Ripley | Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread

BA SCORE
3.93/5
17 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
Vermont, United States
zerogravitybeer.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Brad007 on 10-10-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,363
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
17
pDev:
6.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
1
Trade:
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Ratings: 17 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Zero Gravity / American Flatbread "Ripley Tripel"
on tap at American Flatbread on 6 June 2016
$3/half pint

Notes: 8.0% ABV. Brewed with Bastogne yeast. Hazy golden body beneath a bright white head. OK retention and lacing (bar glass?). Aroma: Fruity, sweetish, and spicy. Surprisingly clean in terms of yeast beyond the fruit and spice - I was expecting some actual yeast, or mineral/chalky, etc. Flavor: Delicate, sweetish bready & grainy malt. More fruit (apple, pear, citrus, melon, banana) and delicate spice. Gently earthy and grassy or straw-like. Moderate bitterness. Both sweetish and spicy from start to finish, balanced straight through with the exception of a slight rising tartness at the end that gives it charm and a little bit of additional complexity. Medium bodied with a carbonation that's slightly beyond standard (maybe 2.6-2.65 volumes C02/liter whereas standard is more like 2.45-2.5). Overall it's not head turning, but on the other hand it's almost too easy to drink. The alcohol never shows any more than just to let you know it's a stronger beer, that little edge that's both required and welcome, thus it might be labeled as "dangerously drinkable".

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Photo of GreenMind
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nyrblue2
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kegatron
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of munnster76
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is 9.6% alcohol not 8%. Too much. Too strong but still a Belgium tripel.still tastes good

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Photo of fastestmanalive
4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Willytee3
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Rifugium
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Earth Bread + Brewery, Philly, PA

The fine folks from American Flatbread, Burlington, VT (one of my favorite pubs in the country) stopped by Earth Bread and left a few treats behind. Ripley poured a slightly hazy amber color with a small white head. Aroma of sweet malts, fruity esters and yeast. More of the same in the taste: bready yeast, pale malts, notes of dried fruits, citrus pith, and a bit of spice, herbal hops. Medium body, moderate carbonation, and pretty good overall for the style.

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Photo of Ajlvt
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of joeland
3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a: poured an amber color. it was a little darker than a normal triple with an off whit head that left a nice lacing.

s: a strong malt smell with a fruity kind of smell mixed in

t: it was the same as the smell. more of a fruit with a slight hint yeasty bready taste.

M: a medim mouthfeel

d: it wemt down pretty east i was able to move past this drink pretty fast.

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Photo of kingcrowing
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap poured into a 6oz wine glass, 2008 vintage.

Pours a nice clear golden amber with a small bright white thin head that has some light lacing. Nose is light, sweet, and very fruity.

Taste is sharp and sweet with a really nice full body and sharp carbonation. Lots of earthy, yeasty notes along with a light sweet finish.

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Photo of scottg
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip glass at the brewpub.

Pours a clear orange/gold color with a one finger white head that dissipates quickly with little lacing. Sweet/fruity yeast aromas are prevalent. Lots of flavors going on, sweet honey, vanilla, raisin & caramel, tart green apple, sour yeast, bitter lemon and orange with some alcohol warmth. Highly carbonated, medium body, this coats the palate with a dry finish. The balance of all the different flavors is very nice making this very drinkable.

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Photo of Brad007
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy amber color with a one finger head.

Aroma is spicy and fruity. Malt and alcohol warmth show through.

Taste is smooth and sweet with a hint of raisin/plum. Some alcohol warmth upfront.

Mouthfeel is spicy with the raisin and plum flavors.

A nice and drinkable tripel. Should be sipped but its good enough to quaff if you're not driving. Good stuff.

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Ripley from Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 17 ratings
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