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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rubbishystuff (1899) - 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 (2845) - 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 (2250) - 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 (1468) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (8181) - Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2014
355ml bottle. Amber pour, tan head. smell is citrus and chestnuts. Flavor it dry, some interesting oatmeal malt notes, sweet caramel, bitterness, some candied orange peel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andyhwcinc (1535) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Purchased at Bottles and Cans in Chicago, IL; enjoyed at home watching one of the last Bears games of the year after a decent work day. Appearance is a bright ruby red with a thin white head. Aroma is a nice hop profile, light spice and caramel. Taste is pretty good, goes down with a nice bitterness, for malty than hoppy, moderate carbonation, overall enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
miyauchi38 (403) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
レッドIPA 甘い香り、甘&

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (1494) - Missouri, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle - good size foamy head, nice dark amber color, big pine and citrus hop aroma and flavor, fair malt backbone, very good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
5on1 (19) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Cool lable, nice ruby color in the glass. Toasted malt and light floral aroma. Slight banana, and bubble gum taste.


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