Truth - Rhinegeist Brewery
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Reviews by eyeenjoybeer:
4.7/5 rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
On tap, July 6 at Rhinegeist.
The pour was golden/copper with nice white head.
The smell makes me think Citra hops, as a bit of cat piss comes to mind. Those notes are combined with a bit of pine resin and bitter citrus essential oil notes.
The taste is the money on this beer. Again, I think Citra comes through. Great malt backbone for a very balanced hop profile of bitter citrus oils, light pine resin and light tropical fruit. There is great restraint in this beer. That hop flavor was still with me 15 minutes after leaving the tasting room, and it was still very pleasant.
The mouthfeel was spot on. Perfect carbonation and body for an IPA.
Overall, this IPA drinks with the best of them. I will be returning to Rhinegeist many times for this beer alone.
Serving type: on-tap
07-08-2013 16:39:53 | More by eyeenjoybeer
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Getting back to the way our domestic IPA's used to taste, Rhinegeist showcases hop bitterness first and foremost. Its supporting malt sweetness and texture, along with hop aroma and initial flavor all round out its taste- but the ale is plain and simple, a bitter ale! And that's our God-given American right!
And that hoppy tone is sold well on the nose- its plethora of grapefruit and tangerine converge on the olfactory with juices, piths and peels seemingly of fruit marmalade. An underpinning of caramel, honey and dry gingersnaps prop up the hops but never rival them.
Then to taste, its the malts that strike first, layering on tastes of caramel, honey and graham crackers before the middle palate come alive with its lupulin force. All things citrus jump up and take command of the taste with all the pieces and parts of grapefruit and oranges, but also light pineapple, mango and apricot for a well melded tropical blend as well. As the ale nose-dives into finish, it concludes with a deeply resiny bitterness, spiced with pine needles and torn grass.
Medium to start, the beer's body is a creamy and dry culmination that allows its sweetness to be lifted with its ample carbonation. But once the sweetness dissolves, the carbonation crispens the ale considerably and paves the way for the resinous hop dryness and alcohol warmth to refresh the palate cleanly and effortlessly.
Where the taste of IPA has been beaten to a pulp, where else can the brewer go? Either stand out and risk an out-of-balanced taste, or hit the style with full force- the later is the approach for Rhinegeist, showing that the Truth will set it free!
Serving type: can
03-13-2014 05:17:07 | More by BEERchitect
4.03/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Despite the overly clean and almost filtered coppery hue the head had a powerful, stiff thickness.
The nose is strong and assertive with tons of fruity citrus. Grapefruit leads the way with tangerines, nectarines, oranges and a sugary mango sweetness. The malt is lightly caramel but the aroma is powerfully fruity.
The flavor is assertive as well but the herbal hop tones are more prominent on the tongue. Touches of cannabis, tea leaf and whole cone give way to tangerines, lemons and grapefruit.
The feel is light but smooth with some considerable warmth in the chest.
Kudos to Rhinegiest on a very well done ale.
Serving type: can
02-22-2014 21:30:56 | More by KYGunner
3.89/5 rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12oz can poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.
A- Pours a yellowish-amber color. Transparent and light. Fast head that holds a completes ring of lacing around the edge.
S- Citrus fruits, lemon, grapefruit, a little mango, some alcohol and bitter soap. Not much in the way of malt aroma.
T- Grapefruit, pine resin, and bitter soap, with a crisp honey finish.
M- Medium body and carbonation. No sign of ABV. Has a resines finish that lingers for sometime after each sip.
O- Great IPA that made for a good extra in a recent trade. If I find myself in Cincy I'll know for sure I can count on this one.
Serving type: cask
02-20-2014 18:46:36 | More by NCalement
Truth from Rhinegeist Brewery
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