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Truth - Rhinegeist Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

220 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 220
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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jonaspb

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

03-17-2014 00:26:25 | More by jonaspb
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mkirkland80

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.4%

03-17-2014 00:25:09 | More by mkirkland80
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kbrown

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

03-15-2014 23:00:42 | More by kbrown
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Kyrojack

Indiana

4/5  rDev -3.4%

03-15-2014 14:31:17 | More by Kyrojack
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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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bccrosley

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.4%

03-12-2014 23:49:22 | More by bccrosley
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GoinOnTilt

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

03-11-2014 17:31:53 | More by GoinOnTilt
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dbc5

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

03-11-2014 01:30:52 | More by dbc5
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BSuter

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

03-10-2014 15:27:52 | More by BSuter
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remstersuze

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

03-08-2014 01:54:24 | More by remstersuze
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Hanselpb

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

03-05-2014 18:46:39 | More by Hanselpb
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benghan

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

03-04-2014 10:56:20 | More by benghan
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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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thsSAMO

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -33.6%

03-03-2014 00:24:05 | More by thsSAMO
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1mrbeer

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

03-01-2014 00:33:23 | More by 1mrbeer
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BuckeyeFaninMI

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

02-28-2014 02:34:44 | More by BuckeyeFaninMI
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Rod_J

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-28-2014 01:39:39 | More by Rod_J
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seanhug

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

02-27-2014 16:48:43 | More by seanhug
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farlerac

Ohio

5/5  rDev +20.8%

02-27-2014 03:20:18 | More by farlerac
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JothHu

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-27-2014 02:44:19 | More by JothHu
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Xspenceve

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

02-25-2014 11:04:52 | More by Xspenceve
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DYount80

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

02-23-2014 12:47:14 | More by DYount80
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KYGunner

Kentucky

4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Despite the overly clean and almost filtered coppery hue the head had a powerful, stiff thickness.

The nose is strong and assertive with tons of fruity citrus. Grapefruit leads the way with tangerines, nectarines, oranges and a sugary mango sweetness. The malt is lightly caramel but the aroma is powerfully fruity.

The flavor is assertive as well but the herbal hop tones are more prominent on the tongue. Touches of cannabis, tea leaf and whole cone give way to tangerines, lemons and grapefruit.

The feel is light but smooth with some considerable warmth in the chest.

Kudos to Rhinegiest on a very well done ale.

Serving type: can

02-22-2014 21:30:56 | More by KYGunner
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threedaggers

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-22-2014 05:36:37 | More by threedaggers
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drdiesel9483

Ohio

5/5  rDev +20.8%

02-21-2014 21:03:23 | More by drdiesel9483
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92 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.