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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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.


1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ContemplateBeer (1677) - 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 (3874) - 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 (2006) - 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 (3789) - 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 (805) - 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 (2689) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeffbigD (106) - - MAR 24, 2015
Initial taste is very bitter. Higher carbonation with a fruity after taste. All around good ipa.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Frank (3269) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2015
I guess I would call this an amber ale or something. It is malty and quite hoppy and comes of as just sort of a heavy IPA. Itís amber in the glass w/ a foamy head and some splotches of lace. There is a touch of roasty, toasty grain throughout and a good bit of woody, resinous pine character. Itís a bit sluggish on the plate w/ sticky bitterness in the finish which really isnít my thing. I guess the upside of this is it drinks bigger than it is but I prefer my hoppy beers on the lighter side so this is only OK.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11683) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Draft. Poured a clear dark copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate complex hop and earthy malt aroma. Medium to abundant body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where surpassed.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sharkbcr (126) - Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Had this on tap. Color is a deep amber with a tan head. Aroma was hoppy and faintly sweet. Taste was nicely balanced between the malty sweetness and hop finish. This was the first red I would actually drink again.


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