Friday, August 11, 2017

Burdick Brewery Rat City Rollergirls IPA


Beer Name: Rat City Rollergirls IPA
Brewery: Burdick Brewery (Seattle, WA)
ABV: 6.0%
How sold: 22 oz bottles; on draft
Where bought: Total Wine & More (Vancouver, WA)
Price: $5.99 for 22 oz. bottle

Date Bought: April 29, 2017
Date Opened: May 4, 2017
When brewed/released? Year-round beer.






What's on the Bottle: "We are big fans of the Rat City Rollergirls. A portion of the proceeds of each bottle of RCRG IPA sold will go to support RCRG youth programs. ratcityrollergirls.com"


What's on the Website: "We partnered with the Rat City Roller Girls and we created a easy drinking and Tropical IPA.  We use Mosaic, Citra and Columbus hops.  For every keg and bottle sold, we give a portion of the revenue to the Rat City Roller Girl's youth programs." Read more here!

Where distributed: As of May 2017, Burdick Brewery only distributes their beer in Washington state. See if Burdick ships to your area!

REVIEW:
Appearance (5%): Poured hazy golden to burnt orange into a pint glass. Off-white head. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Tropical peach, mango, passion fruit, and citrus. 4.25/5

Taste (40%): Basically a watered-down version of the aroma. Aftertaste is more citrus notes. Wish they brought a lot more flavor to this one. Come on, make me feel like I got KO'd by a roller derby girl! 3.5/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, some carbonation. Fairly juicy on the tongue. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): A good IPA. But frankly, I had higher hopes for this. For me, it lacked the punch that I wanted. Even at 6% ABV, I've had tastier beers that that ABV than this. While I wouldn't mind more ABV to this one as well, I would want a lot more tropical flavor injected into this. Not bad at the end of the day, but not my first choice. 3.75/5

Final Weighted Rating: 3.85/5

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