MrHangover (4693) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2017
Can. Exploded on opening, gushing all over my freshly cleaned table. Anyhoo. Pours a cloudy golden beer with a big dense white head on top. Aroma of vegetables dampy yeasty notes, hints of apples, white fruits and zesty stuff. Flavor is light bitter, quite malty and again the dampy yeast in the backend. Medium high in carbonation, short and light bitter in the aftertaste. Decent. DiarmaidBHK (6283) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2017
Can from the Andersons Columbus. Pours golden with a thin white head. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Pretty big pine and grapefruit on the nose and tongue. A bit bitter on the finish. When does a pale ale become an IPA but the beer is certainly named accurately. jsmerig (1808) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2017
Pours a hazy orange Amber. Aroma of fresh soil and orange peel. Taste is mellow sweet wth a orange Rhine flavor. Hops are subtle but allows the finish to be dry. bth122 (1740) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2017
Can. Golden color with small head. Aroma is pretty fresh with fruits such as mango and grapefruit. Light grain taste with medium light hop bitterness. Average carbonation. I enjoyed this pale ale and would definitely get this again. Lowe1983 (1681) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2017
Pours an amber color with a white head. Aroma is of pine hops and caramel malts. Flavor is stronger of the malts but does have a slightly bitter finish from the pine hops.
MaBeer1972 (2252) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Can from Julio’s. Pours out a cloudy light golden color. Particles in suspension. Spicy-herbal-citrus aromas and flavors. Light honey sweetness. Spicy bitterness. Hints of tea. Decent and tasty but a bit too muddled. ehaak26 (833) - - JAN 7, 2017
Can into a pint glass. Lots of hops up front. Definitely not bad, just not as good as most of the Rhinegeist beers I’ve had. jkwood04 (5483) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 29, 2016
On tap in a pint glass. Pours amber/golden with a white head. Aroma of floral and lightly citrusy hops, some pale and light caramel malts, and dough. Flavor the same. Average texture. A standard pale with nothing really interesting but nothing bad either. willisread (4207) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 5, 2016
Can from Discount. Pours a clear gold with a finger of foam that dissipates quickly. Light weed, dank tropical note. Touch of catpiss. Clean, crisp and light. Light bitterness. There is a certain sameness to a lot of Rhinegeist pale ales, but I like it. Always refreshing and with good dry-hopping...they remind me of Y. Market in Japan. mejiajav (8) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2016 does not count
This was my first time trying anything by Rhinegeist Brewery out of Cincinnati. I’ve heard good things about them and I hope they are much better that what this hoppy pale ale had to offer. Not that there’s anything wrong with it, but I can think of many other beers in this style that are much better balanced and layered.
It pours a nice orange-yellowish hue with a moderate amount of lacing that lingers for some time. The pour leaves behind a very nice lacing that sticks beautifully to the glass when I swirl it around. The initial aroma is all citrusy and grassy hops with an odd follow up of dried up, stale tangerine peel. There are a lot of citrus notes going on here.
The taste follows the nose pretty faithfully with tons of citrusy hops and a high level of bitterness. I find myself enjoying this more with every sip. It is definitely reminiscent of nice crisp weather by the lake or on a boat. This is a relaxing beer. The kind of beer you want to sit back and enjoy every sip. It’s not overly complex as a whole, but just enough to savor it as the temperature settles on it. Towards the end you will get very faint, blink-and-you-miss-it light malt but barely enough to speak of.
Overall, you’re not going to find yourself writing home about Pure Fury, but it is definitely an enjoyable beer for warmer weather. This is the type of libation I want to drink on the lake, with a campfire, with some sausage and good friends.