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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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37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | 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:
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(Beer added by: mothman on 09-25-2013)
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Reviews by mothman:
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3.99/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thickly creamy cask head. Color is a hazed burnt orange.

Flavor profile is big juicy hops with a lot of citrus. Grapefruit and orange. Floral hops. The rye spice is nice and makes its pressence over the hops which is nice. Reminds me of a India rye ale or something.

Mouthfeel: smooth and creamy with little bitterness. Medium bodied. Ends with a touch of stickiness, but overall clean.

Overall, a really enjoyable beer. Easy to drink and a lot of great flavors. I'm a sucker for rye and fresh hopped made this one great.

mothman, Sep 25, 2013
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3.81/5  rDev +6.7%
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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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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Pours copper color with a chill haze. No aroma whatsoever.
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Light, medium bodied feel, slightly thin. Carbonation is fine. Overall, this is a below average offering. Not recommended.

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FRYEd Ale - Fresh Hopped Rye Ale from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
82 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.