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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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BA SCORE
89
very good

166 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 8.52%
Wants: 22
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

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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.

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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.