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Ruud Awakening IPA - Old Schoolhouse Brewery

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Ruud Awakening IPARuud Awakening IPA

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very good

111 Ratings

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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.25%
Wants: 7
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Old Schoolhouse Brewery visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RedDiamond on 10-12-2009)
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Photo of Hoppy-Brewer
5/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The aroma is a wonderful bouquet of citrus. The alcohol is initially disguised by the aromatic hops and perfectly blended malts. For this reason, I like to call this brew "deceptive". The initial flavors of blended hops and malt are so awesome, you never notice that it is a 7% ABV. Sneaky.
Their web site has posted the ingredients, so I'm going to attempt to make this beer.

Hoppy-Brewer, May 23, 2014
Photo of baddestwarlock
4.96/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is what a Pacific ipa is supposed to tast like, one of my favorites. We drive 3 hours away to get it. Wish it was more available at more stores !!! Cant we get it out in stores more ! Love this beer !!! More please we always make special trips just to get it !!!

baddestwarlock, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of Tomorris
4.8/5  rDev +20%

Tomorris, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of MacStinson
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

MacStinson, May 22, 2013
Photo of chumba526
4.72/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appears medium bodied orange in color with a thin white head.

It smells of caramel, grapefruit, orange. There is also a bit of a grassy hop smell the beer as well. The smell both highlights hops and malts.

It tastes mildly like caramel in the beginning the caramel flavor soon goes away. A robust and very strong hop bitterness takes over the taste. There are notes of grapefruit and citrus in the bitter hop flavor. The bitterness lingers in my mouth for a while. A little bit of the caramel flavor comes back in the finish. The bitterness is very strong but there is a nice but mild malt backbone that helps the beer goes down smooth.

The carbonation is low and feels natural.

The drinkability is very good. It is a big and bold beer but the flavor is very smooth. I remember the first time I had this beer was about two and a half years ago. It was at a Canadian beer fest. On the second day of the fest I almost drank nothing but this beer. I must have had four pints of this.

Overall I love this IPA it is one of the best I have had and is underrated especially when very fresh. The brewer and the owner who is the brewer's dad are really nice people too.

chumba526, Sep 22, 2010
Photo of Braz
4.7/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Purchased at Albertson's. Appearance is pure gold with some chill haze. Creamy white head that sustains beautifully. Gorgeous head. Can't say enough. Aromas are hoppy with some crisp dry fruit. Very inviting. Very very good. Smooth draw. Balanced as close to perfectly as I've had to this date. Mild bitter aftertaste. Taste and feel of a double IPA in my opinion. Body is velvety and soft. Extremely smooth with a nice weight if that makes sense. This is a real treat.

Braz, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of Ballington_Brewer
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

I can't say enough about this beer
A beautiful golden haze color
strong hoppy bitterness with a hefty malty backbone to finish it out
Nose holds up to the taste; this one's a keeper, would recommend.
Looking forward to visiting this brewery soon.

Ballington_Brewer, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of dwitt24
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

dwitt24, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of ChuckS
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

ChuckS, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of stokeliosis
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

stokeliosis, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of snohojimbo
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

snohojimbo, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of J-Nat
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

J-Nat, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of CoryR
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

CoryR, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of cowboy83
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

cowboy83, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of twelveinches
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

twelveinches, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of suspect
4.48/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Dogfish Head Signature glass.

A: Deep copper color with golden hues. Crystal clear. Aggressive pour leads to a rocky white head about 2 fingers high that ever so slowly lurks back down the side of the glass. Lacing is thick and prevalent.

S: Monster citrus hop aroma with some sweet malt backend. I pick up a flowery aroma as well as some piney resin that makes itself known as well. This is the closest I've come to smelling Flower Power that wasn't Flower Power.

T: Boom...follows the knows to a tee with an even more pronounced hop bitter finish to the taste. Lots of grapefruit, grassy hops and again, beautiful malts mixed in with a wonderfully hoppy beer.

M: Thick hop oils coat the mouth making me reaching for another sip top priority. Perfect carbonation, sharp, biting finish.

O: Totally delicious and totally surprised. This one was top notch in my book and one I will not likely stop raving about for some time.

suspect, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of drpimento
4.48/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer gets better the more I try it. Poured at a good temperature, with a nice, thick, cream-colored head and good lacing. Color is a slightly hazy amber with lots of bubble trails. Aroma is mainly fresh hop with some slight roast malt richness that nicely balances and complements the hops and adds to the completeness of the brew as a whole. Flavor's like nose, dryish, nutty grain, grapefruit with pine and excellent carbonic tang/ hop bitter balance in a nice way along with just enough sweet to level. Body is chewy, no high points, mouth filling, great carbonation - excellent! Finish is very long, good for slow drinking, a little boozy, but very satisfying.

drpimento, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of JohnGalt1
4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at Bottleworks over the weekend... Shared with reinheitsgematt tonight...

The nice fella at Bottleworks suggested this and his bigger brother as the cool hopcentric beers they had in stock at the time.

Pours a dark golden... great head and lacing.

The nose is fantastic... tropical fruity hoppiness and a very light pale malt backbone... The aromas are great.

Flavor mirrors the nose with a surprisingly mild bitter bite that is only balanced by the onslaught of hop flavors... again, this is pretty special.

Body and carbonation are very nice.

This brew is a damn near perfect example of a balanced PNW IPA... loving it.


JohnGalt1, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of Beer4Baltimore
4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

- from my notes
- picked this up on sale and gave it a try, was not dissapointed.
A - fairly clear orangish color with a hefty foamy head.
S - some serious citrusy hops with a pine cone thrown in for good measure.
T - clean and intense. Hops abound in every sip.
M - moderate body with nice carbonation.
D - easily drinkable.
I regret only having bought one while on sale.

Beer4Baltimore, Sep 25, 2011
Photo of Josephkeene
4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle, pours unfiltered orange with solid white lacing head. Head doesn't dissipate and stays throughout tasting.

Smell isn't too unfamiliar with the style. Citrus and pine.

Excellent taste, reminds me of Bigfoot 2009. Large Hop taste Cascade maybe . Upfront the taste is simply Hops. You get the malt with a solid taste of hops in the background. This makes me give it a five on the mouthfeel.

This is a good beer excellent for the style and packs a punch which makes me think this is a DIPA.

Josephkeene, Jun 24, 2010
Photo of sea206
4.36/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice amber color with a nice head as well. Pine, floral aroma, sweet, spicy hoppy middle and a bitter back. Pretty good, I will definitely pick up this bottle again. I picked up this 22 oz @ Whole Foods Seattle (Interbay) for $5.49. I drank half of this 22 oz, corked it, then drank the second half about 12 hours later, the carbonation and taste held up very well.

sea206, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of Lothore
4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a tangerine hue with a healthy , 1.5 finger head.

S - Deeply malty. Caramel. Wheat.

T - Starts off with a punch of bitter hops and backs off into citrus notes with hints of orange and grapefruit and slight lingering bitterness.

M- Medium bodied with a slightly watery finish.

D - Overall a superb beer. Absolutely wonderful example of the style.

Lothore, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of EgadBananas
4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark orange colour, with a tan two finger of head, nice lace. Aroma was earthy hops, light tropical fruits, and a nice floral and fruity hop nose. Taste had a nice medium bitterness, wonderful tropical fruit notes and floral hoppyness. Light crisp feel, good carbonation, slick, little creaminess. Smooth and easy drinking.

Old Schoolhouse can do some nice Pac NW IPAs!

EgadBananas, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of leedorham
4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a lighter orange. Lots of haze. Thick white head with great head retention.

S - Very powerful citrus & pine hop aroma with a little skunk in it. Reminds me a bit of running the weedwacker through the dandelions, but not in a bad way.

T - A bit of that enamel peeling hoppiness to this one. Balanced isn't a word I'd use to describe it but that's ok because it has a beautiful citrusy character and a great bright hop character.

M - High carbonation and a little astringency make this one less pleasant in the finish category. However, that does make you want to drink more.

D - A great hop forward IPA. I'm a fan.

leedorham, Mar 01, 2011
Photo of CletisVandamme
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

CletisVandamme, Nov 27, 2013
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Ruud Awakening IPA from Old Schoolhouse Brewery
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