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Ryeclops Imperial Rye - Arbor Brewing Company

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Ryeclops Imperial RyeRyeclops Imperial Rye

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BA SCORE
81
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36 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 13.24%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Arbor Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SupaCelt on 02-03-2011)
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oberon

North Carolina

3.14/5  rDev -11.5%

Came to the table in a nonic a hazed amber/brown with a thinner head atop,fruity esters in the nose along with lightly toasted cereal grain,the hops and or rye were not really present.Flavors of toasted cereal and malty fruitiness,slight lactic sharpness in the finish but it doesn't pack a big punch.The imperial rye seems to be missing some rye,not a horrible beer but not something I would order again.

05-13-2014 14:07:31 | More by oberon
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.55/5  rDev 0%

Served on tap at the Old Chicago in my neighborhood. Pours a dense copper-amber color, very opaque and very inviting. The white head dissipated to paper thin rather quickly, but the lacing it left on the glass was great. The nose hits with a combination of floral hops, pines, woody grains, roasted barley and biscuits, and a hint of citrus (grapefruit, maybe) in the background. The taste is a head on collision filled with toasted grains and rye all the way. The floral tones and hops take a back seat to the malt and rye. Slightly overpowering and dry, but different and commendable for that. The body is medium, not too creamy, not too chewy, pretty much just average with a dry finish.

Not a bad beer at all. Haven't heard of it before I had it, and haven't seen it anywhere since then, but if I ever did manage to find it, I would most likely have another glass.

09-25-2012 18:18:06 | More by tectactoe
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BeerAaron


4/5  rDev +12.7%

05-06-2014 00:39:36 | More by BeerAaron
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HardyA

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

04-27-2014 01:23:07 | More by HardyA
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Izraehl

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

05-27-2014 05:21:04 | More by Izraehl
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EricTKole

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

05-19-2014 02:06:03 | More by EricTKole
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sblanton83

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

05-05-2014 01:18:49 | More by sblanton83
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Sparty55

Michigan

4/5  rDev +12.7%

04-23-2014 04:41:48 | More by Sparty55
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SportsandJorts

Virginia

3.63/5  rDev +2.3%

Appearance: a brownish orange color. Slightly hazy. A finger or so of an off white to tannish head that leaves a bit of a lacing

Smell: strong spicy rye. Some hoppiness

Taste: spicy and bitter rye along with indiscernible hop character

Mouthfeel: a bit bitter and sticky

Overall: tasty rye but two one dimensional to be great

06-02-2013 20:44:27 | More by SportsandJorts
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

08-27-2012 17:41:58 | More by bluckbeyes
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Nszuch8

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-22-2014 00:44:01 | More by Nszuch8
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lochef81

Michigan

3.88/5  rDev +9.3%

As a big fan of rye beers I was quite excited to sample this offering when I saw it on the shelf at my local bottle shop. This ale pours a deep amber color with a thick off white head that gives way to a nice film and substantial lacing. The aroma is spicy rye, hops, and a nice malty backbone. Mouthfeel is smooth, thick, and a little creamy. Almost a touch to much body. Definitely makes it a little difficult to drink more than one. The flavor is a rye lovers dream. Spicy and bitter but well balanced by the malt presence. This is a damn good rye, really lets the rye shine through and not be overpowered by any other flavors. If you like a rye, you'll love this.

04-28-2014 13:12:17 | More by lochef81
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JDizzle

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

05-23-2013 21:33:33 | More by JDizzle
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SupaCelt

Michigan

3.78/5  rDev +6.5%

Logan's Alley 7 AM Happy Hour: Pours a dirty penny colour with a dusty cap of an eighth of an inch that endures. Rolling hills of lace in giant patches rim the glass.

The nose is floral. Grapefruit and other undiscernable nectar scents flourish. Perhaps apricot. Bready characters lay underneath the more bold notes.

The taste is more bitter than sweet with a lingering dryness that creeps in slowly and stays until the next swallow. Grapefruit and grains dominate with the sweet tones taking a back seat. This is not a display of a balancing act, but it is big and brash and somewhat interesting.

Mouthfeel approaches heavy. The drinkability is fine. The dryness is striking and may cut into the repeatability factor. Not the most balanced creation, yet imperial to be certain.

02-03-2011 12:38:52 | More by SupaCelt
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GRPunk

Michigan

3.56/5  rDev +0.3%

Bottle poured into a nonic pint.

A- A liberal pour makes for a 2-finger, tan head. Clean, copper-brown body with light carbonation. Good sustain on the head and awesome stick on the glass.

S- My first impression is pineapple, oddly enough. Things stay fairly sweet with some grainy or bready aspects, but grapefruit and a hint of rye creep in.

T- A lot more rye than the aroma suggests, with sweetness that suggests brown sugar. I assumed there is a higher ABV at work and checking in at 7.7% is pretty hefty. The grapefruit comes in late again lending a relatively clean finish to a very sweet beer.

M- Very dry. First sip was through a foamy head. Full body, thick viscosity. Some puckering from grapefruit and rye.

O- It's alright. It seems like it trying to go too big and it drowns out the rye a bit too much in the end. Glad I tried it. Not going to seek it out. As drinkability goes, I don't think I could do another in a single sitting.

06-16-2014 00:51:09 | More by GRPunk
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superspak

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev +3.7%

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours lightly hazy reddish orange color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, orange peel, caramel, spicy rye, toast, floral, grass, and floral/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of citrus hops and caramel/rye malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, orange peel, floral, grass, caramel, biscuit, spicy rye, toast, light pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, orange peel, floral, grass, caramel, biscuit, spicy rye, toast, light pine, and floral/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and solid complexity of juicy citrus hops and moderate caramel/rye malt sweetness; with a good bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth, moderately creamy, and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice imperial rye ipa. Good balance and robustness of juicy citrus hops and moderate caramel/bready rye malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.

05-06-2014 03:52:00 | More by superspak
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jemarent

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

09-01-2014 01:51:48 | More by jemarent
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amalburg

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

05-04-2014 23:28:36 | More by amalburg
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miwestcoaster

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

04-25-2014 21:01:10 | More by miwestcoaster
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akttr

Michigan

3/5  rDev -15.5%

06-09-2014 02:49:18 | More by akttr
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Matt82


3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

08-05-2014 00:58:35 | More by Matt82
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Slay40

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

04-24-2014 22:17:38 | More by Slay40
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Lare453

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

07-12-2014 19:59:11 | More by Lare453
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prdrums77

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-27-2013 17:15:25 | More by prdrums77
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linnymtu

Michigan

3/5  rDev -15.5%

06-22-2014 02:16:55 | More by linnymtu
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Ryeclops Imperial Rye from Arbor Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.