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RyePA - FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 5
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
FiftyFifty Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: MisterClean on 08-09-2009)
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Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.1/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at FiftyFifty

Look: Orange in color with a 1/4 inch off white head and ok retention with some nice circular lacing

Smell: Floral hops present themselves right away and finishes with a rye spiciness

Taste: Much of the same as the nose but actually quite a bit more potent. The back end has a tremendous amount of hop burn and is a bit astringent.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and high carbonation

Overall: In my opinion this is not that great of a rye ipa. Everytihng about it is just a bit off putting and has a lack of balance

DarthKostrizer, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of Chambic
3.1/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

01.27.10 at City Beer

A: opaque yellow, almost honey-like

S: very grassy; something about it makes me think of Thai food

T: very rye from the middle through the finish, can't detect anything else

M: very smooth!

D: nothing outstanding, but it's a nice beer. The mouthfeel really carries it.

Chambic, Feb 04, 2010
Photo of kaseydad
3.2/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy straw, amber, apricot colored pour with a small off-white foamy head. Very malty aroma with some rye whiffs. The rye is definitely present. Bitter/sour taste with some grapefruit and more citrus kicks on the swallow. Was really looking forward to this as I like the brewery, but it was just mediocre to me. Not bad...but also not great.

kaseydad, Feb 26, 2011
Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

HaveUSeenMyCellar, Feb 20, 2014
Photo of GClarkage
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

GClarkage, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of ehammond1
3.6/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On Tap

Hamilton's Tavern
San Diego, CA

Cloudy dark orange with a half-inch near-white head that leaves regular, circular lines of lacing down the glass. Pretty.

Floral hop aroma, along with a bit of biscuit and rye.

The flavor too is quite floral and biscuity, with a moderate level of bitterness, and a bit of earth and leaves. Moderate bitterness.

Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation.

A nice, well balanced, drinkable IPA, though unexciting.

ehammond1, May 04, 2012
Photo of scottfrie
3.6/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks for sharing the growler, mjyoung. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a dark ruddy brown with a billowing, dense, cream colored head. Head had great retention and faded into a thick film leaving rings of lace down the glass.
S: Rye, spices, herbal hops, touch of grapefruit, and bread crust malt. Complex.
T: Big rye, very spicy and herbal tasting. Bread crust, grains, bitter hops, leafy and citrusy finish. The aftertaste is very spicy.
M: Medium-full body, bitter mouthfeel, smooth yet drying, normal carbonation.
O: Gotta love the rye. Definitely powerful and bitter. If you love rye you’ll love this, but beware it’s not as drinkable as a normal ipa.

scottfrie, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of illidurit
3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled at the Bistro DIPA Fest. Golden orange pour, sticky off-white head. Good citrusy aroma that blends well with the malt profile. Not a lot of rye really but I guess it could have been covered up by the tangy citrus notes. Strikes a good balance malt-wise, with enough caramel flavor to make it interesting but not so much that it's overly sweet. Pretty solid but why is this at the "Double" IPA Fest?

illidurit, Feb 22, 2011
Photo of Jmoore50
3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance is a dark golden color with a slight haziness to it. It was served with a very small white head, but towards the end of the tasting the glass was covered in lacing. Its lacing is the reason why I was so impressed with how it looked.

The smell was of hops and a very strong malt backbone. This has higher IBU's than the IPA that was on draft.

The tasting was more malt oriented than I was expecting. It was supremely hoppy, but with a strong rye flavor in the background. It was tasty, but with a different malt would of been even tastier.

The mouthfeel was bitter and well carbonated, a perfect drink to pair my lunch with.

Really drinkable and enjoyable. It had lots of hops with a nice malt backbone.
J

Jmoore50, Feb 18, 2010
Photo of sansho
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

sansho, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

zestar, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of Wowcoolman
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Wowcoolman, May 28, 2012
Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of oline73
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap at Capone's during philly beer week. Served in a sample glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy orange/amber color with a layer of off white head that fades to a ring around the pour.

Smell: Some citrus bitterness with a mild spice note from the rye. Just a touch of malt sweetness, quite mild overall.

Taste: The dominant flavors here are some citrus peel hops with the rye spice. A good amount of malt sweetness to keep things balanced, I'm really digging the rye here.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I loved the rye note in this beer. I thought the balance was quite nice. Easy to drink, I would definitely have another.

oline73, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of NorCalYeti
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

brewers- todd and kyle ashman

ibu's- 80

abv- 7

bittering hops- co2 hop extract, ctz

flavoring hops- centennial, ctz, amarillo

dry hops- centennial

overall impression is that the beer was good but didn't move me one way or another

sampled this at the bistro's 13th annual ipa festival august 7, 2010

NorCalYeti, Feb 19, 2011
Photo of Cinderbike
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on-tap at the brewery while I picked up my bottles of Eclipse.

A - Slightly cloudy amber with white head and nice lacing.
S - Pine, citrus, rye spice, lightly toasted bread.
T - Rye spiciness, grapefruit, some malt and nutty flavors at the finish. A bit of sweetness balances out the aggressive hop presence.
M - Medium. There's enough malt here to give it a nice backbone.
O - A good rye IPA.

Cinderbike, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of Blanco
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Blanco, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of ScottO
4/5  rDev -1.2%

ScottO, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of jmdrpi
4/5  rDev -1.2%

jmdrpi, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of tbone1384
4/5  rDev -1.2%

tbone1384, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of PittBeerGirl
4/5  rDev -1.2%

PittBeerGirl, Dec 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

rolltide8425, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev -1.2%

MarkyMOD, Dec 13, 2012
Photo of popery
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap, City Beer Store. Good IPA with a noticeable rye presence. I expected the rye to completely fade into the background for this beer, but it comes out as a noticeable spicy grain presence. It's not really a strong note, but because it's relatively small compared to other rye beers that I've tried, the rye seemed to come out more fully than usual. Regardless, the hopping is nice and bold - grapefruit/orange rind. The malt backbone is well done. The flavor starts out juicy and spicy and fades into a nice dry finish. Good beer.

popery, Mar 12, 2010
Photo of khatman
4/5  rDev -1.2%

khatman, Jan 17, 2012
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RyePA from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.