Railroad Street Ale | Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)
New York, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by codewarrior on 12-27-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
57
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
22.28%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
9
For Trade:
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Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 57
Reviews by codewarrior:
Photo of codewarrior
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is basically the same recipe as "Stock Ale" but boasts a higher ABV, and is brewed in a different facility via a different mechanism.

The last review of Stock Ale is a review of this beer, but I feel that since the ABV has changed and that the brewery has seen fit to change the name of the beer, it's pretty much a different beer, although very similar to Stock Ale. Anyway ... got this growler from the source.

L: Anemic apricot with soapy 1-finger head. Looks ok, not great but not bad.

S: Slightest touch of hops with lots of sweetness behind. Pretty well balanced with a lot going on. Hints of fruit at the back, again pretty good here, but something is off and I can't put my finger on it. I'm not looking forward to drinking this, but also not dreading it.

T: Less hops than in the nose, ultimately an IPA, but sweet up front and hops in the back. Somehow the hops is a bit too strong to my liking, even though the sweetness is ultimately stronger in the nose, and in the front of the taste as well.

F: Good carbonation and good consistency ... but again it's kind of blah. Not offensive in any way.

D: Meh. A bit off putting after-taste-wise but not bad in any category. Forgettable beer here, but I'd order it at a bar, barring better options.

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Photo of oberon
3.22/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap today at the brewpub.Came to the table in a standard pint glass a dull copper color with almost no head to speak of,pretty lackluster appearence.Light citric hops and caramel malt in the nose,flavors are a little more hop assertivewith a decent shot of citric hops over top of a caramel/biscuit malt base.All in all a pretty average IPA.

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Photo of generallee
4.12/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: It was poured from my growler into a tulip glass. The growler was filled at the brewery.

Appearance: The body has a golden or light amber color with a cloudy tan haze. A one inch collar of off white foam builds up from the pour and quickly fades to a small ring. A few spots of lace cling to the edge of the glass.

Smell: In the nose I pick up lots of citrus zesty hops over pale grain and lightly roasted malt.

Taste/Palate: On the tongue there is a big bite of hop bitterness with big citrus (grapefruit/lime/touch of lemon) and herbal leafy notes. In the middle there is a dank mix of bitterness and sweetness that moves in with some light toasted notes and light brown sugary notes. Overall hop bitterness dominates and slowly fades long into the finish. The palate has a firm full feel with light carbonation.

Notes: This is a big heavy hitting IPA. Over all I would say that it has a sort of middle of the country vibe. (Not quite West Coast and not quite East Coast)

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Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.23/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LXIXME
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of klinger
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of ChrisL24481
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of poohbearzeccola
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of spark3148857
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Gavilan
3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad malt forward IPA? There is nothing bad about it, it just doesn't have a unique profile. Run of the mill IPA

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.07/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

My beer of choice when eating Mexican food at Salena's in Rochester, NY. Poured on tap.

Pours a dark amber, with a one inch head, and streaks of lacing down the glass.

Smells lightly citrusy and piney, with a bigger malt presence than in typical IPAs.

The taste is similar. Slightly bitter and resinous, but with a sweet malty finish. Lots of pine and grapefruit. A more balanced IPA than most, unfortunately the malt character is too sweet and not interesting enough to make this a good IPA. The bitterness does pair well with spicy Mexican food, though.

Medium bodied, crisp mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

Not bad, but not great.

EDIT:

I need to update my ratings, as this beer has majorly improved as of late. The Railroad Street in cans is juicy, full, and sticky, with much less of a cloying malt flavor. It's still quite bitter, but this is off-set by juicy sweet hop goodness. Get it.

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Photo of Inglewood
3.42/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fx20736
4.06/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a 4 pak from Southtown Beverages on 9/6/14. Served in a large glass, served at fridge temp.

appearance: cloudy honeycomb amber with a thick natural/ offwhite head. Respectable lacing.

smell: Mango, grapefruit, pineapple/ peach syrup with some eucalyptus/ menthol.

taste: broad, pale malt with a stabbing grapefruit bitterness, which lingers throughout the otherwise clean finish.

mouthfeel: full

overall: decent, tasty, well constructed.

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Photo of LutherBrau
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from a 16oz tallboy.

3.25 A: Nearly clear light orange color. Three full fingers of foamy white head. Retention is about average and lots of spotty lacing is left.

3.75 S: Dank resiny hoppiness with some grassy and earthy undertones. Caramel malts, a touch of breadiness, but clean overall. Really nice hop forward aroma.

3.75 T: Tastes like it smells. Resiny, grassy, and earthy hops. Plenty of hop flavor. Moderate bitterness. Malts are lightly bready with hints of caramel and toastiness. Well balanced and quite tasty.

3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lightly creamy with a mild bitter aftertaste.

4.0 D: Solid brew. I bumped the drinkability score because some of the other scores were borderline.

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Photo of ImpactDan
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of morrowd3
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of LarryMyers
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of paulytasker
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Rock_Glenn
4.08/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a very good ipa, the flavor and aroma are top notch. Can be a bit thick, especially if enjoying a few in a row. Gets a bit foamy and doesn't have a great consistency to the head, those really are my only knocks against it, because all in all, it's good.

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Photo of Evarigan
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of chefduff2
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of BrunoH
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.37/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Tap at the brewpub.
Mostly clear deep golden color with a stingy white head. Citrus and pine with some bready caramel malt behind it. Pretty old school a bit sweet.

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Photo of ER527
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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Railroad Street Ale from Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)
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