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FRYEd Ale - Fresh Hopped Rye Ale - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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FRYEd Ale - Fresh Hopped Rye Ale
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82
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42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 11.67%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mothman on 09-25-2013)
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Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
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3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16 ounce pint - $6.75 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Dispensed a reasonably effervescent, lightly hazed, golden-copper body.

Smell: Lightly bready pale malted barley and the namesake rye underneath the herbal, spicy notes, the orange and grapefruit, and the low, light grassiness.

Taste: Pale malts aided by rye. Scantly bready. A thin drizzle of treacle. Oily, citrusy, grassy, spicy accents begin to balloon into the taste, though they're tempered, subdued. Medium-plus bitterness and drying all along the way to the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Lightly oily, smooth mouthfeel.

Overall: I felt fRYEd was RYEce enough.

ChainGangGuy, Nov 02, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of ryancl
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

ryancl, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Spicy nose with some fruit light fruit. On tap pours slightly hazed gold with a ½” white foam cap that produces medium lace. Rye spiciness on the palate with light fruit, hop spice and a crisp bitter finish. Above average carbonation, medium to medium full body, slight slicknesss.

pat61, Nov 10, 2014
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

WVbeergeek, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of Brenden
3.81/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This one is a brightish dark gold in color with some haziness. The off-white head, just under a finger tall, is pretty smooth. Lacing is pretty good, showing some legging toward the top of the glass and following with sporadic patching.
The nose isn't light, per se, but could use a little more strength. It does showcase the rye, both in a raw, grainy sort of earthiness as well as spiciness, while some floral hops come through with just a whiff of tropical fruits lurking there. Malt and hops balance is furthered by an interplay of caramel and pine, both lighter notes underneath. All I would say is that, while good, I would expect a bit more hop profile out of a dry-hopped beer particularly in the aroma than I get here.
The flavor shows a little more, though it doesn't deviate much. Focus is still on keeping balance while showcasing the rye, and I think Boulder gets it done. It's got a little more citrus and tropical fruits bitterness, enhanced by pine and balanced by caramel. It plays nicely with the earthy and spicy notes, which aren't so strong as to push everything under but still show. It's clocked at 40 IBU, so it's not as though it's intended to be a DIPA. This beer is an example of how dry-hopping can enhance a beer in a way that shouldn't and doesn't blow the drinker's face off.
This beer is nice and smooth, pretty creamy really, with a soft crispness giving just a gentle prickle on the tongue. It's medium-bodied but on the softer side, which works well for this beer. I would say it could be cleaner on the end.

Brenden, Oct 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

cjgator3, Dec 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +25%

stampfler07, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of spokeydonkey
3.51/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours deep, clear copper with a thick white head on it. Smells of tropical fruit--mango, papaya. Subtle aromas. Tastes spicy and sweet up front, followed by a touch of citrus and mango flavors. Light sweetness and bitterness lingering at the finish. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied. Easy drinking and hop forward. I like the subdued rye spice. Definitely a restrained rye IPA and not a massive hop bomb. Very drinkable, so bonus points for that. I'd like more hop aroma, but it's a solid, drinkable beer.

spokeydonkey, Dec 13, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

Dcunicelli, Nov 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

jaydoc, Nov 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Griggsy, Jan 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

bigbeers84, Dec 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

Razonulzer, Oct 02, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +22.2%

Tx_Lightnin, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of sansho
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

sansho, Nov 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

bigfnjoe, Dec 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

speedvagen, Nov 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

AngusOg, Oct 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Dogleg, Aug 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

nmann08, Oct 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

grubefresh, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of Stinkypuss
2.41/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Pours copper color with a chill haze. No aroma whatsoever.
In the taste, a bit of rye, a bit sweet, but quite forgettable. Has a lemony, slightly earthy flavor kind of reminding me of green tea with lemon. Fairly malty, but bland and nondescript. Very mild bitterness.

Light, medium bodied feel, slightly thin. Carbonation is fine. Overall, this is a below average offering. Not recommended.

Stinkypuss, Dec 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

gpblackgt, Monday at 02:24 PM
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

ejimhof, Dec 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Boone757, Nov 07, 2013
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FRYEd Ale - Fresh Hopped Rye Ale from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
82 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.