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Rock Bottom Chicago Spring IPA

Rock Bottom Chicago Spring IPA
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RATINGS: 2   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
American style IPA, hopped with 100% centennial and dry hopped with amarillo. 80 IBU

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4888) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2005
Amber color with a medium head. Slightly fruity aroma, perhaps of apples. The taste is pretty subdued for an IPA. While its still hoppy and bitter, its not overpowering in the least. A pinch of pine and citrus. Decent malt base. A better than average IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2005
Clear, golden body with a thin, white head leaving full sheets up lace coating the glass. Crisp, piney hops with caramel, grapefruit, pale malt, crusty bread and a bit of spicy yeast. The body is moderate sized making it enjoyable and not too overbearing. The flavor is excellent with the hops taking the forefront but lacking the intense bitterness of some IPAs. The malt is certainly detectable and is sweet enough to keep the hops in check. Nice piney flavors infused with mild caramel and spread atop a piece of artisanal bread. A solid, tasty IPA with good flavor and without the crazy intensity that seems to be the rage these days.

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