provides some assertive bitterness.
Bready malt.

Dry with a medium body and carbonation.

When I ordered this at the bar all I knew was that it's an IPA. Took me a second to warm up to the fact that it was more English style than a hopsplosion Murican IPA but it is an enjoyable beer for sure.

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The Rabbit Hole Brewing 10/6 English IPA features a prominent English hop character supported by a smooth, bready malt backbone. This Rabbit Hole Ale is crafted with the finest floor-malted Maris Otter winter barley and flavored with three different varieties of English hops. It is bold and flavorful without driving your palate completely insane. So whatever the time may be, it is always time for another 10/6, the IPA with refinement.

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10/6 from Rabbit Hole Brewing
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 34 ratings