AirForceHops (7820) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 15, 2016
Draft in Minneapolis. Hazy orange in color with lacing down the pilsener glass. Aroma is mostly pine with notes of citrus. Flavor is respectable for a mass produced IPA. Good amount of citrus upfront with a pale grain center/ base. Body is thin bit it seems that is the trend with this certain Rock Bottom. The finish has a very mild lasting pine hop. Bitterness is mild. jcnielsen (3416) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2015
On tap at Rock Bottom in Charlotte. Pours a cloudy orange color with white head. Citrus hops dominate the aroma. Citrus, sweet, orange flavors. Quite citrusy, but missing the corresponding bitterness or any piney, resiny, grassy hop flavors to complement the singular flavor. Medium bodied. Light on the carbonation. Poor IPA notalush (5922) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Tap at the Chicago location - I rather liked this - bold and assertive American hop character - citric and spicy - the malt base is medium sweet, but clean and non-intrusive - simply there to allow the assertive hop character to pop - it’s maybe a little hefty for what it is, and a little resinous in the finish, but I like it. bytemesis (9240) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Tap in Arlington VA. Pours hazy pale amber, medium off-white head, dissipates slowly, decent lacing. Aroma is pine, citrus, caramel. Flavor is medium sweet, light plus bitter, piney, floral, caramel. Medium body, lingering bitterness. Meh. Ron (4185) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2015 On tap at the Brewpub with Kara and andy. Poured hazy copper color with a frothy white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy and citrus hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate bitter flavor with a moderate bittersweet finish of medium duration.
rumproasts (6035) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Tap @ Rock Bottom Yorktown. Amber with small head. Malty IPA with rather light hops. Unimpressive.
zizzybalubba (1886) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2014
On tap at Rock Bottom Westminster (CO). A technically perfect looking IPA with a dark orange pour and off-white head. Mild floral hop aroma. The hop bitterness is present in the taste but is too tame for an IPA. Nothing unpleasant or off-putting to be found here but the beer is a bit generic. Ferris (16524) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
Draft - Grapefruit, pine and some malt. Hazy gold with a decent beige head. Light grapefruit and pine with a residual bitterness. Light and drinkable, although a bit plain. Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2014
On tap at Rock Bottom Richmond Short Pump. Pours a clear medium amber, slight head. Aroma is caramel malts and citric and pine hops. Flavor matches. Frankly quite a bit like the amber, only marginally more hoppy. Needed more character from the hops in my opinion. Again, well executed, no brewing faults at all, this is a recipe complaint. Iphonephan (7287) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2014
On draft at the Arlington, VA, location. Pours a hazy gold with an off white head. Fruity nose. Flavors of straw and citrus. Light bodied. Short, slightly bitter finish.