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RATINGS: 298   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


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
EcnarM (101) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Just didn't care for this one. Bitterness and sweetness battled for control of the palate and ended up making both come out bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cstuartj (1009) - Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle. pours nice dark brown, amber color, huge tan head, nice balanced nose of malts and hops, a bit sweet. pretty clean finish. yumm.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclechuckle (6) - - FEB 10, 2014 does not count
22oz bottle. Pours a dark amber with a thin head. Decent amount of carbonation. The aroma had a nice hoppy snap to it that is quickly drowned out by the smell of whiskey. The flavor starts out with a nice citrusy bite and finishes with the vanilla and smoke of the rye whiskey. Very well put together beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Darker amber color, moderate head, some lace/retention. Aroma is grapefruit, vanilla, barrel, caramel, spicy rye, light citrus. Medium to full body, sweet, not really an IIPA at all but still enjoyable. I’d consider this an American Strong Ale and not an IIPA but whatever.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WheatKing (1306) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2014
Bottle from the holiday pack. Pours clear amber, off-white head. Nose is grapefruit, rye whiskey, pine, caramel. Rye whiskey and spiciness in the flavour, vanilla, pine, citrus.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5077) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2014
From the February 2014 3R6P tasting +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark caramel color with a medium sized foamy orange-beige head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was sweet coconut, vanilla, toasty malts and marshmallow. The flavor was tangy and a somewhat bitter, boozy, coconut, vanilla, marshmallow, rum, wood and just a hint of chocolate and coffee. The finish was incredibly long with coconut, marshmallow, toasty malts and rum lingering. Moderately full bodied. Boozy but in a way that worked. Outstanding.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tonkun (916) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Bottle. Hazy, reddish brown pour. Caramel, rye, pine, soda and spice. Spicy carbonation with medium body. Short slightly bitter finish. Good but nothing too special

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6811) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2014
22 oz. bottle. Pours a mahogany color with a huge off-white head that laces the glass. Aroma of oak, leafy hops, citrus, vanilla, toasted malts, and brown sugar. Flavor of vanilla, caramel, booze, molasses, toast, tobacco, and citrus. Medium-full bodied, with moderate carbonation and a resinous mouthfeel that coats the palate. Big and boozy.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
libertine (228) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2014
pours a dark rusty red with a thin off white head. aroma is amazing and complex. if i was blindfolded i would not guess a dipa because of the malty sweetness and woodiness that you pick up immediately. wood, caramel, burnt sugar, rye, spice, and tropical fruit. flavor is sweet as well. white pepper, rye, caramel, whiskey, tropical fruit. full bodied with an oily mouthfeel. has a peppery sweet finish that becomes slightly resinous in the end. call it a dipa but with the malty sweetness this has it almost hides the hops. dont get me wrong, the hops are there but that malt takes center stage for me. this is delicious. glad i have a bottle to age.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scrapersnbeer (1491) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Aroma of rye spice, sugary caramels, and ropey hops. Reddish copper looking. For better or worse this beer has a lot going on: spicy hop, airy rye bread, toffee sweetness and a hint of salty blood. On the other hand it doesn’t feel more than 7 percent while packing maybe 70 IBUs or more. Per the bottle, this beer is dedicated to Leonard Schneider, who my friend Wikipedia says was the often caustic comedian Lenny Bruce. Very appropriate.


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