Rich's RIPA
Short's Brewing Company

Rich's RIPARich's RIPA
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Short's Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
Rye Beer
3.51 | pDev: 18.52%
Mar 12, 2015
Feb 25, 2007
Rich's RIPARich's RIPA
Notes: This super hopped, copper colored, rye beer gets its distinct flavors from highly resinous dwarf hops used intensively throughout the brewing process. The sharp pronounced flavor of the rye blended with Munich malt imparts unmistakable grain complexities. Lager yeast provides a crisp, clean backdrop for the intense bitterness and remarkable dry nature of the rye to dominate the finish.

90 IBU
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3.64 by jamesod from Michigan on Mar 12, 2015
3.5 by crc1935 from Virginia on Jan 25, 2015
3.25 by domfreego from Michigan on Aug 19, 2014
3.5 by SaisonRichBiere from Michigan on Jul 17, 2014
3 by beergorrilla from Michigan on Jul 07, 2014
3.5 by FrankHammer from Michigan on Oct 21, 2013
4 by Agentveba from North Carolina on Sep 12, 2013
3 by adrienne from Illinois on Sep 09, 2013
3 by alexanf from Mississippi on Jul 27, 2013
4 by GinsuDave from Michigan on May 15, 2013
2.75 by Rons35 from Michigan on Mar 10, 2013
3.75 by EL48823 from Michigan on Jan 28, 2013
2 by t0rin0 from California on Jan 05, 2013
4 by ssimpson89 from Illinois on Oct 29, 2012
3.5 by rolandboy from Michigan on Oct 20, 2012
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3.97/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by TurboBrew from Michigan

Had a bottle from the local store.

A: Pours an aggressive 2 finger head and leaves some lace when drank.. Looks orange n cloudy

S: Pick up the rye right away and light fruit

T: Crisp and keeps the rye bite to it.. bitter finish

M: Medium carbonation and a solid thickness

O: A must try, on par with its competition in Rye's

Sep 24, 2012
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3.83/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by RblWthACoz from Pennsylvania

This is strikes me as a different kind of take on rye beers. There is an interesting slightly spicy earthy thing going on, as opposed to the direct spiced tones that a lot of rye beers seem to have. Hearty. I kinda dig it. And, frankly, I wish there were more rye beers around there to try.

Aug 25, 2012
4 by klipper from Michigan on May 13, 2012
3.5 by bentonquest from New York on May 03, 2012
3 by dtx00 from Pennsylvania on Apr 26, 2012
3.25 by Zaphog from Michigan on Apr 08, 2012
3.5 by Beezee from Illinois on Mar 01, 2012
4.5 by montyeric from Michigan on Feb 18, 2012
2.5 by CarolinaKevin from North Carolina on Feb 16, 2012
1.5 by GehenHerzog from North Carolina on Feb 14, 2012
1.5 by marine1975 from North Carolina on Feb 13, 2012
3.5 by xnicknj from Pennsylvania on Feb 07, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by superspak from North Carolina

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy golden straw color with a nice 2-3 finger dense off white head with fantastic retention that reduces to a thick cap. Some decent lacing on the glass. There was a slow cascade of carbonation as I poured this. Aromas of big pine, rye spiciness, biscuit, herbal, caramel, and citrus. Some nice and well balanced aromas. Taste of big rye spiciness, caramel, biscuit, herbal, grapefruit, pine, and earthiness. Strong bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of rye spiciness, biscuit, caramel, and citrus for a bit. Good balance of flavors. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and slightly thick mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming after the finish. Overall this is a nice and very enjoyable rye offering. Apparently this bottle was a bit old, but it held up nicely!

Jan 30, 2012
3.5 by imperialking from Illinois on Jan 20, 2012
3 by GrindFatherBob from New York on Jan 18, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by ngeunit1 from Massachusetts

A - Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange color with a big covering of frothy white head atop. The head fades down very slowly leaving behind some thick lacing.

S - The aroma is a mix of sweet bready malts and citrus hops with some lemon zest. There is a bit of rye spiciness and other spices as well.

T - Starts off with a mix of citrus hops with some sweet bready malts and some lemon zest. There is a light touch of rye in the background. Through the middle, some earthy hops and some bitterness come through with more citrus fruit flavor. The finish is a mix of citrus hops, some earthy hops, bready malts, and a bit of rye.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. The beer feels smooth with a dry, spicy, and bitter finish.

D - Very drinkable. The rye flavor was a bit weaker than expected and overall the flavors are a bit unbalanced and rough.

Jan 12, 2012
3 by Marti403 from Michigan on Jan 01, 2012
4 by TCgoalie from Michigan on Dec 29, 2011
4 by Brew33 from Ohio on Dec 05, 2011
4 by WeisGuy from New York on Dec 04, 2011
5 by Jips from Illinois on Nov 23, 2011
4 by Another6Pack from Michigan on Nov 22, 2011
4 by Rempo from Indiana on Nov 20, 2011
4 by Gtg642 from Michigan on Nov 19, 2011
4 by MacStinson from Michigan on Nov 17, 2011
Rich's RIPA from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 105 ratings