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RATINGS: 303   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Savor the provocative spirit of R.I.P.A on RYE, our HE’BREW monument to the richness, the bitterness and the sacred sweetness that is life...

Malts: Specialty 2-Row, Rye Ale, Torrified Rye, Rye Flakes, Crystal Rye 75, Crystal Malt 80, Wheat, Kiln Amber, CaraMunich 60

Hops: Warrior, Cascade, Simcoe, Crystal, Chinook, Amarillo, Centennial

Dry Hopped with Simcoe, Amarillo and Crystal

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Taverner (1103) - San Ramon, California, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Awesome! A RyePA in rye whisky barrels. Notes of rye, malt, boozy malty scotch, the hops are muted, but not the bitterness. Like a loaf of pumpernickel in a bottle.

jdb288 (584) - Wake Forest, North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Draft at Winberie’s (Princeton, NJ). Pours muddy orange with an inch of white head. Aroma is tangerine, bread dough. Lots of sweet malt flavor right up front with a bit of hop character on the finish. The rye adds a nice element and depth but the malt is really the star of the show. A big 10% DIPA that hides the alcohol very well. Not a traditional showing for this genre by any means though.

OldGrowth (3665) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle, from it forget . Strong on barrel kind of sweet, rye dancing around. Clean orangey brown color, ok head and lace. Bitter sweet flavor, thick body, viscous oily mouthfeel, bitter dry finish. Good, aroma is kind of Unappealing to me, too much barrel. Once again confirming my unlike of barrel IPA’s, or in this case IIPA’s

kaser (6430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Brown pour from 22oz bottle. Whiskey flavor. Heavy beer. White head. Carmel raisin plum and grape notes. Pretty good. Different

boozedude (2229) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Had this in a bomber into glass.. brownish hazy poor with little off white head very malty aroma hints of Carmel alcohol. Potent stuff..some dead fruit...diffrent

Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle. Reddish copper with a beige head. Sweet hops and honey. Sweet, sticky and bitter.

Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2014
F0BAB 2010: Nice. Clear g0ld b0dy with a challenged beige head, this had a fairly s0lid h0p bite despite the aging. Besides that, there was a light caramel/t0ffee sweetness with a splash 0f b00ze and a w00dy bitterness. 0nce m0re..Nice.

Jesterdeal (1986) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Bottle from Victors. Aroma of delicious toffee, cookies, rye, and slight citrus. Pours muddy deep iced tea colored. Taste is delicious with blondies, caramel, toffee, bourbon, and citrus. Delicious rye throughout. Great malty mouthfeel. Big fan of this one.

keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Bottled January 7, 2014, batch 4, 850 cases. Aged in Redemption Rye Whiskey barrels.
Appearance: The body is a beautifully clear garnet with a short lived light tan head. The head forms a thin coating with a dense latte like ring.
Aroma: The aroma is big with a lot going on. I get some orangey hops, whiskey and rye, with a slight pickle aroma. Oak and vanilla are slightly present along with a slight smokiness. The aroma has good strength.
Taste: Whiskey is the life-blood here with rye, very slight sourness and a touch of pickle brine throughout. The hops are slightly present providing a mild bitterness with orange and grapefruit. The finish is spicy of rye, hints of whiskey and undercurrents of vanilla.
Palate: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: I had this before and remember it entirely differently. I assume that this is due to the bottle that I had being old so the hops had fully faded. This is still nice, but the way the hops interact with the whiskey and rye spice comes off a little like pickles to me. It’s not off-putting, but I could see it being so.

EcnarM (112) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Just didn't care for this one. Bitterness and sweetness battled for control of the palate and ended up making both come out bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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