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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vyvvy (3999) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Pours brownish bronze with an off-white head. The aroma has mushy malt, rye spice, spicy hops and some doughiness. It has a medium lightly rough body with light carbonation. The flavor starts off with some sweet malt, earthy hops, rye spice, dirty hops and a harshness to it. The finish dries a lot and has rye spice, pine, grapefruit zest and harsh resin. Decent IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (3883) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Aroma is pine, fruit and a hint of vanilla/sweet bread. The flavor is grapefruit, hop resin, tropical fruit, more resin, malts and a sweetish/sourish finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3215) - 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 (1187) - 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 (2002) - 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 (2572) - 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 (4933) - 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 (3571) - 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 (1413) - 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 (1303) - 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.


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