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Rod's Best Bitter | Second Street Brewery

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Brewed by:
Second Street Brewery
New Mexico, United States

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A “special” drinkable bitter. Tasty malt sweetness balanced by a crisp finish from a unique combination of pacific NW centennial hops and English kent goldings hops. Complex and subtle.

30 IBU

Added by Thorpe429 on 09-24-2009

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 10
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.36/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewery's railyard location in Santa Fe.

A- The beer is copper-colored with a finger thick head. The head is airy and light, but leaves incredible lacing on the glass's sides. There's light carbonation and bubbling.

S- Thee aroma is heavy on citrusy notes, orange peel, and hops. There is a subtle malt presence that complementss the citrusy sweetness.

T- The malt makes its presence felt first with thick sweet bready notes, which then give way to the citrus that weaves on and off the palate. The beer finishes with a blast of bitterness and thick hop notes.

M- The beer starts creamy and thick, but finishes dry, bitter and light.

O- An excellent beer and a great way to learn to appreciate bitters better.

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2.83/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub in August 2009. Pours a brown-copper color and smells slightly bitter from some hops; a little bit of caramel malt in there as well. The taste is slightly bitter, but just a little bit flat in the taste, there's just not too much going on. The mouthfeel is a light-medium body. Drinkability is decent, but not great--not the best of the several bitters that Second Street had to offer.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of denver10
2.77/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.11/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

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Rod's Best Bitter from Second Street Brewery
3.59 out of 5 based on 10 ratings.
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