Brewed by Green Jack
Style: Barley Wine
Lowestoft, England
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Cask; Regular.
The Ripper is the Green Jack Brewing Company’s champion Barley Wine. Inspired by Belgian tripel ales this multi-awarding winning brew is dangerously drinkable. Rich amber in colour Ripper is sweet and fruity with a warming finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrotherLogic (252) - California, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Tasty - a little thin for the abv but a strong and not overly hoppy barley wine. Elegant rather than in your face. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Rune (13186) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2017
Half-pint, cask at Triangle Tavern. Bubbly beige head over a bright copper coloured body. Fragile lacing. Smell of jam and alcohol. Mixed sweet taste profile of caramel and dried fruits, noticeable alcohol. Sweet fruity end. Far from great. (Lowestoft 08.07.2017).

johnr210444 (1) - Stafford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2017 does not count
If you’re looking for a rival for good Belgian beers..this is the one for you

thomat (3985) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2017
Cask @ NWAF 2017. Amber with a tiny off white head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt, fruit, caramel and bitterness. Full body with a long bitter / sweet finish.

Theydon_Bois (20158) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2016
Cask at the Triangle Tavern, Lowestoft, 21/11/16. Clear golden orange with a decent off white head that retains well. Nose is sweet malt, caramel, booze tunes, light honey, orange peel. Taste comprises caramel, sweet malt, fruit cake, candied orange, bread pudding, toasted grains. Full bodied, soft carbonation, light warming booze in the close. Easy drinking barley wine but a touch 1D. Some local chugged a pint of this (1pm) in less time than it took 2 of us to get through a half!

nilsas (4303) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2016
Lukt: frukter med vinøse toner.
Utseende: Honning gyllen.
Skum/kullsyre: Tynt skum.
Smak: Frukter, rosin, vinaktig.
Hvor: 27 th Ealing Beer Festival.
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cjennings1987 (47) - harwich, Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2016
Mistakenly purchased after poor reading of the beer menu at the new bell Inn not realising the strength. Expected it to set my teeth on edge but rather recieved a pleasant taste. The taste makes the strength obvious but not paint stripper territory.

HuskerTan (2320) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Bottle/Fest. A- Butterscotch, malty. A- Golden orange color, hazy liquid, white head. T- Malty, caramel, butterscotch. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, balanced finish. O- Slightly bitter but otherwise a fair beer.

jjsint (3316) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2015
Handpull cask at Engineers Arms 2015 Beer Festival, Henlow. Golden brown with plentiful white head. Buttered toast and weedkiller in the aroma. Not balanced or pleasant to smell. Sweet syrupy taste, but the vegetal/medicinal note pervades in the finish. Body is full as would be expected. This beer has problems.

VertBaconStrips (2392) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - SEP 2, 2015
old ass review just found on my phone. Goes back to Aug 2013. Presumably a bottle share with the lovely and sexy Ferris. Highly detailed notes claim: :light sweetness, orange rind, lemon, earthy shit, pepper and heat". Sounds like a winner... not.

gegwilson (3752) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2015
Gravity at the Stowmarket Festival of Beer and Brewing. Amber with a foamy cream head. The aroma is fruity with orange citrus and caramel. The taste starts sweet with lots of citrus before boiled sweet flavours. Warming alcohol, but not overly evident. Pear drop notes in there too along with a medicinal edge. Not hugely complex, but enjoyable all the same.

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