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RATINGS: 293   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


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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Fatehunter (1179) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Poured out of a 22oz bomber into a tulip glass. Copper, almost transparent with a nice inch and a half of dirty white head. Smell: A lot going on here: toffee, honeysuckle, brown sugar and charred maple-wood. Tastes spicy, slight hop bitterness, wood and alcohol. Medium body but kind of soft too. Light carbonation. Very good. The 10% ABV is hidden very well. It is very smooth. Probably one of the best barrel aged beers I have had. It has a great balance; meaning it isn’t obscenely sweet.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14768) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
28th August 2014
Very hazy dark amber beer, decent cream colour head. Palate is airy and semi dry, fine carbonation. Creamy bourbon soaked malt. Alcohol spice. Touch of bitter wood. Nice smooth vanilla oak. Mild hop spice and a little marmalade. Finishes semi dry with the bourbon turning a little bitter. Quite bourbon led but nice. As per other raters, this really seems a barleywine and not a DIPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (809) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 29, 2014
LONG time wish lister: Definitely more barleywine than IPA after time in the barrels, but DAMN do the Redemption Rye barrels compliment this beer well! Luscious feel, full aroma and flavor, bitterweet, heavy on the rye, very very smooth. Opened up and just kept getting better

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (1808) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2014
22 oz bottle served with dinner. Too strong to work well with food but nice as an after-meal sipper. The load of flavor from the rye barrel would overpower most beers but not this DIPA. Sweet for style, suggesting, with the strong rye flavor, that some rye whisky was left in the barrels.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (4701) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle: Poured a light clear amber color ale with a huge off-white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of dry bitter hops and rye whiskey notes actually works well together which is a first for me since I usually don’t dig barrel-aged IPA. Taste is a perfect mix between the dry caramel malt residual sugars with some dry bitter hops notes and the rye whiskey notes which are quite pronounced but do a good job of rounding the rough edges of this beer. Body is about average with good carbonation with light warming alcohol notes. This one drinks more like a barrel-aged barley wine with a touch of hops but very good nonetheless.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrFecesious (952) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2014
650mL 2014 bottle. Pours a dark amber with a big frothy off-white cap. Aroma of citrus, fruit, caramel, huge rye barrel nose. Taste is pretty sweet from caramel, and nice bitterness. Rye spice heat. Damn tasty.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Spence_Man (15) - - JUL 25, 2014
This is the most interesting IPA I’ve had to date. Not necessarily the best... but it melds two of my favorite things in the world (Whiskey and Beer) and I’ll be damned if I don’t thoroughly appreciate that. To start: I absolutely can tell it was aged in whiskey barrels. The spicy rye flavors are incredible and super apparent. It’s weirdly smooth and arcs into a slight hoppiness that reminds me it’s an IPA and then transitions into the final flavors. These are the most pleasurable flavors in my opinion with a nice rounded caramel flavor that leaves you smiling. Also accompanied by that warm whiskey feeling.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ibrubeer (92) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Bomber bottle. Malty and hoppy aroma with obvious whiskey barrel scent and flavor. Brown color with slight reddish tint. Apparent wood flavor, but not too much, with a pretty nice IPA flavor. Quite full bodied. Overall, a very nice wood-aged beer!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
furthur (167) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Mahogany body and oatmeal head, fades to a skiff. Aroma is malt, dark fruit, whiskey, and something funky... Taste is...whiskey, rye, malt, more whiskey, some bitter citrus rind, with vanilla, and dark fruit, quite sweet really. Palate is fairly viscous, carbonation moderate and fine. Booze is there, finish bittersweet, like whiskey and hops.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cobaink2 (61) - seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Wow you won't believe this is an ipa. The bourbon barrel really takes over on this beer. Nose of chocolate, vanilla, licorice and dark malts. The hops kick in on the back end. Truly wonderful beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (1118) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2014
A very sweet and bitter beer. Smells like alcohol and pours a deep brown red in color. Had at feezors house ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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