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Full Sail Rip Curl

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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This tasty copper ale was originally called White Cap brewed in honor of our 15th Anniversary. Everyone liked the beer so much; we decided to release it year-round. To avoid any perceived consumer confusion, we changed the name to Rip Curl to celebrate the ripping winds and whitecaps of the Columbia River Gorge," Itís a thirst quenching easy drinking copper ale that has smooth wave of maltiness that crests to a clean fast finish. Brewed with a blend of specialty Caramel and Pale malt and balanced with East Kent Golding, Challenger & Fuggle hops. Rip Curl will also be available on draught in 1/2 & 1/4 bbls.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9158) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2002
The aroma is lightly malty with notes of caramel and hay. Sparkling clear copper hue. Small, fizzy, khaki-colored head. Quickly and fully diminishing. No lacing. The flavor is a little on the thin side, but this is itís only weakness. Itís malty with a small blast of caramel up front. Well-balanced with another full blast of caramel and butter on the backside. Light-bodied with a buttery/silky mouthfeel. Fizzy carbonation. Long, dry finish with another blast of caramel, butter and hay at the wee end. Very good beer. Pleasantly surprised.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - DEC 19, 2002
Pretty dark orange color, small head, and just the right amount of carbonation. The aroma is very malty with some earthy tones. The flavor was very malty, almost no hops bitterness to speak of, and a nice earthy, rich soil aftertaste. Crisp and clean, this is a well made beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jazz88 (2556) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 19, 2002
Bottle. Dark amber to brown color. Malts and earth flavor with a hint of fruit. Not a lot of kick, but a mellow and easy to drink beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2002
Funky aroma. Very light in flavor which makes it very drinkable but I donít think I would order this out at any bar.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
schm1005 (151) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2002
This copper brew is clean and refreshing. I donít want to sound like a macro beer ad though and want to add that it may be a little too light. It has a grainy flavor with low hoppiness that lends itself to being a good session beer that you will see you through a few rounds of asshole.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - DEC 7, 2002
pretty standard stuff, nice balanced biting hops, a definite newfound session beer

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 30, 2002
A fine hue of amber here from good olí Full Sail; one of the prettier pints youíre likely to see this side of Fullerís London Pride. The beer itself is less stellar, but certainly a quaffable pint - boy does this go down easy. Certainly accomplishes the tast of the English Pale Ale - the ability to be chugged thoughtlessly for hours on end. A good starter ale.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
deftrager99 (7) - Grantham, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2002 does not count
very good out of tap. bottle is just eh ok.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 Draught: Red glow, creamily hoppy in cherry ways..remember those cherry cream lollipops with the creamy swirl...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3241) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - NOV 13, 2002
Malt, malt and malt is all i have to say about this one-its pretty good, something different from full sail than their usually hoppy products


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