Full Review

Roc Brewing Co.

Roc Brewing Co.
Whoopass Double IPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.5%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Roc Brewing Co.
Whoopass Double IPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.5%
Brilliant dark copper color. Green aromas and flavors of freshly picked herbs and chives, wet pine grove, sweet bbq rub, and caramelized root vegetables and peaches with a silky, tangy, finely carbonated, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long finish that shows notes of radish, endive, and pepper finish. A nicely balanced and remarkably easy drinking IIPA.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Hoppy & Rich & Heavy
Aroma Aroma: freshly picked herbs and chives, wet pine grove, sweet BBQ rub, and caramelized root vegetables and peaches
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of radish, endive, and pepper
Bitterness Bitterness: Extreme
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own
Recipes Pairing: Tacos, Ribs, Stilton
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nicely balanced and remarkably easy drinking IIPA.

The Producer

Roc Brewing Co.

The Producer
56 South Union Street
Rochester, NY 14607
USA
1 585-794-9798

Imperial IPA

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Serve in a Snifter
Imperial IPAs, or double IPAs, are deep gold to deep amber in color and range in alcohol from 7.5-10%. These beers are medium-to-full bodied and are distinguished by prominent American hop aromas, flavors and an abrasive, lingering hop bitterness. These intense hop characteristics should be balanced by a rich malt backbone. Depending on the varieties of hops used, a wide range of flavors including tart citrus peel, pepper and earthy, pine-like flavors and aromas may be encountered. These ales represent a challenge to brewers in terms of balance and drinkability, and have exploded in popularity in recent years with many craft breweries producing a version of the style. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Moylan’s Hop Craic XXXXIPA, Rouge IP2A Imperial India Pale Ale, Stone Ruination IPA and The Alchemist Heady Topper.