Ripstop Rye Pils | Base Camp Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Base Camp Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
basecampbrewingco.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Summer

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Added by Brad007 on 07-15-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
55
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
11.55%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
12
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0
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Photo of R11415
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gtermi
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.12/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drpimento
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's good, but not great. The rye gives it a bit of fruitiness that doesn't help the style. Faulty premise, I think.

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3.97/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ish1
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of djkickz1
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MemphisSooner
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.02/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Packaged 3/3/15.

Pours a murky light orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, rye, grass, and earthy hop aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, grass, and earth flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with rye characteristics that are only coming through in the smell to me.

Serving type: can.

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Photo of maximum12
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It says rye on the 22 oz. aluminum bottle….buybuybuy! Split with my wife.

The pour is pure kolsch, light yellow, unfiltered, with an odd perfect circle in the middle of the head. Nose is nice & light, almost like honeyed tea, the rye is light in the nose, hoping it’ll come on like a BNSF train in the mouth. Let’s see.

Ripstop is that rarest of animals at this point of the ‘craft beer revolution’ – something different. The rye & the kolsch & the lager interact like Israel & Iran. The flavors clash epically. Spicy rye is strong & peppery, while the delicate lagering lurks underneath like a Wheat Thin in the back of the throat. Other items of interest include some herbal essence, moderate bitterness that grows with the temperature. Grainy & rough in texture, but so easy to pound.

This won’t win any Grammys, but I might grant it a Soapy. An odd but nice pairing of disparate ingredients that works; a good beer with an excellent package.

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Photo of Rothobinide
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerasaurus
3.44/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Czequershuus
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nathanmiller
2.38/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

4/19/2014 at Base Camp Brewing Co. Served in a small-sized taster glass as part of a flight.

Everything about this except the taste describes itself as a pretty typical pilsner. The rye, however, completely throws off the taste, such that it has an extremely harsh bite and a frankly bad aftertaste that ruined my ability to enjoy it.

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3.12/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.96/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.44/5  rDev -9.7%

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Ripstop Rye Pils from Base Camp Brewing Company
3.81 out of 5 based on 55 ratings.
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