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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2006
(Bottle) Pours a clear amber with a moderate long-lasting beige head and good lacing. Aroma of light orange, florals, and a hint of chocolate. Falvor of mild hops, grass, caramel, and earthiness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (3225) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2005
Pours a medium amber color. Aromas of caramel malts, a touch of fruit, and spicy hops. Flavors of crisp hops with a sweet malt taste. Nice finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoreHead (355) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2005
pours hazy copper with a frothy head. not much of a nose to this but taste starts bitter, ending quickly with no real palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2005
Clear copper with a thin sustained white head. Slightly burnt buttered toffee aroma with some spicy hops and alcohol. Very clean flavor with biscuits, toffee, vanilla, maybe some pear. Earthy, spicy, fruity hop flavor. Nice finishing bitterness. A little light in body for my tastes. Still, a strong rendition of the style.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BetterRedFred (65) - Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA - SEP 10, 2005
Bottle. BEAUTIFUL, deep copper pour (a Pale? Looks (and tastes) as Amber as they come to me!). Moderate, foamy, pale white/tan head, EXCELLENT activity! Instant rush of hops to the nose, pause and let it settle. Lacing all around, activity that wonít quit. Strong, bitter attack that continues over the middle, finishes strong, and lingers. Thin, sharp body, that doesnít offend; a glamour model here for sure! Lace and activity that DOES NOT QUIT to the bottom of the glass. Quite hoppy for sure, but not offensively so. MIGHT BE a near perfect balance here, Iíll rerate later.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Uriel (146) - San Jose, California, USA - SEP 5, 2005
Maybe itís the hot and tired talking, but I liked this one. Foamy and slightly malty aroma with just a hint of hops. Clove and smoky malt flavors, with just a touch of lacing left by the head.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
dwyerpg (4436) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 29, 2005
Doesnít smell too good (my brother thinks it has the aroma of ass). Doesnít taste too much better. Not a beer I would recommend or be proud of.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 28, 2005
(Draft: Full Sail Brewing Company in Hood River, OR) A basic English Pale Ale, this seems somewhat "Americanized" by the prominent hoppiness up front with mild bitterness. It becomes more "English" in the finish when the hops subsides and the modest nutty character finally comes out. Backward from how it normally works, but thatís the way itís working with this beer today. Quite carbonated at first, but once that settles down, it has a smooth, soft mouthfeel and creamy finish. Pretty copper colored body is topped by a half-inch of off-white head that gradually settles to a thin, but broken layer. Pretty bland overall, and there are plenty of better interpretations of the style from other American brewers, so this is average at best.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bockyhorsey (2609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2005
Malty caraamel aroma some sweet malts also present. Body was a dark amber color with tan head and decent lacing. Flavor was a well balanced mis of hops and malts. Smooth easy drinking decent beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JUL 28, 2005
Tap. Brilliantly clear copper-orange with a fair white head. Nice earthy hop presence floats over a caramelish malt nose. Light to medium bodied, a little overcarbonated. Somewhat like seltzer water, but not offensive. Fair, ok to session.


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