Rye IPA - Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant
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Reviews by jameswaldo:
3.18/5 rDev -20.1%
I had a long wait between planes at the Philadelphia Airport, an excellent excuse for a couple IPAs at the Jet Rock Bar & Grill. This bar has a large selection on tap, including one of my favorites, Victory's Hop Devil, so I thought I'd try this rye IPA to see how it compared with Hop Devil. Drinking a Philly IPA in PHL seemed real PC.
Poured a big head. Bartender took a while to pour foam off to tame my glass. Foam dense, long lasting, made good rich scummy lace the way I love it.
Color is hazy brownish amber, the haze murkier than just chill haze, with a yeast beast that flipped up from glass bottom after something like five minutes when high carbonation floated it.
Smell of sweet yeast buns, hops not as dominant as I like them in IPA style.
Taste real molasses malty yeasty sweet, not balanced by enough hops for an IPA, though aftertaste brought out some hop echo. Hop character was too simply piney, needed more variety to balance maltiness. I was drinking in a "Rock" bar, so thought of the need for more notes in the chord. Mouth feel nice and thick and chewy, one of the best things about it.
Wouldn't want more than one of these when Hop Devil is available. For a while I had two glasses to compare from and much preferred the devilishly complex hops in Victory's IPA to this too-simple Dock St rye brew.
Still, if Hop Devil weren't available, I'd drink more of this next time I'm in Philly.
04-16-2010 03:04:07 | More by jameswaldo
More User Reviews:
4.35/5 rDev +9.3%
Rye IPA is by far my favorite beer from Dock Street. The hops in this IPA really sings, piney, citrusy and hearty. The rye adds an acuity and acidity that perfectly accentuates the grapefruit and resinous hops, the mouthfeel is chewy and carbonation is very pleasant
10-03-2010 23:02:10 | More by Soonami
4/5 rDev +0.5%
Dock Street- Rye IPA
A- Deep golden copper orange with a thick foamy head Big ringed lacing.
S- Heavy caramel malt, oily pine hops and rye.
T- Heavy rye, molasses, caramel malt, black licorice, and thick earthy hops.
M- Huge bitter hops ur front with a very creamy buttery malt finish.
Overall- Quite tasty. The bitterness is a bit overpowering but the creamy malt makes up for it.
05-28-2009 00:54:00 | More by NJpadreFan
4.1/5 rDev +3%
A huge thanks to Mr Holland for sending me this growler. I had this one on my wants for over a year, why you ask, on recommednation from another fine BA that it was a smooth mellow IPA that I had to try, and try I did. Served cold and poured into multiple pint glasses, this one was consumed on 04/15/2009.
The pour was very nice, light pale amber with a small light head of white that caem up to maybe a half an inch on the sides of the glass, before settling down into a broken crown. The aroma was very well balanced. Lots of bready malts here that were tied in with a nice light piney hop and a touch of light spice from the rye. The flavor was a carbon copy of this. Smooth, mellow, very well balanced and super drinkable. Started out with that nice clean feel and really well balanced profile. Nice overall presentation here as the hops were played on very well with light notes of rye and biscuit like malt flavor. The growler was easily demolished during the night.
Overall this was a very very drinkable and sessionable IPA and I am very glad I was finally able to track it down!
04-19-2009 02:54:29 | More by mikesgroove
3.58/5 rDev -10.1%
Not a bad IPA by any means, but the rye should have given it just a bit more bite. Overall, the general impression was a bit darker than ususal mid-range IPA. The level of hopping was nicely done and did not overwhelm the malt - but I was looking for just a bit more distinction. Enjoyable but not particulary memorable.
01-22-2010 17:37:14 | More by Brent
4.1/5 rDev +3%
Thanks to axilla for sharing the growler...and roan for the second opportunity...
Appears a semi transparent light orange with a small white cap that slowly fades out. Spotty lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of hoppy citrus, apricot, grapefruit, and apple.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with the spicey citrus, bitter, yeasty, graininess coming through.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, grainy, bitter, fruity, and zesty.
03-19-2008 03:05:54 | More by weeare138
4.43/5 rDev +11.3%
Served in a nonic pint glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.
Appearance: As served the beer is clear dark golden/orange color with a ½" white head that persists quite well and leaves nice thick lacing patterns in rings and sheets. Though out most of the beer there are speckles and patches of lacing clinging to the sides of the glass.
Smell: The aroma has a nice floral citric character with some traces of rye bread mingling in with malt and the hops.
Taste: The flavors are crisp and fresh with some floral citrus and some pine showing. The sweetness from the malt backbone blends in nicely to balance but never overwhelm the hops. The rye malt has its influence with a noticeable "rye bread" contribution to the flavors of the malt.
Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. The finish is relatively long and the hop bitterness accompanied by dryness persists to the end.
Drinkability: I thoroughly enjoyed this beer. Sipping led to more sipping and I was ready to order another when it was finished. I will revisit this one again next time I have the chance. It would be easy to drink a few of these.
11-10-2010 00:16:31 | More by drtth
4.68/5 rDev +17.6%
Poured a hazy amber color with a thick white heading.Heading does stick around for a little while and some good lacing. Smell is heavily malty with toasted and a dry rye aroma.Taste is not much different. A heavy maltiness with a solid almost even backing of rye malts. Slight twinge of bitter hoppiness that is left lingering on the palate for a while.An awesome spiciness to go along for the ride as well. Slight buttery slickness left in the mouth as well. Medium bodied with great retention.
This is a favorite of mine.
11-28-2010 18:34:17 | More by TheFightfan1
Rye IPA from Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant
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