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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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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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 10, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2003 NABA Beer Fest 03: Easy drinking hoppy pale ale, average appearence and aroma.<P> Rerate from Brewery: Musky hop profile, much less impressive than I remember. Metallic watered down flavor that tastes like wet dog.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5376) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2004
Pours a dark copper color with a sticky, but quickly thinning off-white head; good lacing. Slight vegetably aroma; odd for the style. Tart, tangy flavor. Notice some mint, nuttiness and a wee bit of citrus. All in all, quite refreshing. Mouthfeel is a tad on the harsh side however. Good thirst quencher though after hiking the Homestead Trail in Homer, Alaska.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 23, 2002
Tasted in bottle as White Cap. Tasted on tap as Rip Curl. Tap version a little maltier. Medium copper color, medium head. Medium malts and spicy hoppy. Full flavor with a very smooth taste. Good balance of malts and hops. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter and malty sweet

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewDad (4844) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
presario (4596) - 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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
dwyerpg (4508) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 29, 2005
Doesn’t smell too good (my brother thinks it has the aroma of ass). Doesn’t taste too much better. Not a beer I would recommend or be proud of.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JK (4377) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemattie (4136) - Georgia, USA - AUG 11, 2006
Had this beer at the Orchard House on the King Estate Winery Estate. Its seems to be an ESB. a nice beer. dark amber. very well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
travita (3857) - Frisco, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2008
Light amber in color. Head is small and disappears fast. Taste is more hoppy and not very complex. Light pale ale that is not bad but not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nuffield (3666) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2003
Wow, I did not guess East Kent and Fuggles in this, at all. When too cold, this was too aggressive. The aroma was mild (slightly like parmesan cheese), but the first sip provides a zippy maltiness that makes you expect balance. Yet, that is a flash in the pan and after a split second a metallic zing of bitterness hits around a metallic, vegetal, grassy flavor. Then the maltiness disappears entirely for a long slog through the hops. As it warms, the long finish takes on a different character, more pronouced in its sweetness and more pleasant in its bite. I definitely see the "tea" references, but it is still distinguished from its English cousins (in which tea-flavors are common) by its more lively hopping. This ended up as an "o.k." beer in my books after a really rough start.

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