R.I.P.L. Effect (Rye India Pale Lager) - Jack's Abby Brewing
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Reviews by NEhophead:
4.03/5 rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16.9 fl oz brown bottle served in a pilsener glass.
August 2012 batch.
Slightly hazy straw in color; very active carbonation. Dense, bright white foam that sits up about 2 inches and plasters the pilsener's glass with heavy lacing.
Clean, slightly sharp citrus with a pleasantly mild sweetness: lime, pineapple, honeydew. A light sweetness from the malted wheat with just a touch of coriander and rye that adds another aroma of spice.
The tropical-citrus sweetness comes through initially: lime, cantaloupe, but it bottoms out pretty quickly when met by a wall of spicy grains. The spice is black pepper, rye, and coriander and has a pretty unique flavor profile. The finish is crisp and clean prior to a lightly burnt bitterness with notes of juniper, unripened apple, and lime.
Light bodied; active and clean. Texturally-speaking, it acts as a palate cleanser of sorts.
A very unique and flavorful version of typically a pretty bland style. Light and active; very sessionable.
Serving type: bottle
09-24-2012 18:41:06 | More by NEhophead
More User Reviews:
4.3/5 rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured into pokal
A: Golden sun yellow with large, creamy, off white head. Leaves large amounts of spider web lacing.
S: Spicy rye, with underlying notes of tropical fruit hops. Hint of bubblegum from the Sorachi Ace.
T: Rye spice and tang right up front, and an assortment of hop flavors following. The Sorachi Ace flavor is most dominant, with its tones of bubblegum and hint of dill. Cascade hop flavor is lurking around as well with flavors of pine resin. Not much in the way of malt flavors except for the overwhelming rye tone.
M: Relatively clean on the palate and ever so slightly viscous. Moderate to little carbonation.
O: Quite a unique beer, let alone a lager. The Sorachi Ace threw me, as I was expecting this beer to be relatively straightforward. Props of JA for taking this beer in a different direction and making it one-of-a-kind.
Serving type: bottle
01-09-2014 01:55:39 | More by KelsoSaaz
R.I.P.L. Effect (Rye India Pale Lager) from Jack's Abby Brewing
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