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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

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slowrunner77 (12895) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"this is a pretty solid interpretation of the style, if a little thin. That being said, though, it’s a little boring for my taste. the malt and hop profile are just a touch light."

hopscotch (11248) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2002
The aroma is lightly malty with notes of caramel and hay. Sparkling clear copper hue. Small, fizzy, khaki-colored head. Quickly and fully diminishing. No lacing. The flavor is a little on the thin side, but this is it's only weakness. It's malty with a small blast of caramel up front. Well-balanced with another full blast of caramel and butter on the backside. Light-bodied with a buttery/silky mouthfeel. Fizzy carbonation. Long, dry finish with another blast of caramel, butter and hay at the wee end. Very good beer. Pleasantly surprised.

DocLock (11048) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2005
Thanks to Buck Dich for this one. Pours copper with a creamy, off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, toffee, cognac, and slight butyric acid/barnyard. Tastes malty, and I note some rye in this. Also, almonds. Smooth palate. Nice style. Another winner from Full Sail.

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 09/24/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

clear amber, whispy white head, pleasant floral hop aroma with some carmel sweetness, nice hop flavor, light bitter finish,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

JorisPPattyn (10072) - BELGIUM - APR 19, 2006
Bright orange-copper with no head. Bit of plastic coloured malts and breakfast cereals. Very discreet but tasty coloured malts. A bit of hops, leafy. Light bodied but not empty, some bite. Pastry in the aftertaste. It’s very low profile if I describe it, but it’s actually quite agreable.

3fourths (9358) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2005 Sampled numerous times, mostly on draft at the local bars, but occasionally from a bottle. Rip Curl has a decent aroma full of bread crust, toast, sweet grains and a little brown sugar, along with honey and old apples. Grainy and toasted flavor, with a slightly sour chemical flavor, no doubt from the condition in which the bottles are stored here in Oklahoma.

PorterPounder (8296) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2004
Pours a dark copper color with a sticky, but quickly thinning off-white head; good lacing. Slight vegetably aroma; odd for the style. Tart, tangy flavor. Notice some mint, nuttiness and a wee bit of citrus. All in all, quite refreshing. Mouthfeel is a tad on the harsh side however. Good thirst quencher though after hiking the Homestead Trail in Homer, Alaska.

motelpogo (8031) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 16, 2004
on tap in the pilsner room. i wasn’t in the best frame of mind when i tasted this. i know we looked a bit scruffy but it was a very long wait for service. anyways, decent english floral aroma, light nuttiness, some orange rind, not bad

Ernest (7824) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2003
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear dark amber. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted bread, cookie), lightly hoppy (flowers, grapefruit). Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Very similar to the Amber, only a little more citric.

5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2005
Bottle: Orange tinted golden, clear, sudsy white head, spotty lacing, soft carbonation.   Wet cardboard, hair dye aroma.   Unripened pear, soft malts, semi-sweet, hint of ashtray.   Decent body for a Pale, mediocre mouthfeel.   Unripened pear, mild hop bitterness, and semi-sweet cardboard linger.   Not a fan of the style I guess.

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