Home >

Full Sail Rip Curl

Serve in English pint


on tap


Add Distribution Data
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," 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2002
I was surprised by how good this was. I really liked the sweet taste and the smoothness. I also celebrate thier 15 years of brewing, by drinking this clutch beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 19, 2002
Very malty aroma, nice head. Good presence of barley. Slightly watery in the finish. Mild hop character. A smooth brew, enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
schm1005 (151) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2002
This copper brew is clean and refreshing. I donít want to sound like a macro beer ad though and want to add that it may be a little too light. It has a grainy flavor with low hoppiness that lends itself to being a good session beer that you will see you through a few rounds of asshole.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brodie (540) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2003
Malty aroma with just a touch of English hops blended in. Clear copper color, pretty good head retention. Smooth maltiness in the flavor, with a slightly bitter hoppy finish. Medium body. Nothing fancy or overly complex, but a very well-crafted English Pale Ale. A great example of the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
celogan (204) - Oroville, California, USA - MAR 30, 2003
This is nice. Beautiful copper color. Nice head that lasted longer than many other brews, but leaving a nice lacing throughout. Aroma was moderate, but it did have quite a nice flavor with adequate carbonation. Price was a little higher than I'd like, but it is definitely one I'd get again. A must have in any beer cellar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2005
Aroma is gritty, but in the positive 50ís sense of True Grit magazine. Nice foamy head and a bit of lacing. Flavor is very strong with an amazing up-peak balance of hops and malt. This is an excellent beer for a nightcap (or hair of the dog I would imagine).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgentgesdo (692) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 9, 2005
Pours beautiful amber with small head but very nice lacing. Wonderful balance with nice hops and creamy, tasty hops. Overall I like this beer a lot.

   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JUN 7, 2006
(Bottle (stamped "112605") via trade with Degarth, thanks Joe!) Pours cloudy amber orange with a nice biscuit head. Aroma fairly hoppy, also caramel, vanilla and malt. Mouthfeel fairly smooth and full, a little dryish. Small rings of weepy lacing. Flavor is moderate bitterness overlaying light caramel, very light fruity hops, vanilla and maltiness. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RSRIZZO (1960) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2007
Had this beer on 10/8/2002. Aroma is a lightly sweet malt scent. Color is a rich brown with a hint of red to it. Carbonation is good with a nice head. Taste is malty with a mild bitterness. Starting with a light medium body with a smooth feel. Finish is a nice crisp malty taste backed by a mild bitterness. This is a very smooth and well balanced beer.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 » 19

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50