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We ventured into unfamiliar territory to create an IPA to fit our style. An intense floral nose, firm balanced flavor and long hoppy finish make Rocky Mountain IPA our very own.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a semi-hazy copper color. The head is about a finger high, with an eggshell shade. Retention isnít amazing, and the head only leaves a modicum of lacing behind. S: Just as I feared, the nose is really malty and sweet. Having said that, there are some enjoyable notes to be found - it also brings some decent apricot and pineapple notes. Still, the hops here are way too mild for me. T: The flavor threw me a curveball - this is kind of bitter all around. Actually, no, itís kind of GENERICALLY bitter all around. Despite the bitter presence, it remains rather malty from the start to the finish. There is one aspect I enjoy, though: the finish has a good stone fruit flavor. Otherwise, this one is meh. M: Thereís some good news on the feel: itís fairly dry, allowing it to go down fairly easily. However, it isnít particularly crisp or clean. Much of the dryness seems astringent more than anything, and combined with the sharp carbonation, makes it a bit harsh in the mouth. O: This tastes really old school. Itís somewhat malty, pretty bitter, yet devoid of hop flavors. It isnít an awful beer, just...way behind the times for an IPA. Iím getting a picture in my head of this beer singing "old gray mare, she ainít what she used to be..." while more modern IPAs like MBC Lunch walk past the old man, wondering why heís making a fool of himself.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (2721) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2014
12 oz bottle served in pint glass (from notes). Modicum of sediment in bottle added mid-taste. Pours with ample 1-finger head that has good duration. Hazy amber/orange color. A - Fine aroma that is markedly fruity and floral, with a lightly toasted malt background. Some but not all, of the fruitiness seems to be from citrus-toned hops. Slightly earthy. T- Substantial malt sweetness is initially evident but quickly gives way to a good hit of bitter hops, although malt flavor remains. Slightly woodsy (neither good nor bad IMO). A piney aspect is less obvious in the aroma than in the flavor. Excellent citrus/pine tinted hoppy finish where the remaining malt sweetness wears off quickly leaving a more bitter, but not unpleasant, lingering aftertaste dominated by hops. The mouthfeel is good, being typical for style. Moderate (i.e., well chosen) carbonation. Rather crisp with a semi-dry finish. O - a very pleasant and easy to recommend IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle. Gold pour. Aroma has some hop bitterness and floral notes. Taste is floral up front, some citrus and bitter aftertaste. Not bad but not top tier. Good all day drinking IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
outlawskies (454) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie does not like. It. Julie. Gives a 1.0. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steverus0 (218) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Nice floral notes on the nose after a copper pour into an IPA glass. Head is light and quickly receding. Comes across with medium body, medium bitterness, with the resins coming through clearly but not as much of the florals that came through in aroma. All in all, slightly better than a decent beer with nothing to complain about.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
flip_soeperman (703) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2014
Bready boring bitter amber beer. Just not very exciting and hoppy, might be because the bottle is quite old...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy amber orange with a well sustained off white head. Hops are out of the glass first with a little ripe orange and grapefruit. Light florals and a touch of caramel on the back. Sweet then bitter on the tongue. A bit too much caramel for my taste and a weaker hop presence than in the nose. Finishes with lingering citrus notes. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (2069) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle from Hazel's beverage world. Deep amber color, white head. Bitter taste with grapefruit, mango, floral hops, resin and pine. Bitter finish with grapefruit, hops and pine. Very nice IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
S_Side_Smitty (558) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Pours a slightly murky orange-amber with a thick off white head. Aroma is orange marmalade. Taste is bright mango and citrus with a citrus rind bitterness that runs throughout the palate. Nice & pleasant.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kramer (5329) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear copper body under a one finger frothy off-white head. The aroma is decently hoppy with some nice floral and citrus notes over a slightly too-sweet smelling caramel malt base. The flavor is fairly bitter up front, but the finish is dominated by sweet caramel and crystal malt, leaving a lingering sweetness that isnít what I want from an IPA. Thereís no real flaws, just a personal preference type of thing. Light to medium bodied with a slight clinginess to the back end and moderate fizzy carbonation. Not a big fan of this one.


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