Euphoria | Ruckus Brewing

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Ruckus Brewing
New York, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Spring

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Added by dmarch on 04-02-2004

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Ratings: 125 |  Reviews: 82
Photo of Antonius08
5/5  rDev +34.8%

Photo of PittBeerGirl
4.69/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- very cloudy orangy golden yellow with white head.

Smell-a great balance of yeast, citrus, and spices.

Taste- the yeast, citrus, and spices blended very well together with a very sweet taste plus a nice bitter bite to it. The taste is balanced the whole time.

Mouthfeel-smooth and clean with medium carbonation and light body.

Drinkability- there is a subtle alcohol bite to it but its hard to tell it has such a high ABV.

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Photo of ChrisCage
4.65/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- This beer pours a very yeast hazed toffee color with a rather dull is white in color and is more of a ring around the glass than a film.....what is there does retain well! Carbonation appears to be fine in nature and plentiful and this has modest lacing that clings to the glass before sliding back into the liquid....better than average at best.

S- Initial aromas of butterscotch, cotton candy, bubble gum, caramel, rum & butter, light toffee, heavy vanilla, and perhaps some fruitiness, such as pear and overripe banana, but I don't get the general smells that previous reviewers are sensing.....its much sweeter on the nose than I anticipated but very nice overall! Full marks in this category for sure!

T- OK!....the fruits very much show up on the palate where they lacked on the nose.....there are plenty of notes of apricot, candied apple, pineapple tartness, ripe banana, pears to name most of it, with hints of peach and/or nectarine as well. The spices used are there and are subtle in the flavors....mild notes of clove, cinnamon and nutmeg are noted and there is a very yeasty biscuit quality about this one! Everything is so well balanced it is unbelievable!

M/O- Medium bodied and velvety carbonation make up the texture of this one.....this is rich and succulent, and I think would make an excellent dessert brew! The other thing to note is that I had aged this one for a couple of years and the alcohol is virtually non existent....that's how well blended everything has become! This one comes highly recommended and I think gives any Belgian produced Triple a run for its' money!!

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Photo of Amalak
4.6/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had out of a 22 oz. bottle.
A- Deep gold into bronze color. Bubbly. Decent head that dissipates quickly leaving a little lace.
S- Bitter scent with caramel.
T- Nice balance. Spicyness to to it. Peppery with caramel. Slight bitterness in the back of the mouth. Slight malt undertone.

Really well balanced, spicy brew.

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Photo of B967ierhunter177
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of Curtis2
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.47/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ruckus Euphoria
12 oz. bottle; Packed on date illegible

Appearance: As usual, cloudy golden. Head retention and lacing average.

Aroma: Fruity, juicy and subtly tart. Cherry, apple, subtle pineapple. A hint of banana in the background. Yeasty with a minor bit of chalkiness. Some low level spice that lends a suggestion of coriander.

Flavor: follows aroma. Superbly balanced. Beautiful combination of yeasty fruitiness and chalkiness over gently sweet and lighty grassy/straw-like maltiness (orange, lemon, banana, herbal), very firm but balanced bitterness. Dry finish with residual fruit, malt, spice and yeast.

Overall: A killer beer that's remarkably drinkable but still very complex. Not overdone, especialy in the spicing. Balanced and very drinkable. What's not to love?

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Photo of dmarch
4.47/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

How have I not noticed this brewery before? Hazy golden in color with a thin white lace. Spicy aroma, mostly coriander. Pineapple and bubble gum like taste with a hint of bananna and coriander. High in alcohol yet as drinkable as any belgian wit. My first time having something from this brewery and it was phenomenal. I'm hoping to see more from them in the future.

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Photo of Billolick
4.42/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap, at the Hop Devil Grill in NYC, this strong, yeasty and tasty brew poured cloudy dark peachy amber, with a dark tan head and leaving plentiful lacing. Nose is nicely of fruity bananas. Smooth nicely rounded notes of cloves, bananas. Smooth and creamy, a pleasure to enjoy on tap and a great starter at the Legacy event. A favorite style and this one did not disappoint.

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Photo of ski271
4.42/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy light amberish gold with a very small white film of head. Smells of fruit w/ light alcohol and good strong Belgian yeast. Apricot and candi sugar. Very good complex flavor. Apricot, peach, banana, bready malt, allspice, and bubble on the finish. It has a medium body, juicy texture, low carbonation and a very lightly astringent finish. Wow this one was quite good. A lot of flavors clinging to the cheeks and tongue for quite some time. I always forget about this brewery. Nicely done.

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Photo of johno
4.35/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice, full bodied...subtly spiced...exquisite with cinnamon sugared rim! Thought I would try as an Xmas treat, was not disappointed...9.00% alcohol bot does not hit you over the head...flows smoothly to send you into a sweet place! I would most definitely recommend this beer for special occasions

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Photo of weeare138
4.32/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft in the home kegerator...
Appears a hazy gold with a lush white head that retains nicely and fades into a small film and collar. Streaky and spotty lacing are left around the inside of the goblet. Unfiltered brew makes it hard to see carbonation activity other than a few small bubbles slowly rising on the outskirts of the glass.
Smell is of tropical fruit, peaches, bubblegum, cloves, spicey pepper, coriander, along with fresh bread. Lots of Belgian yeast in this one making it Tripel-esque in the aroma category.
Taste matches the aromas with some complex Belgian goodness going on, along with hints of German malt, which seem to be rounding this out nicely.
Smooth, sweet, sugary, malty, spiceyness are all rolling around and settling out with a semi-dry finish with a mild pepper punch that is satisfying.
Drinkability is pretty darn good. This is the upgraded version that Legacy seems to have tweaked. In my opinion, I really enjoyed this beer before but I enjoy it even moreso now. It has been upped to 11% abv and it seems to hide it nicely. Seems like a Lucifer clone, only better.

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Photo of dewalt
4.32/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted at the annual Cask Ale festival held by the Blue Point Brewing Company. Euphoria is very yeasty, but cut with a nice citrus tang and just a little bit of spice. Really nice stuff, drinkable and not overwhelming -- you can't really taste the high alcohol content.

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Photo of lou91
4.3/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Acquired via trade with weare138. This is much more of a tripel than a BSPA. It looked and smelled like a tripel should –clear golden color with a bright white head and smelling of candi sugar, white pepper and some clove. The taste is so well balanced between the sweetness of the sugar, a dry hop bitterness, the spice and a tasty yeast holding it all together. Warming really helps the nose come forward and it is oh so drinkable.

Mike tells me that this is 11% and it has to be the easiest 11% tripel out there. Another beer that needs to be bottled and sent to California.

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Photo of horshack7
4.3/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Clloudy and brassy with some copp hues an off white head that thins out quick.

Aroma: Plum, apricot, brown bread, caramelized plantains, nice amounts of bisuity malts, faint grape notes.

Taste: Banana, molasses, pumpernickel, sweet breads, plum. Slight butter notes with a nice dry finish and a touch of biscuitiness. In the end there is a nice note of coriender and allspice

Notes: Solid Tripel begining to end. Cheers.

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Photo of brewandbbq
4.29/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours perfectly clear gold, with a quarter-inch head of white.
Retention is short and zero lacework.

Aromatics lead off with spicy phenols, mint bubblegum, tangerine, and light booze.
Coriander, cloves, vanilla, and honey follow through.

Light bodied with mild carbonation. Slick and slightly syrupy mouthfeel.

Tropical fruit, blossom honey, and orange marmalade start the pallet. Light malt and a hint of Grand Marnier follow.

Finishes with a slight warmth, sweet citrus oils, and tacky honey.

A very tasty Triple that is leaning in a Grand Cru direction.
I really dig the orangy components.
The only thing this beer lacks is carbonation, which is pretty key in a Triple.

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Photo of StrongOakOnTheFront
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of travishardy929
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of Biggness
4.13/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this beer this evening on tap @ Cantebury Ales in Huntington, NY. The beer pours a beautiful cloudy amber with a white head. The smell is nice of a belgian ale and malts. The flavor is very smoothe, its not over powering to a degree where I felt it could use a little more flavor, but it certainly was nice. The mouthfeel was pleasant and its certainly a very drinkable beer for a belgian style, one of the most drinkable imo

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Photo of puboflyons
4.11/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle stamped "Packed on 144 303c." Sampled on November 17, 2012.

The pour is a cloudy medium amber to the point of being orange with a short-lived fizzy white head.

On the nose: yeast, Belgian pale malts, black licorice and a host of other exotic spices.

The body is medium, creamy, and full of bubbly zest like a good Tripel should be.

An array of flavors tease the tongue including Belgian malts, zesty orange, coriander, clove, pepper, and black licorice with a low to moderate hop finale that lingers just enough to satisfy.

Nicely done.

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Photo of jbsteiny
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I don't typically give solid 4s, but that's what I feel this beer deserves. Poured a beautiful hazy gold with a half-inch of white head, which disspated without much remains. Smells of Belgium: citrus and yeast. Mmm... The taste is very interesting, because it's strong and yeasty, but with almost no finish. It simply drops off after about two seconds. I was fascinated by that characteristic... I can't believe it was 11%. *That's* why I fell asleep on the subway!

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Photo of fitzy84
4.09/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The drink poured with a golden-amber appearance with little head or lacing. Aromas were decently rich in fruits, wheat, bread with a great malt hint. Taste was smooth and dry in sweetness and rich malt. Definitely can taste the alcohol delicately and appetizingly. The mouthfeel created a great smooth texture to the drink and also gave it a good carbonated punch in the mouth. Overall, really nice.

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Photo of dsa7783
4.07/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1 Pint, 6 fl oz bottle copped from Gary's in Madison for $4.99...
Pours a clear, lucid, applejuice-colored hue with hardly any head and a very minimal amount of lacing...
Strong smell of florals, ripe fruits, and candied sugars...
Taste strongly paid homage to the aroma, with sweet honey, canteloupe, pears, melons, and fruits...
Nice, slick, sweet mouthfeel with hardly any alcohol detectable...
Very good drinkability for a beer of this strength and flavor... hardly any cloying factors coupled with a clean, crisp mouthfeel makes for a really good brew... Definitely not the best depiction of the style, but still a solid sample nonetheless...
As a side note, the front logo sticker of the bottle states, "Belgian-Style Tripel Ale Brewed With Spices", and specifically states an alcohol percentage of 9.0%...

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Photo of caminiti
4.07/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Im not huge on the style, but went witht he recommendation of the fellow at Halftime. Poured golden and clear, light carbonation and a smell of christmas tree spices, nutmeg? Tasted like Christmas, I would have expected it to be a seasonal. Didnt cover up the heavy alcohol, either. Drinkable but not outstanding.

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Photo of ggaughan
4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at UJ's on the Manatawny during their Hoptimus Prime premiere. The beer poured a hazy golden color with a thin white head into a chalice. The nose of the beer was mainly of yeast, some lemon zest and other fruit tones. The taste is lemony, zesty and a bit spicey, maybe corriander. The taste overall is sweet and leaves a nice aftertaste and linger in my mouth. The body has some active carbonation and overall adding up to a nice refreshing beer and that is hard to say for a 8.7% abv strong ale. This reminds me alot of RR's Benediction in taste profile. Can't wait to try this in bottles when they are out.

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Euphoria from Ruckus Brewing
3.71 out of 5 based on 125 ratings.
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