Truth - Rhinegeist Brewery
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4/5 rDev -3.6%
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!
03-13-2014 05:17:07 | More by BEERchitect
4.01/5 rDev -3.4%
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.
12-24-2013 03:45:31 | More by Jason
United Kingdom (Wales)
3.93/5 rDev -5.3%
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.
05-09-2014 01:07:29 | More by mothman
4.15/5 rDev 0%
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.
06-01-2014 15:50:18 | More by VelvetExtract
4/5 rDev -3.6%
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.
04-06-2014 00:07:48 | More by BMMillsy
Truth from Rhinegeist Brewery
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