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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DWestrick (493) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2015
tap. better than expected. Many other RIPAís have been too mild, or not hoppy enough. This is more of a red tinted IPA. Loved it

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2994) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2015
On tap at the Beer House Chicago in Lombard, IL. as a 5 oz. serving dispensed to a flight/fest glass, showing a clear, amber highlighted brown/walnut color, with a persistent, off white/light tan, layer of head foam, and sheet-like lacing. The nose was light toast & sweet malt, with a hint of vanilla cookie, subtle spice, and some esters as dark/dried fruit. Medium bodied, with decent carbonation, the taste offered some alcohol warmth, continued toastiness, and an earthy, hop bitterness, and crisp finish. Not a lot of IPA character, imo, but quite flavorful.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ccex (1083) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2015
12 oz. bottle pours a hazy orange/brown color with moderate beige head and some lacing. Lots of citrus and piney hops on the nose, but the flavor is dominated by the malts with some rye. Taste is sweet with bitterness coming out in the finish. Body is medium to full with a sticky mouthfeel and only slight carbonation I wasnít sure what to expect from this one. Itís certainly not as scary, red or hoppy as the label suggests, but substantial, dark, and well balanced if youíre looking for something a little different and more than just another IPA

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (1470) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Bottle. Pours a slightly transparent reddish amber with a thin layer of beige head. Aroma and taste of rye, hops, malts. Slightly sweet.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ContemplateBeer (1777) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Aroma: Caramel, butterscotch, toast; not really any hops to speak of. Appearance: Red copper body with a sticky tan head that settles into a ring. Flavor: Malty. Maybe a little citrus towards the finish, which does become somewhat bitter; alcohol is apparent. Palate: Full body, sticky texture, very soft carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: Pretty sure I had an old bottle, though you canít be sure when the brewer doesnít provide a bottling date. At least this was a Rob G. freebie.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (4087) - Georgia, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Pours clear copper with a thick, foamy, and rather persistent buff head. Aroma has firm notes of rye and woody hops. Rye really comes out in the flavor, supported by toasty malt and evergreen hops, plus a hint of citrus. Finish has rye and hoppy bitter tones, while body is average. Drink now, before you RIP.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (2095) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Draft at a local pizza joint. Never even heard of this brewery so I had to try. Pine, citrus, stick caramel malts, toast. Pretty dry finish, with the bitterness really riding out with nothing else to hold up to it in the finish. Aight.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (4183) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Light red with white head. Flower and tropical fruit flavor. Malts and hops. Very good. Had this poured in small glass from draft at the American Beer Classic 2015.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gschrade (862) - Collinsville, USA - MAR 30, 2015
I had this at the Flying Saucer. Pours reddish brown with a white head. Taste caramel, pine, rye. I thought this was ok. I could drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (2941) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 26, 2015
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Hazy amber brown color, full beige head, cobwebs of lace. Taste is good caramel malt that grows cleanly into the palate, adding solid citrus hops in the finish for a well-balanced brew. A solid contender, as good as most IPAs. Good stuff.


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