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Rock Bottom Chicago Jimmy Hoppa Double IPA

Rock Bottom Chicago Jimmy Hoppa Double IPA
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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
The second release in our "Notorious Chicago" special release series. This imperial-style IPA is big on caramel malt flavors and dry-hopped to create big, tropical fruit flavors and aromas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
Draught at Rock Bottom Chicago. Murkey amber - white head. Ok hoppy. Cheese. Bitterness. Caramel. Grape fruits. Sweet malty. Fruity. Medium malty. High bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3905) - Kansas, USA - MAR 20, 2012
~ 5 oz sample glass at the Rock Bottom in downtown Chicago. The pour is a hazed golden copper, with a smallish off white head. The aroma is sharp citrus hops, along with an assertive toasted malt and caramel sweet. The taste is more hop forward than the nose, showing a grassy, earthy, tropical fruit sweet bitterness that sort of layers on top of the strongly sweet malt backbone. The palate is medium bodied, with a decent hot alcohol presence. This was nice, though 5 ounces was about all I needed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (3009) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Draft at RDC. Less hop smell that Iíd think, especially since Iím tasting this right aftrer their Chicago Gold on cask. Nose has more slightly sweet malt. Cloudy amber color, a lacy thin head. The taste is where the hops come in, with a mix of pine and grass, maybe a squirt of grapefruit. Solid malt backbone, although at times it comes across like cough medicine, but even thatís not a distraction. Fizzy only at the back of the palate. Iím told that like the chicago Gold, this also has the Falconís Flight blend of hops, but tig here. But Iím making a note to get me some FF when I get the brew kettle fired up again.hey are actually not as b

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Draft at RBC. Pours a murky and cloudy bronze with a sticky head. Really ugly. Nose is sharp hops, caramel and citrus. Some yeasty notes as well. On tasting, very bitter, a bit boozy and some odd sweetness. Needs some time to really integrate better. hops are resiny, but the bitterness is just out of wack and harsh.

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