Rock Bottom Yorktown Powerhouse Pale Ale

RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
A full-bodied, bold Pale Ale brewed with a combination of hops from the Pacific Northwest to achieve a citrus, tropical fruit flavor and aroma. This is the "hoppiest" beer in our core line-up.

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deyholla (12590) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2015
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a near clear gold with an orange hue and a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a decent amount of citrus that is slightly bitter with a grain backbone. Flavor is similar with citrus upfront with some tropical fruit and a bit of grain underlying.

sickboy79 (66) - USA - JUL 24, 2010
My main beer at the Bottom, if there isn’t somethign special on tap. Nice color, hoppy aroma, and easy to drink with just enough hop bite. Not as good as the seasonal American Dream but - a trusty standby for me.

6ROW (473) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2009
copper pour with a small white head. light hops aroma and taste. great blend of hops.

TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2009
Poured draft at the brewpub (Lombard, IL). Poured a dark golden color with a bit of a darkness to it. Nice substantial head that sticks around. Nose of sweetness and hoppy floral and fruit notes as well. Taste is a well balanced APA that was sufficient. Light caramel malts balanced with some decent hops was predictable, but a good predictability for myself. A decent APA that did a good job of keeping me interested in coming back.

tmoreau (4750) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2015 Mug Club served at Yorktown. Cloudy, amber/orange color, with an off white, foamy head, and nice, clinging lace that spiraled down the inside of the mug. The aroma was floral, a little resin, sweet fruit, and mid-strength citrus. These notes in addition to a mellow hop bitterness, balance this medium bodied APA nicely. Cask pour 7/25/09: Although the nose was even more fragrant due to dry hopping, the head and lace were impressively thick and long lasting, and the flavor carried the consistent hop bitterness to finish; the body fell off quite a bit to more of a watery state. Consider the rating a push...not a pull. Jim’s latest version is a bit more assertive, with caramel sweetness, grapefruit, and a touch of pineapple tang, livelier carbonation, a more pronounced & lingering, citrus & rind hop bitterness, and a rather crisp finish. +.1

Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2008
Cask: Pour is hazed orangey amber with a dense sticky off white head...smell faintly citric and earthy...taste is nice and toasty with a faint lingering citric bitterness....nice....

mgoy (344) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2008
On tap at Rock Bottom Yorktown. Rock Bottom Yorktown Powerhouse Pale Ale is a cloudy, yellow/orange, amber color with a thin, creamy off-white head. The flavor is wattery with some nice citrus flavors attributable to the hoppy undertones.

dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2008
hazy apricot, slight head dissolving into bubble ring. big grapefruit, evergreen hints in the nose. taste is smooth toffee, and light grapefruit. slightly bitter after-taste. light & refreshing.

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kseecs16 (1216) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2008
Slighly hazy light amber thin nice lacing white foamy head. Slight hops aroma mild flavor is mild floral bitter. Some lingering bitterness.

drewbeerme (3921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2008
on tap at RB Yorktown, pours cloudy gold with white head. nose of piney, grassy, grapefruity hop notes. flavor is much of the same, actually pretty hopped up for an APA. very sessionable and surprising how hoppy this is for a regular line up RB beer. I also had this on cask and it was served at room temp and tasted infected. the cask score is 5/3/3/2/8=2.1.

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