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


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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jjsint (1665) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2015
Handpull cask at Engineers Arms 2015 Beer Festival, Henlow. Golden brown with plentiful white head. Buttered toast and weedkiller in the aroma. Not balanced or pleasant to smell. Sweet syrupy taste, but the vegetal/medicinal note pervades in the finish. Body is full as would be expected. This beer has problems.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VertBaconStrips (2227) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 2, 2015
old ass review just found on my phone. Goes back to Aug 2013. Presumably a bottle share with the lovely and sexy Ferris. Highly detailed notes claim: :light sweetness, orange rind, lemon, earthy shit, pepper and heat". Sounds like a winner... not.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (2391) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2015
Gravity at the Stowmarket Festival of Beer and Brewing. Amber with a foamy cream head. The aroma is fruity with orange citrus and caramel. The taste starts sweet with lots of citrus before boiled sweet flavours. Warming alcohol, but not overly evident. Pear drop notes in there too along with a medicinal edge. Not hugely complex, but enjoyable all the same.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tdtm82 (1416) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2015 Thanks to Emma from Green Jack for this! Nice sugary aroma. Ripe prunes, fruity yeast esters. Some oak. Taste is lemons, nice bitterness, lime cordial and faint strawberry. Very well made. Good session stuff. Some candi sugar. Aroma from the yeast eminds me of De Dolle. Nice work.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Warped_Silver (124) - 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 (2469) - 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 (840) - 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 (1319) - 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 (436) - 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.

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