The story of RIP
An Australian brewery visitor from Murphy's, one of our suppliers, tasted the first brew in late 1992 and judged it a "real ripsnorter". We checked the dictionary - it was a perfect description.
We also had a visit from Chris Moss, the founder of Wychwood brewery. The MD at that time, Martin Hunt, introduced it as the "dogs bollocks" of his beers. Martin never used the name but shortly afterwards Wychwood had a beer by the same name.