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Rock Bottom Minneapolis Itasca Extra Pale Ale



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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
A copper colored, medium-bodied ale with a hoppy nose, this hop lover's brew goes wonderfully with any dish, any day, any time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4835) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 30, 2016
Un-Muzzling Olde Muzzlehatch Ratings, #65. Draught sample at the brewpub, August 2008. Lasting white cream and some chunky lace surrounding a bright amber body...pine resin predominates, but grapefruit keeps the resin-haters at least somewhat tolerant; fresh and fairly strong...solid pale-malty body, just a tiny hint of caramel, juicy citrus...dry hop attack is fierce at the finish...well but naturally carbonated, full-bodied. Certainly among the better samples I had that day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (9668) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Tap at Rock Bottom Minneapolis - now listed as Itasca Extra Special Pale, but the menu says its the throwback 2003-2004 recipe. Clear orange amber pour with a sticky white head. Mild aroma of malt and a little hop - pretty tame. Nice easy-drinking flavor - very low bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (9610) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 28, 2011
On tap, as part of a tasting tray enjoyed while patiently waiting out a weather delay in the airport enroute to Chicago. Light golden low white head. Very fresh pink grapefruit aroma and flavour, medium bitterness. Very fresh and hoppy, surprisingly delicious!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radioseer (299) - Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2011
Pours a copper color with thick lace. Aroma is of a resin, grass, spruce like hoppiness. Also has a light ceral maltiness. Medium to heavy bitterness and light sweetness. Light to medium body, soft carbonation and dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 10, 2010
Pours amber with white head. Aroma has biscuit, grapefruit, touch of orange. Taste is grapefruit up front, caramel and biscuit middle with a fairly bitter pine finish. Not too bad!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7425) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2010
Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport - on tap. Dark golden pour with an off white head that leaves a nice bit of lacing. Faint spruce in the aroma with some hints of mint. Maple syrupy sweetness with a solid citrus grapefruit back end. Slightly stinging mouthfeel - but overall, pretty solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Tonight the beer was better than the food...but what does that say? The APA was quite nice, I liked the ample hop presence and a fulfilling mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (13615) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2009
Draft sample at MSP. Poured a clear copper color with a large frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate citrus hops and malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. I would recommend this to a freind.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (6672) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 19, 2009
Lots of floral hops and taste in this one. Much better than the IPA. Well done overall and a surprise.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Braudog (6379) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2009
Draft at the MSP airport bar. Thin, with weak metallic hoppiness. I found it underwhelming, but drinkable enough and worth killing a long layover slugging thru. (#3572, 6/25/2009)

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