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Green Jack Ripper

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Brewed by Green Jack
Style: Barley Wine
Lowestoft, England
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
The Ripper is the Green Jack Brewing Company’s champion Barley Wine. Inspired by Belgian tripel ales this multi-awarding winning brew is dangerously drinkable. Rich amber in colour Ripper is sweet and fruity with a warming finish.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1107) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014
Half pint at Reading Beer Festival 2014. Clear copper with a bubbly head. Malty, aromatic, fairly complex. Dry, quite bitter, tasty. More English beers should be like this.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chimpgibbon (286) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2014
Bomber from Real Ale Co.. Hazy golden amber with a large pillowy head. Boozy apples and a touch of pear. Light mineral. Tobacco. Only moderate sweetness for style. Lingering bitter end. Not bad and not a barley wine in the classic sense.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonno (2275) - JAPAN - JUN 7, 2014
Toffee candy apple. Super sweet with low carbonation. Smoorh tofee and a hint of ester.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
TimE (3108) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 7, 2014
Dark golden amber color. A touch sweet malty nose with apples, pears and hay notes. Very malty, lots of apples and pears. The finish is very boozy and a bit unbalanced. A bit hard to drink as it is too sweet and not balanced. A boozy malty beverage that doesn’t impress.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresthepath (1524) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2014
Cask at the Reading beer festival. Amber. Rich toffee and lots of fruitiness. Heady and sweet but well balanced. A good beer to drink slowly and carefully at the end of the evening.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2014
Aroma - oaken booze, alcohol, a definite oily hop quality Appearance - orange body color; cloudy haze, there is some sediment possibly protein breaking down; head sets up rocky about 2 1/2" and the color is Wheat Brown Taste - toffee presence is buried under boozy oak barrel liquor flavor. A musty funk as well Palate body is medium; texture is slightly oily, some vinous liquor, and a little slick; carbonation is average; finish is boozy of oaken barrel liquor charring Not sure if this is actually a Barleywine ~ it’s kind of confusing.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Barreras (948) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - APR 8, 2014
Pours an amber color with a soft fruity aroma. A slight caramel taste with a strong cask taste left on the palate after the swallow. A slight high alcohol flavor that lingers a little but gives a good burn. Overall a good Barley Wine.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
williamstome (843) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Orange amber pour, aroma of hops and caramel, flavor of alcohol hops fruit and toffee. Not a bad beer but entirely unclear how it counts as a barleywine...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (1135) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2014
Cask at SIBA Beer X. Lovely looking, clear amber. Bubbly, lasting, white head. Light caramel. Some boozy fruit. A lick of saltiness. Warmth on the palate. One to take time over.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anthony850 (242) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2014
In a bottle green jack rippa Belgian triple not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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