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RATINGS: 305   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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

Fatehunter's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Fatehunter (1751) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bnokk (288) - Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2015
APPEARANCE - very nice amber color w/ reddish tint. Retains nice head. NOSE - Solid deep IPA scent. FLAVOR - Excellent blend of rye and non-floral hoppiness. It deserves the title of Craig’s Faves. NOTES - hard to get. Easy to enjoy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (8152) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 21, 2015
Bottle, shared with Parksy and others at the lake, May long weekend. Deep amber brown, orange highlights, quite hazy. Sweet caramel, rye, and citrus aroma. The palate presents sticky sweet malts, a bit boozy, with a citrus hoppy finish. More like a barley wine than a DIPA, but very tasty stuff. Potent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (5168) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2015
Rich, deep dark brown coloured body with a thinnish, fast-dying tan head. Aroma of alcohol, whiskey, oak, vanilla, pine, grain and cognac - strong as hell here. Full-bodied; Very rich whiskey, grain and alcohol flavours here with a very nice warmth, along with oak, vanilla, rye, toasted nuts and a bit of figs - deep and strong throughout. Aftertaste is complex from the barrels with a lot of vanilla and dry oak flavours, but the big taste is the hops, which are still noticeable along with the alcohol warmth. Overall, a nicely balanced and rich beer with rye flavours, a lot of oak tastes and a good sweet finish - great to try! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from New Beer Distributors in New York, New York on 08-November-2014 for US$4,25 sampled at home in Washington on 25-April-2015. Batch #003 (of 975), Bottling Date 15-August-2013 Bottled: 15-August-2013 // Purchased: 08-November-2014 // Sampled: 25-April-2015

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Weevo (89) - Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle from beer club. Pours a dark mahogany with a rich thick tan head. Citrus and pine aroma, same to taste along with some sweetness, maybe molasses. I'm not a hop head, tried to find the IBU content for reference the only thing I could find said 96. Actually enjoyed it more at room temperature, or maybe it was the 10% ABV working on me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeersweden (388) - SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2015
Hazy copppercolored beer with a thin, beige head. F*ck! I’ve got sucha a cold! I’ve having a hard time to sense anything with my nose... Anyway - Nose: Dried fruit, rye whiskey, carmel, citrus and pine. Taste: Full, sweeet taste of caramel malt. Orange, pine and rye. Body: Medium, smooth body with soft carbonation. Sweet finish that ends wwith a great bitterness. Great breer! I would love to try this witout a cold!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OmegaX (1346) - Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle to snifter. Aroma is vinous notes, fruity, whiskey, pine, citrus. Flavor was unexpectedly tart with whiskey notes and a decent hop bite for an older hoppy beer. It reminded me a lot of the collage 1 collab between hotd and deschutes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shakeywaits (2) - - DEC 26, 2014 does not count
Picked up a growler of this. Pours like a red ale with very little head. Very potent rye, dried fruit aroma. Very rich, a bit boozy at first but balance gets better. Flavours mostly rye and caramel with hops on background. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dbeatdano (70) - - OCT 30, 2014
Aroma is heavy with rye malt, citrus hops, pine hops, biscuit, and earthy notes. Taste is bitter, citrus, rye, vanilla, and bubblegum. Palate is medium bodied, fizzy, and has a pleasantly malty bitter finish. Great RyePA, and a great beer in general. Highly recommended for all IPA lovers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jflopsu (857) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Pours a dark but clear amber with thick light brown head. Has a strong caramel, sweet malt, and dark alcohol aroma. Taste is strong with caramel, sweet malts, dark alcohol, and hops. A sour aftertaste from the dark and rich mix of flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndyW68 (1235) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Near clear reddish brown. Aroma and taste are sweet citrus, caramel and rye. A little overly sweet for me.

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