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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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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maxamillion (103) - Glendora, California, USA - MAR 13, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2006 Pours a sligtly mirky copper. Mild aroma with darker fragrance. hints of caramel. slight fruity smell of... um.. apples i guess. hard to tell. This is one of my favorite lighter beers. Love it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewDad (4922) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
legion242 (2174) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2002
Pretty dark tan color; head was exciting at first and then faded to a wisp; inviting bready nose; very smoth with the hops- only the barest hint of a bite on the tongue. Very English in style to me. A nice session beer, I could have many of these in a sitting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heykevin (1275) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAR 28, 2002
Curious, while drinking I noticed a strong coriander-like spiciness and rating it would have guessed that this was an amber take on the belgian wit style. Regardless a tasty brew. Nice malt flavor and texture, with a crisp yeasty character that make this quite enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
strictlydomed (34) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2002
The tast is excellent, it goes dowm smoother with a sweet little taste. But the smell is lacking a bit.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2002
Funky aroma. Very light in flavor which makes it very drinkable but I donít think I would order this out at any bar.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2003
Amber in color with a whispy white head. This beer had a very creamy mouthfeel with a very well done, semi-sweet maltiness. Definitely true to the english style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - FEB 23, 2003
Bottle. Transparent Copper-colored, decent head. Slightly sweet aroma: cinnamon? Smooth maltiness as described, thick and creamy on the palate. Bready, yeasty; unchallenging but smooth and drinkable. The mild sweetness comes back toward the finish. A good 6-pack beer or one to use on friends as a gateway into good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TChrome (1417) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2004
Very attractive copper color with a nice thick creamy beige colored head. Aroma is tilted toward the matly biscuity end of the aroma scale with a lighter hoppy aroma. Flavor on the other hand drinks more like a bitter with a light maltiness for good measure. I enjoyed this much more than expected and plan to have it again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2004
Could be the best English Pale Ale Iíve had yet. Very hoppy and full of refreshing light citrus flavors. Light bitter and sweet malts balanced it out almost perfectly.


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