This tasty copper ale was originally called White Cap brewed in honor of our 15th Anniversary. Everyone liked the beer so much; we decided to release it year-round. To avoid any perceived consumer confusion, we changed the name to Rip Curl to celebrate the ripping winds and whitecaps of the Columbia River Gorge," It’s a thirst quenching easy drinking copper ale that has smooth wave of maltiness that crests to a clean fast finish. Brewed with a blend of specialty Caramel and Pale malt and balanced with East Kent Golding, Challenger & Fuggle hops. Rip Curl will also be available on draught in 1/2 & 1/4 bbls.
TAR (2802) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2002
This defines the color of 'amber.' Very effervescent. Nose is malty, toasty, and fruity. Kind of reminds me of Sea Dog IPA. Flavors include raspberries, fruit punch?, slightly hop bitter and a soild malt foundation alongside the dry finish. This is about as good as an EPA can get. This beer is commemorative of Full Sail's 15th Anniv. I know if I were celebrating my 15th anniv. I wouldn't brew an Englsih pale ale. I guess that's what you get when you have an employee owned brewery. No complaints there though.
Pretty dark tan color; head was exciting at first and then faded to a wisp; inviting bready nose; very smoth with the hops- only the barest hint of a bite on the tongue. Very English in style to me. A nice session beer, I could have many of these in a sitting.
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