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Truth - Rhinegeist Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

325 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 325
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 17
Gots: 44 | 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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Ratings: 325 | Reviews: 25 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

nmann08, Oct 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%
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!

BEERchitect, Mar 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

ygtbsm94, Oct 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

kylehay2004, May 13, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -5.1%

Knapp85, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

SocalKicks, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at barrels and bottles in golden, which is a very cool place with a real solid beer program, definitely check it out if you havent. i have never heard of rhinegeist, so this was cool. a big sturdy ipa thats real well balanced and real refreshing and clean. the hops have a light fruity complexion and a lot of bite, but they are really fresh and are supported by a neat malt base that has some toasted flavor as well as a touch of spice that may come from some rye in here. full bodied and creamy feeling, but carbonated really well. bitterness is above average but not over the top, and the hops are really fresh and well dosed. i get the high alpha west coast thing, but there is no oily texture to this, its clean and delicate for its alcohol strength. an ipa i could sit down and spend an afternoon with. my first beer from these guys is excellent. refreshing too for its size. looking forward to trying more of their stuff.

StonedTrippin, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of Jason
4.01/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

Jason, Dec 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

nickfl, Apr 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

oline73, May 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

mendvicdog, May 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

yourefragile, May 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

wrightst, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of mothman
3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

mothman, May 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Mebuzzard, Oct 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

sendbeer, May 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

KAF, Oct 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

iL0VEbeer, Jun 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Cynic-ale, Dec 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Axnjxn, Feb 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

aasher, Apr 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

TheBeerAlmanac, Dec 08, 2013
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4.15/5  rDev +1%
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.

VelvetExtract, Jun 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

AlexFields, Mar 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

MSandahl23, Aug 03, 2014
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Truth from Rhinegeist Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 325 ratings.