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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Contrary to its name, Rivals ingredients work in perfect harmony for a bold, balanced IPA. The recipe starts with a base of pale crystal and rye malts, and Bravo and Nugget bittering hops. Then whole flower Chinook hops go into the hopback, extracting that signature pine character. Finally, Rival is dry hopped with Centennial, Citra, Simcoe and Columbus hops, giving this amber-colored IPA a complex citrus profile.

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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerdedDave (1493) - Beckley, USA - JAN 19, 2017
clear amber color; fruity,floral hop aroma; fruity hops on a medium bodied caramel malt base

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pintofjoe29 (32) - Dingman Ferry, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2016 Bottle from Wegmans. Pours clear amber with a white head. Floral and piney aroma with some grapefruit. Taste is very hop forward. Floral and piney with some citrus in there. Spiciness from the rye in the middle with a bitter finish. Nice one

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
coolfunnj (368) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2016
grapefruit pine and floral yeasty in back for the aroma..ever want to show someone what an IPA looks like this would be great example clear amber red color foamy pure white head lots of lace.. real hop bomb here pine to stringent to grapefruit with a dry lasting finish light-mid body plenty of carbonation..overall as west coast style (hop heavy)ipa its very good

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 12, 2016
Bottle from Philadelphia deli near Rockys Steps. Hazy amber body with medium head. Nose is malty, caramel, spicy. Taste is malts, rye and some hops with floral notes. Creamy texture. Warming finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (1969) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 2, 2016
Pours clear copper with a white head. Tropical fruit aroma with rye spiciness and earthy pine. Flavor is caramel malt with pineapple followed by rye spiciness and pine resin finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2999) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2016
Pale copper pour thin white head and light lacing .... aroma of spicy rye, pine, citrusy hops and caramel malts ... taste is of spicy rye, roasted malts, caramel malts, pine and citrusy hops .... solid fall IPA decent dry hop bite ... slightly oily mouthfeel ... finish is dry hopped and citrusy with some spicy rye

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skmikeg (1826) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2016
Pours amber orange with a half finger white head which fades to just a little lacing aroma Is of citrus, pine, slightly spicy rye, bready malts, grassy hops, and light sweet malts. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semI dry, semi bitter, medium-long finish. Overall, a pretty sold beer that is a good fall ipa.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
run20six2 (123) - USA - OCT 19, 2016
nice robust ipa with good body , flavor bold cokor and nice taste , gret beer ...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
60minuteman (1506) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2016
Bottle from Giant Exton. See through bronze and half-way white head. Pine, citrus, bread, malt and hop aroma. Its got plenty of earth to it in the flavor. The pine, spruce, rye and wheat, but it has some sweetness to go with the hop, citrus, melon and caramel. A bottom line resin flavor drives it home. Nice stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jflopsu (1483) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2016
Pours a clear rust orange with thick white head. A tropical fruit and floral hop aroma. A sweet citrus hop taste with tropical fruit malts and caramel. A lingering bitter hop.amd sweet tropical fruit malt aftertaste.


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