Ruud Awakening IPA | Old Schoolhouse Brewery

Ruud Awakening IPARuud Awakening IPA
BA SCORE
77.4%
Liked This Beer
3.99 w/ 133 ratings
Ruud Awakening IPARuud Awakening IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Old Schoolhouse Brewery
Washington, United States
oldschoolhousebrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by RedDiamond on 10-12-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,464
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
133
Liked:
103
Avg:
3.99/5
pDev:
10.28%
Alströms:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 133 |  Reviews: 47
Photo of harrymel
2.25/5  rDev -43.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Bottled: unk

Pours a golden raisin ale with a solid quilt of cream foam. Smells of malt, biscuit, some faint hops, some caramel - unimpressive. Flavor is just malt, sweet and roasted malt. A touch of bitterness. Poor flavor as well. Medium bodied with low carb and a semidry finish. I wish I knew the bottling date of this beer, I've many good things, but I'm uncertain of the date, which gives me every reason to believe this beer could have come from the Huck's cellar easily a year old.

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Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of wpreynolds
3/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rab53
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of philbertk
3.33/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Old Schoolhouse Brewery --Ruud Awakening IPA Draft Ale--2010 22 oz. Bottle. 7.20% ABV. 75+IBU's? (3.75 / 5.0) Thin lacy off white head. Clear rich pretty dark amber color .Dense tight pellicle. Earthy mildly floral herbal pine hop front. Cloying earthy bitter rich caramel pine biscuit malty dry sweet mild fruit body. Crusty bitter but tasty rich hop spice end. Oddly balanced. Sampled 8/7/2010. 2 @ $5.99 Each.

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Photo of DOCRW
3.37/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beertunes
3.47/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into 10oz glass. Poured a hazy orange color with 1/4 inch of off-white head that had low retention and OK lacing.

The aroma was primarily piney hops upfront with a bit of citrus in the background. On the tongue the pine was a bit more subdued and there was a stronger grapefruit taste.

The body was a touch fuller than average, as was drinkability. Overall, a fairly average IPA. Worth a shot if you see it. Worth several if you're sitting on the brewery's deck watching the river flow by.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.49/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle opened on 11.28.12

A - Pours a hazy, darker orange with a 1/4 inch off-white head with a mix of large and small bubbles, but is gone quickly.

S - Sweet citrus candy.

T - Dark grass and orange peel. Bitter and heavy.

D - Lower carbonation and a heavier body.

O - Smells great. Taste is dark and grassy.

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Photo of mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of wembly13
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Adamostella
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of DamienI
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HKUSPC40
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of sharpski
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Sir_Goatman
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Seanibus
3.53/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer really wants to be Victory's Hop Devil. But it isn't.

Pours frothy amber with a think big bubbly head. Aroma is straightforward and flowery. Flavor is malty and carmelly, with strong flowery hops with a piny, resiny bitterness that clings to the tongue. Mouthfeel dry and clingy.

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Photo of BuckeyeOne
3.56/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

OK. This is a WA state IPA. I want to like it. It pours fine and has the amber color I'm looking for. Nice head. Nice carbonation.

It smells malty sweet. I pick up none of the citrus or pine that I would expect in a West Coast IPA.

It tastes hoppy and sweet, but where's the bitter? It's good as far as beer goes. I do enjoy a hoppy beer over a malty beer. This beats some of the PNW big boys in drawing out the hops over the malt but it's still too sweet for me.

Because there are too many hop forward West Coast IPAs available to me, I don't think I'll purchase this again. Not that drinkable.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.58/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bookseeb
3.58/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance has a clear copper tone with a thin head and minimal head. Smell of big piney grapefruit and malt in the back. Taste has the same big piney grapefruit bitterness that lingers with sweet malt in the back. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. A lot of pine in this one, not bad, but just a different style of IPA.

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Photo of deereless
3.6/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Lots of creamy and rocky head, tarnished gold in color, faintest signs of haze - 3.50, S: Mellow hop aromas, noticeable pine and mildly floral, slightly toasted with a strong bready nose - 3.50, T: Nicely balanced IPA, hop bite is evident but not overwhelming, a little pine and grapefruit, somewhat caramelly - 3.50, M: Medium bodied - 3.50, D: Overall a nice IPA, very drinkable, quite modest IPA by Northwest standards - 4.00

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Photo of mactrail
3.61/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Amber with a touch of orange, slightly hazed in the Einbecker flute. Attractive foam and quite spritzy on the tongue. Aroma is inviting, with flowery notes and papaya.

On the malty side with some distinct sweetness. Hops are dank and herbal with a grapefruit finish. Bitter aftertaste. Some bready flavors with fruity melon and long aromatic tang. This is quite bitter but should be appreciated by the hop enthusiast.

The malt and sweetness would suggest an imperial IPA. It even tastes stronger than 7 percent. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle.

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Photo of lordofstarside
3.62/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up at beermongers, should be fresh. Bomber to a pint glass

Pours a nice rich golden with a tinge of orange to it. Half a finger of head has kept it's shape. Little carbonation or retention.

Smell is kind of weak, even when it's sort of warm. Hops, come citrus, grapefruit, malts, and some pine. Really muted for some reason

Taste is pretty unique, strong hops kind of cloud the palate with a zesty base malt. Citrus and some caramel and a noticeable alcohol finish. All the flavor really doesn't meld all that well

I'm really mixed about the feel. The initial sip is fizzy and a little bland, not crisp at all. But the finish is incredibly dry, reminds me of Ruination. At the very least it's pretty drinkable and bitter

Overall this stuff is interesting. It's got some strong points but also a lot of weak ones, could be improved in a lot of ways. I can understand why people say this reminds them of Ruination, but really the differences are much more noticeable

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Photo of brewandbbq
3.65/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle.

Pours light copper with sparkling clarity and a quarter inch head of off-white.
A partial skim coat for the duration of the glass as well as a few errant dots of lacing.

Spice-dusted pine and light grapefruit start the nose. Crisp, chaulky malt follows through. Very mild for an IPA.

Medium bodied with a slighty tacky mouthfeel. Crisp and drying.

Biscuity malt, piney hops, and a hefty bitterness lead off the palate. The bitterness sustains with good duration and grapefruit pith rises through as it fades.

Finishes with a prickly bitterness and pine-rubbed grapefruit.

Pretty lackluster for an IPA. The nose is way lacking and theres more bitterness that hop bite. Ramp up the aromatics, tone down the bitterness, and up the hop flavor and this beer would greatly improve.

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Ruud Awakening IPA from Old Schoolhouse Brewery
Beer rating: 77.4% out of 100 with 133 ratings
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