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Full Sail Rip Curl

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RATINGS: 183   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," It’s 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.


3.2
   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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11590) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 26, 2005
(12oz bottle) Medium off-white head atop a clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, floral, light orange. Taste is medium sweet, floral, caramel, light earthy. Light-medium body with light stickiness.

2.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
LJBrewing (22) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 15, 2005
The aroma when I first opened the bottle and began to pour and sulfur notes. I wasn’t expecting that! Rotten Egg anyone? Beyond that a middle of the road English style ESB/pale ale. Not really worth a second look.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 29, 2005
Draught @ PR. Pours a clean and clear light copper. Light metallic nose with earthy English hops. Somewhat bland flavor, yet refreshingly drinkable. Really no finish to this beer.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2005
Ruby/caramel color. Patchy, interlaced, soapy head. Aroma reminds me of pancakes and syrup. Slight touch of diacetyl. A sort of spicy hop aroma. Flavor is kind of toasty/biscuity with some clinging buttery malt notes. Sweetish in a hollow/splenda sort of way. I get some hints of peaches in here, light caramel or brown sugar. Transparent, ephemeral finish which quickly fades to naught. It tries hard to be like Bass, and succeeds pretty well, unfortunately.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - JUN 22, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2005 bottle 12 oz. Clear amber/copper w decent straw head that lasted fairly well, good carb, some lace. Aroma is light/med rst malt w mild hops and a metallic essence. Flavor is rather dry at first but develops a mildly sweet cooked caramel malt and caramel candy flavor as it warms up, mild hops & a noticable bitterness especially on the finish. Just into med bodied. To me there is a metallic/green taste I don’t care for. It seemed to have an alcaline/baking soda sensation going on. I don’t care for this style and I don’t care for this beer. I will remember to avoid it in the future.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewDad (5005) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2005
A very easy to drink beer andI liked the ligthness that Full Sail brings to this beer. I can have many and not be over full. I like the dark beers but in judgiung a beer this was a good beer. Full Sail is becoming a great brewery.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JK (4586) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 27, 2005
Very light pale ale. Light aromas of fruit and flowers. Almost no head, light orange color. Flavor is lightly bitter, some bread, and more flowers. Smooth but thin. Easy to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (2569) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 7, 2005
Bottle Pours a deep golden amber with a hefty, dense light tan head. Lots of lasting sticky lacing. Mild fairly sweet malts are on the nose with subtle hops. No real sharp citrus or piney notes. Flavors are a sweet bready malt flavor. Slightlly woody with very little hops again. Very mild bitterness at the end. Feel is very smoth and a littel heavy. Quite soft on the carbonation."quaffable but far from inspiring"

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2005
Light gold. Nose bitter, bit woody, some sweetness. Starts a mite sweet but then becomes a bit on the bitter side. Was expecting a bit more sweetness.


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