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)

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

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.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-golden yellow color with a large white head and decent lacing

S-citrus, grainy malt, rye, floral, grassy

T-lemon, orange, grain, nice rye flavor, grass, moderately bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and dry

O-really enjoyed this rye lager, great flavors and easy drinkability

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled September 2012. Consumed March 2013. I'm going in assuming that there will be a discernible drop-off in the hop factor, which is fine with me. I'd rather have this brew a few months past its prime than not at all. Just keep that in mind while reading this review.

A: Pours a semi-cloudy golden yellow color with 2 fingers worth of frothy white head that retains for a while and leaves nice lacing

S: Some spicy rye malts, definite lemon and lemon zest notes from the sorachi ace hops, some floral, spicy, and citrus notes from the other combination of hops, and an underlying pilsner malt presence in the background. Still very nice even after 6 months

T: A spiciness that comes from both the rye and the hops comes through predominantly, along with pilsner malts, citrus rind, light floral hops, and the distinct lemon presence of the sorachi ace hops that would make this a great summer beer. Quite dry towards the end, with a light lingering rye and floral presence

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: Even at 6 months old, the hops still show quite a bit of life in this brew. I would have loved to try this fresh, but even now it's a great IPL with a distinct rye presence. I can only imagine how good this was in the summer/fall transition months. If you still see this around, I'd say it's still worth a purchase, especially since it's only $3-4 for a 500 mL bottle

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R.I.P.L. Effect (Rye India Pale Lager) from Jack's Abby Brewing
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 166 ratings