Rocky Mountain IPA | The Fort Collins Brewery

BA SCORE
83
good
798 Ratings
Rocky Mountain IPARocky Mountain IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Fort Collins Brewery
Colorado, United States
fortcollinsbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by rowew on 06-07-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
798
Reviews:
373
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
12.81%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
97
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 798 |  Reviews: 373
Photo of Nichols33
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Timtac
3.31/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mothmanscott
3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a murky amber producing 2 fingers of frothy, moderately lasting, off-white head that leaves a webby coating of lace. Aroma is a balance of humidor cedar wood, floral & orange hoppiness & caramel malt with tangerine & peach in the background. Taste is caramel malt & a fruity mix of orange, tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, & some pine resin in the finish which becomes very forward in the aftertaste. More sweet than bitter up front but transitioning to bittersweet at mid-sip from where is rapidly gravitates to bitter in the finish producing a very lasting, bitter citrus but predominantly pine aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation, slick &slightly prickly but dry, especially in the latter half of the swallow. Labels can sometimes be misleading but but the use of the word "symmetry" in the brewery description is dead on in terms of hop bitterness & caramel malt sweetness. Not complex but a very drinkable IPA.

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Photo of duvel1979
3.46/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Extrajoker00
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Squire123
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hoosier222002
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JustinSparks
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dmorgan310
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Allurex
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drinkin-beeers
3.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of petersonmatt22
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.03/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A little darker appearance bordering on amber ale territory, didn't help that the malt was the aroma forward aspect of this too, similar to an amber ale.

Taste brought a slight hop edge to it. Still had those red/woody malt flavors going. No bottle date, could be an old bottle. Speaking of which, the alcohol kept getting hotter as it warmed. If you're into a hybrid amber and pale ale kind of hoppiness, this might excite you, otherwise, pretty average stuff.

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Photo of ejohnson654
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BdM
3.39/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Libeertarian
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Mostly clear darker copper, tan frothy head of good retention. Aromas of caramel, raisin, citrus, resin, and rind. On the palate a very crackery or biscuity base, some tartness throughout. Resin, rind, leafiness, and peppercorn as it lingers and with the finish. Medium-bodief, slick, refreshing, medium and somewhat soft carbonation.

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Photo of HoppyBastard
4.14/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, there is no "best by" date that I can find.

APPEARANCE: pours a hazy orange color with less than one-finger off-white head that quickly dissipated until a thin, broken layer of small bubbles remained, medium carbonation, there is significant lacing on the glass.

SMELL: sweet caramel, bread and very flowery with some grapefruit citrus.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially sweet caramel then grapefruit citrus and some pine, this is a very balanced beer.

PALATE: medium body and carbonation.

OVERALL: this is another citrus bomb type IPA that every brewer is trying to get in on right now, I do enjoy this trend but it's hard to have more than one in a sitting because they are so sweet and fruity, this is a really good citrus IPA and I would recommend anyone who enjoys the style.

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Photo of FrancisM12
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OKCNittany
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dreynolds1808
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rossracing
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A little on the citrus side, which I'm normally not a fan of. It works pretty well here, with a more subdued bitterness than what you normally encounter.

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Photo of gfasig
3.44/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Smell reminds me of the straw on the floor of the barn at the fairgrounds by the goat pen. The taste is a delightful crisp pine. Interesting combination.

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Photo of Hellopeople4304
2.97/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

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Rocky Mountain IPA from The Fort Collins Brewery
3.67 out of 5 based on 798 ratings.
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