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Rochester Mills Cornerstone IPA

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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This unfiltered amber ale is packed full of hop bitterness, flavor and aroma. IPA is the most bitter beer style and it is enjoyed by people we refer to as “hopheads.” We dry hop this beer with a combination of English and American hop varieties for a wonderfully aromatic finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bartlebier (1645) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - AUG 18, 2014
16oz can (retrieved from 08/2013 Midwest jpg backlog, bought in Traverse City/MI). Tasted like an industrial UK IPA, heavy on rougher caramel-tinged orange marmelade, invaded by a more unsubtle registry of conifer resins. Bit of abv, else clean but no fireworks.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBear11D (232) - Michigan, USA - AUG 5, 2014
The Rochester Mills IPA pours a dark orange with a thick beige head that lasts a good while. The aroma is pine and caramel. The flavor is pine, floral, toast and caramel. Overall this is a pretty good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hollabus (7) - - JUL 15, 2014 does not count
Second time having my first time IPA and I'm sold. Great amber color, decent aroma (wife thinks it stinks lol ), and loving the taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (3344) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 14, 2014
This was courtesy of a trade from Strykzone .Thanks Dave. Poured a dark amber color with a beige head. Lots of lacing. Nose is caramel malts and citrus hops. The body is medium plus and the mouth feel is resinous. Flavor is quite biter with lots citrus and some fruit as well. Long bitter finish. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hockeybeerguy (1951) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Reviewed from notes. I poured this into a pint glass. The appearance is a nice light golden yellow to orange color with a decent one to two fingers worth of foamy white head that ended up dieing at a decent pace. Carbonation is seen rising in the body. The smell had bitter piney yet also some citrus hops enabling a decent malt bill to eventually come out to combine pretty nicely. The taste was bitter and sweet that tried to be at the same time but ended up missing each other here and there. On the palate, it sat fairly light and had a decent sessionable quality to it. The carbonation is there for an AIPA as there’s enough pummeling harshness running about it. Overall, I say this was a good AIPA that I could have again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thome50 (1021) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - APR 28, 2014
Can from Mike. Aroma is metallic and malty. Taste is more metal, sweet malts no hop presence. Scroll past.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rumproasts (2859) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2014
can. Amber with two finger head. Fairly strong malt body. Hops are bitter, but not particularly flavorful. There’s an odd metallic flavor here that really turns me off.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
koleminer20 (577) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2014
On draught at Dan’s. The pour is a clear amber-ish gold with a nice white head and some good lacing. The aroma is pretty lacking. There is a decent grassy hop dominance, if you can call it that, and some piney and malty undertones. The flavor is mostly something like a sweet bitterness (oxymoron I know). The maltiness adds a a flavor that’s both intriguing and strange. The mouth feel is a little thin, but the flavors cling and linger nicely

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBunn (2456) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Can. Pour is a cloudy light amber with a thin head and aromas of resin and caramel. Flavor is good IPA with nothing too special in terms of hops. It is nicely bitter with a very good resiny quality to the hops presence, but it won’t blow your hair back with the newest and greatest hop that is in short supply and people are freaking out to try. What it will do is deliver a nice punchy hops bitterness that is decently supported by a nice malty balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chucklemation (455) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Dark cloudy yellow color. Has a citrus aroma. A nice blend of medium hops and a little bit of citrus. Finishes dry. Nice IPA.

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