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

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very good

163 Ratings
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Ratings: 163
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 8.79%
Wants: 22
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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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

deanhead, Apr 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

brandoman63, Apr 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

jderosia603, Mar 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

splendidsplinter, Mar 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

soze47, Mar 16, 2013
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4.11/5  rDev +3.3%
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

MDDMD, Mar 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

alienlifeforcecube, Mar 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

Steimie, Mar 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Mini4x, Mar 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

SenorHops, Mar 06, 2013
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4.11/5  rDev +3.3%
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

BEERMILER12, Mar 06, 2013
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EatonHops, Mar 06, 2013
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juicebox, Mar 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

goldenM13, Feb 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

musicsherlock, Feb 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

SFC21, Feb 20, 2013
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RWNay, Feb 17, 2013
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3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

1729st Review on BA
Bottle to Speigleau Wheat glass

September 2012
Thanks to Jlindros & RudZud for this one

App- When this poured out of the bottle, it was a very good looking yellow and gold mish mash. A lot of head formed and was overflowing at one point with even a delicate pour. The center was a bit darker gold with the edges being a bit light. The cling was very impressive to say the least. A common theme for Jacks Abby.

Smell- I have become pretty partial to the lager notes in most beers lately and this was right up there with a lemony, malty lager note. Next came the sorachi with more of a lemon and piney resin type of aroma and a bit tea like. The rye is last with a solid bitter and aromatic addition to this one.

Taste- I enjoy Jacks Abbys beer. This mightve had a bit too much going on. The flavors are actually competing vs. complimenting. To me Sorachi and the lemon tea flavor clashes against the spice of the rye. The lager notes bring this down a bit and create a bit of a muddled middle to it.

Mouth- A solid medium body with a medium carbonation level. The sorachi ace adds a good amount of residual grassy tea like flavors and the rye brings a nice amount of spice and flake to it.

Drink- This was good. Just not what I was thinking. I love Rye and loved Brooklyns Sorachi Ace. This just like I said, seem to clash vs. integrate well.

FosterJM, Feb 11, 2013
R.I.P.L. Effect (Rye India Pale Lager) from Jack's Abby Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.