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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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 (1081) - 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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jethro6191 (475) - Indiana, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Pours ruby with a fleeting ivory head. The aroma is malty with some fruitiness. The flavor is big and malty with resinous hop bitterness. The finish is semi-dry with some lingering sweetness. The mouthfeel is thick and creamy with a moderate level of carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (4337) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Draught at Ethereal. Ruby red pour. I donít get the hops as much as a big fruity flavor throughout.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mfhennig (40) - - FEB 16, 2015
12 oz bottle pours reddish orange color with an off white head. Nice citrus aroma. Piney taste, hint of malt and citrus. Nice sweet finish. This fills the bill between session IPAís and Imperials. A real nice brink able beer, have to keep an eye out for note from Carsonís.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
nearbeer (3933) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 15, 2015
12 oz. Light fog on the copper body. Lasting meringue disc of foam on top. Big nose of resin, darkish toffee and citrus. Flavors of dark bread, resin, toasted pecan with lots of bitter pith, toffee and citrus zest. Near-medium body is pleasantly soft and smooth with medium carbonation. However the beer seems a bit bipolar all the way down, as the pithy wooden bitterness never really meshes with the malt. Some nice flavors, theyíre just incongruous.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5317) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Reddish copper, thick beige head. Oddly sweet aroma, with notes of grape juice. Taste is also a bit sweet at first, kind of grape and caramel, then a dry, bitter finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rubbishystuff (1909) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2015
From BandC. It was OK. The main issue was really that the hop bitterness lingered at the end in a off bitterness and not hoppy bitterness. Serving: Bottle

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2855) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2015
12 oz. bottle from Binnyís single beer racks. A new brewer to our area from way down the pointy end of Indiana. A little "steam" when I pop the cap, and a nice nose of both hop and malt. Dark brown pour in the Scotch ale color range. Smell from the glass is a lightly hopped pale ale, again with some hearty malt behind it. Taste starts off with loud resiny hops, very bitter but somehow pleasant. This may be because my pour has lots of prickly bubbles to really deliver the bitterness. Despite the big malt bill, it still fades back once the hops assert themselves, making themselves known only by the stickiness on my lips. So, yeah. Iím rather pleased to have picked this to try.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (2278) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 19, 2014
12oz copa della birra. I had to pour it into a different glass and back into the original glass to see how much head it had because head really matters. Some say size matters, but actually jizz matters. This beer is chewy and hoppy like grapefruit that flunked out of school and hung out with the wrong crowd thereby getting face tattoos to look like a patriotic pirate that loves chevy products. It sobered up one day and decided to wear a cloak along with scythe just for good measure because that is how tbe evil grapefruit do.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1517) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle from Jimís in Mundelein. Pours an orangey amber with an off-white head leaving some nice streaky lacing. Aroma has pine, sweet fruits and some citrus. Down in the glass the caramel shows through. Taste is of tangy pine, heavy resin, some oranges, some spices and a solid malt backbone. Later the spicyness and the pine take over. Medium bodied and tangy. A touch of alcohol presence. Finishes tangy sweet, with some orange zest for balance. Interesting mix between an IPA, an American Strong and a holiday brew. 13.9

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Oh boy! A "Red IPA!" Thereís already "White IPAs" out there. Can we complete the flag and do a blue one, too?
Pouring a clear amber body with an off-white head, this has an aroma of caramel topped off with mainly citrus hop scents. The malt tastes a tad sweet (still caramel) and the hop flavors are fairly subdued, some zest, a touch of grapefruit. A moderate bitterness lingers in the somewhat sweet finish. Just okay.


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