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Rye IPA - Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant

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Rye IPA
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89
very good

123 Ratings
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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: roan22 on 12-01-2007)
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2.25/5  rDev -43.2%

Noelito76, Apr 12, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

Johnbeer1, Oct 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

devilfluff, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of jameswaldo
3.18/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

jameswaldo, Apr 16, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Leeds_xx, Oct 31, 2014
Photo of Tucquan
3.35/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Had this on 2010-07-10 at Capone's

A - Hazy mahogany, short light, tan head

S - Mild pine

T - Sweet, rye malt flavor gets submerged quickly by instense hop bitterness. Plenty of pine and some citrus flavors. I definitely enjoy high IBU levels but this one didn't do it for me because not enough of the malt characteristics came through the bitterness after the first second or two.

M - Creamy with medium body and carbonation

D - One was enough

Tucquan, Jul 12, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

acurtis, Oct 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

mdillon86, May 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub.

Cloudy amber color, little head and what's there has low retention and minimal lacing.

Mild aroma, faintly metallic, floral, grassy hops, muted malt. Flavor is also fairly mild and a bit muddled; bitter and lightly sweet, with a touch of spicy rye, and a vaguely metallic note. Brewery describes this as "aggressively hopped" but it came up a bit short for me. Again, there's the spiciness from the rye, which is nice, and a little grassy flavor, but the hops are mostly generically bitter and not particularly nuanced.

Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Lingering bitter aftertaste. Pretty average for the style.

tobelerone, Mar 28, 2012
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3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Brent, Jan 22, 2010
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3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16oz pour at Jet Rocks in the Philly airport. Chilled pint...damn, forgot where I was otherwise I would have specified.

A nice hazy orange brown with thin stark white head. Nose is a bit closed due to the cold temp. A little floral perhaps. Palate has a nice flavor profile, tastes like rye bread, bitter grapefruit rind and a little something like wood or mulch, an earthiness.

Nice, would have again.

SFLpunk, Dec 22, 2011
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3.6/5  rDev -9.1%

Bikeboy1, Yesterday at 08:23 PM
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Rye IPA from Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant
89 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.