Baby Faced Assassin
Rooster's Brewing Company Ltd.

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Rooster's Brewing Company Ltd.
England, United Kingdom
American IPA
4.03 | pDev: 12.66%
Jun 05, 2020
Mar 20, 2015
Very Good
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Reviewed by OrdinaryManDrinks from England

2.07/5  rDev -48.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2
Looks deep golden when poured, slightly hazy. Huge fine head. Very hoppy and fruity on the nose, taste about the same. Maybe it was my can but there was very little carbonation which isn‘t my taste at all. Overall not my beer.
Jun 05, 2020
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Reviewed by gutbucket2 from England

4.39/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Pours gold with lasting white head from unfiltered 330ml can.
Taste is a syrupy fruity sensation. I think the highlight of this beer is its full body and mouthfeel.
Sep 28, 2019
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Reviewed by Spike from England

4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
330ml can. Clear, orange/amber colour with no carbonation and a thin cap. Spicy, cooked citrus smell. Rich taste of tropical fruit, vintage marmalade and pine. Dense mouthfeel but not syrupy. Decent, fruity AIPA. Not particularly complex but dangerously easy-drinking.
Jul 24, 2019
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Reviewed by Lemreway16 from England

3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
I have to rate this beer on what it is not what I would have wanted. I bought a couple of their beers as I was fascinated as to why a brewery in Yorkshire - home to some of the finest English ales should want to debase their county's style with an American IPA given the USA has no real clue as to how a proper IPA (an English beer) should taste.

I would of course wanted a heavily hoped, high ABV, Barley malt ONLY IPA so if you think I can damn them I can't 'cause its really quite nice with one big reservation.

Looks fine copper hue with a frothy pure white foam. It is refreshing taste aside dry and bitter but, the emphasis is on tropical fruit to the point that the taste sensors just pick up tropical fruit - the malt & hops are lost - maybe not so bad as the beer was adulterated with Wheat.

I have to rate it reasonable high as the dry bitter taste is really good the flavour sorry not to my taste - if I wanted fruit I could have drunk a cordial.
Jun 29, 2019
Rated: 3.7 by Beer_Rabbit66 from England

May 24, 2019
Rated: 4 by steverx8 from England

Dec 06, 2018
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Reviewed by EmperorBevis from England

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Canned in a crafty craft can and picked up for the bargain price of £1.75 from Morrison's supermarket
Pours an amber body with decent enough white head
text book candy grapefruit aroma
fruit, biscuit bitter, nice
Nov 04, 2018
Rated: 3.88 by georgeanthorpe from England

Mar 11, 2018
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Reviewed by jazzyjeff13 from England

3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A 330ml can with no visible BB date. Purchased a while back from the brewery (in July). The label describes it as a 100% Citra-hopped IPA that delivers a variety of fruity aromas and packs a punch (hence the name).

A: Poured into an IPA glass. A rich amber hue with faint haze and plentiful carbonation. Produces a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a persistent surface layer. Some lacing.

S: Aroma of pungent fruitiness with hints of stone fruit, citrus, mild peel, white grape, caramel malt, light grain, ale yeast and subtle earthiness. A twinge of diacetyl in the background. Rather good.

T: Tastes of intense fruitiness with notes of stone fruit, grapefruit, citrus zest, peel, white grape, caramel malt, grain, earthy yeast and stewed hops. Quite dry, followed by a robust hop-driven bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with lively carbonation and good body. Lightly astringent. Aftertaste of bitter aromatic hops, stone fruit, citrus, caramel malt and earthy yeast.

O: Very nice - a rounded, fruity American IPA. Looks the part, while the aroma and flavour are stuffed with citrus and fruit notes underpinned by caramel malt and yeast. Good body. Goes down a treat; a hop-head's delight. Well worth sampling if you have the chance.
Dec 03, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by Mattias from Sweden

Sep 16, 2017
Rated: 3.26 by Treefig33 from England

Jun 29, 2017
Rated: 3.87 by Martine from England

Dec 28, 2016
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Rated by Fatcharliethebeerman from England

4.86/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
This grapefruit citrus ipa packs a punch
Jul 02, 2016
Rated: 4.45 by Foley67 from Scotland

May 28, 2016
Rated: 4.08 by jroof1 from Massachusetts

May 14, 2016
Rated: 4.26 by sephyrott from Spain

May 11, 2016
Rated: 3.98 by CharlesStenner from England

Apr 18, 2016
Rated: 4.22 by TGS from California

Mar 30, 2016
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Rated by jackgriffin from Wales

5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Light, fruity and totally refreshing. An all round classy beer. Straight into my top beers ever.
Mar 26, 2016
Rated: 4.33 by stephenlee from England

Mar 25, 2016
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Reviewed by CwrwAmByth from England

4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Can from The Good Wind Shop, Kew. It's a great little beer, even though this can is nearing the end of its life. Pale copper/orange coloured, clear, with a subtle aroma of hops - grassy, citrus/orange, and bread. Quite a laid back malt backbone - white bread, biscuits, supports faded hops - fruity/orange/grapefruit, resin, peppery spice. Good mid-full body, with hidden alcohol making it exceptionally drinkable, refreshing, quite deadly. Very good.
Mar 03, 2016
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Reviewed by StJamesGate from New York

4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Dark gold with a clingy finger of white and plenty of trailers. 4
Mashed tangerine with some papaya pulp + a bit of dank. 4
Sliced pan buried by sugared grapefruit, lime chiffon, lychee, melon and a touch of musk. 4.5
Green mango end and numbing mint-citron linger.
Light more than medium, fizzy, snappy. 4.25

How do they do it? All the light side of citrus with delicate tropical notes, then grows fangs halfway through with IBUs that sneak up like Novocaine. Shocker here is this is 100% Citra - they're squeezing nuance out of this overdone hop I didn't know was possible while somehow avoiding the cat. Somehow a totally different beer from Oakham. Way too refreshing + drinkable at 6%: I'd plow through this if I lived in Yorkshire. 4.25
Jan 14, 2016
Rated: 4.09 by hdtrice from England

Dec 07, 2015
Rated: 3.99 by Tdenham from England

Dec 04, 2015
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Reviewed by LagerCognoscenti from England

4.6/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Punk IPA on steroids.

So fragrant! Mango, grapefruit, floral notes! Just an amazingly fresh hop aroma

Taste is delicious. Very hoppy. Quite bitter but very drinkable. The aftertaste really lingers and is a most welcome bitter sensation. A little sticky and sweet as well. This beer really defines the concept of a "juicy" IPA

Just superb. A fantastic hop bomb of an IPA.

Buy it. Enjoy it.

Sep 25, 2015
Rated: 4.19 by risenz from England

Sep 13, 2015
Rated: 4 by windypete from England

May 23, 2015
Rated: 3.99 by Goudie from Northern Ireland

Mar 21, 2015
Rated: 3.98 by mdagnew from Northern Ireland

Mar 20, 2015
Baby Faced Assassin from Rooster's Brewing Company Ltd.
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 29 ratings