Truth - Rhinegeist Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

578 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 578
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 43
Gots: 140 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Rhinegeist Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: eyeenjoybeer on 07-08-2013

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.
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Ratings: 578 | Reviews: 58
Photo of hardysf
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

pours a nice golden color. very clear. nice hop aroma, citrusy with mango and pineapple. Taste is spot on the smell. really good balance. Thanks to kain05 for the extra in a trade. tasty.

Photo of Seejae
3.77/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good IPA, but not overly spectacular. The punier hops dominate and do not give way to the floral and citrus hops as I would like. The finish is too harsh, all sting/ no dance. Good beer, just too one dimensional.

Photo of BrewUSA
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Rhinegeist Truth

Look 8/10
Smell 18/20
Taste 37/40
Feel 8/10
Drinkability 19/20

Overall 90/100

Summery: Really great IPA! I would grab it if available... Nothing mid blowing but def could see it hanging in my fridge If it was available in my neck of the woods~

Photo of Hayley_86
3/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A decent drinkable beer. But it doesnt't stand out in any way to me.

Photo of jasonpeckins32
4.51/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours somewhere between golden and copper in color. Frothy head. Piney, resiny aroma. Somewhat citrusy nose also. The citrus comes out in the flavor a bit more than its smell. This is a very hoppy, citrusy, herbal, rustic, and nearly intense, style american IPA. In fact, its one of the best IPA's right now I can think of.

Photo of TeamMathis
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty. Dank, skunk maybe, citrusy pine. Delicious.

Photo of bobhits
3.69/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.25

Oh ohio, a nanny state if we ever had one, yet so many breweries trying so hard to get it right. Rhinegeist is without a doubt trying their best to make it work! So is this beer the truth about IPAs?

Pour provides light ruby colors, solid if not great head and retention, though sadly a bit clean, I know technically good but visually for a beer geek kinda disappointing. Breweries, cloudy is ALWAYS better! Floaties are as good as clear. OK maybe I'm going too far but I was hoping for more body here.

The nose isn't much to speak of. Citrus, oranges, grape fruit, light bready caramel notes.

The flavor really is a tick up from what I expected. Very good citrus and fruity flavor. Very citrus, but as others have said, malt runs the opening and then gives way to fruity hops.

Truth is sadly a very big and heavy beer to drink. At 7.2% it's at a weird place of being too big for an IPA and too small for a double. It drinks like a double but tastes like a single. All and all not the best here.

Truth is this is good beer. Just not great. That said it's readily available so drink up cincy people.

Photo of Roguer
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful brew: reddish copper color, shifting to paler yellows with background light, topped by a huge off-white head. Retention is fantastic, and the fluffy head leaves behind clumps of spider-web lacing. Brew is quite clear, not quite completely transparent.

Aroma is hop-forward (as expected), with notes of tropical fruit (mango and star fruit), a touch each of citrus and pine, and noticeable but not overwhelming dankness. Malts are just barely sweetly present, with a slight caramel edge.

Flavor follows, carrying much more dank hoppiness than in the aroma. Citra and Amarillo hops are prominent. Still some resin and grapefruit peel presence. Biscuity malt on the back-end coupled with solid bitterness.

Feel is disappointingly watery up front. I'm not getting much body at all from this brew. Pleasant, fairly dry finish, and almost no alcohol presence.

This is a very good beer, especially for hop heads who favor dank profiles. A slightly fuller body would balance out the hoppiness for me and greatly improve the beer overall.

Photo of rlee1390
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Citrus, pine, nice bitterness, well balanced.

Photo of thedifferencemaker
3.27/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Hoppy but I'm not picking up much else, so I didn't find this beer that interesting.

Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a light-medium amber with a creamy cap of white head that leaves a thin blanket while drinking. The nose is balanced grain and subdued tropical fruits, has pleasant alcohol component, and mild yeast presence. The flavor profile is clean and straight forward - biscuity malts matched by juicy/slightly herbal hops that provide a medium bitterness on the palate. It's a well carbonated and easy drinking IPA that seems to strike a sweet-bitter balance with ease and leaves nothing unpleasant lingering on the palate. This canned IPA would easily obtain "go-to" status for me and I'd recommend to others with the recognition that it's never going to amaze, but will hit the spot.

Photo of neenerzig
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a single 12 oz. can of this to try on a recent trip to Kentucky and south western Ohio. Poured into one of my pint glasses, this beer pours a clear, medium to dark amber/copper color with a fluffy white head that is over an inch thick when first poured that eventually settles to a good, solid 1/4 inch thick that lasts until the last sip. The beer also has lots of streams of little bubbles rising to the beer's surface. Lots of lacing too. Aromas of piney, floral, and citrus hops along with some biscuit malty sweetness. Flavors of piney, citrus, and floral hop bitterness that gives way to a nice biscuit, lightly toasted caramel malt sweetness. Very good balance of flavors. Has a clean and dry finish with the hops flavors lingering. Has a mainly crisp, slightly prickly, also smooth and frothy, medium to full bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. A very solid IPA here all around! I recommend you give this a try.

Eric

Photo of Cory_Brown
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First time trying a brew from this brewery. This is a great ipa. Very piney hop presence but its also smooth. Looking forward to trying more from them

Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Another Solid brew from ohio smells of tropical mangos

Photo of dfillius
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler fill from the brewery

Photo of cheatch
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good beer from cincy

Photo of BrewRaider
3.44/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Solid if not spectacular IPA. A bit more east-coast style than west-coast.

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Almost perfectly clear amber. Decent lacing on the glass. Lots of resin and pine. Consistent and well brewed. I like it.

Photo of Weisenbeer
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is a very good IPA, perhaps the best of all beers by this brewer, and likely the best IPA by any brewer in Cincinnati (a close call between it and MadTree's Psychopathy). A great go-to beer!!

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.59/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter.

4.5 A: Clear dark orange color. Two fingers of frothy off-white head. Retention is good and lots of lacing is left.

3.75 S: Citrusy hops with large portions of orange and mango. Pineapple underneath. Malt gives a strong caramel and just a touch of breadiness.

3.5 T: Like the nose, orange, mango, and pineapple hop flavor. Moderate bitterness. Caramel and bready malts.

3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lightly creamy.

3.5 D: Good beer without any real faults.

Photo of Ri0
3.91/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

poured 12oz can into snifter. Canned 12/18/14

A - Hazy dark orange with a 2.5 finger foamy white head. Thick collar and partial cap with a heavy amount of webbed lacing.

S - Big amount of citrus, floral hops and pine. Some caramel sweet malt mixed in.

T - Hops are dominant with citrus (orange and grapefruit), floral aromas, and piney resinous notes. Nice amount of sweet malts really balance everything out. Finish is mostly bitter pine hops.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Oily with some dryness on the palate.

O - Pretty solid IPA from Cinci, OH.

Photo of MNishCT77
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. can from Fri., 01/02/2015 tasting (thanks, Erich and Sara!), unknown brewing/packaging dates, poured into a snifter glass, drank over ~30 minutes

Photo of stewart124
4.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can from 12/04/14. Light copper in color with a beautiful head. Huge hop burst in the nose. Bold citrus aroma. Medium mouthfeel with hops taking the forefront. Light biscuity notes with pine, grapefruit and mango. This is Southwest Ohio's version of a west coast IPA and it is done well. Leaves the palate wanting another sip. Clean yeast profile with piney resin left on the tongue. Beautifully done. 7.2% goes over well but sneaks up on you.

Photo of craftyone
4.57/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My favorite beer right now

Photo of bispymusic
5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Simply the best IPA I have ever tasted. Smooth yet bitter. Nice floral grapefruit scent with a light citrus finish and plenty of hoppiness.

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Truth from Rhinegeist Brewery
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