There are two campaigns in the emerging IPA arms race, one is the race to develop the perfect Hop Hand grenade, the other is the fight to develop the ultimate Bitter Bomb. When the Armageddon happens I am painting my face for the Hop Harbingers, which is very unfortunate for Fort Collins Brewery's Rocky Mountain IPA.
Let’s get one thing straight; this is a beautiful beer. It is an awesome amber hue, with a clean foam and a strong, floral, almost sweet smell. So what is the down side? This brew is just too damn bitter. I love IPA’s to death. However, too much bitterness is just a distraction. Anyone can brew an extremely bitter brew. To stand out in today’s swelling beer market, your beer needs to have an undeniable uniqueness. Unfortunately this beer is just, unforgettably, forgettable.
I don’t want to sound too harsh in my review. This is not a bad beer at all. There are many people who are going to love this beer and rightfully so. If you’re a bitter IPA lover, check this out. I just didn’t get what I was looking for from this experience.
Consumed: Globe Glass
Verdict: Buy A Six Pack