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Rich's RIPA - Short's Brewing Company

Rich's RIPA

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Overall: 8.05/10 by 2 dudes

Standard Deviation: 0.05 or 0.62%

Trend: 8.05/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: Rye Beer

ABV: 4.90%

Season: Spring

Have Another: 100%

1,218 beers rated with a 7.82 average
  • 8.10/10 have another
  • A: 8.0 | T: 9.0 | L: 8.0 | M: 7.0 | O: 7.0
  • sDev: 0.62% Color: Gold
  • Pours cloudy with a whole glass full of light tan foam. Retention is long lasting with a thick, sticky, and coating retention.

    Aroma is citrus hops: grapefruit and orange with a splash of pine (?). Some sweetness from the malt but subdued.

    Taste is a touch of sweet and light than a bombardment of hops and lingering bitterness. The middle is a combination of ryes' spice with citrus hops then the end comes bringing on another wave of hops: grapefruit and some pine. Saying this beer has bitterness is saying the Grand Canyon is a nice hole.

    A light body all the way around with a heavier end of light carbonation. Much different then the amount of carbonation shown in the pour.

    This beer has more foam than a lot of sour beers. That is only a side note to the amount of hops in the taste. Maybe a little too bitter for me but a still a fun drinking beer. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 22:02:00
  • Tasted: Thursday, September 30, 2010
  • $1.99 for 12 oz. bottle
365 beers rated with a 7.94 average
  • 8.00/10 have another
  • A: 8.0 | T: 8.0 | L: 8.0 | M: 8.0 | O: 8.0
  • sDev: 0.62% Color: Pale Gold
  • A: Half the bottle filled two pint glasses with off white, medium thick foam. It took 5 minutes to get the 12-ozs into two pint glasses. Color was slightly hazy golden gold.

    S: Some grapefruit with tad of orange. Other stuff, maybe rye or very light earthiness.

    T: Unique citrus blast and then probably rye, with malt following quickly. Velvety mouthfeel. Then a big hop snap.

    D: I love the totally distinct personality of this brew. Not sure there's another brew I'd compare it to. Yes, there's sort of a big, lingering bitterness due to the huge hop prescence and the rye. But, the balance of the brew make this more than a bitter bruiser, it's flavorable at it's core. Another style buster from Shorts, that works.
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  • Reviewed: Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 22:01:44
  • Tasted: Thursday, September 30, 2010
  • $1.99 for 12 oz. bottle