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Full Sail Rip Curl

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RATINGS: 183   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," 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.


3.6
   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!

3.6
   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.

3.6
   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 don’t 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
celogan (201) - 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.

3.6
   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 50’s 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).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgentgesdo (674) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (2591) - 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"

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
porterhouse (1581) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RSRIZZO (1871) - 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.


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