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RATINGS: 281   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
On tap at Whole Foods - Short Pump on 03/10/2011. Clear copper amber body with a large frothy off white head. Sweet caramel rye fruit and floral hop aroma. Sweet fruit caramel floral hops and rye flavor. Medium full body moderate carbonation. 8/3/8/4/15 3.8 On tap at Brewvival 2011. Slightly hazy copper body with a small off white head. Sweet fruit and caramel aroma. Sweet caramel fruit and yeast flavor. Medium full body with moderately low carbonation 7/3/5/4/13 - 3.2

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GSH1976 (195) - Delaware, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Got this in the 2013 Shmaltz Holiday Gift Pack. Bottling date 8/5/2013, batch #3 and case #975. Pours a hazy brown but upon closer inspection it may actually be a very dark amber with minimal head and little lacing. Aroma is interesting and dominated by the smell of whiskey barrels with a hint of caramel and what seems like coconut and vanilla. Taste is sweet with a strong booziness and whiskey notes but I detect some hops hidden in the background that lead to a slightly bitter finish but for the most part they are overwhelmed. Medium to full bodied with a dry finish. I don’t think I would want more than one of these in a sitting but it is a very interesting and complex beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (1486) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2013
pours brown, moderately translucent, cream colored foam ring. nose of rye, pine, booze. taste has solid bitterness, mild pine, and a quick rye spice. body is solid, mild drying finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2042) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2013
9/11/2010. From bottle. Hazy deep amber with a white head. Floral, hoppy aromas with malt, citrus and pine. Bitter, fresh, and very satisfying. Good one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Michbeerlover (136) - - DEC 1, 2013
Bottled in August 2013, Batch 3. Pours a cloudy reddish brown with a 2 finger head. Nice lacing. Sweet aroma of spicy rye, brown sugar, some vanilla, whiskey and slight alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy. Taste matches aroma with mild bitterness. Lingering sweet rye aftertaste. Slightly sticky. Really enjoyable..... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (3674) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Hazy rusty bronze with a nutty whiskey aroma and a touch of charred caramel, perhaps a wee touch of raisin as well. Flavor is big and a bit boozy with notes of whiskey through and through. In between are notes of rye dough, char, earthy roasted caramel, and earthy rye/grass bitterness. Finishes with a bit of whiskey and charred dates/rye dough hoppiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (2353) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Bomber bottle. Pours a cloudy brown color with a medium tan head. A rich Barley Wine like nose of bourbon, sweet toasted malts and a large hop presence. The flavor is very malty, citrus hops, no bitterness, woody, earthy, vanilla and light bourbon, toasted malts. The alcohol is only noticed in the flavor in the 1st sip. The malt hides it pretty well and the warming starts. Great to celebrate the Cowboy victory with.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pailhead (4418) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate caramel, vanilla, whiskey, light oak, rye, and a touch of mint. It pours a transparent copper with a small khaki head that fades to a thin film outlined by a thicker ring. There is some thin dripping webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate caramel, toffee, and light vanilla. The finish has moderate pine, oak, lighter whiskey, and rye. It’s medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, I haven’t been much of a fan of bourbon/whiskey barrel aging IPAs. While the aroma was really nice on this one, I just don’t think IIPA’s are ideal for barrel aging.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1316) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Bottle- Batch#3...Pour is caramel with fluffy off white head..Nose is nice rye whiskey, oak, caramel, maple, sweet, hop. stale hop, spice...Taste is nice vanilla, rye whiskey, caramel, sticky, spice, light sweetness..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (3729) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Bottle thanks to somebody, rating from my backlog. The smell is rye, alcohol, hops, wheat, and caramel. The look is clear with an off white head. The taste is sweet, alcohol, hops, and caramel.

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