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The Beer Joint Point of Rocks Pale Ale

 
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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A West coast style American Pale Ale brewed with equal portions of Pale and Vienna malts to provide lots of malt backbone and a dark straw color. The hop varietals are horizon for bittering and cascade for flavor and aroma. This brew is not for the hop impaired and is known to induce hophead hysteria.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2007
Lost and then re-found notes from Jan/Feb of 2007. Cloudy amber-gold with a pleasing white dense head. Aroma is quite hoppy with very little malt presence. Quite quaffable and could hold its own against some of the giants of this style.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (13424) - Washington DC, USA - APR 15, 2007
Clear dark amber body with beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit/pine, caramel, light butterscotch. Taste is medium sweet, earthy/grapefruit, caramel. Light-medium body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jasonp (1574) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 This version of the "Point of Rocks Pale Ale" is an American Pale Ale variety and man, is it solid - very sierra nevada-esque. Pours a darker shade of gold with a white head. Plesant floral cascade hop aroma with a touch of simcoe/amarillo-like tropical fruit character. Flavor has notes of light caramel, grapefruit, pine, peach, mango, clean American ale yeast, light bread and a touch of wood. Plenty of satisfying APA bitterness in here too. Not harsh and very very drinkable. Medium bodied with a smooth texture and medium carbonation. Excellent, excellent American Pale Ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KUEric (947) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2007
I liked this one! A very west coast IPA-esque EPA. From what I understand they tweaked the reciepie on this one. Maybe that why I felt like it wasnt nearly as balanced as the other raters. Definitely some serious hops! Enjoyable!


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