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Truth - Rhinegeist Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

221 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 221
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 7
Gots: 25 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Rhinegeist Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

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.

(Beer added by: eyeenjoybeer on 07-08-2013)
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -3.4%

10-15-2013 16:40:52 | More by nmann08
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.4%
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
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

10-24-2013 05:19:07 | More by ygtbsm94
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kylehay2004

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.4%

05-13-2014 01:12:31 | More by kylehay2004
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nickfl

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

04-10-2014 22:00:16 | More by nickfl
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.01/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

32oz Boston round growler from the brewery.

Pale brassy hue, great clarity with a good enough froth to keep things going. Big citrus, sweet piney nose with hints of dried grass, tobacco, melon rind and pineapple. Mild smoothness, a tad creamy, chewy medium body. Aggressive resin hop character, citric and piney with an ample bitterness. Mild biscuity malt backbone, spicy, hint of yeast, clean, and bread crust in the finish.

A solid American IPA, without a doubt on the bold side. Very clean and drinkable. A real treat here.

Serving type: growler

12-24-2013 03:45:31 | More by Jason
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oline73

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

05-02-2014 01:50:49 | More by oline73
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

05-15-2014 13:20:51 | More by mendvicdog
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

05-15-2014 04:04:42 | More by yourefragile
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to meanmutt for this extra.

Pours a layer of off-white head. Color is an orange hued copper. Looks like autumn. Some lace left.

Flavor profile: Very juicy and hoppy. A lot of fruit and citrus. Grapefruit up front with mango. Very tropical. Floral hops.

Mouthfeel: Sticky and bitter. Medium bodied. Ends dry with a hop resin aftertaste.

Overall, a very solid ipa. I enjoy how tropical this one is. Very flavorful with out an overpowering bitterness.

Serving type: can

05-09-2014 01:07:29 | More by mothman
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sendbeer

Georgia

4/5  rDev -3.4%

05-20-2014 13:09:06 | More by sendbeer
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

06-06-2014 19:50:42 | More by iL0VEbeer
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

12-15-2013 21:15:02 | More by Cynic-ale
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wrightst

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

07-06-2014 02:43:34 | More by wrightst
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aasher

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

04-16-2014 00:55:56 | More by aasher
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.4%

12-08-2013 14:41:57 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-12-2014 04:17:43 | More by Axnjxn
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

ACBF pour

A-Pours a hazy orange with a well formed white head. The head really fills up my sample cup.

S-Quite hoppy. Lots of peach and citrus with a dried grass aroma as well. The aroma is right in my wheelhouse. I'm excited to try.

T-Again, it's just as advertised. A big, bitter hop wave with tons of different fruity flavors. Peaches, grapefruit and mango. Dried grass and pine. Soft, pale maltiness.

M-Bitter, dry and well carbonated. Medium bodied. Lingering flavor.

O-A hop-bomb that I would absolutely love to see available in my neck of the woods. Assertive and very yummy.

Serving type: on-tap

06-01-2014 15:50:18 | More by VelvetExtract
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

03-04-2014 03:40:40 | More by AlexFields
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threedaggers

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-22-2014 05:36:37 | More by threedaggers
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seeswo

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-13-2013 18:21:25 | More by seeswo
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Brew33

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

09-13-2013 23:58:56 | More by Brew33
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BMMillsy

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can from free beer week win from Peter. Thanks! Pours dark copper colored with a slightly off white half finger head. Piney grapefruit aroma with a rather present malt backbone. Dank flavors with raw hops, some light caramel flavors, dry grapefruit and pine. Interesting! Maybe the first time I have actually been able to describe a flavor in an IPA as "oniony", but not offensive in the flavor. Dank, juicy and resinous up front, with an interestingly dry lingering feel on the palate. Medium carbonation, medium plus mouthfeel. Neat brew.

Serving type: can

04-06-2014 00:07:48 | More by BMMillsy
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buschbeer

Ohio

4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 FL OZ can
Served in a snifter

A - Truth pours deep gold to amber in color and is clear. It is topped with an inch of off-white head.

S - I get the obligatory citrus smell with tangerine standing out. I also get some grapefruit, mango, and pine.

T - The taste is loaded with citrus. It starts out with mango and orange, Then it gives way to grapefruit before finishing with pine.

M - Medium and well carbonated.

O - I am growing to like this beer a lot. I first had it at the brewpub. Then I had it at the Great American Ballpark and Horseshoe Casino. Now I can't get enough of it, and I live in north central Ohio where it is not distributed. I hope they make it here soon.

Serving type: can

07-12-2014 19:41:47 | More by buschbeer
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lupercmda

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.4%

03-23-2014 16:50:35 | More by lupercmda
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Truth from Rhinegeist Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.