R.I.P.L. Effect (Rye India Pale Lager) | Jack's Abby Brewing

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R.I.P.L. Effect (Rye India Pale Lager)R.I.P.L. Effect (Rye India Pale Lager)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
jacksabbybrewing.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.75%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
What do you get when you combine the dry malt backbone of a Pilsner, the aromatic hops of an IPA and the spiciness of a Rye Lager? You get a special blend of flavors that’s sure to send ripples through your taste buds. Brewed with Sorachi Ace, Columbus, Cascade, and Amarillo hops with 35% Rye Malt and locally grown Triticale from MA.

65 IBU

Added by PeterIngemi on 09-01-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
166
Reviews:
40
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
8.44%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 166 |  Reviews: 40
Photo of BigCheese
4.36/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought a bottle at the brewery a week ago.

A: Pours a very clear straw/golden color. Huge white pillow head, leaves a shit ton of lacing. Beautiful.

S: Tangerine, honey, mango, papaya.

T; A bit greener in taste. Some pine and grapefruit, Some peachy/tangerine/mango too. Despite color the malt bill rears its head in a spicey earth rye, very prominent. Has that distinct crisp clean lager taste. Finish is rather bitter with some earthy floral "dank" hoppyness.

M: Very creamy, medium bodied. Very sessionable

O: AWESOME. Huge hop flavors, mainly dankness from columbus and frutiness from amarillo, some pine from cascade. Big rye spiceness, super clean lager yeast. A absolutely beautiful beer. Must try.

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Photo of oline73
3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a Chimay goblet.

Appearance: The beer pours a slightly cloudy amber color with a golden hue. There is a half finger of fluffy off white head that leaves a small layer on top of the pour.

Smell: I'm getting a pale lager yeast smell with some rye spice and mild hops. Reminds me a bit of a hoppy pils.

Taste: Lots of rye here along with a nice citrus peel hop note. Just enough malt to be noticed but the hops and spice are the star. The finish is quite bitter and that overtakes the other flavors.

Mouthfeel: The body is medium with tons of fluffy carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This was a solid hoppy rye beer. Good balance until the finish. I'd have more if they do it again.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Gonzoillini
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of jlindros
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Somehow I haven't reviewed this one yet. From August, so if it's lacking the zip of a fresher beer, I'll def have to review it again, although it's been in the fridge the whole time.

Pours a huge fluffy 3 finger head that sticks around forever, I have to suck some of it down to even start nosing and tasting. It leaves lots of lacing, mostly clear tan golden color with many little bubbles rising up to reinforce the huge head.

Nose brings a spicy rye bite right away, and a light bready kinda aroma due to the rye and light malts I think. Hops are not very bright but fairly bright and floral, Sorachi Ace comes right out with plenty of lemongrass and hay like grassy aromas, a light spicy hop kick in there somewhere, a little fruit, and a hint of grapefruit underneath it all which is a nice little touch.

Taste, like aroma, explodes with the rye, spicy chewy rye flavors, and a light bready rye bread like flavor but not much. Light clean malty flavor coming through with the rye, and even a light rye bitterness. Then come the hops on the cavalry, fairly bitter but a nice big hop flavor, surprisingly for a few months old now. Again Sorachi dominates a bit, with an initial nice big lemongrass flavor, hint lemon juice as well, and grassy floral hops. Also in there is a nice spicy hop flavor, little earthy, and again that light grapefruit kick on the back end. Finish gets quite bitter as that dry crisp lager comes through and pulls everything out of the beer except the hops and rye, a long bitter finish, this time the spicy hops really dominate as well as a light spicy rye.

Mouth is med bodied, quite fluffy and effervescent with lots of carbonation.

Overall quite nice, the rye plays well with the light clean but slightly bready malts, as well as the interesting mix of hops, which at first seemed a bit weird but as they play well together I can see it going. The mostly lemongrass comes through well but the spicy hops and light grapefruit following go well with the beer as the rye comes through first, and clean lager finish bring it all out. It's a well done beer that I could have a few pints of, and a nice long bitter finish to round it off.

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Photo of ferrettman687
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of ppoitras
4.6/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

16.9oz bottle purchased as a single from somewhere localish. Bottled 8/12.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1" off-white head over the cloudy golden amber brew. Head is going nowhere fast, with good lacing. Aroma is citrusy hops.

Taste starts pale sweet, clean lemon-lime in the middle, closes with moderate bitterness. Spicing of the rye seems to round the edges on the bitterness some. Mouthfeel is smooth, but drinkability is excellent. Another nice one from Jack's Abbey.

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Photo of SBXLII
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Absolutely delicious. Considering the recent RYEpa kick, this kicks all their asses - New Holland's, Harpoon's, whoever. Relating to the previous review, the mouthfeel is definitely a noticeable trait. Lacing is perfect, the head there as well. Smell is lights out: pungent, floral, citrusy. And then the rye, the rye, the rye. Love it if you love rye.

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Photo of slickyrb
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This is a refreshing lager with a great taste . The first thing I notice is the golden clear color followed by sweet hop smell . This lager retains its head like a farmhouse sasion . The main reason on reviewing this beer is its incredible mouth feel . I haven't put to much thought to mouth feel but this beer us smother than milk stout on nitro. Always a go to beer for me .

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Photo of taez555
4/5  rDev -0.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -31.8%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of jwps214
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

the beer had a hazy blonde color with a think creamy head that left lacing on the glass after I finished the beer.
The aroma was spicy and hoppy, with hints of a fresh hay field.
The flavor was earthy with hints of spice and an incredibly smooth finish! Unbelievably smooth, in fact. All the hop flavor, with non of the bite and palate wrecking!

Overall, the beer was incredibly refreshing, and flavorful

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Photo of Rempo
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of ryan1788a5
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into a Pilsner glass.

A: Clear golden-yellow. Tall, creamy white head doesn't give any ground. Lacing leaves tiger stripes down the glass.

S: Hop scents are delicate, floral, perfumey, and mildly citric. Wildflowers and freshly squeezed lemons- definite Sorachi Ace. Faint whiff of ruby red grapefruit in the background. Mild spiciness, slight black pepper. Sweet honeyed and bready Pilsner malts. Highly aromatic, but in a soft, refined, and elegant manner.

T: Grassy and very floral and herbal. Rose petals and cedar. Lemon juice. Rosemary and sage. Moderate bitterness. Rye contributes that trademark spiciness on the mid-palate. Malt tastes then soften a bit and start to reveal some sweet pilsner malt. Black pepper and spices. Another wave of hop bitterness brings an oily, herbal bite with it. Very clean tasting. Finishes with a dominating oily, spicy hop bite and drying rye.

M: Medium bodied. Firm malt backbone. Smooth and creamy. Carbonation pricks at the tongue.

O: Yet another remarkable beer from Jack's Abby. This one has a kick to it. It shocks the taste buds a bit and certainly challenges the palate at times. Very herbal and very spicy. I love the use of Sorachi Ace. I'm captivated by this hop strain of late. It's so exotic and bold. It steals the show a bit with this beer, but I certainly didn't mind. It works well in tandem with the spicy rye and pilsner malt. A very creative beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.64/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks & Maximum Respect to cartoonshop for this gem.

Pours a lite straw to honey color with an active frothy head.
Nice aroma. Piney, grass, clean hint of banana peel.
Wow! A nicely balanced lager. Hops, some malt, active in the mouth. These guys really do a delicate balancing act. What a sessionable beer!!! For hop lovers, it's got enough to pull you in, but not high in alcohol.
Mouthfeel is a little lite, perfectly appropriately for a lager. Almost creamy.
Finish, is slightly dry, piney meets a bit of wood, with a clean, lite hop trail.

Very Good.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of smcolw
3.86/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a barrel high above the bar. Absolutely no head, not even rim bubbles. Properly cloudy with an orange amber color.

Strong prickly, grapefruit hop aroma. Some pine needles.

Served at room temperature (no cellar here). Holding the liquid in my mouth, it is well balanced. Pale malt flavor with a bittering hop. The swallow makes this become a hop bomb--quite biting. Nearly no carbonation (the cask was tapped three days ago). Moderate body.

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Photo of trevorpost
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

R.I.P.L. Effect (Rye India Pale Lager) from Jack's Abby Brewing
4.03 out of 5 based on 166 ratings.
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