Summer Wine Reaper Red IPA

Formerly brewed at Summer Wine
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Holmfirth, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
Reaper is a Red IPA, rich deep ruby hued monster with an array of big, full flavoured hops like Centennial, Simcoe, Summit, complemented with Amarillo & Dana varieties. This bruising IPA has big malty, sweet backbone which the hops play against with style. If you like IPAs with big hop flavour & malty sweetness then Reaper is one for you. Dont fear the Reaper!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (2467) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 26, 2012
Keg at The Southern. Reddy amber with a white head. Delicious zesty orange hops and some nice toffee malt. Lovely hop flavour and swimmng in bitterness. A refreshing number.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrotherLogic (252) - California, USA - APR 26, 2012
Über craft. Hugely over bittered, no aroma really but like being kicked in the teeth by pellet hops. No discernible character beyond the taste of pellets.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (14017) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2012
Bottle from Summer Wine Brewery Online Store. It pours hazy amber, with a decent yellow-white head. The nose is watermelon, papaya, berry, olive oil and gruyere cheese. The taste is pine, grass, resin, blood orange, tangerine, papaya, metal, with a massive bitter finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. The bitterness is quite aggressive indeed! As usual this is a flavoursome beer from SW, but not their most drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2012
Keg at the Southern. Lovely copper reddish pour with a tiny white head that leaves some lacing. Nice fresh grassy hop nose, grapefruit and some strawberry sherbet. Nice rich caramel malt upfront, matched with a big hoppy grapefruit bitterness that lasts on the tongue. Massive, but balanced. I sometimes find SWB beers too bitter, but this is just perfect.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (24187) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2013 16th April 2012
Craft. Hazy amber beer, tidy white head. Crisp palate, semi dry. Minerally malt cream gives way to fresh ping and yellow grapefruit hops, fairly bitter. Orange marmalade and bitter pine brings up the rear. Crisp semi dry finish, good bitter linger. Moorish! 36

28th April 2012
Good creamy malt base, trace of caramel. Complex bitter hops - bitter orange marmalade but with sweet orange entwined! Trace of sweet pineapple and bitter pine. Smooth soft finish. Good bitter linger. Very nice red IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (20622) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2012
Keg at CBC, London. Pours a lightly cloudy ruby with a strong, white foam head. Nose of pine, berries and grass. Sweet, toasty malts kick things right off in the flavor, with notes of caramel and berries, then theres moderate piney bitterness with lighter grass, earth and ripe citrus. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sticky finish with plenty of juicy, ripe citrus hops and toasted sugar, along with chewy pine and light caramel. Very solid beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (6905) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 18, 2012
Draught @ Craft Beer Co.

Pours reddish orange with a smooth foamy head. Fresh aroma of fruits and berries with notes of caramel, lemon and citrus. Taste is quite fruity with hops and a lot of berries. Hints of malts and lemon as well. Finish is fruity with some bitterness and lemony notes. Nice, surprisingly fruity IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2012
Bottle, Inspire, Coventry, 13/04/12. Murky copper with a fine, clinging beige head. Papaya and galangal aroma. Ripe and tropical; papaya, husk, galangal, shaved lemon. Bitter and perfumed. Dancing beer. Wow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CraftBeerNick (2315) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2012
Keg and the PSBH 12th April 2012. Nice looking brew, palate is fine, taste is some what on the sweet side for the good bitterness I like and expect from the Summer Wine beers

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2974) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 31, 2012
Keg @ Free Trade Inn, Ouseburn, Newcastle 250312
Amber, hazy, dense bubbly head dissipates to thin layer
Aroma of strong grassy, citrus, grapefruit hops...sweet juicy golden malts..more grapefruit than in the taste
Taste of strong, stingy grassy resinous hops...background of grapefruit golden pale caramel malt background..pretty assertive
Palate - medium carb, medium body. Strong tangy zesty bitterness. Finish as main flavour, lingering concentrated orange bitter zest, bit over astringent. linger bit over long.
Overall - Very good beer perhaps a tad too aggressive in the finish

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