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RyePA - FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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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%

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

12-13-2011 03:11:27 | More by DarthKostrizer
Photo of Chambic


3.1/5  rDev -23.5%

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.

02-04-2010 21:13:02 | More by Chambic
Photo of kaseydad


3.2/5  rDev -21%

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.

02-26-2011 21:24:27 | More by kaseydad
Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar


3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

02-20-2014 08:43:32 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
Photo of GClarkage


3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

07-03-2014 04:25:19 | More by GClarkage
Photo of ehammond1

3.6/5  rDev -11.1%

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.

05-04-2012 21:35:16 | More by ehammond1
Photo of scottfrie


3.6/5  rDev -11.1%

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.

08-07-2012 23:59:10 | More by scottfrie
Photo of illidurit


3.68/5  rDev -9.1%

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?

02-22-2011 04:52:46 | More by illidurit
Photo of Jmoore50


3.7/5  rDev -8.6%

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.

02-18-2010 20:52:50 | More by Jmoore50
Photo of sansho


3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

06-01-2013 23:13:56 | More by sansho
Photo of zestar


3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

08-01-2014 07:47:27 | More by zestar
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

05-28-2012 02:44:31 | More by Wowcoolman
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

08-28-2013 18:29:34 | More by GraduatedCashew
Photo of oline73


3.88/5  rDev -4.2%

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.

06-13-2012 00:49:30 | More by oline73
Photo of NorCalYeti


3.95/5  rDev -2.5%

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

02-19-2011 23:12:19 | More by NorCalYeti
Photo of Cinderbike


3.98/5  rDev -1.7%

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.

12-12-2011 06:08:23 | More by Cinderbike
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

02-19-2013 04:55:21 | More by Blanco
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-25-2013 19:31:02 | More by ScottO
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-24-2013 02:53:03 | More by jmdrpi
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-09-2012 14:51:07 | More by tbone1384
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

12-14-2013 18:49:19 | More by PittBeerGirl
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

10-19-2012 02:46:54 | More by rolltide8425
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

12-13-2012 02:00:11 | More by MarkyMOD
Photo of popery


4/5  rDev -1.2%

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.

03-12-2010 07:11:31 | More by popery
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

01-17-2012 21:52:40 | More by khatman
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RyePA from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
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