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Truth | Rhinegeist Brewery

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Rhinegeist Brewery
Ohio, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Rare are moments of truth, when you've struck the last match, belting out tunes with your friends, staring deep into the campfire-times when you feel infinite. Our truth is found in the scintillating brilliance of hops. Brewed with a nod to the pacific, hops sizzle with tropical fruit aroma, grapefruit & mango notes and a dry finish.

Added by eyeenjoybeer on 07-08-2013

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The Truth shall set you free....this one is good. It poured a clear copper with white head that left a very nice lace. The scent had hints of grapefruit and pine. The taste was evenly balanced and finishes slightly bitter. The Mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a solid offering.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Canned April 29th 2016. Keep it Geisty.

Deep dark amber red, with excellent clarity and fine carbonation. Glassy and nearly crystal body appearance, with a big foamy four finger tan head, that settles uite a bit to a finger, and creamy top. Real nice looking amber IPA.

Crisp mxing brown sugar malts, and fruity citrus to dank hop like aromas come out nicely. Hits with a bit of pine, but a real toasty and crispy sugary malt sense that isn't overly sweet. Real nice balance, a bit of lime slightly as well. Nice balance but not an explosive hop bomb.

Palate is a real nice balance. Full rich bodied malt depth, light toast, thicker controlled caramel but with a lighter sweetness, with an excellent hop accompaniment. Mid palate almost a woody juiced flavor of pine and citrus qualities. Finishes exceptionally clean with an excellent balance on sweet malt and light hop bitterness.

This a real nicely balanced and great easy drinker for an IPA, a real nice balance between malt and hops. Comes of like a sessionable but far fuller beer that I could see myself pounding back a lot. Great work.

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Photo of jawnmh
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The Truth will set you free. This stuff has decent lacing (whatever that means). Especially like a pint on tap. Tastes great, gets you there fast, and usually doesn't result in a hangover. Overt hoppiness recedes after the first one. My go-to for the past year and-a-half. Hate lugging bottles to the curb. This canned stuff is good. Just about the same as Sierra Nevada Torpedo but more expensive and slightly better. Must be the local water purification system which is one of the highest-tech in the world. Cincy water is good. Try a taste/smell test next to Northern KY some time if you think I'm BS-ing.

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Photo of BB1313
3.69/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

32oz growler filled at Save-On Craft Beer in Mentor, Ohio

Growler poured into a tulip. Pours golden with nice clarity and transparency; fluffy white head that falls leaving nice bubbly retention and solid lacing. The aromas have a nice amount of citrus and tropical notes. I feel like I'm picking up some citra hops. Nice amount of orange along with some peach and lime. Slightly floral. Some cracker malts in the mix as well. The flavors are clean and refreshing. Lots of hop flavor. The bitterness is subtle. More orange notes along with some grapefruit. Subtle hints of pine along with some fresh grass. Alcohol goes completely unnoticed. Mouthfeel is nice. It's medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's very light, fluffy and creamy. Smooth and easy to drink.

This is a very solid IPA. The hop flavors shine without being bitter. It's a fun beer to drink, I like it.

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Photo of jmasher85
3.51/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Honeydew nose. That's the most distinguishing characteristic of this IPA. Decent texture, mild bitterness (fewer than 70 IBUs, I'd guess), dry finish. Perfectly fine, but based on this and the other beer I've had from this brewery, I don't see this up-and-comer coming up too far.

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Photo of Radome
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at The Fox & Hound, Beavercreek, OH. Great light amber color with decent head and good lacing. Wonderful pine/citrus/stone fruit aroma. Similar flavors. A very good American IPA.

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Photo of 98green
4.46/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Can to snifter. Look is medium orange and clear. Smell is juicy hops, pineapple most noticeable. Taste is superb, citrus juice and a strong hop punch. Malt backbone is well balanced and cuts the hop bitter. Overall I'm very impressed. One of the higher ratings I've given to an IPA in a while

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Photo of coasterfreak75
4.37/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: pour from 12oz can was deep yellow with a bright white two finger head that dissapated to a white ring and left moderate lace on the glass.

Smell: light fruity kick in the front of the nose followed by thick hoppy pine notes

Drink: light fruity notes in the front followed by nice oily hops that linger throughout he drink with a clean finish, only minimal hop aftertaste

Feel: crisp and clean for an IPA, quite drinkable

Overall: could be a goto IPA for me, quite enjoyable but at 7.2% could be dangerous

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Photo of beerchic
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A benchmark for a beer for me is if after I've had it, days, weeks later, I remember exactly how it tasted, and I crave to drink it again. This is one of those beers. I've had it a few times now and am ecstatic they have expanded distro to NW Ohio. This isn't a complex brew to contemplate, just a really tasty, super balanced IPA. If you can get some put it in your beer hole and love it!

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Photo of Alex_Hams
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very fresh can picked up in Cincy this past weekend. Canned on 3/18 and drank on 3/30 (actually had some at less than 10 days old but forgot to review).

Poured a little at a time into a Belgian-style tasting glass. This one pours a deep, almost orange-gold that's very clear with about a half finger of head that dissipates quickly. Not much in the way of lacing with this one (not that I personally care too much).

The noise is juicy. This is maltier than a lot of the "west coast inspired IPAs" out there. Definitely notes of ruby red grapefruit commingled with caramel malt.

This is a balanced IPA reminiscent of... dare I say it... Bell's Two Hearted. Loads of grapefruit-ey hops balanced with caramel malt sweetness and body. One thing I will say is that this one does finish dry and clean... Which I appreciate!

Visited the brewery and met one of the owners. It's a very cool spot making some very good beer in a cool neighborhood in Cincy. If you're a fan of good beer and visiting Cincy... You gotta stop by!

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Photo of sholland119
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A really tasty IPA that I had never heard of two weeks ago but drank a whole bunch of last week on vacation in OH and KY. Smooth, tasty with moderate bitterness. Easy drinking. Recommended.

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Photo of ONUMello
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can canned 1/25/16, "The truth is out there" on the bottom of the can
A: Burnt orange with a one-finger head
S: Malty, some caramel but definitely citrus/tropica fruits from the hops underneath. Nice balance
T: Matches the nose- malt/caramel up front, a citrus/tropical fruit midpalate then an earthy finish
M: Medium-bodied, light carbonation
O: Solid IPA. Not the most intriguing I've ever had but one of the best balanced

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Photo of Stevem68
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a nice golden color. Aroma is pine and resin. Flavor is citrus and pine hops. Balanced finish with a smooth clean mouth feel. Overall a really solid IPA.

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Photo of 11-52_4hops
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep honey color. Citrus and mango (props to gopens44 - I couldn't put my finger on the mango until I read the review below) nose. Really nice balance taste -- citrus, bitter, clean in equal parts. Carbonation is spot on -- flavor lingers, but not too long. Overall,this is one of my favorite IPAs -- plenty of flavor, but not so bold that your struggling with the aftertaste 30 minutes later. Definitely an every day beer. Hoping their distro will work its way a little further east in the future.

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Photo of gopens44
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very solid IPA. Nose is of pine and mango as well as the taste.
After mango / pine fun we get a little earthy pungent thing that balances well with a sweet, nearly muted malt before a dry fall away.

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Photo of SHDoyle
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Description: Sort of a dark, golden color with quite a bit of white head and really nice lacing. Smell is a big, clean burst of pine with maybe a hint of fruit and citrus. The taste is well balanced and it seems like a cross between East Coast and West Coast (maybe because it's from the Midwest?). Piney and bitter at first with a sweeter, maltier finish. Alcohol is not very apparent. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, medium carbonation.

Suggested food pairing: Club sandwich

If you like this beer then you should also try: Bodhi

Overall: 4.0 (This is a good beer and I may or may not drink it again) I wasn't expecting too much out of this and I was pleasantly surprised. Well balanced, widely available (at least in Ohio) and at a reasonable price point, I could see this beer becoming a "go-to" or everyday kind of beer. The flavors aren't overpowering which I think is a good thing in this case and make it a pretty versatile IPA that could pair well with most foods and occasions.

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Photo of Cubslover
4.81/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What a fantastic IPA. Crisp and clean. Citrus heavy in the nose and grapefruit on the tongue. Finishes slightly dry, exactly what I look for. Top 5 IPA in my book.

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Photo of zac16125
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can untro pint glass, canned on date worn off

Thanks to cynic-ale for sending this one over as an extra.

A: Slightly hazy golden orange, 3 plus fingers width of off white colored head that's dense and has good retention before dissipating down and leaves lots of lacing. 4.25

S: Lots of citrus, some pine, herbaceous floral notes, touch of booze. 4.25

T: Piney bitterness, floral, citrus rind. 4

M/D: Full bodied, nice smoothness, drinkability is very good. 4.25

O: Nice IPA 4.25

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Photo of cyclonece09
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can to a pint glass. Pours light red orange with a fluffy white head. Smells of bright citrus with a slight hint of pine and flowers. Tastes of citrus hop notes but a tad watery, decent grain. Beer is light bodied and extremely drinkable, little more than average carbonation. Overall a very good beer.

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Photo of rorykanderson
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed straight from the can within a few weeks of canning. Opens with a slightly pungent, piney aroma. Nice imbalanced hop/malt flavor profile with a sticky, bitter aftertaste. Notes of mango, grapefruit and orange. Drinks easy without any noticeable alcohol; the hops leave just enough room for the slightly sweet malt to break through and smooth out the bitterness. Nice dry, almost saison-like, finish makes this one stand out.

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Photo of nonpo
4.26/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Brewhaus glass pour with 2 finger head... Golden clear pour with nice carbonation.... Smell is amazing!!! Floral hop aroma!!!! Taste is balanced with mild bitterness from hops that lingers in after taste.... Mouthfeel is solid and opens up tastebuds.... Overall nice beer with lingering hop bitterness.

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Photo of OhioLimoncello
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This American IPA hits the bullseye with the 7.2%ABV, and 75IBU's. Stronger than most session AIPA's, yet not as intense as the 2XIPA offerings.
Rhinegeist has a number of these 'bullseye' brews in my book, and I rank this one as my second favorite of their offerings, behind 'Hustle', the seasonal Rye IPA. If you're a west coast hop-head, give this Cincinnati favorite a try; you will not be disappointed!

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Photo of W_Des
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really nice deep golden color. Aromatic fruity pine in the nose. Really soft bitterness in the body with a restrained bitter finish. Really nice and refreshing.

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Photo of schoolboy
4.01/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I think this is my first from this brewer (although I think that frequently and then I am wrong). A nice intro - there should be more good Cincy brewers. We can't get this in Northeast Ohio - I got this at Crafty Drafts in Ghana.

It is very pretty n the glass. Nice ample head and deep golden color. Kudos.

The aroma is a very nice slightly skinky hoppy smell, right for the style, and plenty strong. The taste is bitter more than piney hoppy, and slightly malty. A nice balance for an AIPA. The mouthfeel and aftertaste are a little less perfect - somewhat foamy, but still good.

This is a very good AIPA and right where I like it in the ABV range - this is a session beer for me. Highly recommended.

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Photo of rudzud
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received as an extra in a trade. Poured into my Duvel tulip. Canned 7/01/15

A - Poured a clear golden honey hue with a fat two finger white head that fades to leave a creamy blanket. Nice side lacing.

S - Aromas of light pine, lots of citrus zest, orange, tangerine, tropical fruit is very light, super light on the mango, faint passionfruit too. Malts are present too.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. Nice citrus peel, little bit of caramel from the malts. The orange flavour is quite nice, nice light citrus pith bitterness on the finish. The malt sweetness pokes out, faint faint generic tropical fruit notes too. Quite balanced.

M - Mouthfeel is brightly carbonated, bit smooth. Nice lingering bitter finish.

O - Overall, this was a surprisingly solid IPA offering from Ohio. While it doesn't beat out a fresh Fat Head, this can is still damn good.

Serving type: Can

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