Coeur d’Alene Rockford Bay IPA

RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Our hoppiest beer and a tribute to the I.P.A.’s originally brewed using hops as a natural preservative to make the trip from Britain to India.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jhanske (18) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Pint at Steam Plant Grill. I agree with the previous reviewer. I have been enjoying Port Brewing Hop-15 IPA recently. Too bad for the Rockford Bay IPA. There was nothing distinctive about the Rockford Bay IPA. Perhaps an IPA in name only. I was expecting/hopping/hoping(!) for more.

Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
On tap at the brewpub in Coeur d’Alene in August 2009. Couldn’t put this review in with the rest of my backlog earlier, as this place was listed as closed for a period of time. Pours a golden color with a white head and not much lacing though the retention was halfway decent. The nose is slightly hoppy with a bit of light grassy notes. The taste was ever-so-moderately bitter with some grass and pine. Fairly light feel and slightly dry in the finish. Not terrible, but not all that good. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 11-30-2010

omhper (25259) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2010
Draught at the brewpub (Spokane, WA location). Clear deep golden, firm creamy head. Citric grapefruit aroma. Dryish with clean, rounded mouthfeel and medium body. Simple malt covered in mid-intensity citric hops. Long bitter finish. Like so often on American brewpubs the IPA is the best beer in the lineup.

Beerona97 (2399) - Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2010
5 oz sample at brewpub. Mostly clear amber, foamy white head. Aroma of mild citrus and pine, caramel. Taste has very little bitterness but then again I did just drink a large taster and a Tricerahops. Not overly sweet or bitter, a little grassy bitterness, medium light body, smooth carbonation.

Sledutah (7729) - Utah, USA - DEC 31, 2009
On tap at the Steam Plant
Appearance: Clear dark copper with a small white head with lots of lacing
Aroma: Citrus and caramel
Taste: Citrus hops with some caramel flavors and sweet malts. Bitterness at the finish.
It was to malty for an IPA. Not nearly enough hops in the aroma or taste. But it was drinkable and good.

jake65 (3948) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - DEC 2, 2009
Tap @ Alehouse: Golden orange with a smaller beige head. Nose is mostly citrus with light florals. Tastes hoppy with more citrus, but the florals take over more. Lingering bitters in the tail. Wetter style of the IPA.

JPDIPSO (6238) - Wauwatosa, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Bronze color with a moderate off-white head. Scents of caramel and citrus. Flavors of pale malt and grain in the front. The middle and finish have more citric hops. I didn’t find much balance in this one.

OldMrCrow (2443) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Tap at the brewery.

Maybe I’m just soft on these little small-town brewpubs, but this beer was a great experience. I’d just gotten into town a few minutes before, totally in the mood for a beer, and ordered a glass of this one. Not trying to be a hop-bomb, just a nice balanced IPA, well crafted, spot-on carbonation, grapefruit rind in the forefront, modest malt profile, and a pleasure to drink on a warm Saturday afternoon.

Bless the small brewpubs for being there!

BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2008
Taster - Coeur D’Alene Brewing - Coeur D’Alene, ID
Aroma – Light in the hops nice malt.
Appearance – Dark Amber in color, thin head and clear.
Flavor – Very light in the hops with a Dactyl flavor. The malt had a so so flavor
Palate – OK Mouthfeel, Buttery texture with a dry finish.
Overall – This was an infected IPA. The beer had some issues and a lot of Dactyl.

jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 15, 2007
Draft in Moscow, Idaho. Pretty weak ass IPA. Lacking in just about every way you would want an IPA to taste... def leans closer to a pale ale in all aspects - aroma, flavor, abv. Had a little buttery aspect to it. Thin bodied, highly drinkable, soft, inviting, and very average. Your standard brewpub single IPA.

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