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:
#2,488
Reviews:
136
Ratings:
1,052
pDev:
9.54%
Bros Score:
4.01
 
 
Wants:
57
Gots:
415
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 1,052 |  Reviews: 136
Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of acurtis
3.67/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

on tap at barrels and bottles in golden, which is a very cool place with a real solid beer program, definitely check it out if you havent. i have never heard of rhinegeist, so this was cool. a big sturdy ipa thats real well balanced and real refreshing and clean. the hops have a light fruity complexion and a lot of bite, but they are really fresh and are supported by a neat malt base that has some toasted flavor as well as a touch of spice that may come from some rye in here. full bodied and creamy feeling, but carbonated really well. bitterness is above average but not over the top, and the hops are really fresh and well dosed. i get the high alpha west coast thing, but there is no oily texture to this, its clean and delicate for its alcohol strength. an ipa i could sit down and spend an afternoon with. my first beer from these guys is excellent. refreshing too for its size. looking forward to trying more of their stuff.

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Knapp85
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of djrn2
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.89/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.67/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is hazy amber yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high frothy white head.
S: Light to moderate aromas of oranges and mangos are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has initial flavors of citrusy hops—grapefruits and oranges seem to stand out in particular—and finishes with notes of mangos. A light amount of bitterness is present.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Despite the 7.2% abv, this beer seems like it could be sessionable because it isn't too heavy on the palate and any traces of alcohol are well hidden from the taste. There's also an interesting mix of aromas and flavors from the hops.

Serving type: can

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

Getting back to the way our domestic IPA's used to taste, Rhinegeist showcases hop bitterness first and foremost. Its supporting malt sweetness and texture, along with hop aroma and initial flavor all round out its taste- but the ale is plain and simple, a bitter ale! And that's our God-given American right!

And that hoppy tone is sold well on the nose- its plethora of grapefruit and tangerine converge on the olfactory with juices, piths and peels seemingly of fruit marmalade. An underpinning of caramel, honey and dry gingersnaps prop up the hops but never rival them.

Then to taste, its the malts that strike first, layering on tastes of caramel, honey and graham crackers before the middle palate come alive with its lupulin force. All things citrus jump up and take command of the taste with all the pieces and parts of grapefruit and oranges, but also light pineapple, mango and apricot for a well melded tropical blend as well. As the ale nose-dives into finish, it concludes with a deeply resiny bitterness, spiced with pine needles and torn grass.

Medium to start, the beer's body is a creamy and dry culmination that allows its sweetness to be lifted with its ample carbonation. But once the sweetness dissolves, the carbonation crispens the ale considerably and paves the way for the resinous hop dryness and alcohol warmth to refresh the palate cleanly and effortlessly.

Where the taste of IPA has been beaten to a pulp, where else can the brewer go? Either stand out and risk an out-of-balanced taste, or hit the style with full force- the later is the approach for Rhinegeist, showing that the Truth will set it free!

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Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 6/27/2016. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy orange/amber color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big tangerine, passion fruit, papaya, mango, peach, pineapple, grapefruit, lemon/orange zest, light pine, honey, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tangerine, passion fruit, papaya, mango, peach, pineapple, grapefruit, lemon/orange zest, light pine, honey, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangerine, passion fruit, papaya, mango, peach, pineapple, grapefruit, lemon/orange zest, pine, honey, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero hop astringency lingering after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness, increasing though the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately sticky, fairly creamy/grainy, and lightly resinous balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent IPA! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of brentk56
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives clear and honey colored with a pillow of a head that leaves clumps of lacing behind

Smell: Grapefruit, orange and mango, with undertones of biscuit and caramel

Taste: The biscuit and caramel tones provide the backbone for the tropical and citrusy hops to emerge; mango, upfront, with grapefruit and orange, in the middle; the finish leans toward the hops with some sweetness to balance things out

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: A really nice IPA from the folks Over the Rhine

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of LXIXME
3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev -2.2%

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

Thanks to meanmutt for this extra.

Pours a layer of off-white head. Color is an orange hued copper. Looks like autumn. Some lace left.

Flavor profile: Very juicy and hoppy. A lot of fruit and citrus. Grapefruit up front with mango. Very tropical. Floral hops.

Mouthfeel: Sticky and bitter. Medium bodied. Ends dry with a hop resin aftertaste.

Overall, a very solid ipa. I enjoy how tropical this one is. Very flavorful with out an overpowering bitterness.

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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 NeroFiddled
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rhinegeist Brewery "Truth"
12 fl. oz. can, coded "06217..." and sampled on 081617
$2 @ Wegmans, State College, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: Good looking label, I like the colors and I like the name. A two-finger thick head of off-white rests steadily over a slightly hazy deep gold body. The aroma is brightly hoppy and pungent with tropical fruits and a bit of pine. The flavor follows and I'm finding some pineapple, grapefruit, and orange. It's sweetish like honey with a stiff bitterness to balance it. The malt is lightly caramelish and subtly toasty. It finishes dry and a touch spicy and herbal but with some residual tropical fruit as well. Medium bodied and crisp. Pretty solid all around. Nicely balanced. Full of flavor. Two thumbs up!

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

Photo of nickfl
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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