Capricorn | Rubicon Brewing Company

BA SCORE
-
no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rubicon Brewing Company
California, United States
rubiconbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-31-2009

BEER STATS
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
4
Avg:
3.22
pDev:
28.57%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
0
For Trade:
0
User Reviews
Reviews: 1 | Ratings: 4
Photo of charlzm
3.02/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

 914 characters

Capricorn from Rubicon Brewing Company
3.22 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    No fake news here. Get real beer content delivered to your doorstep every month.

    Subscribe