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Funner Summer | Ritual Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ritual Brewing Co.
California, United States
ritualbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by UCLABrewN84 on 07-06-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,172
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
15
pDev:
8.46%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of kmoen
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of imbibehour
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Says serve in a pint glass, well my pint glass looks funny and this America so I am having it my way.

Very pale almost getting into straw lemon territory, but with a bit of opaque character that darkens the body towards a bit of orange. Minimal but noticeable very fine carbonation, and a shocking bleach white colored head. Manages three under sized fingers height, creamy top and island mound slightly as it settles. Decent looker and some clingy lace.

Nice subtle hop aroma. Slightly green almost vegetative hop but gets into florals a bit and slightly candy smelling orange citrus. Minimal malt presence touches, just maybe simple pale malt? A touch of dough wants to peak out. Keeps it simple, if a bit subdued but makes me want to enjoy exploring this interesting hop aroma.

Palate keeps it simple, perhaps a bit too much so. Slightly wet and session IPA feeling on the body (oh… it is a session IPA that explains it), a bit of flour sensing malt like grains on the palate. Flavors in the mid palate get considerably more tropical feeling, even slightly exotic. Very large herbal and spiced pepper hop like finish, nearly minty on the aftertaste as well, but washes very clean and quick.

A session IPA this must be as all the hinting character seems to indicate. A solid one.

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Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IceAce
3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of WillTheMad17
4.88/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The perfect summer beer, and my current favorite Session IPA

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Photo of Reema
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving type: on tap at the brewery

Pours a clear golden yellow. Smells hoppy, resiny, with slight biscuit notes. Taste reflects the smell with good hops punch for a session IPA and a nice fruity aftertaste. The mouthfeel is light with below average carbonation that works well with the heavier hop bitterness. Overall this is a pretty good session IPA with great hop profiles that most session IPAs have trouble showcasing.

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Photo of RobertConway
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dannydetox
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

thank the maker more companies are embracing the sipa trend. i love hops, but dont often want imperial/double alcohol assault. ritual's offering provides stone fruit and pine aromas in a pretty golden brew with moderate head retention. carbonation is medium, and the 60 ibu provides a cleansing bitterness to the finish. body doesnt feel as watery as some in the category - this is a great all-day drinker.

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Photo of gshackles
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of DeanMoriarty
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of BeerMeCJS
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of givemeastout
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Slater's 50/50 in Pasadena, CA.

Pours a clear yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. A foamy lattice of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and grapefruit juice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is light, tasty, and super easy to drink.

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Funner Summer from Ritual Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 15 ratings
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