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Zen | Rhinegeist Brewery

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85
very good
19 Reviews
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BEER STATS
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
208
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
30.42%
 
 
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12
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rhinegeist Brewery
Ohio, United States | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Zen is balance, the clear morning air, feeling the flow. Zen is purpose and determination and detachment. Not bitter, but hoppy and bright. This Session Pale emanates hints of orange zest and lemongrass. Zen is doing the right thing right.

Added by BrewProfessor on 10-12-2013

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Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 208
Reviews by rangerred:
Photo of rangerred
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of irrevjim
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

pours golden, slightly hazy, short head, leaves good lacing
strong citra hop smell, fresh baked bread smell, a little off, zucchini bread?
citra hops dominate a nicely pale malted ale, clean but tasty.
medium light body, nothing bad
this is a nice well balanced very zen hoppy pale brew

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Photo of JakerLou
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SINKTIPS_N_SUDS
4.34/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I really like this session ale. Great hop profile with a light sweetness to balance out the citrusy fruity hops. I really like this beer. One of the best sessions available. Will absolutely but again.

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Photo of cnagle28
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of GOBLIN
3.61/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

An average to good session ipa. For me I did enjoy it but it falls into the grassy, dandelion and piney sect of the style with a heavy watered down feel and taste.

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Photo of Zonian1
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Adkins1203
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of LXIXME
3.56/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acurtis
3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wildcatboy
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Craftnscotch
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Weisenbeer
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very nice session brew from one of my favorite local brewers. Smooth, appropriately hoppy, and, most importantly, very drinkable. Thumbs up!

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Photo of PBRmeasap1980
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of 09robejo
4.52/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.31/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ohiobeer29
2.25/5  rDev -40.5%

Photo of cwd
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wellsnb
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of apasternak
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KYGunner
3.17/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I'm not a fan of a Session IPA, just hoppy water, but this has a great feel and smoothness. My problem is the hop profile is very chivey and has a touch of onion. Oh, that's not my favorite. So it's not my style and not my hops.

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Photo of Shaymus
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Zen from Rhinegeist Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.