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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," 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
travita (4867) - Dallas, 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 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkwalking05 (4606) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2009
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemattie (4358) - 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 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (4167) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2004
Penny copper color out of the bottle with quickly dissappearing white head. Apple fruity nose. Lightly fruity malts with apple and peach with a nice hop finish. A little watery, but very pleasant and I could keep this around as an everyday beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nuffield (4083) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BillKismet (3863) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2007 Amber bodied with a pearl cap, this celebratory ale does not impress with its slight malt aroma. However, this is an easy to drink beer with a smooth malt flavor. A solid amber, albeit one that does not distinguish itself from the ruck.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (3845) - 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"

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crit (3840) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2003
Amber with beige head. Earthy malt nose. Light malt profile throughout. Smooth and clean, but bland, more of a transition beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 8, 2006
12 oz bottle. Clear copper color with thin white head. Aroma is biscuity malt, grassy hops, and wet pavement. Tatses of light malty caramel and toasted bread with an earthy accent. Dry and crisp.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3597) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 13, 2002
Malt, malt and malt is all i have to say about this one-its pretty good, something different from full sail than their usually hoppy products

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