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Zen | Rhinegeist Brewery

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3.77/5
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228 Ratings
ZenZen
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rhinegeist Brewery
Ohio, United States
rhinegeist.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Zen is balance, the clear morning air, feeling the flow. Zen is purpose and determination and detachment. Not bitter, but hoppy and bright. This Session Pale emanates hints of orange zest and lemongrass. Zen is doing the right thing right.

Added by BrewProfessor on 10-12-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,176
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
228
pDev:
9.02%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
83
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 228 |  Reviews: 25
Reviews by rangerred:
Photo of rangerred
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

12oz can into a pint glass.

Pours a crystal clear medium gold with a thin, soapy white head that quickly fades into a few bubble. No lacing to speak of.

Aroma of juicy tropical fruit with some hefty floral notes thrown in there as well. A touch of grass too. Really quite nice.

The flavor is extremely juicy and mango and passionfruit. More flowers and light hints of grass. There is a very light note of caramel and bread in the background but it is all but covered up by the hops. Moderate bitterness but the mouthfeel is very light and watery as to be expected from such a low-alcohol beer.

I happen to really like the Session IPA style and this beer fits the bill perfectly. Another great beer from this brewery.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of irrevjim
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

pours golden, slightly hazy, short head, leaves good lacing
strong citra hop smell, fresh baked bread smell, a little off, zucchini bread?
citra hops dominate a nicely pale malted ale, clean but tasty.
medium light body, nothing bad
this is a nice well balanced very zen hoppy pale brew

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Photo of JakerLou
3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SINKTIPS_N_SUDS
4.34/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I really like this session ale. Great hop profile with a light sweetness to balance out the citrusy fruity hops. I really like this beer. One of the best sessions available. Will absolutely but again.

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Photo of cnagle28
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of juicebox
4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.64/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A 12oz can with a production date of Feb 2017; no visible BB date. Acquired a little while back from the Brewdog webshop. The label describes it as a session IPA with hints of orange zest and lemongrass.

A: Poured into a tulip. A hazy golden colour with moderate carbonation and fine floating sediment. Not sure if yeast or protein. Yields a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a minute or two before reducing to a patchy surface layer.

S: Aroma of fruity hops with hints of grass/hay, herbs, leafiness, lemon, subtle citrus, pale malt, faint grain and earthy yeast. Crisp, refreshing and balanced - lovely.

T: Tastes of pronounced aromatic hops with notes of herbs, pine, grass/hay, leafiness, citrus, grainy malt, a touch of barley sugar and earthy yeast. Pretty dry, with a robust hop-driven bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with light carbonation and average body for the style. A shade on the thin side and lacking in texture. Aftertaste of bitter herbal hops, grass, faint citrus, grain and earthiness.

O: A solid session IPA - its relative dryness boosts the hop character. Looks good, while the aroma and flavour are a well-judged hop fest underpinned by subtle malt and yeast. So-so body; could be thicker and livelier. However, it still goes down without complaint. Well worth sampling.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of GOBLIN
3.61/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

An average to good session ipa. For me I did enjoy it but it falls into the grassy, dandelion and piney sect of the style with a heavy watered down feel and taste.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zonian1
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Adkins1203
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of LXIXME
3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acurtis
3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wildcatboy
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Craftnscotch
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Weisenbeer
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very nice session brew from one of my favorite local brewers. Smooth, appropriately hoppy, and, most importantly, very drinkable. Thumbs up!

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Photo of PBRmeasap1980
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I bought a can of this tasty treat from Andersons in Reynoldsburg, OH. It poured a clear yellow with white head that is leaving a lace. The scent is subtle with bread and fruit hints. The taste is nicely balanced and easy to drink. Pine and fruit is present. The Mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a solid beer and worth a try.

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Photo of fthegiants
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 09robejo
4.52/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.31/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kegatron
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Zen from Rhinegeist Brewery
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 228 ratings
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