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Full Sail Rip Curl

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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 28, 2006
Golden amber. I preferred the regular pale. This is clean and thin. I even preferred the lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jake65 (3444) - Meridian, Idaho, 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shadey (2079) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (2413) - 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."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (9534) - Ursel, 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (13444) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2762) - 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.

   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.

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