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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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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of mattparsons
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of CookstLiquor
3.92/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 355ml bottle. Pours a nice rich golden yellow colour with very little in the way of head. There are aromas of ripe exotic fruits--some of the typical Belgian yeast esters. The classic fruit flavours are there, too, with plenty of spice, as well. A very well-made tripel.

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Photo of nickfl
3.2/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - The beer pours with a small head of loose white foam on top of a slightly hazy, dark golden body. The head settles quickly and leaves little lace.

S - Sweet malt with notes of pear, clove, and vanilla.

T - Sweet malt up front with some pear and pineapple. Spicy notes of clove and herbal hops in the middle with a finish of vanilla, moderate hop bitterness, and more clove.

M - Medium-thick body, moderately high carbonation, and a sweet finish.

D - The yeast character is robust, but one dimensional with a dominant clove flavor. The finish is overly sweet and the beer lacks the drinkability that a good example of the style should have. Not something I would drink again.

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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 Suds
3.14/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is a murkey, hazy orange-colored brew. Faint, nearly non-existent head. It's not as carbonated as I expected either. The smell is peppery...a touch of alcohol, some spicy hops and a little malt. Bubble gum and a bit of clove...yeast. It's a jumbled aroma. The taste is semi-dry with a firm bitterness. Spice and pepper. Soft and full mouthfeel. All in all, an average tripel...nothing particularly outstanding.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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 Greywulfken
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: hazy peach-colored beer, off-white head

S: butterscotch and peach; perfumey, floral

T: honey sweet upfront, mildly sweet lemony citrus, then bitter dry lemon rind and coriander finish

M: medium body, frisky carbonation and spiciness, palate cleansing and refreshing, mild bitter chalky mid-finish

O: I thought this a really good tripel, nice balance between maltiness and hops for a zesty citrusy drink with a mediumweight malt bottom

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of biboergosum
3.62/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, a single from a nice mix-pack from a certain against the grain liquor store in east Edmonton.

This beer pours a slightly glassy medium golden hue, with one very skinny finger of thin, wispy off-white head, which bleeds way in a blink of a lazy eye, leaving but a few specks of islet lace around the glass for the measly effort.

It smells of fruity, bready pale malt, some muddled winter baking spices, candy sugar, and subtle metallic boozy notes. The taste is sweet grainy malt, some bready yeast, more saccharine, chewing gum adjunct notes, sozzled pear and overripe apple, and earthy, sort of grassy hops.

The bubbles are moderate, and flick a bit at the high palate, the body a so-so medium weight, with a tacky smoothness, afflicted like expired orange juice. It finishes sweet, to be sure, as the heavy (?) pale malt and alcohol sugars rise above the fray, leaving the fruit and hops clamouring underneath.

A better than expected tripel, from the wilds of Pennsylvania - just kidding, sort of. Anyways, lots of checkmarks for the style, with just the big one missing - overall subtly and cohesiveness - but work on it, and we'll check on it next time you bring it in, s'ok?

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Photo of n2185
3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear yellow-gold with a finger of white head that fades into a thin layer with little lacing.

S: Light spice notes up front with tons of candy sugar and bubblegum aromas with faint notes of bananas and pears.

T: Spices up front here as well with some bubblegum and candy sugar presence. There are light fruit notes before a sweet, bready finish.

M: Medium-light body with medium carbonation, this is fairly dry and drinkable, but could use a lighter body and more carbonation.

O: A surprisingly good beer overall. I hadn't heard of this brewery before, and often breweries have trouble with Belgian styles, but they did a good job.

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of Bierman9
3.48/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Picked up this 22oz bomber recently at The Liquor Shoppe for $5.95. No freshness info, but nbd...

Euphoria has a slight bit of haze to it, and the color is a stark, medium-to-light golden. Carbo is scattered and slowly rises up, with the head be extremely thin, mostly some fine white bubbly action around the edge. There's hardly any lacing left behind as well. Aroma is restrained, with some candy sugar and fruity notes emanating from the brew. I like the mouthfeel; body is mid-range, and the feel is fairly smooth, with a light blanketing of bubbles on the tongue, which tickle but don't prickle.

Flavor has some pale malts with a light sweetness. More candy sugar is mildy present here, with some pear, mango and green apple coming forth. Hints of spiciness and yeast are there, but not overly up-front, unfortunately. Has a bit of a herbal hop lean to it, and the finish is a touch dry and chalky. Not overly complex by any means. Even as it warms, there's not a lot of "there" there, ya know? This one's a one and done for me. Prosit!!

look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | drink: 3


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Photo of ckeegan04
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Orange in color with light golden notes as well. Fizzy white head, only about a 1/4 inch thick. Quickly fades to a thin ring. Very active carbonation bubbles quickly rising to the top.

S - Pale malts, hints of banana, candi sugar and a little earthingess. A touch of citrus fruit, primarily orange. As the beer warms a few more spices come through, especially coriander.

T - Pale malt sweetness with hints of bubble gum. A yeasty banan flavor comes through mid drink. Very sweet with flavors of candi sgar. Lightly spiced with a typical Belgian wit spicing. Light citrus fruit tastes in the finish.

M/D - Medium boided and very crisp. High carbonation like I would expect from any tripel. Very easy drinking with a well masked alcohol.

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Photo of Soonami
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber poured into a wide bowled snifter

A-shiny, clear yellow with a little foam

S- Peppery, yeasty, and a funk, almost like a wet band-aid, weird

T-Bitter orange, spicy coriander, sweet malt and a little alcohol burn.

M- great carbonation and a substantial thickness

D- high abv, but the alcohol is well hidden and the flavors good but not overwhelming

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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 ClockworkOrange
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 22 ounce bomber bottle poured into my chalice. The ale appears a clear golden amber color with about two fingers of fluffy off white foam. Nose and flavor are of mild citrus, toasted grain, candi sugar, peach, apricot, alcohol. A notch better than medium bodied with adequate carbonation for a tripel. Certainly worth trying if you spot a bottle.

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Photo of WesWes
3.12/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours a golden color with a thick fizzy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a dry, earthy, pale malt scent along with some coriander and Belgian yeast esters. The taste is average. It has a solid pale malt flavor with light spicing and a dry Belgian yeast finish. It's very average with just a hint of esters in the finish. It's also incredibly dry. The mouthfeel is average. It is a full bodied beer with way too much carbonation. This is not a great Belgian style beer. It lacks complexity in the malt bill and the spices and esters are lacking.

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Photo of marcpal
3.02/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

To start, thanks go to Scott for plopping this one in my fridge to try.
22oz bomber to two pours into Delirium Tremens glass.
Bottle Graphics: 2/10.

A: The bottle reads tripel but listed on here as belgian strong ale. It looks more like a tripel and a plain one. Light copper color with a tiny white head that drifted off.

S: Earthy smell mixed with some kind of detergent and fragrance. There is some fruitiness when hunted for but a real plain metallic aroma did not set things off so well.

T: Pretty straightforward. Not much Belgian about it, more grassy than most and a burnt malt flavor that doesn't fit. Considerably better when it was cold and masked the flaws. Candi sugar is revealed but I can't locate the banana, pear or any real fresh fruit I was hoping for. Sweetness, buttered popcorn sweetness, not so nice.

An improvement from the smell but nothing phenomenal but a step in the right direction.

M: Best aspect of the beer. Complete body with a snappy, dry finish.

D: Drinkability is alright- more a tripel as the bottle says. There is no burn or unpleasantness per se, but also nothing that has me eager to grab another 22oz.

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Photo of grub
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aprilluvsbeer hooked me up with this as an extra in a recent trade. thanks april!

22oz bottle. sampled feb 8/09. bottle calls it a tripel.

pours crystal clear deep gold with a small dense white head. the head drops fast and leaves no lace.

aroma is nice. bit of alcohol. very floral with a bit of soapy/perfumey character. light spice. cracker and white bread.

taste is good. light alcohol. tons of perfumey floral hops, less soapy than in the aroma. cracker and white bread. bit of spice.

mouthfeel is good. medium body with a nice dry finish. medium-high carbonation level.

drinkability is good. nicely balanced. a pretty tasty tripel, and one of the better american attempts at the style.

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Photo of Viggo
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle, label lists it as a tripel. Thanks to grub for sharing.

Pours a lightly hazy golden, some amber highlighting, a bit peachy, thin white head forms, drops a few spots of lace on the glass, settles to a thin ring around the glass, nice colour but the head is lacking for the style. Smell is neat, quite sweet, candi sugar and honey, peaches, grapefruit, yeast, some spice, very floral and fragrant, some yeastiness, fresh fruit salad aroma, I like it. Taste is similar, very fruity, peaches and grapefruit again, lemon acidity and orange peel, some sugar and honey, spices and sour fruit near the finish, wheat, dry yeastiness going down, nice and tart. Mouthfeel is light to medium body with medium carbonation, tartness makes it pretty refreshing. Nice take on a tripel, could use a bit more of a malt backbone and a better head, but its still pretty nice. Thanks Russ!

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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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Euphoria from Ruckus Brewing
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 125 ratings
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