Rifle Brewing Rifle Creek IPA

Formerly brewed at Rifle Brewing Company
Rifle, Colorado USA
6.8% India Pale Ale (IPA) | 1 Rating |
This beer is brewed with 2-row malted barley, a small amount of caramel malt for color and sweetness, and tons of late addition hops. It has almost one and a half pounds per barrel of Cascade hops added into the whirlpool for both aroma and flavor. Also, another one pound of Amarillo, Simcoe, and Cascade dry hops were added late in fermentation for aromatic qualities of the finished product. This beer is 6.8% A.B.V (Alcohol By Volume) IPA (India Pale Ale) was originally brewed by the British during the occupation of India in 1790. IPA was specifically formulated to withstand the hot, traitorous voyage from England to Calcutta. It is a stonger version of ordinary pale ale, with higher alcohol content and an overabundance of hops, both lending a hand in keeping the beer fresh.

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
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Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
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Liquid
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Head
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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
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Bitter
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Sour
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Other
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The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

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Texture
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Carbonation
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Finish
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