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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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 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 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 IrishRedRock
2.79/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Having sampled Legacy's Duke of Ale and Reading Pils, and being impressed with both, I was excited to try this and expected a top-notch brew, especially as this is the big gun in their lineup. Poured beautifully into a Duvel glass, its golden color and thick frothy white head looked quite appealing. Mildly spicy, clove with some herbal qualities in the nose and the alcohol is noticeable even at a cooler temp.

Unfortunately, the flavor, or lack thereof, left a lot to be desired. The herbal spicy characteristics come through, but I found it to be lacking a lot of balance. Some coriander and citrus notes are there, but are kind of all over the place as the alcohol and odd sticky bittersweet flavors take over. Carbonation is pinpoint for the style, but this is lacking much-needed balance. A lot of potential, and despite not being all that into it, coming from a solid, small local brewer, I'll certainly give it another go.

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Photo of yen157
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured rich gold with creamy head with good lacing potential. Slightly spicy nose with a fruity notes. Some wheat beer esters. Spicy flavor (probably from alcohol, but could easily be from the hops, “secret spices” or yeast, too). Odd hint of charcoal in the aftertaste. Refreshing tartness which I can only assume is supposed to be there. Restrained carbonation. Too quaffable a beer for 8.7%.

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Photo of stirgy
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured a very pale and very murky yellow straw color. The head was just a thin slick of sticky foam that stuck to the top part of the glass. Pleasant aroma of sweet candy malts, bubblegum and fruits, especially strawberry. The nose gives you little perception of alcohol, but it surely makes it presence known after the first sip. Along with the spicy alcohol bite comes some sweet fruitiness and a strong and hot spicy bite in the finish. It almost leaves a permanent peppery scorch on the tongue. Interesting. The beer is light in malt body, but flavorful. Not a bad beer, but could use a tad more sweetness to balance itself out. Just my opinion.

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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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