Rudie Session IPA
Ska Brewing Co.

Rudie Session IPARudie Session IPA
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Ska Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States
IPA - American
Ranked #3,043
Ranked #20,912
3.79 | pDev: 8.97%
Jun 27, 2021
Jul 24, 2014
Very Good
Rudie Session IPARudie Session IPA
Notes: Rudie is the first new mainstay to be added to Ska’s portfolio since the death of Ten Pin Porter (RIP). The beer weighs in at 4.5% alcohol by volume and is brewed with El Dorado and Galaxy Hops in quantities more typical of an American IPA than a session beer.
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3.75 by ANIMOUL from Vermont on Jun 27, 2021
3.51 by Dave1999 from North Carolina on Sep 02, 2019
3.63 by Nunya from Ohio on Jul 07, 2019
3.5 by Kolb from Montana on Apr 26, 2019
3.47 by Jamesg1188 from Colorado on Feb 15, 2019
3.77 by afinepilsner from Iowa on Aug 08, 2017
3.5 by jcb7472 from Florida on Jun 24, 2017
3.67 by Wer34truh from Minnesota on Mar 11, 2017
2.79 by aaronyoung01 from New Mexico on Jan 25, 2017
3.5 by johunnic from Illinois on Jan 15, 2017
3.77 by mdfb79 from New York on Nov 07, 2016
3.17 by Determined_021 from New Mexico on Oct 03, 2016
3.56 by LloydDobler from Indiana on Sep 05, 2016
3.82 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden on Sep 03, 2016
3.7 by minterro from California on Aug 28, 2016
3.56 by JamFuel from Sweden on Jul 31, 2016
3.77 by JoeMans from New York on Jul 15, 2016
3.33 by MickeyHops from California on Jul 01, 2016
3.69 by Burnerdale from Italy on Jun 29, 2016
3.83 by alcohline_trip from Pennsylvania on Apr 16, 2016
3.49 by madelf66 from Pennsylvania on Apr 13, 2016
3.69 by Heeenrik from Finland on Mar 25, 2016
3.64 by Goosehunter75 from Missouri on Mar 25, 2016
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3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by ScrewBud from Nebraska

L - light Amber not much head
S - initially wet cut grass that faded quickly
T - Citrus early then slight malty background
F - a little gritty
O - ok for a hot day when you are thirsty due to easy drinking and citrus notes.

Feb 15, 2016
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4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Yeah_IPA from Virginia

Excellent session IPA. Full flavored, sweet aroma, nicely drinkable.

Feb 13, 2016
4.31 by kinmundy77 from Illinois on Jan 24, 2016
3.88 by gemery554 from Connecticut on Jan 21, 2016
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4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25
by NilocRellim from Minnesota

Clear amber colour, with faint aromas of sweet white grape and a ltitle bit of malt and cI trust hops. Tastes well carbonated with a solid malt body throughout. Light and fruity, again with a nice orange peel and cirus hop finish.

Jan 20, 2016
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3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by bark from Sweden

The colour is pale gold (6 EBC), the liquid is clear. The two finger white airy head sinks down to a thin lid leaving no lacing.

New world hops dominates the smell. Grape fruit, lemon juice, lime peel. Hints of mango and pineapple. Some dough, tomato and green bananas in the background.

The taste is bitter and refreshing. Exotic fruits (mango, pineapple), grapefruit peel, bitter orange juice and a slight touch of rubber. Mild clean sweetness in the background. Medium to light body. The aftertaste is less bitter and fruity with a good balance between the floral/citric hops and the candy sweetness. The finish got notes of exotic fruits and wheat flour.

Lots of small smooth fresh long-lived bubbles; the liquid is semi-smooth.

A clean and highly drinkable session-IPA. Not the vulgar over-the-top bitterness as BrewDog Dead Pony Club got, but not really as entertaining either.

Jan 17, 2016
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3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by dbrauneis from North Carolina

A: Pours a very lightly hazy pale honey gold in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation and a faint amount of straw yellow highlights. The beer has a two finger tall foamy light tan head that slowly reduces to a medium sized finger thick cap in the center of the glass with a small patch of thin film and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit, citrus/grapefruit zest, and herbal hops over the top of very light aromas of grainy malts.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of slightly sweet grainy malts. That is followed by moderate flavors of citrus/grapefruit, citrus/grapefruit zest, and herbal hops which imparts a light to moderate amount of bitterness which fades away fairly quickly.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light but not thin or watery.

O: Easy to drink, sessionable, and enjoyable. Nice that even though there is a light mouthfeel it is not thin or watery.

Jan 17, 2016
4 by DrAnnaNemis from Illinois on Jan 08, 2016
3 by ThisSeasonsWaifu from Sweden on Dec 31, 2015
3.81 by mdagnew from Northern Ireland on Dec 29, 2015
3.28 by corywalston from North Dakota on Dec 11, 2015
4 by firkingroovin from Illinois on Nov 13, 2015
4.25 by MidwestBA from Illinois on Nov 01, 2015
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3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by mactrail from Washington

Attractive amber color with adequate foam in the big Tripel Karmeliet tulip. So leafy and herbal tasting. Surprisingly mellow with a distinct malty flavor. Salty with just an edge of bitterness at first, though it grows in the aftertaste. Interesting green vegetable aroma with some resiny notes.

Happy to try a more drinkable variety of "session" IPA. From the 12 oz can purchased at Bottlecraft in San Diego.

Oct 31, 2015
4.15 by beerman123 from Arkansas on Oct 08, 2015
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4.65/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by DaveAnderson from Minnesota

Most session IPAs leave something to be desired, and usually it's malt backbone. This delivers a surprising balance, with a hint of caramel, a burst of tropical hops, and a clean finish. Very enjoyable.

Sep 28, 2015
3.68 by birchstick from Colorado on Sep 25, 2015
Rudie Session IPA from Ska Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 173 ratings