Saturday, February 24, 2018

Beer Review: Rhinegeist Experimental J-Hole

The Experimental J-Hole from Rhinegeist Brewery is a limited release from my local brewery and it is the subject of my latest review here. This Red India Pale Ale comes in with an ABV of 7% and an IBU level of 62. Comprised of four malts and 3 hops, its availability is that of December currently and time will tell if this changes in the future. But for now, here is my look at this one that I enjoyed a while ago.

Now if you are familiar with Rhinegeist then you already probably know that IPA seems to be their signature style as you look at their line of beers. It is kind of how they are seen in Cincinnati, whether it was their choice or not. So this beer fits right into their wheelhouse. I did find the beer to overall pleasant experience as for me it scored out as an 87. The appearance, aroma and flavor were all solid and stood out the most for me. The beer itself did have enough to stand out from their usual offerings, and it provided a nice smooth hoppy and malty experience as there was a nice balance. The texture had a syrupy feel which I liked and the caramel received through the malts added a little something different set against the Simcoe, Centennial and El Dorado hops. Overall, I found it to be a decent beer indeed and look forward to its return.

Check out my video to hear and see more of my thoughts on this one, and if you have had it as well then let me know what you thought of it by leaving a comment. Cheers and remember…there’s always time, so Get Your Beer On!

Appearance: 13
Aroma: 13
Flavor: 13
Palate: 12
Overall: 36

Total Score: 87

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