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Roscoe’s Hop House Original India Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Harkening back to old world brewing styles, Roscoe’s Hop House uses the highest quality malts and hops to bring forth this smooth, bright flavored India Pale Ale. With a nod to the past, this nicely balanced, true ale is brewed using traditional brewing methods for a unique flavor profile. The password to our best kept secret is found inside the bottle.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mR_fr0g (4158) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2014
Bottle shared at chriso’s post GBBF minidig 16/08/2014 . Aroma is medicinal berry hop with a touch of resin, and alcohol. Clear golden / orange coloured pour with a loose white head . flavour is composed of nutty, slightly stale malts, chive hop, metal finish. A bit of hop berry flavour as well. Palate is medium carbonation and medium sweet. Pretty bad.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rlgk (11693) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle shared at chriso Post-GBBF Tasting 2014, London. Clear golden/copper beer with a quite nice offwhite head. Hoppy grassy biscuit aroma, onions, hay, some citrus. Hoppy floral flavor, grass, hay, some biscuits, solvent notes.

0.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
audiobill (2) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014 does not count
The worst IPA I have ever tasted. Bought on a whim and it’s a good thing I only.bought one bottle and not two! Really undrinkable - avoid!!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Leighton (12231) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle shared at chriso’s Post-GBBF 2014 Tasting - London. Pours perfectly clear gold with a frothy white head. The nose has light paper notes, caramel, bread, melon. Medium sweet flavor with more mellow caramel, melon, citrus candies. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish with simplistic bready malts, caramel and mild leafy bitterness. A lowest common denominator IPA.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
zimbo (618) - SCOTLAND - SEP 26, 2014
Golden colour. Off white head. Tightly filtered with an acidic spritz mouthfeel. Long unpleasant spirity quality throughout. No joy

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chinchill (2270) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2014
12 oz bottle. Deep amber with a very good head and exceptional lacing. High malt/hop ratio for style; drinks like a malty pale ale. Herbal and citrus notes. O: Decent, just don’t expect a hoppy IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (16335) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
13th September 2014
Bright clear gold - amber beer, tidy cream colour head. Palate is light and crisp. Mild minerals. Airy malts, little creamy sweetness. Hops are pretty light - mild citrus, touch of marmalade. Light semi dry finish brings a little dry floralness. Fine.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (2530) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle@Lord Northbrook, Lee, London (11/08/2014) - amber coloured pour with white head. Sweet fruity and malty aroma and taste, citrus fruity, some caramel and light toffee, slight herbal, not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlackerMads (1783) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle. Labels doesn’t say anything about being original, so I guess I got the unoriginal version. Pours clear orange/hazelnut brown with a medium sized diminishing good lacing off white head. Pine, cheese, caramel in the nose. Flavour has cheesy hops, caramel, bread and some plastic notes to it. Has a good balanced bitterness and a good mouthfeel, so that part works, but the flavour isn’t exactly bursting with fresh hops.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Theydon_Bois (10365) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle shared at Chriso’s post GBBF minidig, 16/08/14. Clear golden with moderate off white spotting and edgeing. Nose is earthy hop, bitter orange, light spice, citric peel, light bread notes. Taste comprises malty tones, bread dough, orange pith, straw. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close with a limited hop presence. Sub par IPA.


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