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Rapscallion Blessing

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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Our rich orange-colored “Blessing” is Rapscallion’s hop accentuated beer. Don’t be fooled though, this is no IPA. Higher in alcohol and balanced with a spicy, bread-like yeast character, Blessing takes its cues from no style category. To get its distinctive hop character we employed several additions in the boil, some more again in our custom “hop jack” and lastly, we “dry-hopped” this beer in a conditioning tank. We hope that you, like us, consider your choosing this beer a “blessing”.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - MAY 4, 2011
(Draft @ Union Brewhouse, server described it as a Belgian) Served in a shaker. Medium-dark amber, a bit hazy. Very thin off-white head. Aroma of light spice, banana, clove. Medium-textured. No real lacing. Medium bitterness overlays a somewhat fruity and lightly spicey base. A little bitter and yeasty in the finish. Meh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Very hoppy beer. Aroma is floral hops and some banana. Taste is bitter hops with dry finish. Very nice. Rated 10/1/04

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - NOV 16, 2009
on tap @ GIBF, one of the only ones here that I wanted to taste, nice ASA, should open up this brewery to the rest of the world more. Nice spice hop character and taste, not overbearing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevd193213 (989) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - APR 28, 2008
Bottle. Orange-copper hazy pour with tan head. Aroma of fruit and hops. Taste of citrus and caramel. Nice finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2008
(Draft) Pours a lightly hazy copper body with medium beige head. Aroma of peach, caramel, breadiness, banana, and light orange peel. Flavor of citrus/grassy hops, bread, caramel, and some unidentifiable fruit and vegetable notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2008
Bottle. Dark copper color, cloudy. Nice Off white head, little if any lacing but small foam lingers throughout. Some floaters and sediment, in cold storage for about 6 months but did not mar the taste. Aroma of caramel-hops. Malty yeast and hops pallet with a dry caramel bitter sweet flavor, no lingering bitter after taste. Good all around flavor and full body. Like to find this again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (11596) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2007
12oz bottle. Poured a deeper and lightly hazy amberish color wtih a huge sized off white head. Aromas of fruitiness, caramel, dark fruits, and light yeast. Tastes of caramel, dart fruits, lightly tart cherries, and burnt brown sugar. Light alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sstackho (249) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2007 12oz bottle, with no obvious freshness date - just an obscure code. Pours a surprisingly rich dark copper that I wasn’t expecting. Floaty chunks could be seen in the bottle before opening, but not once poured. Aroma is spicy and rather nice, but not particularly hoppy. Initial taste is crisp and sparkly from carbonation, that quickly blends into a nicely rich full taste. There’s a nice little bit of spiciness to the taste that is nicely balanced with the hops, along with some fruitiness. I am very pleasantly surprised by the quality of this beer. I thought that this was like an IPA, but I got something quite different and pleasing instead. I wish more were made like this. This was delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2007
Poured a murky brownish amber color wit a small off-white head. The aroma was fruity and sweet. Smelled a little aged. Some sweet pineapple, aplles and golden raisins. Some citrus hops as well. Sugary. The flavor is sweet with old fruits, brown sugar and light hops. Medium to full body. Soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2007
Bottle in trade. Christ ,I thought that this was an IPA. A very hoppy flavor with some sweetness as an aftertaste but overall a tasty brew.

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