IPA by Roc Brewing Co.
Brewery: Roc Brewing Co
Beer Style: India Pale Ale
I had Roc Brewing’s Double IPA not too long ago and it felt pretty malty to me. A lot of times when breweries up the hops they try to balance it out and up the malts too. The regular IPA seemed to be more hop-forward (which is how I like my IPAs). This was really enjoyable.
Normally when I’m out in the sun IPAs lose their flavor pretty quickly as they get warmer, but I either drank this beer way too fast or it kept it’s hoppiness much longer than I expected. I will keep my eye out for more hoppy Roc Brewing beers in the near future. Especially since they are Western NY local.
I believe that this beer used to be called “Badass IPA” which is pretty… well, badass. But I can also understand wanting to tame the name down a bit. Not everyone can be Flying Dog.
A true East Coast IPA brewed with a serious amount of herbal, citrusy and juicy aroma hops.