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Full Sail Rip Curl

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Serve in English pint

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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.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
supermikeyb (43) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2004
I love this beer. Nice caramel aromas fill the glass. A nice crisp hop to it as well. There's some fruit flavor I get, but I still can't put my finger on it. Very well done!

4.2
   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

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
deftrager99 (7) - Grantham, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2002 does not count
very good out of tap. bottle is just eh ok.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
exadore (92) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 19, 2007
I really love this beer, itís great from the tap and good from the bottle. Beautiful brown, smooth and very well balanced in regards to taste. Nice head from the bottle.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2004
The pours is wondrous copper with a fluffy head and lots of lacing. Caramel aroma with a bit of floral hops. Crisp hop flavor with a dollop of caramel malt sweetness. Nothing is overpowering, it's a nice light pale ale. Thanks to ecrvich!

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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (8890) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
666seth (222) - California, USA - JAN 7, 2003
I was pleasantly surprised by this one. Nice malty taste with just enough hops. ood!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TAR (2444) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2002
This defines the color of íamber.í Very effervescent. Nose is malty, toasty, and fruity. Kind of reminds me of Sea Dog IPA. Flavors include raspberries, fruit punch?, slightly hop bitter and a soild malt foundation alongside the dry finish. This is about as good as an EPA can get. This beer is commemorative of Full Sailís 15th Anniv. I know if I were celebrating my 15th anniv. I wouldnít brew an Englsih pale ale. I guess thatís what you get when you have an employee owned brewery. No complaints there though.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2002
This has a lot of flavor to it, a full spectrum of bitterness. It cost less for a 12 of this than it did for natty light, so it kinda have to wonder why it was so damn good.


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