Truth | Rhinegeist Brewery

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
929 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
929
Reviews:
116
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
9.38%
 
 
Wants:
57
Gots:
352
For Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 929 |  Reviews: 116
Reviews by eyeenjoybeer:
Photo of eyeenjoybeer
4.69/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap, July 6 at Rhinegeist.

The pour was golden/copper with nice white head.

The smell makes me think Citra hops, as a bit of cat piss comes to mind. Those notes are combined with a bit of pine resin and bitter citrus essential oil notes.

The taste is the money on this beer. Again, I think Citra comes through. Great malt backbone for a very balanced hop profile of bitter citrus oils, light pine resin and light tropical fruit. There is great restraint in this beer. That hop flavor was still with me 15 minutes after leaving the tasting room, and it was still very pleasant.

The mouthfeel was spot on. Perfect carbonation and body for an IPA.

Overall, this IPA drinks with the best of them. I will be returning to Rhinegeist many times for this beer alone.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of dbrauneis
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
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 cheatch
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good beer from cincy

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Photo of mattcrill
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
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%

Photo of tbryan5
3.86/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SanFranJake
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Ben7773
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sabitu
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of heddar33
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcorn
3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cincysig
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of BeerYo
4.46/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of maltmanjones
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of JakerLou
4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason
4.01/5  rDev -1%
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 mmcurran
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of reitzbrewing
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
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 MrKasbeer
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Chrishopper
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm a very experienced IPA connoisseur, and this is hands down one of the best IPA's, I've had to date. Pours a beautiful dark amber color with a lacey white head. Smells of a wonderful piney scent, with hints of an extravaganza of tropical fruits like grapefruit, papaya, mango, tangerine, lemon and kiwi. Taste of tropical tart citrus with some tasty caramel malts for a smooth clean finish. Rhinegeist has just the perfect amount of bitter meets spice, and has a dry feel with excellent carbonation. Everything about this beer is amazing.

Easy to drink, but hits you hard if you guzzle them down quickly. Hell you might even see a ghost if you drink too much. lol This IPA truly speak volumes, and even lives up to it's ghostly name, because it will literally bring you back from beyond the grave after a long stressful week of work, and into great spirits. Treat yourself nicely to this one, relax by the bonfire, or gather around the living room for a night of video games and movies with your friends, or during a day of horseshoes and lake fishing. I give Rhinegeist Truth, a 5 out of 5 stars, and will also be looking to try Rhinegeist Saber-tooth Tiger very soon. This will be my new got to beer, probably for years to come.

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Photo of xdefeatsy
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of stephenlee
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cnagle28
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of juicebox
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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