Truth | Rhinegeist Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by eyeenjoybeer on 07-08-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,533
Reviews:
150
Ratings:
1,114
pDev:
9.54%
 
 
Wants:
63
Gots:
437
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 1,114 |  Reviews: 150
Reviews by Gratefullawyer:
Photo of Gratefullawyer
5/5  rDev +22.2%

A nice hoppy beer that you can drink at any time One of my favorites in this style

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
4.01/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

32oz Boston round growler from the brewery.

Pale brassy hue, great clarity with a good enough froth to keep things going. Big citrus, sweet piney nose with hints of dried grass, tobacco, melon rind and pineapple. Mild smoothness, a tad creamy, chewy medium body. Aggressive resin hop character, citric and piney with an ample bitterness. Mild biscuity malt backbone, spicy, hint of yeast, clean, and bread crust in the finish.

A solid American IPA, without a doubt on the bold side. Very clean and drinkable. A real treat here.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a relatively clear medium golden honey in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and moderate amounts of golden yellow + amber colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall cloudy foamy beige head that slowly reduces to a large patch of finger thick pillowy head that covers the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit pith, citrus/orange, tropical/mango, and herbal hops over the top of light aromas of biscuit + caramel malts with a hint of sweetness.

T: Upfront there is a just shy of moderate flavor of biscuit + caramel malts with a light amount of toasted malts and just a light amount of caramel sweetness. That is followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of citrus/grapefruit pith, citrus/orange, tropical/mango, and herbal hops which contribute a moderate amount of bitterness which lingers for a moderate amount of time.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light to moderate amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: The lighter mouthfeel and well hidden alcohol make this beer quite easy to drink. Enjoyable with a nice combination of hop flavors + aromas and just enough of a malt backbone.

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Photo of jrc1093
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned on 7/10/18

Pours a clean shade of dark copper that sports a towering off-white cap; this is one damn nice-looking beer.

The aroma pops with crispy, dank mango, tons of grapefruit, fresh grass, passionfruit, and even a bit of pine cone; some sharp tones of earthy malt make their way in towards the finish along with some influential herbaceous qualities.

Taste brings blasts of hoppy, semi-tart grapefruit to the forefront, blanketing softer notes of grass, fruity hops, light and chewy grain, and crisp malt.

Mouthfeel has excellent body with a higher level of carbonation than most, which interacts really nicely with the beer's crisp notes for a soft and dry finish.

Really enjoyed the malt presence in this one, as it added so much without becoming an overwhelming presence fighting the hops for attention; overall just some really good stuff, and a dangerously crushable 7% at that.

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Photo of jlindros
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at rail trail
Nice foamy but smaller head, nice lacing, light retention, crystal clear orange tan color

Nose sweet candy caramel malt, fruit, little citrus, stone fruit, candied fruit

Taste sweet candy malt, caramel, toasted reddish malt, big hops, bitter spicy hops with little citrus, grassy spicy, fair bitterness with good balance, finishes drier spicy

Mouth is med bod, touch syrupy, decent carb

Overall not bad, good old school ipa, nice hop bitterness, good balance, enjoyable

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Photo of cheatch
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good beer from cincy

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Photo of TH28
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can. 8/24/18 can date. Appearance: Dark golden and mostly clear. Quite a bit of coagulated protein floating. Fluffy white headcwith nice lacing.
Aroma: Citrusy, slightly spicy hop aroma. A touch of roasted bread as well.
Taste: Caramel and toasted bread crust maltiness dominate upfront. Slight grapefruit hop character that builds to a strong bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation.
Finish: strong lingering bitterness and bread crust maltiness
Overall: Decent take on the more traditional american IPA, with a bigger malt backbone to balance the aggressive bitterness. Has the caramel and bread crust maltiness typical of the original AIPA style. Hop aroma is relatively restrained, leaning towards a traditional citrus/grapefruit as opposed to common tropical fruit aromas found these days. Has a heavier body as well

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Photo of mattcrill
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma: Soft melon and tropical fruit character up front. Light honey blossom notes. Clean fermentation character.

Appearance: Hazy amber pour with golden edges. A lot off-white head retains well. Appears still in the glass.

Flavor: More melon and grapefruit character. Flavor is supported by firm and earthy hop bitterness. Balance is to the hop bitterness. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste lingers with powdery hop resins.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and medium-high carbonation. No astringency, oiliness, or heat detected.

Overall impression: An easy drinking well crafted American IPA. I'm not sure it stands above the crowd given the options we have here in Central OH. Worth a try.

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Photo of tectactoe
3.97/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of tbryan5
3.86/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SanFranJake
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Ben7773
3.97/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sabitu
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A clear light gold color. Modest white head with good retention. Some lace.
Faint aroma of tropical fruit and citrus.
Taste improved on the aroma. Mango, grapefruit. Late pine.
Not great, but not bad.

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Photo of heddar33
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of generallee
4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jcorn
3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Xerxes845
4.89/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of cincysig
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of BeerYo
4.46/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of maltmanjones
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of JakerLou
4.01/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mmcurran
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of reitzbrewing
4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

on draft. color is amber, dark for an ipa which is style i prefer. smell makes you think bitter hops. Taste is bitter to the point of dank. Really good. 7.2 abv is well hidden. First beer I have tried from Rhinegeist but I will be on the lookout for more

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Photo of Unclevince
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 1,114 ratings