Rockhopper IPA | RJ Rockers Brewing Company

Rockhopper IPARockhopper IPA
BA SCORE
40.7%
Liked This Beer
3.54 w/ 91 Ratings
Rockhopper IPARockhopper IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
RJ Rockers Brewing Company
South Carolina, United States
rjrockers.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This ninety-minute west coast-style IPA has nine hope additions of Warrior and Amarillo and comes in at a whopping 90 IBUs. A tongue-twisting treat for the hophead in all of us!

Added by mikesgroove on 02-28-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,302
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
91
Liked:
37
Avg:
3.54/5
pDev:
15.54%
Alströms:
4
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.74/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.52/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.93/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tlema1
3.35/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Had a bitter finish, which took away from its overall drinkability

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Photo of DoctorZombies
3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep auburn draft pour with off white head. Hops, but slightly medicinal smell. Semi sweet malt to start, hops and a slightly fruity finish. Dry body, medium lite mouthfeel. Ok.

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3.59/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.66/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +13%

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5/5  rDev +41.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of pkalix
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

really? the last review on this brew was SIX MONTHS AGO ? ? how does THAT happen?
apple cider in appearance. completely apple cider. nothing to speak of for head (until the next, much more vigorous, pour) and it smells more like candy than an IPA. slightly bitter on first sip, and very sweet, much like the other RJ brews I remember having. sweet caramel versus a hoppy bitterness is about what this one comes down to. light on the palate, hardly any carbonation. overall, it's pretty good for a single beer. I wouldn't try too many of these in a row, and I know i'm a gonna gag finishing this 22 oz'er, but it's still very tasty. just a little too sweet and a little too amateurish, if you know what I mean.
subsequent sips have given me 1) a slight ammonia odor, although not over-powering or totally offensive, 2) a "locker-room Rush" aroma, if any of you remember that stuff from our high school days in the late 70's - early 80's, and 3) a bready, dough-y, carnival-type pastry aroma like the funnel cake (?)... overall, it's of consistent quality, though.
one additional note as I finish this bottle: I DID NOT expect the hazy, sediment-like froth that poured out as I tipped the bottle up. odd for an IPA, no?

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.54/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This is definitely heavily hopped. I don't think that it's a bad beer, but it certainly is off balance. Lots of pine, with some salt in there and a heavy malt aftertaste, it seems. Feel is super sticky and tacky. It's consistent, I'll give it that. But it lacks the balance and character needed to compete with the other big ipas out there.

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Rockhopper IPA from RJ Rockers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 40.7% out of 100 with 91 ratings
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