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


on tap

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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrotherLogic (252) - California, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Tasty - a little thin for the abv but a strong and not overly hoppy barley wine. Elegant rather than in your face. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Warped_Silver (114) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Aroma if slightly bready, fruity, and sour. It works. Thin body. Flat. Mild hop flavor. Easy drinking ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (2187) - California, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Tan orange in color... Aroma of dirty socks, funk, fruit... Flavor is fruity, light, lots of toffee and caramel... Oak woody finish... Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SilverfoX (544) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2014 smells like vinegar, colour of a dark cider, tastes quite sweet and vaguely vinegary. Im not sure if my drink was off but i was in an excellent pub. disappointing from such a good brewery. Second try wasnt the normal ripper this one had been oak aged in a barrel for 6 months:- Apple and toffee aroma looks like dark cloudy apple juice, very smooth with some bitter fruit flavours, dry finish, quality beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1227) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chimpgibbon (385) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - JUN 7, 2014
Toffee candy apple. Super sweet with low carbonation. Smoorh tofee and a hint of ester.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
TimE (3628) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresthepath (1687) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Barreras (1140) - 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.

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