Capricorn
Rubicon Brewing Company

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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
American IPA
ABV:
6%
Score:
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Avg:
3.76 | pDev: 19.95%
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
4
From:
Rubicon Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Reviews: 1 | Ratings: 4
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3.02/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 01/29/09 at Blue Palms, Hollywood, CA.

This is Rubicon's entry into the emerging "black IPA" style. See also: Stone XI (aka Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale) and Pizza Port Warrior IPA.

Virtually black beer, tan/off-white head less than a finger tall. Sticky lacing lasts and lasts.

Sadly (for an IPA of any kind), no aroma.

Flavor is more like a porter than an IPA, due perhaps to the fact that this is an IPA blended with porter (from what I was told by the folks representing the brewery who were at Blue Palms this night). Overall, there's not really much IPA flavor at all. There is a smallish chocolate malt note. Fairly strong bitterness on the finish; I couldn't identify any kind of hop character aside from that.

The beer is dry, with some tongue parch in evidence.

I'm not a fan of this beer and, while I did finish the glass without difficulty, I don't think I'll be ordering this one again.

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Capricorn from Rubicon Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 4 ratings