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Zen - Rhinegeist Brewery

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74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 2
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rhinegeist Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BrewProfessor on 10-12-2013)
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Reviews by rangerred:
Photo of rangerred
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

12oz can into a pint glass.

Pours a crystal clear medium gold with a thin, soapy white head that quickly fades into a few bubble. No lacing to speak of.

Aroma of juicy tropical fruit with some hefty floral notes thrown in there as well. A touch of grass too. Really quite nice.

The flavor is extremely juicy and mango and passionfruit. More flowers and light hints of grass. There is a very light note of caramel and bread in the background but it is all but covered up by the hops. Moderate bitterness but the mouthfeel is very light and watery as to be expected from such a low-alcohol beer.

I happen to really like the Session IPA style and this beer fits the bill perfectly. Another great beer from this brewery.

rangerred, Aug 19, 2014
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Zen from Rhinegeist Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.