Rhinegeist Brewery

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IPA - American
Ranked #297
Ranked #3,978
4.09 | pDev: 9.54%
Rhinegeist Brewery
Ohio, United States
Notes: Rare are moments of truth, when you've struck the last match, belting out tunes with your friends, staring deep into the campfire-times when you feel infinite. Our truth is found in the scintillating brilliance of hops. Brewed with a nod to the pacific, hops sizzle with tropical fruit aroma, grapefruit & mango notes and a dry finish.
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md3kcn from Ohio

4.32/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a red Solo cup. Purchased as a single can from Kroger for $2.17.

L - Cloudy honey in color, with a two-finger pale wheat head. Large bubbles in the head.
S - Sweet grapefruit, tropical fruit, cannabis. Hints of malty crackers.
T - Well-balanced. Peppery pine notes. Pine resin. Underlying flavors of grapefruit, and general citrus. Bitter for sure, but has an unleavened bread aftertaste.
F - Massive hit of carbonation with a sort of sharp-buttery finish. It's weird, in a good way.
O - A classic take on the American IPA. Nothing terrible about it in any regard. Quite refreshing and flavorful, but could use slightly more of a malty base to it.

Feb 18, 2021
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jernjawn from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

cloudy wheat colored. very little head, off-white with retention.
pine, oranges. picking up a hint of spiciness.
taste follows nose with the pine over citrus. cannabis also. nice balance on the bitter.
medium mouthfeel, maybe a bit fuller than many similar brews. resinous.
one of my favorite IPAs. unique flavor profile, good balance and i like the fuller mouthfeel.

Jan 30, 2021
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bigmike513 from Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A hometown favorite. Nice body with gold pour. Decent head. Easy to drink and very refreshing. Nice carbonation with nice citrus flavor highly recommended!

Jan 27, 2021
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JustAkidFromAkron from Ohio

4.98/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Citrus and pine with a hint of bitterness. Golden pour with a nice body and head. This is the best IPA I have ever tasted. Enjoy this wonderful beer with friends

Dec 28, 2020
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DrBeergood from Ohio

3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Hazy amber with plenty of foam. Glossy underneath the lacing.

S: Not really too much of anything. The hops unfortunately do not smell fresh. It is a year-round brew afterall.

T: It's bitter and oily, but you can do that with hop pellets. Lots of flavor regardless. It's citrusy (grapefruit) and pungent (mosaic). It has an underlying bitterness in addition to those two. I'm not hyped about the hops overall, but the malts are excellent.

F: Prickly carbonation. Biting hops. Melts over one's palate.

O: It's good, but it could be better. Stick to their seasonals like Cloud Harvest. (which I will be revewing next)

Aug 31, 2020
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harrypowers from Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this beer on draft. Pours a clear golden color with a white head.

Smells of hops and malt. Tastes of mildly piney hops with weak floral and citrus accents. Mildly bitter crisp finish.

Medium body and light carbonation.

Very enjoyable!

Aug 19, 2020
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jklaffey from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite IPA of all times. It is the standard I use to compare all other IPA’s. I love how I feel after that very first sip. It totally relaxes me, all my troubles and worries seem to fade away. It is all that an IPA should be. It is smooth and tart at the same time. It is bold and then mellow as it makes it way to my stomach. I will soon travel to Cincinnati and I am looking forward to a visit to the source of my delight .

Jul 30, 2020
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davidneMPLS from Minnesota

4.71/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

It is one of my most favorite of all time. It has a great flavor without being harsh and is pretty refreshing for an IPA. It definitely has a bit of a kick in regards to alcohol content. I was visiting Ohio when I found this last year and have not been able to find it in MN as of yet. I will be visiting their location in Cinci OH soon to get me some more!! Very tasty!

Jul 18, 2020
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Danzifer from Ohio

4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I've met a lot of people who don't like IPA's, but I've never met a person who doesn't like Rhinegeist's Truth. It's got a perfect balance of drinkability and potency.

Jun 18, 2020
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.64/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a burnt orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of pine, some citrus. Taste is piney, minty, hints of citrus, moderate bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer and very easy drinking considering the abv.

May 13, 2020
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mntlover from Tennessee

3.79/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours golden with white bar pour head good lace. Nose is pine and fruity citrus. Taste is pine and citrus fruity some grapefruit. Lingering pine bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium lightly peppy carbonation that brings out the bitterness. Overall not a bad IPA nothing to really knock it for but nothing to great to make it a regular.

Mar 10, 2020
CLUELESS from Alabama

3.61/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I did not like the finish on this one (didn't finish clean as it left a noticeable aftertaste), otherwise it's an average IPA. Decent hoppiness for the hop lovers out there.

Dec 31, 2019
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hoptheology from South Dakota

3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can, 10/22/19
Ploughshare Widemouthed Glass
Thanks Kevin!

Caramel-toffee color with a tall fluffy head of 2 fingers, receding to 1, and leaving tons of lush lace.

Aroma of fresh pine and citrus, with shades of evergreen, mango, white bread, and brown sugar.

Flavor brings forth tons of evergreen and pine, almost minty even, with tailing notes of grapefruit peel and peppery wood. Tons of malt here as well - bready and toasty, with hints of brown sugar, more mint, and caramel sauce.

Feel is resiny all the way home, with a moderate to high amount of burning alcohol but completely welcome here; sticky icky hop cling, and a moderate carbonation to keep it lively. Dry resiny finish.

Overall, a very nice mash up of west coast and middle US, very minty and piney, good for those looking for a heavy palate scrubbing west coast fix.

Nov 21, 2019
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RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.73/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Truth has a thick, off-white head of foam, a brilliant gold-orange appearance, lots of powdery sediment, and heavy glass lacing. The aroma is of hop resins & white bread crust, and the flavor is similar, with strong bitterness. The mouthfeel is high medium, and Truth finishes mostly dry.


Nov 16, 2019
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q33jeff from New Jersey

3.48/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Yellow orange color. Small off white head. Good retention.

Sea breeze.

Cracker and citrus. Seaweed. Lime.

Lively, light to medium body. Smooth.

Not bad. Smooth with a hoppy bite.

Nov 05, 2019
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Mark-Leggett from Missouri

4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can: Orange in color with a small white head and some lacing. Smells of pine and citrus. Flavor is very bright citrus with a malty backbone. Very good flavor and easy drinking.

Sep 08, 2019
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adab123 from Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A benchmark for IPAs east of the Mississippi, I found Truth much better than most of Rhinegeist's other beers. I think it's crispier and more drinkable than many renowned IPAs from the Western US. A very refreshing zesty beer with a slightly metallic finish.

Aug 25, 2019
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IronLover from Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Copper orange in color with a light haze. Poured with a tall, creamy, off-white foam with moderate retention. Citrus, tangerine and orange peel aromas with caramel malt. Medium bodied with medium light carbonation. Soft, creamy smooth feel with light warmth from the middle to the end. Citrus hop flavors up front with over-ripe pineapple notes that quickly transition to an earthy dankness. Solid malty backbone with caramel note from start to finish. Medium hop bitterness through the middle. Sweet melon and over-ripe pineapple flavors on the back end along expanding dry boozy warmth. Finished semi-dryly with caramel malt flavors and earthy, spicy bitterness that slowly tapers. Nice look and a great smooth, soft creamy feel. Aromas are mellow and subdued but inviting. Nice hop complexity and warmth that is nicely balanced by the malty backbone. Easy dry finish that wasn’t overly bitter. Tasty, easy, and enjoyable. This was excellent.

Aug 24, 2019
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barnzy78 from Illinois

4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz, canned 07/09/2019. Clear copper colored ale is capped by a frothy beige head that leaves thick lacing on the glass. Pine, citrus, tropical fruit and caramel malt for aroma. Great balanced flavors of caramel and toasty grain along with pine, orange & grapefruit zest, and some mango. Medium body, ample carbonation, bitter yet balanced finish. Glad to finally try this one! Just as good as I expected!

Aug 16, 2019
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SFNC from North Carolina

4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Standard look with a one inch eggshell head. Smells of spicy, citrus hops. Taste is bitter, then fruity. Nice hop flavor with. a good balance of malts. Medium, somewhat sticky feel. A winner.

Aug 03, 2019
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can. Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of citrus, pine and toasted caramel. Sweet toasted caramel and orange with a piney bite.

Aug 01, 2019
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ThaneMcC from Germany

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy amber with scant white head and effervescent.
smells of tropical fruits, biscuit
Taste is tropical fruit, citrus, molasses, vanila - piney resinous notes with caramel notes to balance out
mouth feel is medium - good astringency - well balanced between sweet malts and hops
I'm not a big IPA fan - this is easily the best, most balanced IPA I've had - definitely my new favorite

Jul 21, 2019
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bcarrigg90 from Ohio

4.65/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Excellent ipa, good strong hop flavor, explosion of fruit and pine flavors, but never overwhelming. Gets better as it warms up, which is always a sign of a well crafted brew in my book.

Jun 07, 2019
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Jesterr44 from Canada (ON)

3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours quite orange for an IPA with a rather frothy head; only slightly hazy. Excellent lacing during drinking which saves the look score. Aroma contains some fruity hop along with sweet malt, nothing to write home about. Taste follows with grapefruit leading the way along with some caramel malt and a little bitterness to end each sip. Mouthfeel is fine; this is a decent IPA which I was happy to try yet nothing I'm going to go out of my way for to try again.

May 23, 2019
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Mrseanworldwide from Ohio

4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Neither an East nor a West Coast IPA. It has an impressive flavor kick without being too bitter or fruity. Worthy of being a go-to. Not quite sessionable, though - when I have had 3 in a sitting, the third tastes far too piney.

Jan 12, 2019
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