Rubicon 25th Anniversary IPA
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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
A single malt and single hop make up this special brew. We used Pale Crisp Malt and the classic Cascade Hop. Light gold pale color with a clean dry finish. Flavors of fruit and citrus with pleasant floral aromas. Served unfiltered - it is simple, yet deliciously complex.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bartzilla (621) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 25, 2013
I figured the Anniversary beer would be something special. Not so much. But not bad either. Seems a little sweet right off the bat then finished somewhat watery. On that note, itís easy drinking. Not a huge cloud burst of hops. The smell is pretty much IPA standard. Worth trying, though probably wonít repeat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17 (3637) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 3, 2015
I donít recall when I rated this, but I found it on the back of a Rubicon coaster. Says it was 7.9% when I had it. Regardless, the aroma has a nice floral, light orangey citrus hop kick with decent malt sweetness. Nicely aromatic. Transparent copper-golden body with a small, off-white head present. Good lacing. Starts with some piney and spicy hop flavors, before this becomes a bit sweet, chewy, and malty in the middle. Finishes with mild spice and herbal hop bitterness. Light ethanol presence. Decent, and easy-drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (10229) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
"Having a hard time believing this had Cascade and only Cascade hops. Had that weird soapy character that I thought might be sorachi ace. Anywho, a nice floral citrusy and herbal flavor and aroma. Nothing that says 25th av, perhaps, but a solid iPa."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HughConway (830) - Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bomber Bottle. Pours cloudy orange, fizzy noise, white laced head. Aroma is a bit of grass and sweet malt. Taste is sweet malt that fades to a slight bitter. Not bad, nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 1, 2013
A- pours a golden amber with a finger of solid white head with great lacing. S- malts, squash/pumpkin, resin, coriander, honey and floral notes. Some odd wet woodiness mixed in for good measure. M- sticky and syrupy light to medium body with a sweet and bitter medium palate. T- bitter grapefruit, pine resin and malt start it off. Floral notes, soap and grasses in the middle. Ending is long with more grapefruit and grasses. Some earthiness and honey in the end. Relatively straight forward but pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
krumbum (984) - truckee, California, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Slightly cloudy amber with a off white head that lasts. Light smells of warm hops. Taste earthy resiny hops that mellow with the end of the sip.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (4163) - California, USA - JUL 19, 2013
19 July 3013, bottle. Yellow, clear, some bubbles. Nose is honey and orange juice. Med/thin body and mildly fizzy. Caramel and orange juice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Appearance: Pours clear copper with a quickly dissapated white head. Leaves tons of lacing.

Aroma: Grassy citrusy hops grahm cracker-like malt.

Taste: Earthy bitterness. A touch fruity. Very dry pale malt. Lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Very drying medium bodied. Average carbonation.

Overall: I could agree more with Rubiconís assessment of simple yet deliciously complex. Very tasty, very drinkable, and it doesnít resemble your typical West Coast IPA at all. I couldnít tell this guy was over 7% either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oRos (1560) - sacramento, California, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Bottle from capitol beer. Pours dark copper with white head. Taste is pungent bitter hops with a full bodied malt flavor

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours orange gold with white head. Nose and taste of earth, dirty orange peel, caramel malt, florals, honey and birch sap. Some spicy malt. Some orange soda. Medium body. Finishes bitter orange peel.

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