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RATINGS: 620   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 17, 2008
Bottle. Clear orange copper pour with a frothy off-white head. Floral and bright citrus hop aroma--almost a "Froot Loops" thing going on. However, the bright aromas were belied by the flavor--flat malts with woody, barky (stemmy?)hops. Chalky aftertaste. Not a great IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eaglefan538 (3009) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 10, 2008
Bottle from BeerandBlues2 (I think). Poured a full amber-red color, nice off-white peachy colored head, strong lacing. The aroma was floral and citrus hops, strong caramel malts. The flavor was strong caramel and lemony-fruity malts, lots of bitter floral hops, some citrus hopping action. Full mouthfeel, heavier side of an IPA. Not my favorite twist on the style, but competent. Thanks, Brad!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2008
Dark, dank. Malty (more bread than sweet), but also a real citrus rind, tongue-slapping, lip-smacking harshness (that I like). Not the most subtle of beers, but has a firm bitterness. Aroma is harsh and unidimensional, but I still like that too. Thanks hophead75 for the extra.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - APR 6, 2008
I donít really appreciate the marijuana reference on this one, but was hoping the beer was decent regardless. Poured a hazy dark amber with a small semi-creamy off-white head. Looks a little on the dark side for the style. Aroma is somewhat faint with notes of lemon, grassy hops, a bit of toffee. Flavor is sweet, which is not too surprising considering the color. Lots of toffeeish malt with some grass and grapefruit rind hops that attempt to offer a little bit more towards the IPA side. There were no massive flaws that I detected, aside from the fact that it was way too malt oriented. Less malt and more citrusy bitter goodness would have made this more drinkable and overall a greatly superior IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RSRIZZO (1931) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2008
Aroma is a bright fresh hop scent. Color is a deep amber that leans more to the brown. Carbonation is good with a thin somewhat loose head. Taste is very hoppy and citric. Starting with a medium body it goes down creamy with a bite. Finish comes on with a fresh hop, bold citric and pepper taste then a mild malt flavor and nice hop bitterness. In the after taste the citrus starts to fad with bitterness building and lingering on a while. Its a nice IPA, but needs more malt sweetness to balance out all the hops they have in there.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrant (330) - New York, USA - APR 5, 2008
Smells of sour floral hops, strong citrus smell. Pours a nice clear copper with a smallish white head. Taste is crisp sour grapefruit hops. Very good IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2008
UPDATED: APR 1, 2008 Bottle. Dark copper body, big off-white head, floral note with spicy hints. Rich but moderately dry caramel malt base, floral hops with moderate bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2008
Pours amber with a small off white head. Aroma- is moderate amount of floral hops with some caramel/molasses. Taste is muddled with a moderate caramel base and some floral and citrus hops- and a really rough bitterness, even for a hophead like me.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
asedzie (783) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 9, 2008
Pours amber with medium-sized, rocky beige head. Aroma is caramel upfront, light floral and citrus notes. Flavor is quite bitter, thick caramel and toffee malt flavors, hints of citrus fruit Ė lemon peel, orange, grapefruit. Finish has oily, astringent bitterness, but overall has a slightly creamy mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ketchepillar (1184) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAR 4, 2008
Hops are pretty dead in the aroma at first, but once it warms up they start come alive. Pine, subtle grapefruit and lemon. Some sweet malt slides through but whatís there isnít too great-dusty and sweet. Demeanor of the mouthfeel is too prickly for me, but the fullness of the body is good. I wonder what hops they used, because this is definitely not a soft bitterness, but rather quite rough indeed. In fact, if youíre not in the mood to chew on some ornery hops in an IPA, save it for another time. Taste shows more grapefruit hop character. Finish is not all that dry really, but the bitterness is left on the tongue for quite awhile or perhaps itís just a bit of hops causing as much trouble and discomfort to my palate as possible. Itís a good thing I enjoy hop shenanigans.


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