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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

162 Ratings
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Ratings: 162
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 8.79%
Wants: 21
Gots: 6 | 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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Rob315

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

04-02-2013 13:55:31 | More by Rob315
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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

03-31-2013 16:12:07 | More by CypherEnigma
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

03-31-2013 03:01:20 | More by ElGallo
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dphillips

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

03-31-2013 00:15:52 | More by dphillips
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beertardis

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

03-30-2013 14:57:37 | More by beertardis
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jderosia603

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

03-27-2013 14:11:27 | More by jderosia603
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splendidsplinter

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-16-2013 14:04:04 | More by soze47
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

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

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2013 13:32:53 | More by MDDMD
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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

03-16-2013 06:11:45 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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AutumnBeerLove

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

03-15-2013 18:00:08 | More by AutumnBeerLove
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-12-2013 01:35:06 | More by MinorThreat
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Steimie

Michigan

3/5  rDev -24.6%

03-11-2013 21:12:09 | More by Steimie
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Mini4x

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.5%

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SenorHops

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +0.5%

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BEERMILER12

Maine

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

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2013 06:44:19 | More by BEERMILER12
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EatonHops

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-06-2013 02:01:17 | More by EatonHops
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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

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musicsherlock

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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SFC21

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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RWNay

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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FosterJM

California

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
500ml

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2013 23:28:29 | More by FosterJM
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ericj551

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

02-11-2013 15:51:09 | More by ericj551
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MRsojourner

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

02-09-2013 15:55:43 | More by MRsojourner
R.I.P.L. Effect (Rye India Pale Lager) from Jack's Abby Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.