R.I.P.L. Effect (Rye India Pale Lager) - Jack's Abby Brewing

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R.I.P.L. Effect (Rye India Pale Lager)R.I.P.L. Effect (Rye India Pale Lager)

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very good

166 Ratings
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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 8.52%
Wants: 23
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.75% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: PeterIngemi on 09-01-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

What do you get when you combine the dry malt backbone of a Pilsner, the aromatic hops of an IPA and the spiciness of a Rye Lager? You get a special blend of flavors that’s sure to send ripples through your taste buds. Brewed with Sorachi Ace, Columbus, Cascade, and Amarillo hops with 35% Rye Malt and locally grown Triticale from MA.

65 IBU
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Ratings: 166 | Reviews: 40
Photo of ppoitras
4.6/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

16.9oz bottle purchased as a single from somewhere localish. Bottled 8/12.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1" off-white head over the cloudy golden amber brew. Head is going nowhere fast, with good lacing. Aroma is citrusy hops.

Taste starts pale sweet, clean lemon-lime in the middle, closes with moderate bitterness. Spicing of the rye seems to round the edges on the bitterness some. Mouthfeel is smooth, but drinkability is excellent. Another nice one from Jack's Abbey.

Photo of Gatch
4.52/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

August 2012

A: Clear, golden-yellow with a big, fluffy, sticky, white head. Good lace but little retention.

S: Rye, fresh hops, spice, grass. The hops have strong fruit and dry, pine notes.

T: Big fruity, juicy hops followed by spicy, delicious rye. A noticeable departure from Hoponius Union which I imagine was their intention. Hops play less of a role with the rye taking an equal part. So if you like rye or a twist on the heavily-hopped IPA with the smooth, clean finish of a lager, this is your beer. Perfectly dry and flavorful finish.

M: What needs to be said? Incredibly fresh, smooth, refreshing, and enough hops to satisfy any hop-head. Very dry with the right amount of carbonation. Hop oils cling to the palate. Delicious stuff.

O: Another incredible beer from Jack's Abby. I've had nearly every beer they've produced and continue to be impressed. I look forward to any new release this brewery creates...and the re-release of Kiwi Rising and Framinghammer!

I'm rating to the style of American Pale Lager (which seems unfair) so this gets really high marks.

Photo of Schmuckles
4.42/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer tailgating. Poured into a clear plastic cup. Nice color and great lacing even in plastic. The aroma is great. Some hops with nice rye none of which overpower the other. Taste at first sip is hops which then turns into a nice smooth rye. Good mouth feel and nice carbonation.

Photo of tzieser
4.4/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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!

Photo of cbutova
4.38/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jack's Abby is my new favorite brewery of MA. Will they keep it up with this brew?

A- Lager poured into a pint glass aggressively at first but evened out as the head forms quickly. A thick, creamy head forms to take up the top 25% of the glass, about three fingers or so. Retention of the foam is very nice and the cap never quite disappears, staying around about a centimeter in size throughout. Big patches of foamy lace cling all over the glass.

S- Like Hoponious Union, this opens up with a strong hop presence. Notes of tropical fruit/peaches, citrus/orange zest, floral and slight pine come off the top of the beer. Some caramel and bread can be sensed in the background.

T- The 35% Rye in the malt bill makes things very interesting here. The beer starts off with those tropical, mango, citrus, orange/lemon zest and generally fruity hops. Midway through and to the finish it transforms to have a great rye spice flavor. This lingers throughout the finish nicely along with the clean hop bitterness. A bit of caramel and bread in there as well.

MF- The looks of the beer got me excited. Usually such a creamy, thick head means the body will be pretty satisfying. Extremely creamy in texture, this lager really feels nice on the tongue. Moderately high bitterness in the finish but appropriate with the hop and rye flavors.

Similar to Hoponious Union in the hop bill but not in the grains. The rye makes such a big difference that this can be treated as an entirely different entity. I love how the rye and hops work with each other.

Photo of Maxwell
4.38/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a pretty golden brown with light hay tints. The head is massive and lasting, sitting a creamy yellow-white color. Lacing is thick and sticky leaving sheets and curtains along the sides of the glass. The beer’s body is lager clean and translucent. On the nose, the beer smells spicy with rye and a light touch of piney American hops. On the tongue, the beer tastes spicy with rye and bitter grapefruit and a touch of smoke. The beer begins with light grainy cereal malts before opening into spicy rye malts with a touch of citrus grapefruit and light lemon grass. The finish gives hints of light woody smoke. The aftertaste is big with the bitters and light with the spicy rye grains with light malty bread. On the mouth, the beer feels clean and crisp. The body is medium light on the tongue, leaving the mouth damp with saliva on the tongue and slick with slight spicy tingle. Overall this is a terrifically almost-sessionable beer with wonderful flavors and tingling rye flavors. The flavors are solid and the beer is terrific. Jack’s Abby has done it again.

Photo of BigCheese
4.36/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought a bottle at the brewery a week ago.

A: Pours a very clear straw/golden color. Huge white pillow head, leaves a shit ton of lacing. Beautiful.

S: Tangerine, honey, mango, papaya.

T; A bit greener in taste. Some pine and grapefruit, Some peachy/tangerine/mango too. Despite color the malt bill rears its head in a spicey earth rye, very prominent. Has that distinct crisp clean lager taste. Finish is rather bitter with some earthy floral "dank" hoppyness.

M: Very creamy, medium bodied. Very sessionable

O: AWESOME. Huge hop flavors, mainly dankness from columbus and frutiness from amarillo, some pine from cascade. Big rye spiceness, super clean lager yeast. A absolutely beautiful beer. Must try.

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a only lightly hazed, extremely bright yellow. Almost looks like Gatorade. Head is textbook. Finger-high foamy cap that retains perfectly. Head leaves thick lacing chunks.

S-Citrus flesh hops and plenty of rye. Hops are of clementine and spicy herbals. Light cracker malt. Rye is executed quite well. Quite aromatic but not extremely complex.

T-The flavor is great. The Sorachi Ace hops really come out to play. Lemongrass, tangerine and tons of fresh cut grass. Rye sneakily makes its mark on the back end with lingering spice. Rye bread and Pilsner malt underbelly.

M-Dry and crisp. High cleanliness. Very easy drinking. Moderate bitterness. No booze. Super sessionable.

O/D- Another killer from this brewery. Not as good as Hoponius Union, and I think I may like Jabby Brau a bit more as well, but this is up there. Under $3 for a 500 ml is such a great deal too. Each sip is better than the last. Jack's Abby is one of the best in MA. Great beer. Happy with my purchase.

Photo of Chico1985
4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've had this a few times now. More Jack's Abby awesomeness.

Pours dark yellow, shows slight haze and plenty of carbonation. White head retains nicely as a bubbly half finger, good lace left.

Pretty pungent, hoppy scent. Earthy, pine, and grapefruit definitely there. Some graininess.

Taste steps it up from the nose, very nice. Lots of earth, pine, peach, citrus, bready+biscuit malt, some graininess and spiciness from the rye as well. An excellent balance, quite hoppy but not afraid to show it's lager-y side.

Full mouthfeel that is smooth and crisp. Medium carbonation, a bit of a heavy feel.

Basically a toned down, but much more balanced, Hoponius Union to me. Great hop profile combined with a pale lager, the rye adds alot too.

Photo of Dope
4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled August 2012. Quite fresh.

A: Pours a hazy pale golden. Big effervescent white head adorns it. Fades very slowly with excellent head retention. Perfect lacework left behind.

S: Loads of pine up front. Some resin and rye mixed in. Lightest hint of bread.

T: Loads of spicy rye up front. Tropical fruit for a moment, with some grapefruit and pineapple I think. A crap ton of pine and resin follows it. A bit of grainy bread towards the finish. Drying resin, pine and rye lingers in the aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied, slick hop oil coats the mouth. Drying finish.

O: Another wonderful hoppy lager from Jack's Abby. It's relatively simple at only 5.75% but it's loaded with a variety of super fresh hops. Rye adds an interesting aspect with a bit of extra spice thrown in there. It's crisp, light and refreshing otherwise. Great hoppy lager.

Photo of KelsoSaaz
4.31/5  rDev +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.

Photo of BlackBelt5112203
4.28/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 mL bottle poured into a pint glass at fridge-cellar temperature.

L – Deep gold color with a huge 4-finger foamy, frothy, pillowing white head. Absolutely fantastic retention and great lacing. Clear with tons of bubbles.

S – Spicy rye and grassy, lemon, and grapefruit hops are prevalent but traditional lager aromas of grainy, bready malt and peppery yeast are also apparent.

T – Clean, bready malt and sweet lemongrass that gives way to spicy rye. Bitter hops with grapefruit, lemon, and grassy, somewhat herbal notes start to creep in mid-taste and build to a crescendo toward the finish.

F – Light-to-medium-bodied with good carbonation, a sticky and chewy but clean mouthfeel, and a bitter and slightly spicy finish. Bitter citrus and grassy hop flavors linger nicely.

O – This is a really tasty beer. It has all the flavors and aromas of a rye IPA with the cleanliness and refreshing qualities of a lager. It has a nice mix of characteristics that I don’t think I’ve ever seen together in a beer. The ABV makes it a very sessionable option, as well. This is a really nice beer, and I’m looking forward to trying more from Jack’s Abby.

Photo of scottfrie
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle into SN tulip pint glass. Extra generously sent by SneezyAchew.

A: Pours a clear lemon golden with a very dense, very thick, off-white head that took forever to fade into a thick greasy film that left chunky of sticky, rocky lace down the glass. Epic lace. Looks good.
S: Citrus hops mixed with bready lager yeast fill my nose. Smooth and rich smelling, with maybe just a hint of rye.
T: Very well integrated and fairly complex notes of spicy rye, citrus hops and doughy lager. Rye is definitely noticeable on palate, with lightly bitter citrus rind hops bringing up the finish. The aftertaste has a lingering spiciness and is full of bready dough. My burps taste like tangerine.
M: Medium bodied, very smooth and fairly crisp, soft mouthfeel and suave carbonation.
O: Definitely a hoppy lager, and definitely a rye lovers beer. I thought this was very well executed with all the elements working well together. Thanks again Mike.

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled September 2012. Consumed March 2013. I'm going in assuming that there will be a discernible drop-off in the hop factor, which is fine with me. I'd rather have this brew a few months past its prime than not at all. Just keep that in mind while reading this review.

A: Pours a semi-cloudy golden yellow color with 2 fingers worth of frothy white head that retains for a while and leaves nice lacing

S: Some spicy rye malts, definite lemon and lemon zest notes from the sorachi ace hops, some floral, spicy, and citrus notes from the other combination of hops, and an underlying pilsner malt presence in the background. Still very nice even after 6 months

T: A spiciness that comes from both the rye and the hops comes through predominantly, along with pilsner malts, citrus rind, light floral hops, and the distinct lemon presence of the sorachi ace hops that would make this a great summer beer. Quite dry towards the end, with a light lingering rye and floral presence

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: Even at 6 months old, the hops still show quite a bit of life in this brew. I would have loved to try this fresh, but even now it's a great IPL with a distinct rye presence. I can only imagine how good this was in the summer/fall transition months. If you still see this around, I'd say it's still worth a purchase, especially since it's only $3-4 for a 500 mL bottle

Photo of ryan1788a5
4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a Pilsner glass.

A: Clear golden-yellow. Tall, creamy white head doesn't give any ground. Lacing leaves tiger stripes down the glass.

S: Hop scents are delicate, floral, perfumey, and mildly citric. Wildflowers and freshly squeezed lemons- definite Sorachi Ace. Faint whiff of ruby red grapefruit in the background. Mild spiciness, slight black pepper. Sweet honeyed and bready Pilsner malts. Highly aromatic, but in a soft, refined, and elegant manner.

T: Grassy and very floral and herbal. Rose petals and cedar. Lemon juice. Rosemary and sage. Moderate bitterness. Rye contributes that trademark spiciness on the mid-palate. Malt tastes then soften a bit and start to reveal some sweet pilsner malt. Black pepper and spices. Another wave of hop bitterness brings an oily, herbal bite with it. Very clean tasting. Finishes with a dominating oily, spicy hop bite and drying rye.

M: Medium bodied. Firm malt backbone. Smooth and creamy. Carbonation pricks at the tongue.

O: Yet another remarkable beer from Jack's Abby. This one has a kick to it. It shocks the taste buds a bit and certainly challenges the palate at times. Very herbal and very spicy. I love the use of Sorachi Ace. I'm captivated by this hop strain of late. It's so exotic and bold. It steals the show a bit with this beer, but I certainly didn't mind. It works well in tandem with the spicy rye and pilsner malt. A very creative beer.

Photo of MDDMD
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-golden yellow color with a large white head and decent lacing

S-citrus, grainy malt, rye, floral, grassy

T-lemon, orange, grain, nice rye flavor, grass, moderately bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and dry

O-really enjoyed this rye lager, great flavors and easy drinkability

Photo of jlindros
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of MasterCraft
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter

Slightly hazy yellow, beautiful head.

Aroma is pouring out of the glass, smells awesome. Citrus, pine, tropical fruits, slight earthiness/spiciness, just awesome.

Taste follows the smell, very well balanced. Pronounced hop profile, similar to that of Hoponious Union. The rye was done very well, slight spice, not at all overpowering, but compliments the fruiter aspects of this beer quite nicely.

Mouthfeel is very clean, smooth, medium carbonated, finishes dry. Highly quaffable.

This may be my favorite example from one of my favorite new breweries, just an excellent beer.

Photo of jaasen64
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into Founders tulip. First had at Mass Brewer's Guild Festival.

A- Pours a translucent orange golden with about two fingers worth of fluffy white bubbly head that has great retention and leaves layered lacing. Nice carbonation with steadily rising bubbles.

S- Citrus hops that provide aromas of grapefruit and lemon balanced nicely with rye, a little bit of pepper and other spices. Definitely above average aroma strength. Interesting smelling beer, not my favorite aroma but not bad- I don't particularly like the pepper smell I'm getting.

T- Citrus hops of grapefruit, lemon balanced with spices, rye, maybe a touch of pepper, finishes with a light maltiness of a lager. Definitely a unique and quite enjoyable taste.

M- Medium bodied, a little bit on the dry side, nice carbonation, goes down very easily.

O- This was a very interesting beer that I thoroughly enjoyed. A very nice addition from Jack's Abby that already has a fair number of very good beers. I liked how the beer provided a nice citrus hop presence balanced nicely with spicy rye and a finish similar to a pilsner- definitely unlike any other beer I've had. The only part I didn't really care for that much was the aroma. I definitely recommend trying this beer out.

Photo of 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.

Photo of PeterIngemi
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a .5liter bottle into a duvel glass

A: pours a very nice hazy golden with a light touch of orange, a delicate pour leavs me with a fingers worth of just slightly off white head that dissapates nicley and leavs some excellent lacing, looks delicious.

S: a very nice blend of citrus hops and a light rye spicyness, Grain aromas begin to become more pronounced as the beer warms.

T: much like the nose, very nice citrus hops, with a light touch of pine blending together with the spicy rye, the grain deffinatly is more prominent in the taste then it was in the nose. They grain tastes hearty to the point that I looked up triticale, not knowing what it was, and finding out that it is a rye/wheat hybrid, this makes sense after reading.

M: medium body with medium carbonation, a grainy, chewy, dry mouthfeel, with a bit of an bitter aftertaste.

O: a good hoppy rye brew, overall I wish the hops were dialed up a touch more as it seems the grain really stole
The show in the flavor profile, but delicious all the same, deffinatly worth a shot.

Photo of SBXLII
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Pinknuggets
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle to Rock art pint glass

A: golden yellow honey colored that is fairly cloudy for a lager but translucent with a big fluffy white head

S: what I mostly smell is the hops which are flowery and fruity very nice. After some time it fades to a stronger malt and rye smells.

T:there is some hop flavor upfront but its mostly rye with a strong malt backbone but there is some hop bitterness in the finish though it is light.

M: smooth and watery as most lagers feel but there is a sense of oilyness and even a hint of pine resinw so there are elements of ipa feel in a lager

O: this is a cool well done spin on a rye ipa basically lager that maintains a lot ipa feel and taste with some rye.

Photo of OtherShoe2
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours medium gold with a good dense white head. Decent retention.

Nice citric rind hop nose, with some grain and even a little fruit.

Big hop bite up front, with the grainy malt come in to assert itself. Some spicy bite of the rye, but this thing dries out in a hurry to a bitter end. Grain, hops, rye bite. That is it. And it works.

Medium body, some tingly notes.

Good solid brew. Nice all around drink. Hope this becomes a regular release for them.

Photo of brewandbbq
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle.

Pours hazy gold with some nice tattered sheets of lacework. A partial skimcoat on the surface for the duration.

Aromatics lead off with a blend of spicy hops, biscuity malt, and cracked grain. A hint of honey-drizzeled crackers follow through.

Medium bodied with a crisp, somewhat light mouthfeel.

Grainy, peppery malt, toasted biscuits, and sprucy hops start the palate. Crisp and sharpish with a good dose of rye pepper.

Finishes with fresh, crackery malt with hints of tropical fruit, pine, and pepper-dusted grains.

Nice beer, but after Hoponious Union I'm looking for more hops here.

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R.I.P.L. Effect (Rye India Pale Lager) from Jack's Abby Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.