Dexter "Rippa" Red IPA
Boothbay Craft Brewery / Watershed Tavern

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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #4,386
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
86
Ranked #26,512
Avg:
3.81 | pDev: 8.66%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
33
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Boothbay Craft Brewery / Watershed Tavern
 
Maine, United States
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SCORE
86
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Reviews by psdriscoll:
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3.96/5  rDev +3.9%

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Photo of Boto
3.44/5  rDev -9.7%
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 coombski
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Reagan1984
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
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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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of donkeyrunner
3.35/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of falconxman
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of chefhatt
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
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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3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
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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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of illpass78
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

20 oz. on tap in a mason at the Great Lost Bear.

Appearance: Clear ruby with a one-finger eggshell head that sticks around.

Aroma: Some malt, a bit of herbal hops. Light nose.

Taste: A little lemon, some herbaceous character, a bit of grass. Nice malt backbone. Hoppy but not a bomb.

Mouthfeel: A sipper, but easy on the palate.

Overall: Nice IPA. Good mix of hops and malt.

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Photo of malfunxion
3.3/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jebrew
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Tony210
4.4/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: pours a beautiful copper, very clear for an unfiltered beer.

Smell: caramel malts mostly.

Taste: great malt backbone, loads of caramel malt, some nice citrus hops come into play in the middle, finished with a nice crisp bite and a touch of bitterness.

Feel: great carbonation, medium bodied.

Overall: I am a big fan of red IPA's, and this one did not disappoint. My only disappointment is that I only bought one can instead of one case.

10/16/17
16 oz can (bought 9/20/17)
4.5 rating
Canned 8/19/17

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of ArtZan
3.33/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smanson56
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
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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3.8/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of ChrisinRI
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrob22278
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Fitzy01
4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stouton
4.37/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dexter "Rippa" Red IPA from Boothbay Craft Brewery / Watershed Tavern
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 33 ratings