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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   IBU: 94   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
Our red India pale ale is a sterling example of excess. We use copious amounts of both malts and hops to create this decidedly bitter yet curiously balanced beer. As its namesake implies it is more than capable of overloading the unsuspecting pallet just with a lot less mutton chops and frock coats. Big caramel, big malts and even bigger resinous citrus hop flavor and aroma. This beer pairs well with BBQ, Curry, Spicy foods and pungent cheeses.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (7342) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Draft. Pours amber with an off white head. Sweet and rye malts, some citric hoppy notes, mild bitterness, and lingering sweetish malty notes. Fine.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPagan5 (106) - San Marcos, California, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Grain like aroma with some skunk weed. Lobelia to be exact. Cloudy pillow head which subdued aroma. Flavor lean and somewhat harsh. Finish just plain bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2015

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ home.

[ As Helms Hop the RIPA ].
ABV: 7.2%. Clear medium to dark red amber color with a large to huge, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, nutty, dusty hops - malt, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, warm citrus, warm hops, wood - dry wood, dark hops, leather notes. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, peppery hops, nutty - woody, hoppy, caramel, wood, funky. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft - lively. [20150119]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (11054) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear dark amber with a medium, frothy light beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is cherry, apple esters, earthy and spicy rye malt, citrus and floral hops. Flavor is toast malt, cherries, moderate hops and bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (6103) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Clear deep dark Amber with a small cream hued head. The nose is a bit marijuana-ish with a load of rye and earthy orange citrus. Bitter tone with a mellow flavor of rye, dank hops, a bit of orange peel and peppery bread. Not shabby but a wee touch too peppery and bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (11766) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of rye, caramel, fruitiness and liught floral notes. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of rye, caramel and fruitiness with a smooth dry lingering rye finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (12280) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 1, 2015
Leicht trübes orangebraunes Bier mit einer übermäßig großen beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr hopfig, harzig, reife Früchte. Geschmack kräftig malzig, harzig, hopfig bitter, fruchtig, Gewürze.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (6917) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle from Ales By Mail. BB 28.2.15. Slow gusher, comes out of bottle in a slow speed, when settled in glass it reveals a murky dark brown body with a huge frothy off-white head. Aroma reminds me of a flemish red, acidic wood. Taste is strange, moderat dry resinous hops, high carbonated, better and better as this one warms up.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Ernest (6905) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly/fully diminishing. Body is dark amber. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, malt syrup, popcorn), lightly to moderately hoppy (apricot), with a strong note of diacetyl, other notes of carpet and coffee grounds / compost. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter, unclean. Medium body, syrupy texture, lively/soft carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic. Dirty and raw and syrupy and gross. Horribly inept. First time extract homebrewer quality, to be perfectly blunt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Idiosynkrasie (5326) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2015
650ml bottle. Hazy amber colour with absurdely huge, frothy, lasting, minimally lacing, off-white to beige head. Piney, grassy, hoppy aroma, malty (rye ?) background with notes of red currant. Taste is really bitter, grassy and piney hoppy, completely masking any hints of a malty backbone. The golden mica flip side of Eureka State.

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