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Rock Bottom IPA
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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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This classic, golden hued ale is brewed with the finest hand selected hops from the Pacific Northwest for an assertive, citrus hop flavor.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (3441) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Tap in Arlington VA. Pours hazy pale amber, medium off-white head, dissipates slowly, decent lacing. Aroma is pine, citrus, caramel. Flavor is medium sweet, light plus bitter, piney, floral, caramel. Medium body, lingering bitterness. Meh.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ron (2652) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2014
On tap at the Brewpub with Kara and andy. Poured hazy copper color with a frothy white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy and citrus hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate bitter flavor with a moderate bittersweet finish of medium duration.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rumproasts (3204) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Tap @ Rock Bottom Yorktown. Amber with small head. Malty IPA with rather light hops. Unimpressive.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zizzybalubba (1484) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2014
On tap at Rock Bottom Westminster (CO). A technically perfect looking IPA with a dark orange pour and off-white head. Mild floral hop aroma. The hop bitterness is present in the taste but is too tame for an IPA. Nothing unpleasant or off-putting to be found here but the beer is a bit generic.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (4751) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
Draft - Grapefruit, pine and some malt. Hazy gold with a decent beige head. Light grapefruit and pine with a residual bitterness. Light and drinkable, although a bit plain.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kinz (3347) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2014
On tap at Rock Bottom Richmond Short Pump. Pours a clear medium amber, slight head. Aroma is caramel malts and citric and pine hops. Flavor matches. Frankly quite a bit like the amber, only marginally more hoppy. Needed more character from the hops in my opinion. Again, well executed, no brewing faults at all, this is a recipe complaint.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (3539) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2014
On draft at the Arlington, VA, location. Pours a hazy gold with an off white head. Fruity nose. Flavors of straw and citrus. Light bodied. Short, slightly bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Emeister84 (1084) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Aromas of piney, resinous hops, apricot. Clear orange, lasting white head. Dry, well balanced, fruity. Light-medium bodied, abrupt, yeasty finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Blom (836) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2014
On tap at Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery. Orange IPA with a low head. The first wave of bitterness quickly vanishes and the base is too weak. Thin texture for an American IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2014
[Tap] Light copper pour with a small amount of head on it. Floral and piney hops in the aroma. Moderate bitterness in the flavor. Orange, grapefruit and lighter pine notes in the taste. Caramel and toasted bread backbone. Dry and bitter finish. Good.


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