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Blue Corn (Santa Fe) Road Runner IPA

Blue Corn (Santa Fe) Road Runner IPA
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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
An aggressive American Style IPA. Huge hop aromas and tastes are present from dry hopping with more than 2lbs of hops per barrel. A medium body is followed with a long dry and bitter finish. Eight hop varieties are used including, Citra, Simcoe, and Centennial. 6.9% ABV 90 IBU O.G. 1.068

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kavu (3901) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 16, 2015
4oz on tap @ Blue Corn. Pours clear golden with a low head. Aroma is fruity malts. Flavor is creamy fruity malts with a hoppy finish. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jerohen (2163) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2014
On draft at the brewpub. Orange colored, medium head. Beautiful hoppy nose, fruity notes. One-dimensional flavor, plain hop bitterness. Thin mouthfeel. Great nose, but otherwise disappointing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maltman53 (459) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - DEC 23, 2013
On tap at the brewery, pours a copper red tint. Again, I think this brewery uses melanoidan malt in a lot of its grain bill, resulting in a red tint. Aroma is hoppy, mostly citrus and grapefruit. The body is medium with a nice level of CO2 framing a good malt-hop balance. Finishes clean and hoppy. A solid IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
evergreen0199 (2898) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2013
Cask at GBBF 2013, Olympia, London. An amber coloured pour with a small off white head on top. Hoppy, citrus fruit aroma. Tastes hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, slight bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (39962) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2013
From cask. Pours hazy orange with a small off white head. Aroma is grapefruity and peachy. Toasted malty, peachy and light grapefruity. Bitter and lingering fruity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (11957) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2013
Cask at GBBF 2013. It pours amber with a small white head. The nose is earthy, wood, sweaty, spice, farmyard and leather. The taste is pine, resinous, good deal of bitterness, earth, alcohol kick, varnish, underlying caramel, peppery and leaf with a bitter finish. Medium+ body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Tastes better than it smells anyway. Nice bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (4133) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Arrives from the tap with a pale, off-white head. The beer is a clear, copper color. The aroma is amply hoppy, with lots of floral, citrusy and herbal notes; this is what an IPA should smell like. It has a dank edge to it that is nicely "herbaceaous". Lots of tangelo zest, and lychee notes.

A nice biting, but smooth bitterness that becomes a bit more prominent through the finish. Lots of tangelo zest notes, ruby red grapefruit notes, rosemary, a touch of menthol, definitely some pine flavors and a general herbal floral character defines the hop notes here. The body is a touch chewy, but still quite quaffable. The malt character has some light crystal malt character that contributes a touch of caramelized grain, and some whole grain cracker like character.

A solid IPA, definitely the best beer of the couple I have had from this brewery. Even pairs well with the Breakfast burrito I am having right now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GJF (1499) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - MAY 9, 2013
On tap at the Santa Fe brewery with lots of family during a reunion. Service at the brewery sucked, but this beer was pretty nice. Lots of fresh hops to it. I’d go back for more if I’m in Santa Fe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10445) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Tap @ Blue Corn Santa Fe Southside. Pours a clear, dark golden appearance with an off white head. Nice spicy, a bit resiny hoppy, mild citrusy, a bit toasty aroma. Carbonation is a bit low. Spicy, piney, resiny hoppy, somewhat bitter flavor. Solid offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3544) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Tap at brewpug downtown Santa Fe, NM November 2012-Pours orange with a small white head nose of c hops straight up flavors are c hop tang lots of soapy cheese flavors not much malt here some lite pale malt but a big grapefruit and lite pine finish lite diacytl detected

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