Rock Bottom Denver Hop Bomb IPA
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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2012
On tap at the location by Park Meadows. Poured an amber-orange color with a moderate off-white head that faded to a thin layer and left some spotty lacing. Leafy, dank, earthy aroma with some light pine accompanied by a soft citrus fruitiness (grapefruit, orange). Smooth, moderately sweet entry with some soft caramel quickly transitions into a bitter, leafy, earthy hoppiness with a nice resinous quality that takes center stage with a nice complementing fruitiness (the same grapefruit and orange present in the nose) that linger into the dry, moderately bitter finish. Moderate carbonation and a nice biting dryness that invited you to drink more. Overall, it certainly wasnít overly complex but the freshness and nice hop intensity without being 10% made it a nice drinker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (5222) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2016
On tap at Howl at the Moon (Denver). Clear orange appearance with a white head. Fresh, zesty, grassy hop aroma. Similar flavor, adding citrus fruit and moderate bitterness. Medium body with a crisp feel. Pretty clean, kinda tasty overall I suppose.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1784) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 24, 2015
On tap at Rock Bottomís Denver airport location. Colour...slightly hazy medium gold with a thick white head. Nose...grapefruit skin, dusty dry hops and honeyed mango. Palate...full, velvety and brimming with citrusy hop flavour. Thereís more of that dusty hop thing on the mid palate and plenty of the grapefruit too. Thereís a bit of spent grain, ever so briefly, on the mid palate and then a lengthy finish thatís balanced well between the malt and hops. I canít understand why the ratings are so low on this ale. Perhaps itís simply improved since the last ratings.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 15, 2014
Muddy tan...looks like shit. Aroma is grapefruit, flowers and diacetyl. Taste is grapefruit and way too much yeast. This stuff is just too green.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 20, 2013
On tap at Downtown location. Pour is hazy orange amber with a frothy white head and great lacing. Grapefruity, spicy hoppy, piney, ganja, orange, citrusy, sweet honey, and floral aroma. Taste is much more weed forward - ganja, spicy, piney, fruit peel, bready, and slightly alcoholic with a heavy bitter finish. Slick mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Aroma is awesome, wish the taste was the same.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Draft. Pours orange with white head. Nose and taste of caramel malt, light hops, pine and orange peel. Lighter medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (7069) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Tap @ Rock Bottom, Denver. The pourís medium amber with a small white head. The nose is resin, tree bark, some light fruits and lemon peel. The taste is sweet caramel malts, some pine needle and resinous hoppiness. Mildly yeasty. Medium body, smooth and drinkable. Overall, not a bad IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (7070) - Utah, USA - OCT 17, 2012
On tap at the Denver brewpub, GABF 2012 weekend
Appearance: Clear amber with a big off-white head and good lacing
Aroma: Floral and grapefruit
Taste: Floral, pine resin and dust caramel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Sampler at the Rock Bottom Westminister on 9/27/2012. This India Pale Ale pours a medium orange gold color from the tap. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet with nice citrus and grapefruit hops. A medium bodied India Pale Ale The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are citrus and grapefruit. Decent carbonation, Nice balance. Not sure itís a Ďhop bombí, but the hops flavors are nice. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (10454) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2011
Tap @ Downtown pub. Pours dark golden with a little white head. Aroma of caramel, sweet fruit like melon, grapefruit. Taste is sweet caramel, grapefruit, kiwi, melon. Medium body, soft carbonation, sort lasting finish. Drinkable , but not very interesting IIPA, needs mopre hops. 030311

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