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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," 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 (9387) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (9059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2006
12oz bottle. Poured a medium orange color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of biscuit, caramel, and some citrus. Tastes of biscuit, citrus, and some toffee. Thinner body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8216) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2005 Sampled numerous times, mostly on draft at the local bars, but occasionally from a bottle. Rip Curl has a decent aroma full of bread crust, toast, sweet grains and a little brown sugar, along with honey and old apples. Grainy and toasted flavor, with a slightly sour chemical flavor, no doubt from the condition in which the bottles are stored here in Oklahoma.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (8016) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2005
Thanks to Buck Dich for this one. Pours copper with a creamy, off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, toffee, cognac, and slight butyric acid/barnyard. Tastes malty, and I note some rye in this. Also, almonds. Smooth palate. Nice style. Another winner from Full Sail.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (8015) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
motelpogo (6876) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 16, 2004
on tap in the pilsner room. i wasnít in the best frame of mind when i tasted this. i know we looked a bit scruffy but it was a very long wait for service. anyways, decent english floral aroma, light nuttiness, some orange rind, not bad

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6319) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2003
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear dark amber. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted bread, cookie), lightly hoppy (flowers, grapefruit). Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Very similar to the Amber, only a little more citric.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2005
Bottle: Orange tinted golden, clear, sudsy white head, spotty lacing, soft carbonation.   Wet cardboard, hair dye aroma.   Unripened pear, soft malts, semi-sweet, hint of ashtray.   Decent body for a Pale, mediocre mouthfeel.   Unripened pear, mild hop bitterness, and semi-sweet cardboard linger.   Not a fan of the style I guess.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"this is a pretty solid interpretation of the style, if a little thin. That being said, though, itís a little boring for my taste. the malt and hop profile are just a touch light."

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (5873) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2004
Deep copper with a staunch head. Metallic and lightly bittered. Decent American amber-type beer, better option than their amber.


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