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Hop In Yer Rye - Saugatuck Brewing Company

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49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saugatuck Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: birchstick on 08-22-2012)
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

mikepcarney, Oct 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

EricTKole, Sep 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

Kerry1, Aug 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

drbenderdo, Jul 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

EtOHMD, Jul 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

_morandi_, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of maximum12
3.08/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to NJB145 for this bottle, one of many extras that arrived in my latest trade. First brew from Saugatuck & a rare Sunday evening brew because, well, I had the shit chewed out of me by skeeters camping this weekend & need some fluid replacement. 12 oz. bottle with art that looks like it was designed by a stoned twelve year old, it's...interesting.

Pour is sunset orange & opaque in body & soul. The nose needs gentle coaxing before it gives up anything, & what it gives is spare spiced rye & flickering pine. Aroma doesn't grow much as it warms, either.

Hop in Yer Rye comes off as an attempt at an 'imperial' rye. The mouthfeel is thicker & heavier than a 2PM yoga class. Can't slug this. Taste is more problematic, because there ain't much. The rye in the nose is muted to mild spice & more sepia tones that didn't hit the nose. Malt sweetness sweeps the mid-palate. One has to search for the camouflaged hops in the end, bit of herbs, decent pine bitterness that sticks around. If I had this to do over, I'd have split the bottle with my wife: the first half is sitting heavy in my belly.

Not a bad beer, but the heaviness of the malts (I'm assuming) to get this up in ABV seems to have dumbed down what I love 'bout a good rye beer. Decent enough.

maximum12, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of Ozzylizard
3.19/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle $ 2.39 at lager mill
Undated bottle at 45 degrees into snifter
Aroma of citrus, mostly lemon
Head small (2 cm), off white, creamy, quickly diminishing to 3 mm ring with small islands
Lacing – poor. Rare island with small bubbles
Body medium orange, hazy
Flavor of hops and pepperiness of rye, quickly giving away to bitter aftertaste. No alcohol, no malt, no diacetyl.
Palate light to medium, watery, lively carbonation.


Ozzylizard, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of HardyA
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

HardyA, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In case you haven't noticed, the shadow under the dude is the state of Michigan.

Off the pour this beer looks great! Foggy brownish amber with a thick creme head. I can only assume that this is an unfiltered beer as there is goopy white sediment at the bottom of the bottle and the feel is quite thick with what feels like lingering ingredients. Flavor is rustic and thick with fruit accents. Mild spiced tones on the backed. A nice hearty beer. I like it.

RblWthACoz, May 30, 2014
Photo of schoolboy
4.14/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Could it be an American Rye Beer - a new style? It definitely was at least a little bit unique.

The look and aroma of this beer are full bodied. The taste and mouthfeel are first rate. There is a lot of bitter, but maybe not as dark as some ryes. The malt profile is high, almost like a double, but not heavy tasting at all. It's just right. The aftertaste is bitter. There is no boozy smell, but it sort of tastes boozy.

I liked this a lot, like the others I have been trying from this brewery.

schoolboy, May 26, 2014
Photo of miwestcoaster
4/5  rDev +3.4%

miwestcoaster, May 24, 2014
Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours moderate hazy/cloudy deep orange amber color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon zest, lime, orange peel, grapefruit, apricot, caramel, rye, bread, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with balanced citrus/tropical hop and rye/caramel malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big lemon zest, lime, orange peel, grapefruit, apricot, floral, grass, pine, carmel, rye, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate grassy/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, lime, orange peel, grapefruit, apricot, floral, grass, pine, caramel, rye, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity of juicy citrus/tropical hops with moderate caramel/spicy rye malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly sticky/crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice rye DIPA. All around well balanced juicy hops and caramel/spicy rye malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, May 20, 2014
Photo of oberon
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours into a nonic an oranged tinged lighter golden with a great looking full one finger clingy white head leaves two full rings of lace as it settles into a frothy mass.A nice amount of citrusy hops to go along with the sharpness from the rye,nice fresh bursting aromas.Love the fresh citric hops flavors and even more i like the push from the sharp semi-lactic rye in the finish,a subtle but detected toastiness and mild biscuit sweetness just rounds out the palate nicely.I think this beer maybe a bit underrated I don't know,I think this beer rocks it out for the style.

oberon, May 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Tracker83, May 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

mpalestino, Apr 23, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I had this beer at a micro brew festival where we were using the same glass over and over, so the taste was probably skewed a little bit. The taste was a good balance between a rye beer with enough of a hoppy taste. I thought it was really good and definitely recommend it.

WillKorn, Apr 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Coronaeus, Apr 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

BrewtalHonesty, Apr 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

sendsilk, Apr 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

jaybags, Apr 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

thinwhiteduke, Apr 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

marcb105, Mar 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Hopheadjeffery, Mar 22, 2014
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Hop In Yer Rye from Saugatuck Brewing Company
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