Rockingham Brewing Company

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Rockingham Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States
IPA - Belgian
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4.06 | pDev: 8.13%
Feb 04, 2021
Dec 30, 2017
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4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by RandomVideoGameCharacter from Massachusetts

I don’t like NEIPAs. I like this. It is definitely a Belgian beer. It is a very good example of a Belgian IPA style beer. Highly recommended if you like Belgian beers and IPAs.

Feb 04, 2021
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3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

16 oz Can from Bert's
Hazy light golden color with a small bubbly white head that dissipates quickly. spicy yeasty phenol's dominate the aroma. Some citrus and earth come in midway through and remind us this is an ipa. Sweet bready malt medium body bubbly mouthfeel. Nice mashup of styles.

Sep 30, 2018
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3.46/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by puboflyons from New Hampshire

From the 16 oz. can. Light amber pour with quick lasting head. Little to no lacing. I pick up a kind of fruity or herbal note on the nose. Generally smells clean. The body is light to medium. The taste has a slight toasted malt sweetness but there is also a vibrant pine or fruity sensation kicking in. Not bad but they put out many better brews.

Sep 16, 2018
3.84 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire on Jul 15, 2018
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4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by ichorNet from Massachusetts

Super cool to find a can of the newest batch of Plump in stores... I loved the single version of this beer (called "Lean"), so I'm anticipating having strong positive feelings about its big brother as well!

Pours a hazed-over medium-golden color with a surprisingly demure head that never really builds up past a couple fingers. The retention here is pretty nice, though, and it's not like the formation itself was bad (just unexpectedly controlled for the style), so this gets full marks. Nice legs and some spotty lace show here and there.

The nose gives off the feeling of a "double witbier" with some incredible juicy, zesty orange elements backed up by some yeasty phenols, grapefruit and apricot. There's a slight tropical element here along with more yeastiness and some spice from the fermentation profile. I definitely pick up some dill, pineapple and mango here, for instance. Very nice smelling beer with some unique things going on. Excited for where it heads on the tongue!

An overtone of tropical fruit washes over the palate when I take my first sips, though that is quickly melded with moderately-aggressive yeast presence displaying distinct phenol notes (mostly clove and white pepper) and intense citrus. This kind of reminds me of an overtly-hoppy double witbier... it has a little pine and spice from the hops, but the profile itself is pretty clean and lends itself to easier-than-expected drinking. Some moderate-to-firm bitterness is found toward the mid-late palate, but it's firmly rooted in the "balancing" aspect rather than being aggressive just for the sake of intensity. Flavors of mango, pineapple and ruby red grapefruit are pretty noticeable on the tongue, but the finish is super dry, so don't expect these elements to last too long.

The way this beer sits on the tongue seems a little at-odds with how it initially seemed when I poured it. I think I was expecting a bit more smoothness or something, maybe some "fruit cocktail"-like syrupiness, but it's really much drier than I figured. The body doesn't suffer due to this, surprisingly, but those looking for some follow-through in the finish will likely find this a little incomplete feeling. I like this a lot, as evidenced by my rating, but I think I prefer its little brother more. Lean is a little more scrappy, with some surprising depth of flavor for its weight class. Plump is certainly no slouch, however, and I'm looking forward to drinking this again.

Jun 16, 2018
4.21 by Prost76 from New Hampshire on Jan 19, 2018
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4.61/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

Pint can #cannedham 12/27/17 opened on 1/17/18

A light haze inside this burnt golden color and amber highlights. A bubbly, all white foam cover like sea foam recedes to a constant bubbly coverage with a thick ring and a bit of lace.

The nose is super intense, tropical fruity hop blend with a sweet ' sour Belgian yeastie kick, mostly sweet toned fruits and yeast...very complex levels. Very strong aromatically. The malt is also seems to give off some honey sweet notes. A bit of peppery cucumbers splashed with herbs and dry earthy notes in a subtle way. The hops and yeadt give off this pineapple and mango covered in pepper and herbs style thing. Sooo goood. Layers and layers of fruity notes is very impressive.

The flavor spectrum is just as deep and impressive as the aroma. The combo of earthy, dry leaves and herbs from the serious hops, blend with an intense, wild, sour, sweet yeastie taste is very impressive. The Belgian-like yeast effect is very heady and authentic tasting. A dry, earthy, semi level bitter punch from the hops just expands the yeast tones and all becomes one with a malty backbone that holds it all together seemlessly. Herbal and peppery earth notes linger on, some left over alcohol heat is detected in the first sip and then again in the finish. The hops are very complex with earthy, dry, herbal effects and wild tropical fruit flavor's. Together, a very complex beast of a brew. The finish is dry, earthy but not really bitter for such a complex brew.

The body and texture starts out dry and earthy, medicinal herbs from the green or leafy side of the hops hits the taste buds first, a mild, but present heat turns it u p a notch, juicy fruits, medium overall feel has sour-ish lingering notes from the funky yeast, otherwise very clean, crisp, maybe slightly slick from the malty side, but does this in no way make it cloying or a challenge. Dense and heady for sure, nothing you cant handle...., as long as your used to brews this complex.

I must admit the Two worlds of the Belgian Golden style ale and DIPA is about as exciting as it gets for me. Huge dose of fat hops and funky complex yeast is what it's all about foe me. Rockingham has rocked this one! Aces! Not to mention my favorite band : Twiddle from Vermont has a double album out that I love, titled " Plump". So....yeah, bonus points for the name.

Jan 17, 2018
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4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by SawDog505 from New Hampshire

Poured into a 16 oz Great Divide Snulip glass canned on 12/27/17. Pours a very hazy dark yellow with a big Full 2 plus finger sticky white head that just coats the sides of the glass with a wall of lace.

Smell is candied fruit, clove, banana, tangerine, pine resin, and grapefruit rind.

Taste follows loads of clove, banana, tangerine, pine, and grapefruit, still has that candied fruit thing going if it makes sense to anyone.

Mouthfeel is pretty darn big, plenty of life, maybe a tad dry, and at 8% ABV drinks plenty easy.

Overall this is a very nice combo, that is DIPA as it is Belgian Double, well done. Nice and in a market flooded with DIPAs this stands out.

Jan 13, 2018
Plump from Rockingham Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 8 ratings