Rips (Haand Special Berry Collection)

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Pale Ale - Belgian
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3.21 | pDev: 12.46%
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shleepy from California

3.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Murky. Burnt caramely smell. Taste is more fruity (not surprisingly). Interesting sour berry notes, but they are counteracted by the carameliness. Wish it was drier.

Mar 02, 2015
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BowWowWowYippyYoIPA from California

2.76/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Look - Pours a murky red-orange with a champagne like head that quickly dissipates to nothing. No clinging. 3 paws.

Smell - Smells of blood orange and the faintest bit of hops. Bits of honeysuckle are also present. Not sure what red currants smell like, but I imagine they are present as well. 3.25 paws.

Taste - Slightly astringent. Sweet pale malt with orange citrus flavors. Alcohol is fairly present. There is a wine-like grape flavor which I'm guessing is the currants. 2.25 paws.

Feel - Very tingly, light-medium viscosity. The tingling is almost a stinging over the entire tongue. 3 paws.

Overall - The bitter astringency is too off-putting to really enjoy any other aspects of this beer. I've never really been a fan of beers that are brewed with grape must, and the red currants are a bit too close to that. If it were cleaner it would have been more enjoyable. 3 paws.

Jan 04, 2015
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sprat1960 from Massachusetts

3.54/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy, yellow-orange color with a small 1/2 inch head when poured. Head fades fast, though some lace remained on the surface of the beer and sides of the glass the entire time I was drinking the beer. Sour, slightly fruity smell with a slight funk. Sour, slightly fruity taste with a tart, dry finish on your tongue. Medium body with plenty of little carbonation; tingly finish on your tongue. Overall a very unique beer; I enjoyed it and found it good to very good. Not something I would drink regularly, but different and would be good once in a while.

May 24, 2014
Rips (Haand Special Berry Collection) from HaandBryggeriet
Beer rating: 3.21 out of 5 with 6 ratings