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RATINGS: 302   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Savor the provocative spirit of R.I.P.A on RYE, our HE’BREW monument to the richness, the bitterness and the sacred sweetness that is life...

Malts: Specialty 2-Row, Rye Ale, Torrified Rye, Rye Flakes, Crystal Rye 75, Crystal Malt 80, Wheat, Kiln Amber, CaraMunich 60

Hops: Warrior, Cascade, Simcoe, Crystal, Chinook, Amarillo, Centennial

Dry Hopped with Simcoe, Amarillo and Crystal

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
veronneaupy (207) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2014
Bière au goût extrêmement prononcé d'alcool. Ça ressemble plus a un scotch qu'une double IPA... Parfait pour ceux qui adorent les bières très style barleywine/liquoreuse. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dan269605 (235) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - APR 21, 2014
I don’t even know where to begin with this, it truly is like nothing I’ve had and I mean that in both good and bad ways. It pours a murky dark, burt orange with red hues and mahogany overtones. Looks like it came out of a barrel. The aroma is strong and bizarre, I have a hard time coming up with proper descriptors. There is definitely a strong candied orange (bordering on Pledge), There is also a sharp rye spiciness and dark malty backbone. The taste is perhaps just a bit more subtle but just as bizarre, more candied citrus, sharp pine and rye. Big malts, oak, some heat. Good and not so good, just all over the place but also total interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TURDFERGUSON (4004) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 16, 2014
Deep amber with little to no head. Nose is lightly oxidized, brown sugar, light rye. Flavor is similar- a bit of soap, raisins, dates, oak and bourbon. Okay. Drinkable but not something I would necesarily want again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RickTStiles (815) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2014
Pours dark amber with a very thin white head. Cough drop and whiskey aroma. Taste is cherry and menthol. Finish is bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pterodiacetyl (55) - California, USA - APR 5, 2014
I don't like rye bread. I don't trust things with swirls in general. I use the toilet only out if pure necessity.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Awesome! A RyePA in rye whisky barrels. Notes of rye, malt, boozy malty scotch, the hops are muted, but not the bitterness. Like a loaf of pumpernickel in a bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Draft at Winberie’s (Princeton, NJ). Pours muddy orange with an inch of white head. Aroma is tangerine, bread dough. Lots of sweet malt flavor right up front with a bit of hop character on the finish. The rye adds a nice element and depth but the malt is really the star of the show. A big 10% DIPA that hides the alcohol very well. Not a traditional showing for this genre by any means though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldGrowth (2833) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle, from it forget . Strong on barrel kind of sweet, rye dancing around. Clean orangey brown color, ok head and lace. Bitter sweet flavor, thick body, viscous oily mouthfeel, bitter dry finish. Good, aroma is kind of Unappealing to me, too much barrel. Once again confirming my unlike of barrel IPA’s, or in this case IIPA’s

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3583) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Brown pour from 22oz bottle. Whiskey flavor. Heavy beer. White head. Carmel raisin plum and grape notes. Pretty good. Different

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (2162) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Had this in a bomber into glass.. brownish hazy poor with little off white head very malty aroma hints of Carmel alcohol. Potent stuff..some dead fruit...diffrent

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