Rumble IPA

12 oz single.
Pour gives a copper colored clarity and a nice, full white head. Quite creamy looking. The appearance is without question the highlight here.
Nose has a lot of soapy character and not much else. I like the soap note in the nose, but it does not really get carried forward into the tastes.
The beer is quite bitter – with a metallic twang. I’m not sure that oaking an IPA is a wise move, and the combination seems to create a very, very bitter affair with all the bad aspects of unrefined grapefruit and none of the good. A tiny vanilla note upfront is almost immediately overwhelmed. The bitterness does not have much charm, and it creates a burning nastiness that lingers for some time.
Not a good idea and not a beer that tastes good at all. If you want colossal bitterness with no let up, I suppose you may like it – I don’t

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01/23/2011
Format:
bottle
ABV: 7.1 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 2
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 2
Total: 2.55
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