Rieder India Pale Ale | Brauerei Ried

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Rieder India Pale AleRieder India Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Brauerei Ried

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by safaricook on 11-15-2013

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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 27
Photo of josephandbrown
3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Rieder poured a hazy, pale amber, probably around a 10 on the SRM scale. A decent head foamed up on the pour, and it has some staying power. The haze is somewhat surprising, and not entirely fitting for the style.

It is clear from both the smell and flavors present that this is an American style IPA. In fact, it does appear to be classified that way in several sources,including on BeerAdvocate. There is a prominent resinous smell with the hops, and a decent amount of malt on the nose. There is a strong malt backbone on the flavor; the swallow is a competition between hop bitterness and malt sweetness. I'm positive this beer wasn't barrel-aged, but I feel like I get some oak notes, particularly vanilla. These come and go, though- they aren't present on every sip.

Rieder IPA is one of my favorite beers from this calendar. Even though I constantly drink American IPAs, it is interesting to see another country take on this style. I've had better IPAs in the states, but I've certainly had worse.

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Photo of mistaya
4.07/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Very nice old world version (Austria) of a non-English IPA. Reminiscent of Ballantine IPA, tho darker in color. December 10 from the Costco Brewers Advent Calendar. From can in Czech Dom mug.

Nice reddish orange color, and retained head, nice lacing.

Nice mild hop aroma .

Taste is full bodied, and hoppy.

Mouthfeel is full and lasting.

Would recommend this for folks tired of in your face American IPA's, or folks just starting IPA's.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Brewed by Egerer, Licensed by Rieder. From the can, it pours a hazy amber with a lovely head. Some citrus in the nose, along with a lot of malt. More malty than hoppy in the mouth. An honest effort, but not a true IPA to me. Second can came off better than the first, so adjusted it a bit.

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Photo of Shadman
3.62/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not sure how it was entered as an AIPA as it definitely tastes more like the old world model. Solid malt backbone with enough hop action to keep it where it should be.

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Photo of dcmchew
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy dark orange, floating bits, nice small white head that turns to long lasting lacing fast.
Smell of caramel and fruity American hops (tangerine, peach, some low pine), nice and balanced.
And so is the taste. Lots of tangerines, sweet juicy peaches, mixed with caramel and some biscuity malts, followed by a flash of pine that brings quite a bitter finish. Some floral hints and vanilla throughout.
Smooth body, low carbonation. The hops don't wreck the palate, bringing their herbal bitterness in the finish just for a short while, the fruitiness "restarts" with each sip.
Great one, really nice balance, great show of hops. Wouldn't really expect such a good AIPA from an Austrian brewer, but here it is.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

this is a wonderfully different take on an ipa, and a lovely cultural fusion of brewing styles and ingredients. big thanks to drlovemd87 for this one, not sure i would have tried an austrian brewed ipa anytime soon. the color on this is glorious, glowing somewhere between beet red and honey orange, its alive and fiery looking, with a soft and subtle inch of permanent bone white head. it smells like german grains, well toasted, and american hops, dripping with alpha acids. definitely not what i expect when these central european breweries take on such styles, its so big, so true to what we love about ipa, but with a well crafted european twist, in this case the grain bill. the flavor is awesome too, a great journey that starts with medium bodied caramel grains, and almost like a dry irish red in impresion, but moving quickly into a just bitter enough lush plant-like hop profile, vegetal and fresh, not citrusy at all, but with a mild fruity note. its a large beer in feel, fuller bodied but carbonated well enough with those tiny little bubbles that never relax. its one of the more robust and better constructed non-american india pale ales ive had, and if it were available here i think people would get real pumped on it. this is exceptional, a nice surprise, and a beer i cannot recommend highly enough!

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Photo of safaricook
4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer won a price for best Austrian IPA this year and I guess it deserves it, though I would like to mention that there are not many beers of this style available in Austria. I bought it at the brewery and I had a couple of them the last months.

Not clear not murky it is a lighter amber color of the body that shows some medium bubbled carbonation. Foam is almost white, it is fluffy, fine, really stable and leaves lacing

Fruity American hops of the pine, pineapple and honey melon aroma.

Taste also dominated by Pine and further fruity hops but there is also some sweetness from the malt that keeps the balance with the bitterness that only dominates towards the end when beer gets dry. Bitterness lingers for a while.

Body is medium and smoothly carbonated

This is an above average American IPA that represents the style pretty well. In Austria you can now get your American hop treat from a local producer at a fair price. Enjoy!

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Rieder India Pale Ale from Brauerei Ried
3.83 out of 5 based on 27 ratings.
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