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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   IBU: 94   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our red India pale ale is a sterling example of excess. We use copious amounts of both malts and hops to create this decidedly bitter yet curiously balanced beer. As its namesake implies it is more than capable of overloading the unsuspecting pallet just with a lot less mutton chops and frock coats. Big caramel, big malts and even bigger resinous citrus hop flavor and aroma. This beer pairs well with BBQ, Curry, Spicy foods and pungent cheeses.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarrettB (1526) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 5, 2017
November 7th, 2014 - Were slowly draining our glasses, coming close to the end here with the potent Hop the Ripa. My sniffer is fatigued, since Im getting almost no aroma from this, but it must be there, because the taste is a circus of strong flavors. It features traditional Barleywine tastes, with an oaky edge, honey sweetness and plenty of booze to remind the drinker of its potency.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (5457) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 8, 2016
On draft at the brewery. Dark amber, with an off white head. Caramel, citrus, bitterness, bread, malt, sweetness, and orange peel. Ok.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryanhunter_4 (234) - Strathmore, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 29, 2016
22 oz bottle poured in my hotel room (purchased at the brewery). Pours reddish brown with a beige head; good lacing. Smells like pine and cascade hops (I think). Taste is bitter. It gets its name honestly. Hops for days. Good beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
balboaraiders (4) - - JAN 27, 2016 does not count
Had this before at a bar in Los Angeles so was already familiar. Bold beer with a great hop and malt balance. Two thumbs up

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Dodgers101 (6) - - JAN 21, 2016 does not count
This was probably my favorite in my flight. It is kind of hard to explain and I kept going back for more to explore this beer. Ended up buying a bottle. At first yogurt great aroma, then it gets very malty with lots of caramel. Then it finishes hoppy again. Pretty cool

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
travita (4924) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Bottle. The smell is fruit, cereal, pine, alcohol, caramel, muffins, fruit, and moldy berries. The look is reddish brown in color, beige colored head, mostly clear. The taste is hops, pine, grass, bitter, ok.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4678) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2016
22 oz bottle. Ruby brown and hazy with a decent sized khaki head. Aroma is of rye, grass, grapefruit, and pine. Taste is of pine, malty, rye, grapefruit.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (8546) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Draft. Pours amber with an off white head. Sweet and rye malts, some citric hoppy notes, mild bitterness, and lingering sweetish malty notes. Fine.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPagan5 (106) - San Marcos, California, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Grain like aroma with some skunk weed. Lobelia to be exact. Cloudy pillow head which subdued aroma. Flavor lean and somewhat harsh. Finish just plain bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (46063) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2015

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ home.

[ As Helms Hop the RIPA ].
ABV: 7.2%. Clear medium to dark red amber color with a large to huge, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, nutty, dusty hops - malt, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, warm citrus, warm hops, wood - dry wood, dark hops, leather notes. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, peppery hops, nutty - woody, hoppy, caramel, wood, funky. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft - lively. [20150119]


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