RIPA | Carson's Brewery

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RIPARIPA
BA SCORE
3.75/5
Very Good
131 Ratings
RIPARIPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Carson's Brewery
Indiana, United States
carsonsbrewery.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
RIPA (Red India Pale Ale) approaches with a haunting red glare and monstrous Northwest Pacific hop profile. Chew through the rich toasted malts to encounter a bone dry hop bite and a sooth warm finish. Drink again soon or may you RIP.

Added by RblWthACoz on 10-21-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#25,221
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
131
pDev:
9.6%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
30
Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of juicebox
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.6/5  rDev -4%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Look - Deep amber/garnet color with a 1" off-white head that lingered around for about 40 seconds. Moderate lacing with a big ring around the top.
Smell - Notes of pine, rye spiciness, some citrus.
Taste - Very close to a 4 with notes of cara malt, more citrus and more spicy rye flavors. Also get some herbal notes as well.
Feel - Really smooth, medium body. Carbonation is right on and this beer finishes with a slight bitter hint.
Overall - Not a huge fan of Red IPAs but this was very nice. I would not mind getting a few more of these.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clean, deep red-amber, with a very limited amount of carbonation. Lacing is also quite minimal on this pouring.

Nose is caramel maltiness and a snap of lovely floral hops. A good start, for sure.

Taste is similar -- a fine melding of a session-worthy, toasty amber or red malts ale with an abundance of citrus and floral hops.Very solid, enjoyable, and worthwhile, as everything from Carson's has been so far.

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Photo of VoxRationis
3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass; no production information.
A: Pours a hazy, medium copper color with only a hint of head formation and very little lacing.
S: Aromas of white pepper, honeysuckle, caramel, raisin, and orange.
T: Flavor elements similar to nose, but citrus more lemon than orange flavor and much stronger in the overall flavor picture. Medium, peppery bitterness appropriate to create happiness at this level of malt with a lingering tingling.
M: Medium bodied with substantial, persistent carbonation. a bit chewy.
O: An enjoyable Red IPA. Hoppy and satisfying

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

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3.82/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emerge077
3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Draft pint at Map Room.
Dense, rich and creamy foam, murky reddish body, long lasting head retention.
Dried apricot and sweet malt aroma, malt dominates.
Dry bitterness atop a significantly burly malt body, with a mild undercurrent of citric hoppy fruitiness. Some earthy spice as well. Smooth and medium bodied with a significant malty heft to it. Overall pretty good, interesting to see this show up here.

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Photo of JLaw55
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It wasn't bad but it's not breaking any barriers here. Kind of a cross between their red wheat and an IPA. A beer that doesn't know exactly who it wants to be.

Would Drink Again: No
Would Purchase Again: No

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3.54/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.02/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

look: Handsome copper, almost honey colored. Gig foamy off white head with messy thick lacing.
smell: Malty, citrus, some pine notes.
taste: just like the nose with a nice bitter finish softened a bit by the malt but not much.

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3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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RIPA from Carson's Brewery
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 131 ratings