Zenyatta
Roak Brewing Co.

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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #1,976
ABV:
4.7%
Score:
89
Ranked #23,832
Avg:
3.87 | pDev: 5.68%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
21
From:
Roak Brewing Co.
 
Michigan, United States
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Rotating
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Gots
  2
SCORE
89
Very Good
Notes: This session IPA is hazy in appearance and brewed with lactose for added body and a pillowy mouthfeel. Dry-hopped with Amarillo, Calypso, El Dorado, and Denali hops. Zenyatta has notes of citrus and tropical fruit that lead to a clean finish.
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 21 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by WoodBrew:
Photo of WoodBrew
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I tried this at the brewery. It poured a hazy yellow with white head that is leaving some lace. The scent had fruit notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with ripe fruit presence. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a good beer.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of szmnnl99
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CRAFTKING954
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: hazy light golden with a thin foam head
S:citrus pine with a hint of grapefruit scent
T:like fresh squeezed grapefruit not as bitter though
M: has a resiny smooth feel and finishes light on the palate. Medium body
O: overall i think it has great appearance. smell and taste are lacking in my opinion. Guess thats why it is a session ipa. The low abv at 4.7 left much to be desired. I probably wont buy it again ,but it is worth the try.

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Photo of superspak
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 5/21/2018. Pours opaquely hazy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and rocky white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of orange, lemon, grapefruit, peach, pear, red apple, pineapple, mango, melon, citrus peel/zest, mint, light pepper/pine, wheat, biscuit dough, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of orange, lemon, grapefruit, peach, pear, red apple, pineapple, mango, melon, citrus peel/zest, mint, light pepper/pine, wheat, biscuit dough, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light pine, citrus peel, herbal, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of orange, lemon, grapefruit, peach, pear, red apple, pineapple, mango, melon, citrus peel/zest, mint, pepper, pine, wheat, biscuit dough, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, fairly crisp/sticky, and slightly resinous balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.7%. Overall this is a delicious session NEIPA. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and bready malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink with the mellowly bitter/drying finish. Nice soft feel for the style. Very juicy, dank, and vibrant hop complexity; nice bready malt backbone, with minimal residual sweetness. It's more stone/pome fruity than tropical with the unique hop bill, but still delicious. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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Photo of loganburgh
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of fern22
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy yellow with a couple inches of foam. Subtle earthy and fruity bitter notes. Floral taste is strong, but very well balanced. Smooth and goes down well. This is a very well done session IPA with NE style on it. Start your night with this.

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Photo of Zaphog
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beergorrilla
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HardyA
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gemini6
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Buck_Jones
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 98green
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jvgoor3786
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Two months old. The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a soapy white head and thick lacing.

The smell has some muted citrus and floral.

The taste is floral forward with a bit of citrus and malt underneath.

The mouthfeel is medium/high carbonation and medium body with no lingering bitterness.

Overall this is very nice but overly floral for my taste.

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Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DanJ1979
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JimboBrews54
4.56/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just a step below M43, the only one I have found that can compete with it. I know they have another version of this out there. This is a good one, this is a great summer sipper like M43. Not as flavorful but definitely worth a try.

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Photo of XsoldoutX
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sludgeman
3.49/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AZBeerDude72
3.66/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Zenyatta from Roak Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 21 ratings