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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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RIPA approaches with a haunting red glare and monstrous Northwest Pacific hop profile. Chew through the rich toasted malts to encounter a bone dry hop bite and a sooth warm finish. Drink again soon or may you RIP.


Acknud's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Acknud (1078) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Strong hop presence in this red wonder. Nose fills your head with hops followed by a sharp mix of malt and hops. Very well balanced.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3189) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Pour is a reddish brown with a average white head. Aroma is a decent helping of caramel malts follow by a decent oily hop. Flavor is pretty much the same. Heavy caramel sweet malt with a decent malty backbone. Finish is a bit sweet but this is a decent beer with lots of heavy malt but it also includes a decent hop. Reminds me of some Rogue beers.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Finhead (1165) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Hazy amber pour with a frothy off-white head. It has a pine and spicy hop aroma with mild caramel. The medium body has an oily texture with average carbonation. The taste begins bittersweet, then finishes bitter and dry.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (1947) - SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2014
Pours deep cloudy amber with low white head. Aroma of grapefruit, blood orange, citrus, pine. Taste is initial bitter, blood orange and grapefruit, and never really mellows or balances out, finish is still bitter, almost astringent. Body is light and smooth with soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (2529) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Sampled at ESBLS. It poured a slightly hazy tan color with an off-white head. The aroma was sweet with hops and caramel. The taste was similar to the aroma with some toffee. Good stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (4897) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Sampled at esbls. Clearish gold. Fruity citrus and trical. Pale malts. Ok but too soft in flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3566) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 13, 2014
bottle - Pours amber orange with a dense one finger, light tan head. It smells of caramel malt and resinous hops. The flavor has ample bitterness, toasted malt, and resin and citrus hops. Pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Block (1342) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2014
I really enjoyed this beer. I thought it had a nice and hoppy body which was complimented well by a sweeter, maltier backbone. It has a kick to it and decent alcohol to match.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmongoose (1250) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Draft that pours medium copper/red with eggshell. Med madly aroma with nice hop scent in there. Flavor is somewhat thin as well as the body not really all that good but drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 15, 2014
This bottled brew from a beer festival poured a small sized head of cascading foam tan colored bubbles that were and left behind no visible carbonation, a hazy light brown colored body and a fair lacing. The mild aroma was of malts and hops. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering woody aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of rye wood brown malt and hops. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ESBob (357) - Indiana, USA - JUN 14, 2014
12 oz Bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy dark red/ amber with a thick khaki head that leaves some nice lace. Nose is a nice blast of resinous piney hops with some grapefruit, caramel, toasted malt, some cherry is noted, some spice. Pretty sweet, but also quite bitter. Medium toward full body, quite oily. Tasty American Strong here. Itís savory and nicely balanced, with plenty of hoppiness to make me happy.


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