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Rock Bottom Chicago American-style India Pale Ale

Rock Bottom Chicago American-style India Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
brewed w/ Simcoe and Amarillo, dry hopped with Amarillo and Centennial. Over 60 lbs of hops were used to make this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miggle (310) - Fürth, GERMANY - MAY 14, 2014
Drought@rock bottom brewery, Chicago: smell is fruity of mango and oranges. Taste is hoppy with same fruits. Nice balanced bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Draft at beer fest. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. The aroma Is big pine and grapefruit. The taste is bitter and we’ll balanced with citrus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2009
On tap at Rock Bottom Chicago. Poured slightly hazy medium golden with a creamy cap of off-white head.. lovely! The aroma was very juicy with floral, fruity, and grapefruit notes represented.. a pale caramel base supported without getting in the way of the fine hop blend. The flavor had a caramel core with light oxidation showing.. hops took over with juicy citrus and floral notes all over.. the spicy finish left a long, lingering, refreshing bitterness.. tasty! Felt great on the palate with the oxidation as an exception.. juicy and medium-bodied. I’d have another.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2010 Draught at RBC. This was a very nice hoppy IPA, not super bitter. Poured a decent gold with a thin head. Definite bit of catty-ness in the nose, though more apricot and peach and citrus. Finished pretty dry and very well balanced. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2008
Pours a hazy gold with a thick white head. Great uber hoppy aroma with grapefruit, orange, and other citrus. The aroma was true to the flavor which had lots of hops and was amazing. Good IPA!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 18, 2008
(10/9/08) Draught at the brewpub in Chicago. Slightly hazy golden with a white head. Very nice floral aroma with citric hops and some fruits. A slightly sweetish flavor at first with some caramel, turns very quick into strong bitterness with big hoppiness and citrus. Medium-bodied. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2008
On tap at the brewpub 10/8/08. Orange with an off white creamy head. Fresh nose of candy and fruit. Candied sugars, lemons, and mandarin oranges. Fresh pale malt flavors underneath a bitter fruit salad. Mandarin oranges, lemons, sweet candy sugars with a piney bitterness that is moderately strong and balanced. The piney bitterness remains on the tongue between sips which isn’t too long as this mug is hard to set down.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 4, 2008
Draft at the brewpub. Poured a slightly hazy medium orange color with a white head that left some lace behind. Enticing hop dominated aroma of mango, grapefruit, flower blossom, and orange. Light to medium bodied with moderate bitterness. I tasted grapefruit, pine resin, orange, pale malts, and some toasted bread. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2008
On tap into my brand-new Mug-Club mug. Smells intensely floral and citrusy, like a west-coast hop bud is right under my nose. Fluffy egg-shell head over hazy orange beer. Taste is also straight west coast, a bit fuller and more bitter than American Dream. Reminds me of Green Flash. Maybe like a less imperial version of Yulesmith in the crackery malts. Very wonderful IPA, the likes of which we don’t see much here in the midwest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dukefan (215) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2008
Draft at RB. Nice strength of hop flavors without a high alcohol flavor. Very good stuff.

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