Dexter "Rippa" Red IPA | Boothbay Craft Brewery

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83
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25 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boothbay Craft Brewery
Maine, United States
boothbaycraftbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Reagan1984 on 09-19-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
25
Reviews:
6
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
8.77%
 
 
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1
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Ratings: 25 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by chefhatt:
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

32 growler brought by my in-laws.
I poured it into a glass, it has a reddish brown body with a small head. The aroma has a light hop aroma with some malt. The taste is piney hop character to it with a balanced of malt to it. The mouthfeel is smooth and overall a pretty tasty beer.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of falconxman
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of trevorpost
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of ArtZan
3.33/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smanson56
3.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm not normally a fan of red IPA's but this one poured at the brewery was better than average. So much better I brought home a crowler to enjoy at home. It pour a dark reddish orange color . the was a nice hop nose to this beer. The taste was smooth and pleasant. A much enjoyed red IPA.

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Photo of RichIron883
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of donkeyrunner
3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%

Photo of ale207
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Stouton
4.37/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TripelMark
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of mrob22278
3.84/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of psdriscoll
3.96/5  rDev +8.5%

Photo of malfunxion
3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Attenuation
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I was a big fan of red ales for awhile now but this ipa red ale really surprised me. I feel like the boothbay brewery is over underrated. This beer is just missing a little something to make It in the same category as a bissel brothers or foundation. One of Maine's top red ipas for sure.

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Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChrisinRI
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BRYeleJR
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap. Festival pour. Pours a darker Amber color. Aroma is of caramel malt and some piney and slightly citrusy hops. Not as deep in malt as some other hoppy red ales? Looks and smells more like a maltier West Coast IPA. Flavor possesses the bitterness of the hops but the malt seems to be more expressive overall. Caramel and some bread crust. Grassy hops and piney hops with some citrus. Has some body. Medium bitterness. A beer I have had seemingly hundreds of times before.

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Photo of Jerseyfresh1976
4.04/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Boto
3.44/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

32oz. can: This one pours a fairly clear amber color. There was about an inch of a frothy light tan head on it. Decent enough aroma. Grainy and pine notes. The taste is OK. A milder hop presence. Pine and grapefruit flavors. Medium malt body behind it. A decent enough beer, but somewhat generic in this category.

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Photo of Reagan1984
3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Father in Law brought back a growler from Maine for us to share over dinner.
Many Thanks

Very nice beer.

About a finger of light beige head tops the beer. (growler traveled so carbonation was down a touch, but overall beer stood up very well) Deep mahogany/red in color with nice deposits of lace left in the glass.

Aroma reminded me of the malt profile of Arrogant Bastard... SHould give you a nice indication. Hop aroma, sure... but the malt aromas really shined here.

FLavor was very nice and really well balanced. Big in front and back with a kick of deep almost light chocolate up front from malt, then an aggressive hop bitterness at the end.

Mouth feel was excellent. Full bodied, silky and just felt fresh if you know that I mean..

Overall, I thought this was a very solid effort and frankly, I took time to right the review to tell any reader to go try this. Good Stuff. Thanks George!

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Photo of genoyoham
3.26/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GregHarold
3.89/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jebrew
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Dexter "Rippa" Red IPA from Boothbay Craft Brewery
3.65 out of 5 based on 25 ratings.
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