R.I.P.L. Effect (Rye India Pale Lager) - Jack's Abby Brewing
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4.6/5 rDev +15.6%
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.
11-23-2012 20:19:37 | More by ppoitras
4.53/5 rDev +13.8%
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.
09-12-2012 23:16:35 | More by Gatch
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
4.43/5 rDev +11.3%
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.
09-18-2012 03:47:30 | More by Schmuckles
4.4/5 rDev +10.6%
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.
09-06-2012 02:20:15 | More by cbutova
4.39/5 rDev +10.3%
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.
01-17-2013 04:28:48 | More by Maxwell
4.38/5 rDev +10.1%
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.
12-15-2012 02:46:37 | More by BigCheese
4.38/5 rDev +10.1%
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.
09-23-2012 20:07:26 | More by VelvetExtract
4.35/5 rDev +9.3%
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.
09-24-2012 17:39:37 | More by Chico1985
4.35/5 rDev +9.3%
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.
09-10-2012 04:29:43 | More by Dope
4.3/5 rDev +8%
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.
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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