Ruud Awakening IPA
 
 
Ruud Awakening  
Ruud Awakening IPABig, bold American IPA with plenty of piney, citrusy, and floral Pacific Northwest hops that completely overwhelm its medium malt body. 

This is our signature beer, named after Evan Ruud, the first hop-head in our family.
Technical details/description: Beer Style: American India Pale Ale

Hop Varieties: Warrior, Columbus, Simcoe, Citra, Amarillo

Malt Varieties:  2 Row Pale, English Crystal, Carapils, Munich

OG: 17.5˚ Plato, IBU: 80

Color: Light Amber

Availability: On draft,
22 oz. Bombers - produced year round

 

Awards:

Gold Medal Winner at the Washington Beer Awards 2013

Gold Medal Winner at the Denver International Beer Competition 2012


People’s Choice Award at Bellingham Brew Fest 2013, Snohomish Brew Fest 2012, Bellingham Brew Fest 2011, and Anacortes Brew Fest 2010

Reviews:

We received a great review from the Beer Table Guys who voted our Ruud Awakening IPA the best IPA in the Pacific Northwest! Check out their YouTube review: The Best IPA's Ever

Having tasted well over 200 IPAs from around the world, I am a little hard to please. So when Ruud IPA crushed some of my favorite hoppy brews in an IPA tasting, I took notice. Several times a year for the past 5 years, a group up 10-15 of us beer lovers, homebrewers, professional brewers, and lushes have gotten together to taste and rate IPAs from all over the world. We taste 20-25 beers at a time, scoring them on Artwork (bottle and labeling), Hop Aroma, Color, Hop Flavor, Velourocity (smoothness), Aftertaste, and Debaucherocity (need I explain?). Ruud IPA's robust, complex and refined hop flavor combined with its flawless "velourocity" sends this beer to the top of my list! A perfect balance of fresh hops and well-balanced malts should raise the eyebrows and rumble the bellies of all beer lovers looking for their next hop fix.
- Katie Creighton (hopaholic) Moab, UT

"Ruud Awakening is aptly named for it gave us just that as our group of IPA afficionados tasted beers from around the country. When we put Old School Brewery up next to the Wests's best IPAs (Stone's, Odell's, New Belguim's, Ska's, etc...) it roused our taste buds from their slumber. Tens across the board. Everything we look for in an IPA-hop flavor, hop aroma, balance, smoothness, and most important- "decaucherocity!" Outscored, outdrank, over the top, and unfortunately under the radar. This beer is worthy of any IPA palate at any competition throughout the nation but for now its our little secret tucked in Winthrop, Washington." 
-Zach Lowe (homebrewer, hop grower, IPA lover), Moab, Utah

"Ruud Awakening is the pinnacle of beer. As a homebrewer, this beer is what I strive for in my own IPAs. But I fall short each time as do other major western breweries, which is to say that the West brews the best and the Old School Brewery in Winthrop, Washington brews even better!"
-Zach Lowe (homebrewer, hop grower, IPA lover), Moab, Utah

"I love the Ruud IPA! It was a great beer with amazing flavor, beautiful color and all around goodness!  Wish I could find it in Utah."
-Jen Williams, experienced beer drinker, Moab, Utah

The hoppiness helps dress the glass thick with lacing; hazed bronze glow in the light. Slight pungent tone in the hoppy nose, with suggestions of grapefruit and hemp oil. Smoothness runs deep in the medium-bodied ale. Hop bitterness shows that it is an IPA without being so brash that the other elements are pushed aside. Kiss of warmth from the alcohol. Malt holds strong with a dry-ish biscuit flavor. Citric and minty flavors from the hops cradle a subtle fruitiness and nutty yeast. Complex and balanced, drinkable and true to style.
(Beer Advocate Magazine, issue #46, 2010)

I moved to Seattle about 4 months ago and have been on a mission to try every single IPA available. I visited the brewery about 2 months ago and fell head over heals in love with the Ruud IPA. Best IPA ever. 
(Eben, new Seattle resident, 2011)

Having tasted well over 200 IPAs from around the world, I am a little hard to please. So when Ruud IPA crushed some of my favorite hoppy brews in an IPA tasting, I took notice. Several times a year for the past 5 years, a group up 10-15 of us beer lovers, homebrewers, professional brewers, and lushes have gotten together to taste and rate IPAs from all over the world. We taste 20-25 beers at a time, scoring them on Artwork (bottle and labeling), Hop Aroma, Color, Hop Flavor, Velourocity (smoothness), Aftertaste, and Debaucherocity (need I explain?). Ruud IPA's robust, complex and refined hop flavor combined with its flawless "velourocity" sends this beer to the top of my list! A perfect balance of fresh hops and well-balanced malts should raise the eyebrows and rumble the bellies of all beer lovers looking for their next hop fix.
- Katie Creighton (hopaholic) Moab, UT

"Ruud Awakening is aptly named for it gave us just that as our group of IPA afficionados tasted beers from around the country. When we put Old School Brewery up next to the Wests's best IPAs (Stone's, Odell's, New Belguim's, Ska's, etc...) it roused our taste buds from their slumber. Tens across the board. Everything we look for in an IPA-hop flavor, hop aroma, balance, smoothness, and most important- "decaucherocity!" Outscored, outdrank, over the top, and unfortunately under the radar. This beer is worthy of any IPA palate at any competition throughout the nation but for now its our little secret tucked in Winthrop, Washington." 
-Zach Lowe (homebrewer, hop grower, IPA lover), Moab, Utah

"Ruud Awakening is the pinnacle of beer. As a homebrewer, this beer is what I strive for in my own IPAs. But I fall short each time as do other major western breweries, which is to say that the West brews the best and the Old School Brewery in Winthrop, Washington brews even better!"
-Zach Lowe (homebrewer, hop grower, IPA lover), Moab, Utah

"I love the Ruud IPA! It was a great beer with amazing flavor, beautiful color and all around goodness!  Wish I could find it in Utah." -Jen Williams, experienced beer drinker, Moab, Utah

The hoppiness helps dress the glass thick with lacing; hazed bronze glow in the light. Slight pungent tone in the hoppy nose, with suggestions of grapefruit and hemp oil. Smoothness runs deep in the medium-bodied ale. Hop bitterness shows that it is an IPA without being so brash that the other elements are pushed aside. Kiss of warmth from the alcohol. Malt holds strong with a dry-ish biscuit flavor. Citric and minty flavors from the hops cradle a subtle fruitiness and nutty yeast. Complex and balanced, drinkable and true to style. (Beer Advocate Magazine, issue #46, 2010)

I moved to Seattle about 4 months ago and have been on a mission to try every single IPA available. I visited the brewery about 2 months ago and fell head over heals in love with the Ruud IPA. Best IPA ever. 
(Eben, new Seattle resident, 2011)