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Ruud Awakening IPA - Old Schoolhouse Brewery

Ruud Awakening IPARuud Awakening IPA

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BA SCORE
89
very good

93 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.05%


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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harrymel

Washington

2.23/5  rDev -44%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Bottled: unk

Pours a golden raisin ale with a solid quilt of cream foam. Smells of malt, biscuit, some faint hops, some caramel - unimpressive. Flavor is just malt, sweet and roasted malt. A touch of bitterness. Poor flavor as well. Medium bodied with low carb and a semidry finish. I wish I knew the bottling date of this beer, I've many good things, but I'm uncertain of the date, which gives me every reason to believe this beer could have come from the Huck's cellar easily a year old.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 06:30:34 | More by harrymel
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philbertk

Washington

3.3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Old Schoolhouse Brewery --Ruud Awakening IPA Draft Ale--2010 22 oz. Bottle. 7.20% ABV. 75+IBU's? (3.75 / 5.0) Thin lacy off white head. Clear rich pretty dark amber color .Dense tight pellicle. Earthy mildly floral herbal pine hop front. Cloying earthy bitter rich caramel pine biscuit malty dry sweet mild fruit body. Crusty bitter but tasty rich hop spice end. Oddly balanced. Sampled 8/7/2010. 2 @ $5.99 Each.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2010 05:18:13 | More by philbertk
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.43/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle opened on 11.28.12

A - Pours a hazy, darker orange with a 1/4 inch off-white head with a mix of large and small bubbles, but is gone quickly.

S - Sweet citrus candy.

T - Dark grass and orange peel. Bitter and heavy.

D - Lower carbonation and a heavier body.

O - Smells great. Taste is dark and grassy.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2012 06:01:13 | More by HuskyinPDX
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beertunes

Washington

3.48/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into 10oz glass. Poured a hazy orange color with 1/4 inch of off-white head that had low retention and OK lacing.

The aroma was primarily piney hops upfront with a bit of citrus in the background. On the tongue the pine was a bit more subdued and there was a stronger grapefruit taste.

The body was a touch fuller than average, as was drinkability. Overall, a fairly average IPA. Worth a shot if you see it. Worth several if you're sitting on the brewery's deck watching the river flow by.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2011 01:08:08 | More by beertunes
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Seanibus

California

3.53/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer really wants to be Victory's Hop Devil. But it isn't.

Pours frothy amber with a think big bubbly head. Aroma is straightforward and flowery. Flavor is malty and carmelly, with strong flowery hops with a piny, resiny bitterness that clings to the tongue. Mouthfeel dry and clingy.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2010 14:57:07 | More by Seanibus
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BuckeyeOne

Washington

3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

OK. This is a WA state IPA. I want to like it. It pours fine and has the amber color I'm looking for. Nice head. Nice carbonation.

It smells malty sweet. I pick up none of the citrus or pine that I would expect in a West Coast IPA.

It tastes hoppy and sweet, but where's the bitter? It's good as far as beer goes. I do enjoy a hoppy beer over a malty beer. This beats some of the PNW big boys in drawing out the hops over the malt but it's still too sweet for me.

Because there are too many hop forward West Coast IPAs available to me, I don't think I'll purchase this again. Not that drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2010 03:32:30 | More by BuckeyeOne
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Bookseeb

Washington

3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance has a clear copper tone with a thin head and minimal head. Smell of big piney grapefruit and malt in the back. Taste has the same big piney grapefruit bitterness that lingers with sweet malt in the back. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. A lot of pine in this one, not bad, but just a different style of IPA.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2010 02:32:56 | More by Bookseeb
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deereless

Colorado

3.6/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Lots of creamy and rocky head, tarnished gold in color, faintest signs of haze - 3.50, S: Mellow hop aromas, noticeable pine and mildly floral, slightly toasted with a strong bready nose - 3.50, T: Nicely balanced IPA, hop bite is evident but not overwhelming, a little pine and grapefruit, somewhat caramelly - 3.50, M: Medium bodied - 3.50, D: Overall a nice IPA, very drinkable, quite modest IPA by Northwest standards - 4.00

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2010 01:42:39 | More by deereless
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lordofstarside

Nevada

3.63/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up at beermongers, should be fresh. Bomber to a pint glass

Pours a nice rich golden with a tinge of orange to it. Half a finger of head has kept it's shape. Little carbonation or retention.

Smell is kind of weak, even when it's sort of warm. Hops, come citrus, grapefruit, malts, and some pine. Really muted for some reason

Taste is pretty unique, strong hops kind of cloud the palate with a zesty base malt. Citrus and some caramel and a noticeable alcohol finish. All the flavor really doesn't meld all that well

I'm really mixed about the feel. The initial sip is fizzy and a little bland, not crisp at all. But the finish is incredibly dry, reminds me of Ruination. At the very least it's pretty drinkable and bitter

Overall this stuff is interesting. It's got some strong points but also a lot of weak ones, could be improved in a lot of ways. I can understand why people say this reminds them of Ruination, but really the differences are much more noticeable

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2013 06:21:04 | More by lordofstarside
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brewandbbq

New Hampshire

3.65/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle.

Pours light copper with sparkling clarity and a quarter inch head of off-white.
A partial skim coat for the duration of the glass as well as a few errant dots of lacing.

Spice-dusted pine and light grapefruit start the nose. Crisp, chaulky malt follows through. Very mild for an IPA.

Medium bodied with a slighty tacky mouthfeel. Crisp and drying.

Biscuity malt, piney hops, and a hefty bitterness lead off the palate. The bitterness sustains with good duration and grapefruit pith rises through as it fades.

Finishes with a prickly bitterness and pine-rubbed grapefruit.

Pretty lackluster for an IPA. The nose is way lacking and theres more bitterness that hop bite. Ramp up the aromatics, tone down the bitterness, and up the hop flavor and this beer would greatly improve.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2010 23:54:05 | More by brewandbbq
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mdfb79

New York

3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 5/21/10 notes. Had at a local DC tasting.

a - Pours a hazy golden color, with 2 inches of white head and ligh carbonation.

s - Smells of caramel malts and citrus hops. Also has a soapy smell.

t - Tastes very bitter, of piney hops and caramel malts.

m - Medium body and low carbonation.

d - A decent IPA. Nice balance of malt and hops and some nice bitterness to the taste. Would try again.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2010 23:20:09 | More by mdfb79
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dirtylou

Washington

3.71/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

on-tap, Chucks

Mason pint - hazy orange body, light filmy white head. Old Schoolhouse has a pretty pronounced hop profile - bitter and fierce. Even at only 7.2%, the alcohol radiates in the background. Bitter orange peel, notes of tropical fruit, sugary malt. This is on the heavier side, which is consistent with other IPA's from these guys. A nice range of flavors, but its flaws are pretty rough.

Serving type: on-tap

03-17-2013 18:42:45 | More by dirtylou
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RJLarse

Washington

3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I bought a bomber of Ruud Awakening at a beer store. $6.99. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a rich orange/copper color, and is mostly clear. Modest frothy white head, has a bit of staying power, even though it is small. The frothy ring the head breaks down to does leave a little lace on the glass.

Smell is faint, a bit of a caramel scent, and some grain or leaves aroma, along with a pine and citrus tingle on the nose.

Taste is a rich caramel malt backbone, followed by some light citrus and turpentine flavors. From the malt up front I'd make it more of an English style IPA, but itr does go a bit heavier on the hops making more of the American brew.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a slightly cloying character. There is a bitter aftertaste that lingers on the palate.

Overall a drinkable IPA. More body than you might care for on a hot day, but good. Overpriced at $7 a bottle, but I wouldn't mind trying it on tap or cask some time.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2010 01:07:03 | More by RJLarse
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: pours a hazy orange color with a 1" head that breaks apart quickly.

Smell: caramel, orange, grass, and a hint of pine is mild on the nose.

Taste: caramel, grass, orange, soft pine, green grape sweetness, and a moderate bitterness make up an decent flavored IPA.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp to start, less crisp at the finish. A touch dry late too. Aftertaste is short lived.

Drinkability: a very easy to quaff IPA that one could have all day.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2010 19:44:35 | More by Gavage
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superspak

Michigan

3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottled dating but was purchased recently. Pours hazy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense off white head with nice retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of orange, grapefruit, pine, toast, biscuit, nuttiness, caramel, mango, herbal, floral, and citrus rind. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity. Taste of grapefruit, pine, orange, caramel, biscuit, mango, toast, herbal, floral, citrus rind, and piney spiciness. Good amount of spicy pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pine, biscuit, caramel, floral, toast, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Pretty nice balance of flavors with a decent bitterness/sweetness balance. Moderately cloying pine bitterness present on the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy, slick, and sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good IPA. Nice hop profile with decent balance; quite smooth to drink. Would have liked to see it a bit drier with less cloying bitterness; but this was still quite enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2012 04:28:06 | More by superspak
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Ego

New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

eyes...
1 white finger of head, lacing is sticky and even, golden orange hue with organized columns of bubbly filtering to the surface, standard looking with good highlights

nose...
nice toasted malt mixed with just slightly citric hop, the malt feels like it is holding this up, nothing spectacular but a really fine and consistent balance (and there is something to be said for that my friends)

taste etc...
as expected the malt is really there, and it has a nice toasty tinge to it (not roasted), the initial hop blast is a bit... hmmm... kind of acerbic (slightly) and in the front of the mouth which then fades into the malt and then bitterness in the back of the mouth, this is not your over alpha hopped IPA (some of which I love but it can be the most over done thing since that bread slicing thing), there is almost a medicinal/spearmint thing going on with the hops that is keeping me from enjoying this more (as the malt profile is just superb)

survey says?
a little off for my personal taste... but man the malt flavor here is great and worth a try, it may be your thing. I enjoyed it but I won't go searching out another (although I would not kick her out of bed, or as brian says "I wouldn't mind if she ate crackers"... whatever the hell that means...)

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 03:50:38 | More by Ego
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jdavin

Washington

3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Tasted at Seattle International Beer festival.
A - clear golden amber color, mild carb.
S - good hop aroma, more piney than citrusy.
T - hop forward, lots of bitterness. Caramel character in the malt.
M - resiny, somewhat sticky. Medium in body.
D - fairly drinkable, but the mouthfeel turns me off. Too sticky, not light enough in body. Lighten it up a bit with some sugar or a more attenuative yeast, and increase late hop additions to balance more towards hop flavor than bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2010 20:17:59 | More by jdavin
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Kramerbarthomer

Colorado

3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Received as an extra in a trade from Bobsliquors.

Quick review. Solid IPA. Glad to have tried it, but nothing overwhelming about it. Fresh hop, mild citrus aroma and taste. Very nice mouthfeel. Good carbonation. Solid effort from old,schoolhouse.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 04:08:54 | More by Kramerbarthomer
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ffejherb

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to seanboley for sharing this bomber 0n 3/25/10.

A - Poured a clear orange body with moderate carbonation and a splattering of lacey foam around the glass.

S - Pretty subtle nose with a hint of buttery notes, followed by a potpourri of grassy, herbal and leafy hop notes and tinge of sweet malt character.

T - The buttery character doesn't translate as much in the flavor, which is good, and allows the flavor of this IPA to take a bitter turn for the best with a clingy, leafy hop bite in the backend through the finish. Sweet caramel malt balances the bitterness somewhat, but the finish is actually quite bitter and aggressive with lots of sharp grassy and herbal notes.

M - Medium bodied with a syrupy, slightly oily texture and moderate carbonation. Finishes with a lingering, clingy hop bitterness on the palate. The hops really seem to stick to the back of the throat.

D - Pretty solid hop-forward IPA that, although a little buttery here and there, boasts an assertive hop character with a nice sharp bite that hopheads should likely appreciate.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2010 22:10:39 | More by ffejherb
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Billolick

New York

3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber bottle from State line Beverage in Md. No freshness info to be had.

Pours hazed medium tangarine, minor off white head, tiny bubble and then fine scattered lace.

Minor hop nose.

Grapefruit hop notes all over this one.

Grapefruit rind, pith, peel the whole bit. Nice AIPA. Light tea notes late. Enjoyable brew, nicely brewed

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2010 23:33:09 | More by Billolick
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evlu1441

Alberta (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My dad brought me this from a trip through Washington and Idaho. Served in an official "Old Schoolhouse" glass :)

The beer pours a slightly hazy deep amber/copper colour. There is not too much visible carbonation, and the head settles out at about a centimeter and looks very frothy.

The aroma is slightly subdued. Some nice malt with a bit of hop aroma. Nothing overpowering.

This is quite a hoppy beer! Some bitterness to start, and then we get some sweet maltyness as hop aroma fills the mouth. The finish is biter and on the dry side for an IPA. The body is lighter than I expected, which makes this a bit easier to drink than a lot of other IPAs.

Overall, I liked this beer. It's certainly better than your average IPA, though notexactly exceptional. I'd probably buy it if i could find it in the neighbourhood. It's a fairly easy drink.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2011 07:07:48 | More by evlu1441
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours a clear rosey coppper, with 2+ fingers of tight foamy off-white head. This retains with a frothy 1/2 finger, throwing up a hugely creamy cascade of lacing, which absolutley drenches the sides of the glass. Great IPA look here. The aroma is more dank, earthy, and citric than anything. I'm not getting much in the way of pine and only maybe a gentle spiciness from the hops. Bready caramel notes spread out across the edges of the bouquet, adding some toasted grainy sweetness to the profile.

The hops open up much more in the taste, being fairly bitter on the palate with citrus rind, grapefruit, and peppery spice. Those herbal textures from the aroma are also present and add a layer of mellow smootheness to this. There is a certain amount of balancing sweetness from the malts but I'm also getting some definite softer tropical fruit action as well, even though they aren't anywhere near the dominant hop characteristic that is present. Deep spicy finish on this, which is full of dryness and earth. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with the some sharpness present up front of the sip but then gets more smooth and creamy towards the swallow. Overall, this is pretty easy and slick in the mouth, keeping the alcohol flavor to a minimum and helping keep this very drinkable.

Overly bitter and earthy upon first sip, this opened up very nicely as it warmed with a lot citrus flavor and biting spice. I think that I was expecting something a little more floral, tropical, and piney (coming from WA State) at first but this ended up being a welcome change of pace from most of the PNW IPAs out there. This is definitley worth a look.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2010 12:41:06 | More by Kegatron
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to seanboley for bringing this to the Brass Rail last night.

A: The ale is an amber-range hue, bright enough see through yet restrained enough not to glow. A thin band of white head sits complacently atop the beer, leaving patches of lace.

S: The nose is a combination of citrus and caramel, bready but loaded down with hops. They aren't the typical in-your-face NW hop aspects, instead the citrus (with a shot or two of pine) take their time and build to a crescendo.

T: Very interesting. The maltiness drives the start of each sip with caramel and bread in spades. As the ale progresses, the hops emerge like a 17-year cicada, plentiful and with a vengeance. The hops retain their citrusy composition but they are quite strong, adding a leafy consistency that is hard to ignore. Over time, they become quite bitter, like a Phil Spector wall-of-hops (queue the Ronettes here) that drowns out the malts. The finish is quite nice, if not overwhelming, sharp and bitter as the day is long.

M: Deceptive at first, the ale is quick to reveal its devilishly hoppy intentions. That bitterness is rare, I can't recall something so strong bubbling up so quickly.

D: Very drinkable, no indication of the alcohol. This isn't the cleanest IPA but it delivers a swift kick to the tastebuds that I liked.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2010 13:07:36 | More by akorsak
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draheim

Washington

4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle (no dates or codes, but very recently purchased) into a tulip. Pours a honey amber w/ a thick creamy off-white head that leaves nice lacing.

Aroma is pine, citrus, floral, hoppy.

Taste is nice bitter hops, pale malt, clean water, crisp finish.

Overall a solid Northwest IPA, one I'd probably buy in 6-packs if it were avaialable.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 01:48:05 | More by draheim
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malloyca

District of Columbia

4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy orange-amber with a moderately dense off-white head. Orange-citrus aromas wafted up as soon as I poured this into a class, and then grapefruit aromas followed. Bone-dry grapefruit hop flavors, and pleasantly bitter with a long finish. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. This was very enjoyable and I would seek it out again.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2010 23:13:42 | More by malloyca
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Ruud Awakening IPA from Old Schoolhouse Brewery
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