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:
98
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 798 |  Reviews: 373
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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Burnt orange pour, frothy heather colored head is moderate in stay. A thick frothy lacing is the result of the healthy head. a bunch of macro bubbles adhere to the vessel walls with spontaneous release.

S: The nose was sticky pine, sweet resinous citrus, grapefruit and toasted bread. Deep sticky hoppy tones. Flavor was sticky malt, a zing of lemony hops, amarrillo perhaps, with some sticky pine. Toasted depth is evident, a touch dry with a soothing piney hoppiness. Hops tastes like warrior and amarrillo.

M: Mouthful is sticky, with a nice depth substance wise, a bit of silty rought texture (marris otter?). Boozy scotchy caramel leave off the tongue.

O: Overall nice mellowing but deep lemon pine hoppiness. Not gonna smack you around upfront but is more barry white with deep soothing bass like tones behind a malty and toasted backing. Hops warm up beautifully. Overall a solid B rated experience.

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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of barczar
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy apricot copper color with a dense half inch cream head that dissipates slowly, leaving sheety lacing.

Fresh herbal and floral hops dominate the aroma, becoming piney, and leading into a very present bready, caramel malt backbone. Notes of citrus are secondary, but add complexity. Fair balance between malt and hops.

Citrus hops are more prevalent in the flavor, with lemon and grapefruit underlying the profile throughout. Toasted breadcrust, slightly sweet, carries into the fairly bitter finish, which is somewhat resiny and minty. Develops a bit of a stale character as out warms.

Body is moderate to light, with substantial carbonation, and a touch of alcohol warmth.

Overall, a fairly balanced brew. Good hop character, fairly simple, with substantial malt backbone and a relatively bitter finish. Nothing exceptional, but could be sessionable.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Bitter_Echo
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From my friends in Colorado. Pours a slightly murky, dark, burnt orange brown. Smells malty and sweet, and bready but not getting too much hops on the nose. Taste is roasted malt, but not sweet, bitterness emerging mid-taste. Balance is solid, and mouth-feel is substantial, carbonation moderately big. A solid IPA, a little more on the heavier, but not sweet roasted malt side.

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4.3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow! As the bottle says. The massive floral aroma lures you in while the hop bitterness and malty sweetness mingle in symmetry. Very surprised at how many different flower-like flavors are present in this near perfectly balanced brew. At first taste its almost overpowering, but once into you realize FCB has created one of the best ipa's. Near perfect full flavored hoppy/ floral creation! Will buy more!

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of secondtooth
3.47/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy amber, with an average head of carbonation. Lace is light and unimpressive.

Nose is sticky hops. I get citrus and pine notes. Not bad.

Taste is bitter grapefruit, but with a fairly substantial malt backbone. It's a crisp and refreshing IPA, and probably pretty sessionable. Still, this one doesn't seem to have a lot of character, so I won't have much interest in re-tasting unless it's fresh and on-draft.

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4.3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a cloudy deep golden color with a nice fluffy white head that had pretty good retention.

The scent was of strong citrus, sweet malts were noticeable also, and dry herbal hops.

The taste is also of citrus, bitter herbal hops are dominant in the flavor, there are also some notes of bread.

Medium body, pretty smooth feel with a very dry finish, moderate to high carbonation.

This was one of the better IPA's I've had in a while.

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3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy, lazy amber brew with a cloudy complexion. The head is average but dense. The carbonation is also average and gentle.

I'm not picking up much in way of hops, just sweet caramel malts.

Drinks smooth and sweet malts. I've yet to detect any hops, no brew date so who knows.

Even without any evidence of hops this beer still tastes might fine. like an EIPA.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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