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Ryeclops Imperial Rye - Arbor Brewing Company

Ryeclops Imperial RyeRyeclops Imperial Rye

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Ratings: 9
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 5.18%

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:
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(Beer added by: SupaCelt on 02-03-2011)
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3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-25-2012 18:18:06 | More by tectactoe
Photo of SportsandJorts


3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: on-tap

06-02-2013 20:44:27 | More by SportsandJorts
Photo of Beric


3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Serving: On tap, 4 oz sampler at the Corner Brewery (ABC Ypsilanti branch)
Served: 17 June 2013

Appearance: A nice deep amber color with a white head that sticks around, even in the sampler glass. Some slight lacing down the sides.

Smell: There really isn't much to mention here. Smells 'beer-y' with some hints of lightly roasty malt and some hops every now and again. The overall smell profile on this beer could certainly improve.

Taste: Incredibly smooth. The rye really makes the beer smooth and bitter to taste, which really compliments the hop characters in the beer. Like most rye beers, the hops and the malt really balance out well, and this beer is no exception.

Mouthfeel: Nice and smooth; invites another drink.

Overall: Another good option from Arbor, though certainly not their best. I would get this again.

Serving type: on-tap

06-18-2013 03:14:14 | More by Beric
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3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at Aubree's tavern in Northville, MI, in a pint glass. Slightly hazy amber body with a half finger off-white head. A small amount of creamy lacing along the top portion of the glass.

Decent hoppy aroma up front, with some grapefruit and some minor piney notes. Some slight sweet malt aroma in the background.

The flavors mix fairly well. A really good bitter hop bite blends with some malty sweetness. The hop character is not very complex, but still tasty enough to enjoy.

Medium mouthfeel and very drinkable. I definitely enjoyed two pints. Solid brew.

Serving type: on-tap

03-09-2011 04:01:06 | More by FanofHefe
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3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-03-2011 12:38:52 | More by SupaCelt
Ryeclops Imperial Rye from Arbor Brewing Company
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