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

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89
very good

163 Ratings
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Ratings: 163
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 8.79%
Wants: 21
Gots: 7 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: PeterIngemi on 09-01-2012)
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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DrinkingDrake

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

06-27-2013 23:14:02 | More by DrinkingDrake
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RKing44

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

06-26-2013 22:46:36 | More by RKing44
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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

06-18-2013 13:12:24 | More by backbaybrewer
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TobiasG

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-17-2013 00:45:58 | More by TobiasG
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doremite

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

06-13-2013 20:36:45 | More by doremite
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-13-2013 02:10:04 | More by kawilliams81
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

3.31/5  rDev -16.8%

R.I.P.L. Effect pours a hazy honey yellow with a small, creamy head on top. The foam disappears quickly leaving spots of lace on the glass.

The aroma is faint. It has notes of lemon citrus, pine and toasted malt.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is soft with moderate carbonation. The flavor is very floral and piney. Some bready malt and lemon citrus are also present. There's a bit of sweetness in the background. It finishes with some rye spice. Once gone the lemon, pine and rye lingers on the palate.

The flavors don't seem balanced to me. The pine/lemon and flower flavor dominate. It could use more sweetness and a touch more bitterness for balance.

06-07-2013 23:31:18 | More by WanderingFool
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RummyRedbeard

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.5%

05-30-2013 22:01:32 | More by RummyRedbeard
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halfshell

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.5%

05-28-2013 20:30:16 | More by halfshell
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Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.5%

05-28-2013 18:20:22 | More by ncaudle
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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.5%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.5%

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

3.94/5  rDev -1%

Clear gold with a large, lumpy white head. Thick layer of retention slathers foam all over the glass.

Light citrus like grapefruit hard candy and black pepper aroma. Mouthfeel catches my palette first - it's light, fluffy and pretty awesome. Spicy flavor, a mix of black pepper and malty rye with grapefruity pine pinpricks.

Not the hope bomb I've come to expect from JA but I have a feeling it's an old bottle. The fact that some of the hops have faded and its still this good is very impressive.

04-26-2013 00:17:06 | More by donkeyrunner
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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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New Hampshire

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Rhode Island

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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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New York

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

04-13-2013 19:41:12 | More by Gregwa
R.I.P.L. Effect (Rye India Pale Lager) from Jack's Abby Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.