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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gschrade (797) - 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 (2617) - 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 (101) - - 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 (3225) - 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 (11590) - 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 (125) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jethro6191 (484) - 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 (4525) - 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 (101) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - 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 (4014) - 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.


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