Cahoots Double Rye IPA - Uinta Brewing Company
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Reviews by TheBrewo:
4.18/5 rDev +4.5%
We crack the cage and cork, pouring a brew of deep, scarlet-tangerine orange into our oversized tasting snifters. A two and a half finger tall head is produced, showing intensely tight cohesion between the small, gingerbread colored bubbles. Retention is everlasting, showing a single, wet, dripping sheet of lacing as it finally recedes. Carbonation appears to be highly active, with no sediment or haze noted. The aroma gives bright grain of rye, amber, and roasty caramels, sweeter notes of molasses, salt water taffy, white sugar, sweet booziness, salted caramel apples, and butter pecan iced cream, with soy sauce saltiness, floral potpourri, and coppery metallics. With warmth comes buttery diacetyls, light banana and bubblegum esters, garbage bag plastics, red cherry and plantain fruitiness, vanilla cream, and spicy herbal and floral hoppiness. Our first impression is that the flavoring is much sweeter and fruitier than expected, with a malt bill that sings true to the style and desires of the brewer. As we sip, the taste begins with tannic breakfast tea, lemon rind oiliness and zest, rosemary and black pepper spiciness, sweaty caramel malt sweetness, butterscotch drizzle, bitter rye grain bite, macadamia nut butters, soaped and lemony hops, fresh herbal mint leafiness, and cherry cough syrups. The middle peaks with white sugar sweetness, fruit punch juiciness, sappy and citric hoppiness, soured lemon cleaner, musty basement, continued bittering rye grit, toasted almonds, dirty pales, warming fusel booziness, and that aromatic butter pecan sweetness. The end washes through with envelope adhesive, burnt hickory, dried sage and rosemary, lime and grapefruity rind bite, sticky licorice, buttery diacetyls, warming amber and roasty caramel maltiness, warmed toffee, dried waxiness, and a sweeter, deeper, scotch ale smokiness. The aftertaste breathes of wheat table crackers, rye and chalked caramel graininess, heavy citric hop juiciness, honey sweetness, paper towel dryness, black pepper booziness, plastic and Band-Aid phenols, gravel, baker’s yeastiness, green grassiness, Earl Grey tannins, nori, butterscotch caramels, sourdough breadiness, browning apples, tinny and coppery metallics, and brushes of light amber grain sweetness. The body is full and chewy, and the carbonation is lightly medium. Each sip gives nice slurp and smack, with slightly lesser cream and froth to the lip. The mouth is left coated, but quickly dips into a tannic and oily astringency of puck. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks and shares well.
Overall, the best component of this beer is its flavoring. Here we get a nice showcasing of the malt bill, with a nicely complementary hop profile that works with, rather than competes against, the base flavoring. This is also true of the aroma, with an even sweeter edge to be seen here. This beer fits perfectly into Uinta’s “Crooked Line”, acting as an easy standard, but also bringing some zest and freshness to the table, much in the way that their Detour IPA does. We also very much appreciate the pun of the name, as they share this recipe with a home brewer they know. It also makes us feel like we are very much in Cahoots, rating this beer together, in the same vein in which it was brewed. This is a great beer, and anyone who appreciates the brewery, or the burgeoning rye beer style, will get a kick out of this one.
02-15-2014 01:31:36 | More by TheBrewo
More User Reviews:
4.13/5 rDev +3.3%
Bottled on 5/20/13.There is some real good beer being brewed in Utah and this is another one.Poured into an oversized wine glass a deep rich orange infused bronze with a large slightly off white head that went over the sides even with a smi gentle pour,great rich color but the head was a little outta control.Caramel and boozy fruit on the palate along with deep resiny hops and some sharp rye,it smell very rich.A full mouthcoating feel and it glides down effortlessly.Iam gonna use the word rich again with the flavors,caramel and light brown sugar notes with some booze,the hops and rye hit hard in the finish giving a spicy/resiny lingering flavor.This is a damn fine rye/DIPA,these are the kind of beer to look for,just great.
07-26-2013 20:34:47 | More by oberon
3.76/5 rDev -6%
Cahoots Double Rye IPA opens to an aroma of hops, which bring sharp grapefruit rind, pine resin, and dandelion stem, and lesser notes of lemon oil and eucalyptus. There’s also a touch of sweet pink grapefruit from the hops, which mixes with a good bed of orange, berry, cherry, and peach fruit esters, and maybe even a touch of banana, to form a nice sugary backing to the bitterness of the hops, joined by brown sugar. A medium-strong pepperiness floats throughout, some of it from the hops, but likely much of it from the rye. The pepperiness isn’t overwhelming, but mainly serves to emphasize the natural anise notes of the hops, adding to the bitterness. Biscuit, Grape Nuts cereal, and light wheat bread from the malts add earthiness. As a whole, the nose is very nice, the hops and rye blending well, and while there is a high overall sugariness, everything seems nicely balanced. The only immediate shortcoming is an overall lightness to the aromas; the beer feels, especially for a 9.4% ABV IPA, that it needs a bigger introductory kick.
On the tongue, the beer opens with a surprisingly strong hop kick, considering the nose, with huge pine resin, dandelion stem, eucalyptus, and grapefruit rind notes up front, with lemon oil and anise not far behind, the hops geared heavily toward bitterness. This mixes with the pepperiness from the rye, which again catalyzes the anise notes from the hops, adding peppercorn-reminiscent overtones. Brown rye breads and biscuit add further complexity and earthiness, and dollops of brown sugar, as well as a few bits of orange, berry, and cherry fruit esters, bring in more sugars. In subsequent sips much of the nuance of the initial notes is gone, the hops being a medium-strong palate wrecker here, until much of what is left is simply pine resin, anise, pepper, and dandelion stem. The aftertaste is a bitter continuation of the main mouthful, lingering on the tongue for a long time. Mouthfeel is medium, and carbonation is medium.
Overall, it’s impressive how much hop flavor is present in here, and hopheads should put this on their must-try list. In the end, however, there’s too much emphasis on the bitter, astringent, and peppery notes, and the beer has an overly strong plant stem overtone that comes across like a mouthful of uncooked dandelion greens; a bit more sweetness and balance would have gone over well.
08-05-2013 01:18:17 | More by jondeelee
3.61/5 rDev -9.8%
This is a big beer....due to flavor, carbonation and alcohol. The Cahoots pours a hazy copper with slightly off white head that is not leaving much of a lace. The scent carries malt, some sweetness and bitter hops. The taste falls more in line with an English IPA than a West coaster. It starts sweet then finishes bitter. The mouthfeel is full in body with big carbonation. Overall this is a good beer and certainly worth a try...thank you my neighbor.
03-08-2014 20:48:29 | More by WoodBrew
3.75/5 rDev -6.3%
Picked up last night at the COOP for a pretty reasonable $7.75ish... Poured into my HotD goblet and it produces a nice 1" white head that dies back sorta slowly... decent spots of lacing are left behind atop nice clear light copper brew.
Nose is more malt dominated than many modern DIPA's... but the rye is the big player in the grains for sure. The hops are still more than present and are fruity with light melon and a bigger tangerine/grapefruit zest.
Flavor shows all the elements as the nose, but there seems to be a disconnect with the hop bitterness... I assume the brewers did this on purpose to not takeaway anything from the rye malt... but the bitter bite is definitely not really there... instead a nice voluptuous fruity hoppiness comes out mid palate to the finish.
The rye lends to a pretty heavy body and is a bit slippery... carbonation is a bit light IMHO.. but still nice.
3.75's across the board with no real complaints... I will buy again as long as I can get it cold and fresh.
06-26-2013 06:15:23 | More by JohnGalt1
4.14/5 rDev +3.5%
Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a medium to dark coppery amber with a threefinger off-white head with decent retention and lots of pillowy lacing. Aroma of sweet malt, lightly sour fruit from the rye, and light citrus hops. The neutral malt really displays the rye nicely, exhibiting its peppery, slight sourness, finishing with good citrus and lightly herbal hop bitterness. The flavor transition is quite nice. Medium bodied with hints of creaminess. This is a nicely balanced rye IPA that shows off the hops and rye supported by a quiet, but substancial malt body. A nice rye IPA that I will buy again.
07-24-2013 03:19:28 | More by LiquidAmber
3.96/5 rDev -1%
Bottle. Pours a hazy reddish amber color with a thick pillowy off-white head on it. I get some nice floral and citrus tones in the nose of this, with just a little bit of the spiciness from the rye coming through underneath. Taste has a decent amount of bitterness up front, but has a subtle sweetness peeking through on the back end. Nice spicy little IPA.
07-11-2013 23:37:00 | More by maxwelldeux
4.26/5 rDev +6.5%
Poured from a 750ml bottle. Pours a beautiful golden orange/brown (almost bourbon colored) with a good 2 fingers of very lacy, bubbly head. Head fades quickly with a medium lacing.
Initial smell of strong hops hints of pine and lemon with a minor woody smell. Not such a strong grapefruit and eucalyptus you'd expect with the type of hops used. You can definitely tell it is a Rye by the smell though.
Taste is very hop forward with a strong smack immediately as it hits your tongue. That very quickly mellows into the woody, piney, citrus flavor, almost one at time, one after the other. Finishes on a very sharp lemon note. Overall very classic Rye IPA flavor.
You would NEVER guess this beer is almost 10% ABV from the taste. This might be the most drinkable beer I've tried in some time. Found myself longing for that next sip (this my less beer-savvy friends is called "Drinkability)
Overall, if you're looking for something out there and wild, this is not your beer. If you like a classic beer that is Exactly as it should be, then you will love this. A perfect example of a Rye IPA. Somewhat surprised to see Uinta putting out something so classic, especially with there tendencies to take IPA's and tweak them here and there.
08-09-2013 01:36:23 | More by KBaum09
4/5 rDev 0%
C&C 750ml bottle, dated 5/17/2013.
A: Pours clear, amber orangish under a solid 2-finger thick off-white head which leaves semi-rings and clumps of lace.
N: Malty, pine, some citrus (orange, lemon, grapefruit).
T: Malty with rye spice, corky wood, herbal with pine resin. ABV is present on warming.
M: Moderate body and semi-full carbonation. Dry, bitter, spicy pine finish.
O: The CTZ hops are not as pronounced as hoped for, so perhaps a fresher bottle would have helped.
08-12-2013 00:07:44 | More by wethorseblanket
3.56/5 rDev -11%
Poured into a snifter.
4.25 A: Moderately hazed orange amber color. Two fingers of creamy beige head. Retention is good and tons of lacing is left.
3.5 S: This is the sweet and fruity version of the DIPA. Mango, pineapple, and apple are strong. Caramel sweetness with some graham cracker and breadiness. Strong neutral malt base. Rye gives some earthy notes.
3.5 T: Tastes like it smells. Big neutral malt sweetness, mix of tropical fruits, apple, and peach. Mild bitterness pokes through the sweetness. Caramel, toastiness, earthy rye.
3.75 M: Heavier body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy, smooth, with well hidden alcohol.
3.5 D: Solid beer. Give it a go if you like the barleywine-style DIPAs.
03-29-2014 00:54:29 | More by DavoleBomb
Cahoots Double Rye IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
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