Beer Review: RUBICON 25TH ANNIVERSARY IPA

Beer Review: RUBICON 25TH ANNIVERSARY IPA

Publisher, Genre, Print Length, and ISBN

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Rubicon BrewingIPA

Rubicon Brewing commemorates its 25th anniversary with a special concoction – the Rubicon 25th Anniversary IPA. Promising a unique experience with a single malt and single hop, this IPA showcases Pale Crisp Malt and the ever-classic Cascade Hop, resulting in a light gold pale color with a clean dry finish. The brewery proudly presents it unfiltered, embodying simplicity yet a delightful complexity.

A Visual Symphony

Appearance: Poured with anticipation, the Rubicon 25th Anniversary IPA unveils a clear copper hue, crowned by a swiftly dissipating white head. The glass adorned with generous lacing, offering a visual spectacle that adds to the overall allure.

Aromas That Dance

Aroma: The fragrance is a symphony of grassy citrusy hops harmonizing with graham cracker-like malt notes. The olfactory experience prepares the palate for the upcoming taste adventure, setting the stage for what’s to come.

A Taste Odyssey

Taste: Embarking on an earthy journey of bitterness, the Rubicon IPA surprises the taste buds with a touch of fruitiness. The very dry pale malt profile lingers, leaving a satisfying bitterness that resonates with each sip. The taste is a testament to the brewery’s commitment to crafting something beyond the ordinary.

The Sensation Journey

Mouthfeel: With a very drying medium-bodied texture and average carbonation, the IPA takes its drinkers on a sensory journey. The tactile experience enhances the overall enjoyment, making it more than just a beverage but a moment to savor.

The Finale: A Discordant Harmony

Overall: Rubicon’s claim of being “simple yet deliciously complex” holds true. The Rubicon 25th Anniversary IPA proves to be not just very tasty and highly drinkable but also defies expectations of a typical West Coast IPA. The surprising lack of the typical overpowering 7% alcohol kick makes it an even more intriguing choice for those seeking a harmonious balance in their craft beer experience.