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RATINGS: 290   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


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerNeedy (125) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 28, 2012
12 oz bottle poured with little to no head. Deep red color which was slightly hazy and zero lacing going on. The taste is complex and yet smooth and the finish is mellow with no high alcohol burn. This ale is a definite rival to 90 minute IPA and will definitely be in the rotation going forward!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (4688) - 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 (944) - 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 (1110) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jrwhitney6 (302) - - MAY 6, 2014
Had at Yom Haatzmaut celebration. Pour is an orange brown. Definitely boozy/scotch smell. Taste is some bourbon, caramel sweetness, rye and alcohol - but not too much alcohol. All in all, a very enjoyable beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
veronneaupy (126) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2014
Bière au goût extrêmement prononcé d'alcool. Ça ressemble plus a un scotch qu'une double IPA... Parfait pour ceux qui adorent les bières très style barleywine/liquoreuse. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dan269605 (235) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - APR 21, 2014
I don’t even know where to begin with this, it truly is like nothing I’ve had and I mean that in both good and bad ways. It pours a murky dark, burt orange with red hues and mahogany overtones. Looks like it came out of a barrel. The aroma is strong and bizarre, I have a hard time coming up with proper descriptors. There is definitely a strong candied orange (bordering on Pledge), There is also a sharp rye spiciness and dark malty backbone. The taste is perhaps just a bit more subtle but just as bizarre, more candied citrus, sharp pine and rye. Big malts, oak, some heat. Good and not so good, just all over the place but also total interesting.


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