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Ridgeway IPA - Gilgamesh Brewing

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Ridgeway IPA
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 19.76%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Gilgamesh Brewing visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 05-04-2010

130+ IBU 6.3% ABV
Brewers's Notes: "Here come the hops! Handfuls of our three favorite hops (Columbus, Simcoe and Amarillo) are added every minute (for a total of 60 minutes) during the brewing process. Three pounds of hops per barrel create a well-balanced range of hoppiness. Reddish in color with a medium body, citrus and pine flavors dominate this brew."
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Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 5
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub the other day.

The beer pours a fairly dark copper color with light lacing and fairly good head retention. I didn't pick up a whole lot on the nose, but there was some noticeable "maltiness," along with some dry citrus. The flavor profile replicated the nose pretty closely, reminding me very much of a hopped up version of the DFH 60 minute IPA (a beer this seemed to be patterned after). The mid palate is really very malty, but the finish is so hoppy and bitter, that it really dries the beer out. Mouthfeel is medium bodied to full, and frankly, I was surpirsed to see the 6.3% abv., as the beer drinks like an IPA with a much higher alcohol level.

Not a terrible beer, but just not a style I like.

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.22/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: (3.5)
- Pours a rather dark amber color with subtle off-white bubbly head which has settled to a nice small ring, and large island of thin foam on top. The brew is slightly cloudy, and could really almost pass as an amber. Not bad.

Smell: (4.0)
- This brew smells fantastic. Lovely herbal and grassy citrus hops. Pine resin, and a great grain quality that reminds me a little of a Full Sail brew. Almost has a slight pipe tobacco essence to it as well without really being a bad trait.

Taste: (4.5)
- Nice pine and earthy bitterness. Bready and biscuit grain really balance this puppy out. This must be a mad yeast much like what Full Sail uses.. some serious closeness to the Hop Pursuit from them. One of my favorites. This beer really touches on my taste for beer.. crisp, clean and refreshing. This could be a regular for me.

Mouth Feel: (3.5)
- Little drying from its great bitterness. Slightly chewy, and a rather light to medium body. Well carbonated, and very easy to drink. Clean character.

Overall: (4.5)
- Love this beer. The hop profile is just what I like, and so is the grain bill. Both blend extremely well with one another to create a fantastic beer. This is a refillable bottle i am reviewing from, and I can't really imagine it being any better fresh from the tap, but I will have to find out.

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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

On tap at the Horse Brass.

Appearance: Pours a pretty dark copper color with no retention or lacing.

Smell: I get a lot of caramel malt and a lot of dank hops. Not any fruitiness or citrus to speak of.

Taste: Very close to the smell. A lot of caramel malt, and a light touch of citrus following. After that, very bitter hops. Bitter to the point that it's too much. Too much bitterness with nothing to complement.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Medium bodied with good carbonation. It feels good on the palate. Overall, I wasn't real impressed. Too much bitterness and pretty blah overall.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A pint at Applebee's South Salem of all places! Nice dark orange /amber ale with a smalleggshell white head, that hangs around all meal. Strong spicy hop aromas mainlly, slight dark fruitiness in the back. A very tea like hop structure strikes me in the taste at first after that the hopping becomes more piney, this also has a substantial maltiness to it. Have to say the mouthfeel slightly dissapointed..too thin. Overall a nice IPA..not great but OK in my book.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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Ridgeway IPA from Gilgamesh Brewing
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