Rockhopper IPA | RJ Rockers Brewing Company

BA SCORE
81
good
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
Ratings:
91
Reviews:
48
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
15.58%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 91 |  Reviews: 48
Photo of LouDogg114
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of csparace
3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Smell (4.00) – Yeasty and sweet. Heavy on grapefruit and chocolates. Makes me think it is going to be a dark beer. Fruit is prevalent. Attractive smell.

Appearance (4.00) – From a bomber into a Matilda glass. Pours with a frothy one finger head that is leaving quickly. Loads of carbonation coming to the top. Glows a peachy orange amber. Couldn't ask for much more in the lacing – actually as I get further down its surprisingly nice.

Taste (3.75) – First thing that comes to mind is a roasted presence. The hop crunch isn't quite as heavy as I would have thought for the advertised 90 IBUs. You get a decent malt presence as well. The finish is quite long and leaves you with quite a large amount of hops considering the smaller than average hop content in the body.

Mouthfeel (3.75) – Good carbonation level. Pretty smooth. The bitterness is pretty satisfying, all things considered, and leaves my thirst quenched.

Overall (4.00) – I'm pretty satisfied by this IPA. Is definitely outstanding but it does the job. The appearance is surprisingly good, especially the lacing. This is a beer that doesn't kill your wallet nor your faith in humanity. I'm a happy camper.

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Photo of jaswilson2
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of ADTaber
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of csmartin6
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of acsprouse
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of cbyrd4088
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Photo of methtlcai
1/5  rDev -71.7%

Photo of CaptDavyJones
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of brentk56
3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a relatively clear amber color with a very nice head

Smell: Caramel, mint and pine

Taste: Caramel, up front, with a developing minty/piney flavor; by mid-palate, an assertive bitterness extends the hop profile and, while the caramel lingers underneath, this remains a relatively bitter IPA

Mouthfeel: Medium body and moderate carbonation

Overall: It looks like this beer has had some problems in the past and the recipe may have been re-formulated; in any event, it is a decent IPA in its present state, if just a tad too malty for my palate

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear orange/copper. Head is white and drops to a wispy cap and chunky collar almost instantly. Moderate carbonation on the pour. Beer glows when held to light.

Smell: Orange pith. Grapefruit. Some minor pine. Big caramel and biscuity malts. Dough. Orange flesh. Oily citrus. Marmalade and a faint earthiness. Floral.

Taste: Flower petals and marmalade spread on a biscuit. Caramel malts. Biscuity with a roasted edge. Some toasted notes. Bready. Pith and orange flesh with a ghost of pine resin. Grapefruit juice punches through.Lingering herbal spiciness. Well balanced.

Mouthfeel: Moderate body, moderate carbonation. Nice creamy edge. Touch dry on the finish.

Overall: A solid drinking IPA. Nice price point at under $5/bottle. Solid fresh, I'd be afraid of it with any age.

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Photo of turnerk3
4.23/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours light amber hue that is accompanied by an exceptional true white head. The head is not only prominent in appearance, but it also does well to lace the glass.

S: A citrusy hop aroma is the first noticeable essence that is followed by a slight floral characteristic.

T: The hops flow over from the smell to the taste contributing a pleasant citrus, floral combination. The sweetness of the malt is absent in the taste, but it does alleviate the bitterness from the hops on the palate.

M: Perfect carbonation distributes the flavors splendidly. There is pseudo dryness, but the genuine texture is slightly resiny. The combination makes a highly easy to drink beer.

O: RJ Rockers is a relatively local brewery, and this just happened to be one of their recently brewed batches. There is a noticeable difference from last years brew, and that difference is definitely a favorable one.

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Photo of ltdantheman
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of briandaube
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of rramsey
2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of juliusseizure
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of doucmehu
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of UltimateLivewire
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Swamper
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of JAHMUR
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of EasyReader
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of jpd7374
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of ummswimmin
3.36/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass to have with Italian food. The beer is an off yellow, very cloudy. There were a lot of floaters near the end. Not a great way to get my fiber daily.

This smells like a decent IPA. Nothing to blow you away. Just some citrus, kind of mellow.

The flavor is pretty good. I enjoy how it did with the spicy Italian food.

This beer was good, but these days we have an embarassment of riches when it comes to good IPA's. I wish I could say that there was something that sets this beer apart... except for the label, there really wasn't anything.

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Photo of dowen44
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of coldriver
2.83/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 oz bomber poured into Sam Adams glass. Pours a deep amber with adequate head and lacing. Aroma is primarily malt with some pear and berries. Taste is peppery and grassy hops and malt, doesn't seem very complex. Wet finish, aftertaste is awful. Wow, $10 a bomber for this?!?

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Rockhopper IPA from RJ Rockers Brewing Company
3.53 out of 5 based on 91 ratings.
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