Baby Faced Assassin | Rooster's Brewing Company Ltd.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rooster's Brewing Company Ltd.
England, United Kingdom
roosters.co.uk

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by mdagnew on 03-20-2015

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Ranking:
#7,819
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
25
pDev:
9.02%
 
 
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1
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Ratings: 25 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by steverx8:
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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

More User Reviews:
Photo of stephenlee
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

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Photo of werehereforthebeer
3.66/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Roosters Baby Faced Assassin pours a lovely golden with 1 finger of soft foam head. Smells are strong citrus and mango, taste has a lovely fruity bitterness. Again there is citrus, orange and pineapple. Mouthfeel is thick and long lasting and nicely bitter at the end. A strong American IPA.

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Photo of georgeanthorpe
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of hdtrice
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Foley67
4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EmperorBevis
4/5  rDev -2.4%
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

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Photo of mdagnew
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LagerCognoscenti
4.6/5  rDev +12.2%
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.

94/100

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Photo of jackgriffin
5/5  rDev +22%
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.

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Photo of jroof1
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of windypete
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of risenz
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StJamesGate
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
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

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Photo of Goudie
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Martine
3.87/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fatcharliethebeerman
4.86/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This grapefruit citrus ipa packs a punch

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Photo of sephyrott
4.26/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Treefig33
3.26/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CwrwAmByth
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

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Photo of TGS
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CharlesStenner
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tdenham
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Baby Faced Assassin from Rooster's Brewing Company Ltd.
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 25 ratings