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RATINGS: 303   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (2168) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1523) - Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle. Reddish copper with a beige head. Sweet hops and honey. Sweet, sticky and bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2014
F0BAB 2010: Nice. Clear g0ld b0dy with a challenged beige head, this had a fairly s0lid h0p bite despite the aging. Besides that, there was a light caramel/t0ffee sweetness with a splash 0f b00ze and a w00dy bitterness. 0nce m0re..Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Bottle from Victors. Aroma of delicious toffee, cookies, rye, and slight citrus. Pours muddy deep iced tea colored. Taste is delicious with blondies, caramel, toffee, bourbon, and citrus. Delicious rye throughout. Great malty mouthfeel. Big fan of this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keanex (1606) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Bottled January 7, 2014, batch 4, 850 cases. Aged in Redemption Rye Whiskey barrels.
Appearance: The body is a beautifully clear garnet with a short lived light tan head. The head forms a thin coating with a dense latte like ring.
Aroma: The aroma is big with a lot going on. I get some orangey hops, whiskey and rye, with a slight pickle aroma. Oak and vanilla are slightly present along with a slight smokiness. The aroma has good strength.
Taste: Whiskey is the life-blood here with rye, very slight sourness and a touch of pickle brine throughout. The hops are slightly present providing a mild bitterness with orange and grapefruit. The finish is spicy of rye, hints of whiskey and undercurrents of vanilla.
Palate: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: I had this before and remember it entirely differently. I assume that this is due to the bottle that I had being old so the hops had fully faded. This is still nice, but the way the hops interact with the whiskey and rye spice comes off a little like pickles to me. It’s not off-putting, but I could see it being so.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
EcnarM (112) - 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 (1017) - 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 (1319) - 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.


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