1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Ryeclops Imperial Rye - Arbor Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Ryeclops Imperial RyeRyeclops Imperial Rye

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

38 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 38
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.45%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 38 | Reviews: 10 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of GRPunk
3.56/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

GRPunk, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of marcb105
3.25/5  rDev -9%

marcb105, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of JeffONeal
4.45/5  rDev +24.6%

JeffONeal, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of jemarent
3.75/5  rDev +5%

jemarent, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of BcOneSeven
3.36/5  rDev -5.9%

BcOneSeven, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of 98green
2.75/5  rDev -23%

98green, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of MrBIP
3.5/5  rDev -2%

MrBIP, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of Matt82
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Matt82, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of Nszuch8
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Nszuch8, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of Lare453
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Lare453, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of K-jack211
3.5/5  rDev -2%

K-jack211, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of linnymtu
3/5  rDev -16%

linnymtu, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of akttr
3/5  rDev -16%

akttr, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of buddha5050
3.75/5  rDev +5%

buddha5050, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of Izraehl
4.25/5  rDev +19%

Izraehl, May 27, 2014
Photo of Beerdanza
4.56/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

No sweetness here! This is for people who like the bitter taste of beer. Simcoe single hop, with 10% rye malt. 70 IBU, but without the really sweet malts, it's an almost savory brew. I've found that rye IPAs are about my favorite beers, and this is an exceptional one. With almost 8% ABV, it has quite a kick as well.

It's a beer for tough folks who aren't afraid of a little bitterness and don't need sweetness. Try it!

Beerdanza, May 19, 2014
Photo of EricTKole
3.75/5  rDev +5%

EricTKole, May 19, 2014
Photo of Jas45678
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Jas45678, May 14, 2014
Photo of oberon
3.14/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

oberon, May 13, 2014
Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

superspak, May 06, 2014
Photo of BeerAaron
4/5  rDev +12%

BeerAaron, May 06, 2014
Photo of sblanton83
3.5/5  rDev -2%

sblanton83, May 05, 2014
Photo of amalburg
2.5/5  rDev -30%

amalburg, May 05, 2014
Photo of lochef81
3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

lochef81, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of HardyA
3.75/5  rDev +5%

HardyA, Apr 27, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ryeclops Imperial Rye from Arbor Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.