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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA)
Limited (brewed once).
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
On tap @ Rock Bottom King of Prussia on 10/22/11. Served in a pint glass.
Pours a clear gold, with a ½ finger of creamy bright-white head. This retains with a thin richness, maintaining some creamy edges that ring the sides of the glass with heavy swathes of lace. The aroma smells leafy and spicy, with some fresh lemony tartness, while some more bitter feeling fruit lies underneath. Doughy malts provide some support and are just enough to prop those hops up here in the nose.
The taste is crisp, with a green citric bite that trails off into that distinct smack of tart lemon and finishes this dry with some earthy spice. Pale malts add a soft doughy sweetness that seems to mostly be here for balance and that’s it, as the main focus of this is on those hop flavors. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a nice firm crispness to the carbonation that plays nicely with those hops and I’m finding no alcohol presence here at all.
This was decent. I’m not sure what type of hops was mainly used here. Maybe Sorachi Ace or Calypso. It was definitely one that brought a crisp citric tartness to this, as that seemed to be the main focus of the overall profile, and I was pleased to find that was pretty much the highlight of this for me. It’s a pretty simple take on an APA but if you’re looking for something quenching to wet your whistle with, you could do far worse than this.
Serving type: on-tap
10-25-2011 16:50:13 |
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look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
First had: on cask at Rock Bottom, King of Prussia, PA
Advertised as a "hoppy extra pale ale." Pumped into a signature Mug Club mug, Dinosaur was quite an attractive looking brew, bright golden in color, with a slight chill haze, and a frothy, white head that retained right to the last drop, and left some soapy lacing. Unfortunately, looks aren't everything. Little to no aroma other than a vague scent of grains and detergent. Taste of grains, pale malts, and hops that were simply too bitter for how light the beer was. Clean, but just too harsh, unbalanced and a bit metallic. Light mouthfeel, and fairly drinkable, but not very good in the flavor department.
The person next to me at the bar asked the bartender how it was, and even the bartender replied: "Meh."
Serving type: cask
10-12-2011 23:15:02 |
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