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Summer Wine Reaper Red IPA

Summer Wine Reaper Red IPA
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Formerly brewed at Summer Wine
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Holmfirth, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
Reaper is a Red IPA, rich deep ruby hued monster with an array of big, full flavoured hops like Centennial, Simcoe, Summit, complemented with Amarillo & Dana varieties. This bruising IPA has big malty, sweet backbone which the hops play against with style. If you like IPA’s with big hop flavour & malty sweetness then Reaper is one for you. Don’t fear the Reaper!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
zacgillbanks (4233) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2012
Bottle from Coppers in Newcastle. An orange-brown coloured beer with a sweet and very rich orange marmalade and red fruity (strawberry?) flavour with a bitter grapefrui finish. Excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
STEVIE_NIX (35) - - JUL 9, 2012
bottle from stirchley wines. this is one of my fav beers right now. lovely deep amber with nice off white head. big smell of hops and and mangoes. taste is something else, firstly there is sweet caramel, then exotic fruits and finally big hops. very nice mouthfeel almost creamy with a big bitter finish. oh yes it is that good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2012
Bottle, Inspire, Coventry, 13/04/12. Murky copper with a fine, clinging beige head. Papaya and galangal aroma. Ripe and tropical; papaya, husk, galangal, shaved lemon. Bitter and perfumed. Dancing beer. Wow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18030) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2012
Keg at CBC, London. Pours a lightly cloudy ruby with a strong, white foam head. Nose of pine, berries and grass. Sweet, toasty malts kick things right off in the flavor, with notes of caramel and berries, then there’s moderate piney bitterness with lighter grass, earth and ripe citrus. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sticky finish with plenty of juicy, ripe citrus hops and toasted sugar, along with chewy pine and light caramel. Very solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2012
Keg at the Southern. Lovely copper reddish pour with a tiny white head that leaves some lacing. Nice fresh grassy hop nose, grapefruit and some strawberry sherbet. Nice rich caramel malt upfront, matched with a big hoppy grapefruit bitterness that lasts on the tongue. Massive, but balanced. I sometimes find SWB beers too bitter, but this is just perfect.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 28, 2012
On cask at The Southern Bar. Pours a cloudy dark golden colour with a fair beige head. Aroma of pine, caramel, grassy hops and alcohol. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Tasty with lingering pine and decent bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (6814) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2012
Keg @ CPK. Deep red color with a massive white head. The nose is citrusy grapefruit, peaches and red apple. Sweet. The taste is really sticky sweet fruits. Some marmalade, grapefruit, sea grass and yeasty cheesy funk. Great flavor. The finish is smooth and hoppy. Overall, a fantastic red IPA. Summer Wine are impressing me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnRMurdoch (4262) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2012
Bottle from the Euston Tap. Cloudy dark amber brown colour, reasonable head. Spicy flowery resin aroma & flavour. Very smooth & creamy. Well balanced with a hoppy aftertaste. Nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (6253) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 18, 2012
Draught @ Craft Beer Co.

Pours reddish orange with a smooth foamy head. Fresh aroma of fruits and berries with notes of caramel, lemon and citrus. Taste is quite fruity with hops and a lot of berries. Hints of malts and lemon as well. Finish is fruity with some bitterness and lemony notes. Nice, surprisingly fruity IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (21549) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2013 16th April 2012
Craft. Hazy amber beer, tidy white head. Crisp palate, semi dry. Minerally malt cream gives way to fresh ping and yellow grapefruit hops, fairly bitter. Orange marmalade and bitter pine brings up the rear. Crisp semi dry finish, good bitter linger. Moorish! 36

28th April 2012
Good creamy malt base, trace of caramel. Complex bitter hops - bitter orange marmalade but with sweet orange entwined! Trace of sweet pineapple and bitter pine. Smooth soft finish. Good bitter linger. Very nice red IPA.

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