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Lil' SIPA - Rivertown Brewing Co.

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90 Ratings
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rivertown Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BB1313 on 01-16-2014)
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Reviews by Beejay:
Photo of Beejay
3.2/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Huge thanks to Alanna and Richard for getting me this brew!

A: Pale yellow pear in color, a low amount of white head on top.

S: Hoptacular! Grapefruit, orange peel and pine.

T: Lightly hoppy, with notes of grapefruit, and orange peel, the finish turns a little towards the resinous side. I wish there was a little more malt presence. While this is a nice light session beer, it comes off a little watery.

M: Light, and refreshing with high carbonation. There is a little linger in the finish from the hops.

O: I like the hop profile, just wish there was more malt. The balance is a little off, and it comes off as watery.

Beejay, Aug 12, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of cnagle28
3.52/5  rDev +2%

cnagle28, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of jminch
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

jminch, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of Brenden
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

This "little sipper" is an extremely muddled medium-dark yellow with a frothy pure white head that keeps up a full finger's height for a while before condensing to a thick foam that manages good patching.
Hops are a bit cheddary to the nose, then come in with a musky, dank sort of smell that makes me wonder if any Simcoe was used. Some citrus comes in underneath, with maybe a touch of dry malt to even and finish it out.
While I appreciate the hop-forward nature of the flavor, just a little more malt is necessary to achieve the balance it could have against the strong pith and chalky dry bitterness. That is eased by some juicy grapefruit, then a woody and resinous element pulls in. It's more lemony as it goes, and some herb runs in, too.
I didn't find the body to be terribly thin, but it runs that way at the end of each sip when the biting crispness beginning it dies off. It's a dry beer for sure, not so strong as to scrape the tongue, but close. It finishes with a grainy sort of texture before more dryness lingers.

Brenden, Sep 12, 2014
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Photo of ziggyzoggy
3.24/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This beer surprised me with the first sip. Very citrusy, but the grapefruit really wrecks the palate for an otherwise sessionable beer. Better stick with this one from the start of your session to the end. Once I got over the initial shock of the first sip, this beer is quite good. Slight head when poured into a glass, leaving very little lacing. Poured a dark amber. Once again, very citrusy nose, and above normal carbonation.

ziggyzoggy, Feb 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

EricTKole, May 26, 2014
Photo of BB1313
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a pale yellow with a fluffy white head that leaves great lacing and retention. The aromas have a nice amount of citrus. Some ripe grapefruit. Some tangerine as well. Even some strawberry. It's also slightly tropical with some pineapple and coconut. Some bread. Pine needles too. The flavors are very sharp and bitter. Very crisp. Lots of pine. Very dry. Very earthy. Lots of grass. More citrus. Although this is a light beer, it feels medium-bodied with fizzy active carbonation. Very smooth. This is obviously an easy drinker.

This is a nice "Session IPA". This one packs a punch for being such a small beer. Well crafted.

BB1313, Jan 16, 2014
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Lil' SIPA from Rivertown Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.