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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jake65 (2599) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - MAY 15, 2006
Clear orange/amber color with a small white head. Tastes of maltiness, caramels, and finished with a light amount of hops. Taste is very clean and crisp, finishes very well.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shadey (1881) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 15, 2006
Amber color with no head. Slight malty aroma. Actually, both the full sail pale ale and this one come across as english pales ales with just a touch of american hops thrown in to make things interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2006
From a 12oz. twist cap long neck brown bottle with an impressive painting of Agate Beach on the neck label and a best before date stamped on shoulder of bottle, 07/23/06. Made a good appearance, poured an orange hued copper with a foamy off-white head that settled into a thin, minimally sticking lacing, good carbonation. Had a toasted grainy, with caramel at edges, malty nose, earthy and yeasty also. A crisp, creamy lightish medium bodied mouth feel, very good drinkability, easy and smooth. Good tasting, toasted grains, apple fruity, light sweet caramel maltiness, smooth hop bitterness, earthy, light tropical fruity and a dryish sweet grainy finish. I enjoyed this APA from Full Sail, a lot of English Pale Ale characteristics, tasty and balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (1807) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2006
From the bottle.

Pours clear light orange with a nice fluffy head; at first sip at fridge temperature, the beer seems thin, watered down - but as it warms, it comes into its own as a very nice and authentic-tasting bitters. A well-rounded malt front -- cracker and some sweet caramel malts -- yields to a lovely British hop finish. The commercial description, cliche as it may be, is quite accurate: "...wave of maltiness that crests to a clean fast finish."

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (7875) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 19, 2006
Bright orange-copper with no head. Bit of plastic coloured malts and breakfast cereals. Very discreet but tasty coloured malts. A bit of hops, leafy. Light bodied but not empty, some bite. Pastry in the aftertaste. Itís very low profile if I describe it, but itís actually quite agreable.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9649) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2006
Bottle poured a clear amber with a lasting off-white head. Aromas of carmel, dark bread, and earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, toffee, bread and loads of malt with a smooth lingering malty finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2006
Courtesy of Mjames <P> Floral hops with a toasty malt undertone. Amber in color with a slowly diminishing thumb thick white head. Toasted, nutty malt in the fore...stale fruits, caramel and peanut skin flavors all make and appearance. Pretty decent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2521) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2006
A touch boring, but otherwise a well executed english pale ale. Brownish amber color with a firm 2 finger head. Floral hops with a nutty-caramel malt base. Balanced, with just a touch of fruit. Smooth, easy drinking.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2006
wet cedar colored beverage, like a coat of lacquer on a cigar box, and certainly in high gloss with itís blinding clarity. firm head sits resolutely on top like a fat slice of onion-- one that sizzles away ever so slowly. a creamy caramel and orange aroma akin to candy circus peanuts or sherbert, a bit of grass and honey. itís a pretty straight forward quaffer-- light bodied and about as show-offy and ornamental as a ball peen hammer. moderate in every category: sweetness, bitterness, a nod of malt texture here, a wink of fruit over there. a basic tool, so donít try to play bach with it, but pound away on any thirst and this plain little hammer oughta do the trick.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2006
Bottle. Clear deep copper with a thin, lasting white head. Aromas of spicy and earthy hops over a toasted malt base. Cleaner and more subtle aroma than Bass, but similar. Tasty slightly orange flavored earthy hops with a light caramel malt background. Less fruity than an English Pale from England, but light, tasty, and easy to drink. Carbonation not overdone, adding to the drinkability. Light body and dry finish leaves you ready for more. Excellent noncomplex session ale without the pine needle-grapefruit pounding of many American-style Pale Ales.


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