R.I.P.L. Effect (Rye India Pale Lager) - Jack's Abby Brewing
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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
4/5 rDev +0.5%
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.
09-12-2012 01:13:24 | More by brewandbbq
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
4/5 rDev +0.5%
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.
09-08-2012 23:21:28 | More by OtherShoe2
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
4.03/5 rDev +1.3%
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.
09-01-2012 03:16:43 | More by PeterIngemi
R.I.P.L. Effect (Rye India Pale Lager) from Jack's Abby Brewing
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