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Rock Bottom Minneapolis Itasca Extra Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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A copper colored, medium-bodied ale with a hoppy nose, this hop lover's brew goes wonderfully with any dish, any day, any time.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (6964) - Burnsville, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7028) - 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!

3.4
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (6417) - 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!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5702) - 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.

3.5
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (11070) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (4183) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Braudog (5894) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, 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)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OzarkElmo (300) - Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2009
From tap at Minneapolis airport bar. Very good APA with pleasant, flavorful aroma of citrus and pine hops. Enjoyable, well balanced with nice dry finish - cheers!


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