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Lil' SIPA - Rivertown Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
80
good

97 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 11.85%
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | 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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Ratings: 97 | Reviews: 17 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by RblWthACoz:
Photo of RblWthACoz
2.68/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

"Ew." That was literally what I said on my first sip. This beer is crap. On my first pour, it basically became all foam, and I wasn't even pouring that hard. Flavor is dirt, straw, hay, and nothing good, really. Ink seems to be in abundance too. Either this beer is off or it just sucks. Either way, it's becoming drainpour.

More User Reviews:
Photo of cnagle28
3.52/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of jminch
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Brenden
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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.

Photo of Iparedman
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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2.72/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.61/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed from the can in a pint glass. Ale pours a lightly hazy yellow with firm white head and later thin pooling foam. Nose of bitter and citrus hops, light caramel malts, and a hint of lemon grass. Flavors are bittering hops up front, light caramel malts to the sides, and citrus hops to the rear that leaves a bitter aftertaste. Very crisp and wet on the mouth feel. Bittering hops linger on and on. Good session IPA. Rivertown is a newer brewer in Cincinnati that has some solid brews, and for a session IPA this of is solid.

Photo of Jasoncolliver
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of Beejay
3.2/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

Photo of jds16
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Rod_J
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.64/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of ziggyzoggy
3.24/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

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Lil' SIPA from Rivertown Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.