R.I.P.L. Effect (Rye India Pale Lager) - Jack's Abby Brewing
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Reviews by jlindros:
4.08/5 rDev +2.5%
Somehow I haven't reviewed this one yet. From August, so if it's lacking the zip of a fresher beer, I'll def have to review it again, although it's been in the fridge the whole time.
Pours a huge fluffy 3 finger head that sticks around forever, I have to suck some of it down to even start nosing and tasting. It leaves lots of lacing, mostly clear tan golden color with many little bubbles rising up to reinforce the huge head.
Nose brings a spicy rye bite right away, and a light bready kinda aroma due to the rye and light malts I think. Hops are not very bright but fairly bright and floral, Sorachi Ace comes right out with plenty of lemongrass and hay like grassy aromas, a light spicy hop kick in there somewhere, a little fruit, and a hint of grapefruit underneath it all which is a nice little touch.
Taste, like aroma, explodes with the rye, spicy chewy rye flavors, and a light bready rye bread like flavor but not much. Light clean malty flavor coming through with the rye, and even a light rye bitterness. Then come the hops on the cavalry, fairly bitter but a nice big hop flavor, surprisingly for a few months old now. Again Sorachi dominates a bit, with an initial nice big lemongrass flavor, hint lemon juice as well, and grassy floral hops. Also in there is a nice spicy hop flavor, little earthy, and again that light grapefruit kick on the back end. Finish gets quite bitter as that dry crisp lager comes through and pulls everything out of the beer except the hops and rye, a long bitter finish, this time the spicy hops really dominate as well as a light spicy rye.
Mouth is med bodied, quite fluffy and effervescent with lots of carbonation.
Overall quite nice, the rye plays well with the light clean but slightly bready malts, as well as the interesting mix of hops, which at first seemed a bit weird but as they play well together I can see it going. The mostly lemongrass comes through well but the spicy hops and light grapefruit following go well with the beer as the rye comes through first, and clean lager finish bring it all out. It's a well done beer that I could have a few pints of, and a nice long bitter finish to round it off.
11-25-2012 19:49:28 | More by jlindros
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3.35/5 rDev -15.8%
Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.
Appearance: 1/2 inch head, high carbonation, gold in color, clear
Smell: pineapple, rye, and citrus hops
Taste: pineapple, rye, and citrus hops
Mouthfeel: sweet start with a bitter middle that gets a touch less bitter towards the end, high carbonation, light bodied
Overall: A solid, citrusy, bitter beer that is a touch too dry for my tastes. Not a bad beer, but I feel the brewery makes way better if not just for mouthfeel alone. I wish the rye was a bit more pronounced.
09-26-2012 18:32:10 | More by tigg924
4/5 rDev +0.5%
Absolutely delicious. Considering the recent RYEpa kick, this kicks all their asses - New Holland's, Harpoon's, whoever. Relating to the previous review, the mouthfeel is definitely a noticeable trait. Lacing is perfect, the head there as well. Smell is lights out: pungent, floral, citrusy. And then the rye, the rye, the rye. Love it if you love rye.
11-06-2012 04:00:51 | More by SBXLII
3.98/5 rDev 0%
Pours a nice bright golden color with a dense white head. Powerful lemon notes overwhelm the nose at first before the more resiny hop notes come through. A bit of the malt comes through with just a slightly sweet note but plays second fiddle to the hops.
Surprisingly tart with the signature lemon twist of Sorachi Ace. Light peppery note and a nice cereal grain flavor add some balance but the really do most of the work. Citrus and pine and just the right amount of bitterness. Overall, this lager certainly packs a nice hoppy punch with a nice clean and crisp finish that really helps showcase the hops.
09-26-2012 23:53:19 | More by Kinsman
4.43/5 rDev +11.3%
poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass. bottled august 2012.
a: straw color with a subtle haze. fluffy white head stays for a while and settles into a thin lacing.
s: hop forward aroma with citrus and pine notes. a light bready malt note is there too.
t: reminds me of a hoponius union with a slight rye bite. tons of citrus and tropical fruit hop flavor with a good dose of resiny pine bitterness. malts are all there but the rye isn't quite as notcible as i thought it was going to be. adds a nice spicy bite to the palate but not much more than that. this is by no means a complaint.
m: nice mouthfeel. finish is a tad try.
india pale lagers continue to impress me. all that crazy fruity hop flavor from sorachi ace, columbus, cascades and armarillo. i was surprised to find out theres no citra or simcoe in there. i really don't understand why there aren't more on the market. keep up the great work, Jack's Abby!
09-25-2012 23:34:32 | More by tzieser
3.58/5 rDev -10.1%
Poured from the bottle into a Chimay goblet.
Appearance: The beer pours a slightly cloudy amber color with a golden hue. There is a half finger of fluffy off white head that leaves a small layer on top of the pour.
Smell: I'm getting a pale lager yeast smell with some rye spice and mild hops. Reminds me a bit of a hoppy pils.
Taste: Lots of rye here along with a nice citrus peel hop note. Just enough malt to be noticed but the hops and spice are the star. The finish is quite bitter and that overtakes the other flavors.
Mouthfeel: The body is medium with tons of fluffy carbonation and a dry finish.
Overall: This was a solid hoppy rye beer. Good balance until the finish. I'd have more if they do it again.
12-14-2012 03:06:59 | More by oline73
R.I.P.L. Effect (Rye India Pale Lager) from Jack's Abby Brewing
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