I knew it wasn’t going to be easy, but this one was even rougher than I thought. I mean, there’s always the standard hoppiness that comes with chugging an IPA, but I love hops so that’s generally not an issue. There was just something about it that all of sudden made it a real chore about 2/3 of the way through.
How Much:  4
I bought this as a single, but my local liquor store sells it for $9.49 for a 6-pack. Once again this is a fine price for craft beer, but when you consider the competition at that price point I find it difficult to figure out another time when I would choose this beer. It’s not terrible, just terribly overmatched.
I try not to get too caught up into the aroma of a beer, but once I took a whiff of this one I already knew it wasn’t going to be my favorite. Maybe it’s simply the type of the hops they use, or maybe it’s something in the brewing process, but it’s just not the taste I’m looking for in an IPA. It didn’t have the nice piney citrus scent that I like and it wasn’t the smoothest finish I had ever experienced. Now I understand this an English-style IPA, and I’m more of an American IPA fan, but I’m not going to apologize for being a fan of America, motherfucker. At any rate, this beer just fell short of my expections.
Rocky Mountain IPA is a year-round offering and Fort Collins Brewery distributes to 22 states. Suprsingly, almost all of them are east of the Missouri river.
Overall Rating: 4.6
Song: Childish Gambino – “Freaks and Geeks”