Ripple | Kane Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Kane Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ripple is an American-style Session Ale. When we began conceptualizing this beer we were looking for the best platform to showcase a relatively new hop called Nelson Sauvin from New Zealand. We first began experimenting with Nelson when we were brewing single hop beers for the 1st annual ” Wolf Among The Seas,” our educational hop experience. We really enjoyed the subtle flavors of gooseberries and sauvignon blanc grapes that characterize this hop, but because the flavors are delicate and require large amounts of hops, we thought the lighter malt bill of a session ale provided the best base on which to build this beer. Maintaining body in such a low ABV beer was very important to us, so we added a large amount of low crystals and flaked oats to our base of Pilsner malt.

Malt: Pilsner, Flaked Oats, Cara-pils, Caramel 20
Hops: Nelson Sauvin
Yeast: American

IBU: 20.5

Added by jiggad369 on 08-28-2013

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Ratings: 161 |  Reviews: 28
Reviews by NiceTaps:
Photo of NiceTaps
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Growler into a dimpled mug.

A- This beer s beautiful. It's cloudy, hazy, bright and a colorful orange all at once. Bubbles are visible through the clouds, producing a big fluffy white head that tapers slowly and leaves serious lacing.

S- The aroma is all of solid hop punches; citrus and floral. There's a slight note of alcohol but the hops lead the way.

T-Citrus hops upfront with some light sweet malts on the back end. The flavor takes on more of the APA as the glass empties.

M- Thick. There is a lot of body in this 4.6% abv brew. It comes from the addition of flaked oats, I guess. There's a give and take between the hop bite and the malts, balanced. Good carbonation, too.

O- It's no surprise that this is a strong offering, Kane Brewing consistently delivers the goods.
This has so much body for a low abv, hoppy session ale, it's amazing.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Hessian257
4.49/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On Tap on 8/27/2013

A-Pours a cloudy and murky, but glowing with an effervescent orange color. I tend to really like beers that look like this.

S- Smell is really great, tons of fresh hops even when not directly trying to smell. Had this next to their DIPA and the smell was just as powerful.

T/F- This is where this beer really amazed me. When thinking of it just as a beer, its amazing and packed with flavor you'd expect from a IPA/DIPA, but when thinking about this as a "Session IPA", it blows away all of the offers I have had (ie, All Day IPA, Fractional, ect). The taste if on par with any big bold beer, and the body is amazing for being such a low ABV IPA, no watery feel what so ever, which I believe is the result of the flaked oats.

O- I love any hoppy beer Kane puts out and this is no exception. Such a smooth and fresh hop smell and taste throughout. I would love to see this canned some day.

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Photo of gibgink
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A good pale ale, but I've had better. Coming from Kane, I guess the expectations were a pit high. Does have a bit more bitterness on the back end than what I care for in a pale ale.

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Photo of dsauter
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.82/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kegatron
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of richj1970
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from undated 16 oz can.

A: Hazy orange with 1-2 finger frothy white head. Lasting retention and settling to a thin ring with moderate lacing.

S: Nelson coming through nicely. Mango, pineapple, orange zest with a spicy herbal note.

T: Tropical fruits with mango and pineapple mixed with black pepper and earthy herbs. You can tell it's a session IPA, but not at all lacking in flavor.

M: Light to medium body with average carbonation. Finish is crisp and refreshing.

O: Very well done. I don't normally buy session IPA's, but this one would qualify for a regular purchase.

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Photo of DarkLordPsycho
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of KTCamm
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%

Kane ripple. Pours light gold, thick creamy foam. Grapefruit nose, some earthy bitter. Light taste refreshing. Hoppy hints below. Nice summer IPA. 4 375 375 375 375

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Photo of RobDB
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VABA
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MichaelLamb
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of TheGent
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of waddellc2
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikeburd1128
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Jpwomack
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of The_Craft_Deviant_Rob
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zero_signal
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of Squidly
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of ArtZan
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mineo
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of strykerbill
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tweaked the recipe, single hopped with Nelson. One of the greatest pale ales I've ever had. It's got the strong nose of a Nelson ale with a clean, crisp finish. This beer is fantastic and I suggest getting your hands on some.

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Photo of ryanflc
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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Ripple from Kane Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 161 ratings
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