RateBeer
overall
66
58
style
Brewed by Alechemy
Style: American Pale Ale
Livingston, Scotland

bottled
available

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
bottle, keg & cask, regular
Originally called “Cairnpapple”, this classic Alechemy recipe has been renamed “Ritual”. Ritual is a well-balanced light coloured refreshing IPA with a floral aroma leading to a lingering citrus taste.


nulptr's rating

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nulptr (114) - - APR 23, 2014
bottle from oddbins. so that’s what’s become of the cairnpapple. fairly light, lots of biscuit, malt, grapefruit. there’s nothing not to like here, clearly i’ve become spoiled by choice that I can find this so pedestrian.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Towey1989 (1583) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2016
Cask at The Earl Grey Inn, Leek. A clear golden colour with a medium white head. Aroma of dog biscuits, some lemon and subtle floral hops. Taste of biscuit, caramel, some orange, lemon, maybe apricot and subtle floral hops. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A dry, biscuity, slight floral hop bitterness in the finish. An unappealing dog biscuits aroma and flavour throughout, subtle citrus and floral hops better this a little but overall, a below average APA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (43166) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2016

Cask (gravity) @ Nottingham Robin Hood Beer Festival (2014), Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England NG1 6EL.

[ As Alechemy Ritual ].
Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white - silver head. Aroma is moderate malty, sweet malt, toasted - caramel, fruity malt, marzipan malt - biscuit malt. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, riped fruit, sweet malt, fruity, fruity, marzipan malt notes. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20141011]

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2016
Cask at The Tap & Spile, Framwellgate Moor, Durham, £3.55/pint. Mid-amber pour with an off-white head that leaves loose lacing on the glass. The nose is biscuity and woody with a certain grainy rabbit hutch character. It smells darker than it is with dark fruits and maybe fig in the aroma. The taste opens buttery sweet with woody flavours leading into a nutty, slightly dry finish that’s thick on the palate. Not great.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (24607) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2015
Bottled (AbM). Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, floral, some mild nectar and mild sour wooden notes. Flavour is fruity, floral, some mild bready and mild chalky notes as well.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
yiannnos (1252) - , CYPRUS - NOV 25, 2015
Bottle. Pale yellow colour. Light citrus aroma and flavour, light body, light bitterness

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrJamesMcEwan (201) - SCOTLAND - SEP 26, 2015
* Bottle. Pours amber, hazy, with a white head. * Aroma is very herbal, floral & grass. * Palate is medium body, high carbonation, fine bubbles. * Taste is grassy, lemon, hoppy with some malt & spice. * Finish is moist, lingering bitterness. * Overall grassy, lemon, hoppy with some malt & spice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuartyboy (1361) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 19, 2015
On tap at Dagda bar Edinburgh clear golden beer light fruity aroma flush fruity with pale malts solid house pale with some sweetness
Earlier Rating: 4/25/2015 Total Score: 3
on cask at Guildford Arms Edinburgh a bright clear golden ale with creamy head light grassy aroma flavour is lemon with grassy hoppy notes nothing great fairly bog standard and boring beer

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sound67 (604) - Offenbach, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2015
[Bottled, at the Great British Beer Festival, 2015 - Tutored tasting with Roger Protz] - Alechemy Ritual Pale Ale 4.1%, Vanilla, mild wood, malts on the nose. Light body, watery. Sweetish malty opening, with vanilla, apricots. Not much else later. Bitter finish, hoppy, with a forgettable mildly sweetish aftertaste. No.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (4595) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2015
On tap at Dagda Bar, Edinburgh (3 Sep 2015), floral, pale malty aroma, golden, thin white head, intermittent lacing, floral, fruity, sweet, not too fizzy.
Earlier Rating: 3/3/2014 Total Score: 3.7
Cask by hand-pump at Bon Accord, Glasgow - clear golden, thin off-white head, pale malty, grassy citrus aroma, excellent lacing, meadow hop, sweet, creamy, beautifully balanced, very easy to drink
Earlier Rating: 4/27/2012 Total Score: 3.4
Cask by handpump at Paisley Beer Festival (25 Apr 12) - clear golden ale, bubbly white head, mild floral aroma, initial orange, fruity, then the malt comes through, pleasant

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Graham77 (398) - SCOTLAND - AUG 1, 2015
500ml bottle Aldi. Surprisingly potent aroma for a 4.1% beer and a surprisingly strong flavour. Sweet and bitter at the same time. Piny bitterness mixed with Scottish tablet. Decent beer, full flavoured for the ABV.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 5 6 7


Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50