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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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Ripple is an American-style Session Ale. When we began conceptualizing this beer we were looking for the best platform to showcase a relatively new hop called Nelson Sauvin from New Zealand. We first began experimenting with Nelson when we were brewing single hop beers for the 1st annual ” Wolf Among The Seas,” our educational hop experience. We really enjoyed the subtle flavors of gooseberries and sauvignon blanc grapes that characterize this hop, but because the flavors are delicate and require large amounts of hops, we thought the lighter malt bill of a session ale provided the best base on which to build this beer. Maintaining body in such a low ABV beer was very important to us, so we added a large amount of low crystals and flaked oats to our base of Pilsner malt. Nelson is a unique hop, but to avoid a finished product that was one dimensional, we rounded out the hop flavor with a small amount of Simcoe for bittering and added Amarillo and Citra to the finish and dry hop. Ripple has the body, flavor, complexity, and the hop profile you expect from our beers–all at a sessionable 4.6%.

Style: American-style Session Ale
Malt: Pilsner, Flaked Oats, Cara-pils, Caramel 20
Hops: Nelson Sauvin, Simcoe, Amarillo, Citra
Yeast: American
ABV: 4.6%
IBU: 20.5
SRM: 5.2


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Pours a slightly cloudy, pale golden orange color with straw/ripe banana edges and a half finger white head that quickly settles into a thin, lasting ring. Decent retention with streaks of soapy lacing left behind. Floral earthy hop aroma with citrus/tropical fruit sweetness and a prominent pale malt backbone. Dank, resinous and spicy with fresh cut grass, hay and subtle pine needle character countered by tart grapefruit, pineapple and lemon zest. Pale malts with bread, biscuit, some light fruit sweetness and faint booze. Fuller body than expected with a crisp, spicy hop bite up front that lingers over the sweeter notes and pale malt backbone into a nice dry finish. Resinous and earthy with oily hops, dank nugs, grass and earthy pine countered by a sweet tropical/citrus hop presence that’s stronger than the nose suggests. Juicy pineapple and mango flavor along with some ruby red grapefruit. Very fresh and flavorful providing a nice counterpoint to the dry bitterness. Pale malt backbone underneath but doesn’t interfere at all with the complex hop profile. Some biscuit and a touch of light fruit, notably apple and pear. Clean, well balanced and very easy to drink. This is a really nice session beer that is light enough to pound but doesn’t compromise on flavor. Another solid beer from Kane.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (6923) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Sampled at GABF 2015 with Chris and Paul. Pours a light golden body with soft white lace. Mouthfeel is soft and light bodied with notes of gentle citrus fruits, fresh citrus hops, light clean malt, some sugar and pine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (5239) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2015
Cask at Cork City, 8/21. Dry hopped with Nelson. Murky orange color. Bright, hoppy aroma. Slight notes of cheese come through under the hops. Mid-bitter with a mild sweetness. Somewhat dry, with a smooth, cask feel. I liked this.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (4448) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Tap. Slightly hazy golden with small head. Mild body with medium hops. Averageish and pretty generic, though the hops are pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
db15brew (2) - - OCT 8, 2014 does not count
A very respectable offering. Pleasant hop blend with the grapefruity rind bitterness I love.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJestersBeer (2308) - SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2014
Keg@GABF. Hazy, deep straw, white head. Hoppy aroma, spruce, orange peel, resin. Dry, medium body and bitterness, balanced CO2. Hoppy, resiny taste, spruce, orange, apricot, caramel. Really nice. (2014-10-02)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (6648) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 28, 2014
64oz growler from the brewery pours a hazy orange with some creamy, lacing white head. Nose has some nice citrus notes, orange, herbal, a nice gristy component too, some biscuit, some stone fruit, a little honey. Flavor follows along, lightly sweet, fruity, more stone fruit, peach, some lemon, some dried herbs. Clean finish. Solid beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Draft at a wedding 2 days ago. Hazy dark gold. Tropical citrus fruit and pine with white wine tanin qualities. An overall excellent session ale with a lot of flavor and hoppy characteristics. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (12131) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Draft at brewery. DDH version. Pours orange gold white head. Nose/taste of pineapple, mango, grass, light toasty malt. Tons of fruits and hops. Lighter medium body. Regular Ripple would be a 3.9.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11751) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2014
on tap-white, yellow/gold. A-tropical/pineapple/spice. T-tropical/pineapple/spice hops, some lt malt. Good effervescence/tingle. Followed by a visit to our nearby rest stop that lasted longer than our tasting.


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