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Rye IPA - Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant

Rye IPA
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BA SCORE
88
very good

99 Ratings
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.58%


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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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: growler

04-19-2009 02:54:29 | More by mikesgroove
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jwc215

Wisconsin

4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazed deep golden with a thick foamy head that slowly descends. Some thin broken rings of lacing stick to glass.

The smell is citric with floral notes. Rye bread and grainy backing supports the generous amount of hops.

The taste is of bitter, sharp citrus with floral notes and some resiny pine. Caramelish/grainy sweetness backs up the hop bitterness. Rye is subtle at first, but grows more prominently as it progresses, making it dry. Alcohol well-blended into the flavor. Long, dry finish.

Medium-bodied with a sharp kick that works well for the style.

Bitter and dry but well-rounded in the finish. Rye malt works well here - not too much, but enough to give it a unique, welcomed quality. Nicely done, with sharp hops controlled well by a nice malt blend.

Thanks to jcwattsrugger for bringing back a growler of this for me from PA!

Serving type: growler

12-09-2007 17:07:29 | More by jwc215
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Gavage

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a orange color with a 2" head that lasts a while. Thick lacing develops during the session.

Smell: citrus, grass, and floral bitterness are up front while some fruit sweetness is hidden in the background.

Taste: the rye really come through here. Caramel, citrus, some soft pine, loads of floral bitterness, and some fruit sweetness make up a different than normal IPA. There seems to be a bit of spiciness that shows up at the finish here too.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp from start to finish. Aftertaste is long as the bitterness lasts a while.

Drinkability: this is an interesting IPA that takes you away from the norm today. Easy to consume and very flavorful, so you will not grow tired of this at all.

Serving type: on-tap

02-28-2009 20:48:29 | More by Gavage
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap tonight at Farmacia in Old City.

Pours a deep dark amber/chestnut brown color that is completely opaque with slight golden amber edges when held to a light source and a two finger frothy off-white head with excellent retention. The head on this beer barely settled throughout the whole pint and it coated the glass with sheets of soapy lacing. Very impressive looking.

Slightly earthy hop aroma with lots of floral and citrus notes balanced by a sweet caramel malt presence and a strong rye character. Hints of lemon peel and grapefruit and subtle earthy pine along with a prominent sweet malt character in the nose.

Slightly chewy medium body that is on the fuller end of the spectrum. Pretty hop forward with a decent amount of dry earthy piny hops, subtle citrus peel presence, sweet caramel malt and prominent rye flavor. This beer is excellently balanced and although the malt backbone and rye are prominent they don't overpower the hops, allowing the sweet citrus and dry pine notes to shine through. The sweetness from the caramel malt and rye actually enhance these flavors and the balance makes this beer very quaffable. was pleasantly surprised by this one. Highly recommended if fresh.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2009 07:25:59 | More by corby112
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft offering at the source. The brew appears a hazed copper color with a finger of frothy to silky off-white head. A full wall of lace paints the glass as the cap fades. When swirled, a finger gets revived across the top.

The aroma is fruity and floral with accenting citrus hop qualities. A soft touch of alcohol is also present blending together quite well. While the nose is not bold by any means, it is enjoyable without fault.

The taste mimics the aroma with mild biscuit grain feel slightly imparted by the rye inclusion. The hops present thenselves with flavors that are grassy with some vegetative matter. It displays a pleasant resinous feel across the back. It is surprising how fruity, floral and citrus-like the aroma is with the flavor being quite contrasting.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. Overall this is a smooth and easy drinking brew that I would have again if the opportunity presented itself. I bet this brew is pretty awesome when fresh.

Serving type: on-tap

12-06-2012 19:47:37 | More by stakem
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: growler

03-19-2008 03:05:54 | More by weeare138
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ccrida

Oregon

3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On draught at the Jet Rock in the philly airpot, served in a 22oz pils glass, Dock Street's Rye IPA is a hazy orangish brown with a small white head that leaves a smattering of light lace. I like the dark bronze color but no head is lame for an IPA, even on draught.

Smell is caramel, spicy rye and herbal, English style noble hops, a dash of mint, not to strong on the hops.

Taste is also heavy on the malt, bittersweet with the caramel and spicy rye, with a snappy, fresh herbal hop bouquet that barely stands up to the richness of the malt. A pretty tasty beer, but a little restrained on the hops for such a stout IPA, but there's more flavor then the restrained nose.

Mouthfeel is chewy and crisp, with a slick but dry, spicy finish.

Drinkability is not bad, but this is really more of just a plain rye beer then a rye IPA by my (albeit incredibly jaded) Portland standards. Still, a sturdy beer that goes down with ease, assume you like the spiciness of rye.

Serving type: on-tap

12-15-2008 20:25:55 | More by ccrida
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woosterbill

Connecticut

3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at a bar in the Philadelphia airport.

A: Hazy dark amber body with a finger of off-white froth. Pretty good retention, decent lace. Not bad.

S: Spicy, with hops and rye both contributing. Not too intense or complex, though.

T: Spicy, leafy hops right up front, with bready malt and spicy rye building in midway through. Long, bitter finish. Pretty tasty, but nothing spectacular.

M: Creamy, full carbonation in a medium body. Excellent.

O: Pretty good beer. I'd gladly drink it again, but won't be seeking it out.

Cheers!

Serving type: on-tap

03-22-2013 02:00:31 | More by woosterbill
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tpd975

Florida

4.7/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on draft at the Philly airport.

A: Pours a nice bold copper hue with a average sized cream colored head. Retention is average with some spotty lace being noted.

S: Bold hop aromas with a big blast of citrus, pine, and rye. Hints of bready malt hide beneath with a waft of spicy rye in the finish.

T: Wow this is one big bold beer. Tons of spicy rye right from the start. Tons of fresh cut green grass come next. Touches of caramel malt and resinous pine provides just a touch of sweetness before you are smacked across the face with a load of bitter citrus hops. Wow what a wonderful treat. I did not expect this!

M: Nice and medium in body. Great carbonation, very crisp with a somewhat dry finish.

D: I got a big pilsner glass of this one, and if time permitted I would have had another. I wish I could have bought a growler to take home to share with the local tasting group.

If you find it try it!

Serving type: on-tap

09-23-2008 02:25:13 | More by tpd975
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Brent

Kentucky

3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-22-2010 17:37:14 | More by Brent
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ffejherb

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Dock Street on 6/18/08.

A - Burnt amber/copper-colored body with thin, off-white head that receded into ample lacing around the glass. Slightly hazy body with mild amount of carbonation present.

S - Very nice fresh hop aroma with a combination of zesty citrus hops and strong grassy hops and a bit of pine thrown in for good measure. Quite a nice hop bouquet. Malt has a slight burnt quality with a nice amount of rye in the nose, but not overbearing.

T - Lots of flavors mingle together in this brew! There's plenty of hop bite that blends citrus, pine and grassy notes with a nice grainy malt aspect and pleasant rye presence. Ultimately, the hops win out in the end and provide ample bitterness, yet the brew remains very well-balanced.

M - Medium body with fairly lively carbonation. The moderately bitter finish lingers for a little while on the palate.

D - Man, this is a tasty IPA that is extremely fresh and flavorful! Very pleased with this one, not only for its well-balanced flavor and intoxicating aroma, but also its drinkability. Nice job, Dock Street!

Serving type: on-tap

06-19-2008 21:24:41 | More by ffejherb
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Durge

Connecticut

4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found at the Jet Bar on Terminal D at Philadelphia Airport this shows a yellow brown color, a cloudy iced tea appearance with a whispy off-white head and decent lacing. The nose detects crisp citrus hops, lemon-orange and bready caramel sweetness in the background. Quite tempting. The flavor comes on with a sturdy woodsy grain mixed well with the citrus bite. Carbonation is modest but arguably adequate with a supple, near chewy feel in a solidly mid-body brew. This is not highly rye flavored by my definition of rye (as in bread) but it is a bready/grainy IPA and is very agreeable and equally drinkable. This has some flavor balls, with plenty of bitterness but an unusually strong grain character. Is it rye? A bit. I'd like more of a rye definition in this but no real complaints here. It's a fairly unique, quality IPA with a rye idea. Good job Dock Street.

Serving type: on-tap

03-22-2011 00:45:51 | More by Durge
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Deuane

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Deep copper with a thin tan head that left behind nice lacing.

S-LIght earthy hips with a bit of toasted malt.

T-Sharp, biting peppery/pin hops with a nice supporting caramel malt backbone.

M-medium body with a good sharp crispness and lasting bitterness.

D-Good stuff. The 20% rye bill really gives it a sharp crispness and pleasant drying feel. Nice job in using ingredients to compliment each other.

Serving type: on-tap

09-26-2008 06:29:57 | More by Deuane
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass.

A- DSRIPA holds a dark brown/copper mix with not much transparency through the glass. Does not look too thin and a nice off white 1inch head stayed a float for a few. Some patches of lace, nothing significant. Looks rather dark for an IPA but that's probably from the rye addition.

S- Good mix of the Rye plus the hops, in fact I would sat it's evenly split as the hops don't jump out at you. There is a good malt base that is very noticeable giving sweet bread baked fresh. Some pine and a mild fruit array of apples etc.

T- A nice Rye Beer. I would say that's the main taste with the hops coming in second with the malts felt all throughout. With the rye is a slight spice taste as well. Tough to get a big hop taste with the other ingredients being up front. Sweet, malty and bready with a fruity sweet aftertaste with pear and apple.

M- No complaints here. Medium build with some carb felt but not overly crisp. This one is a smooth sipper or gilper however you prefer. The balance between the main ingredients keeps this one interesting. Just the right amount of bitterness to keep this within the two styles. A nice aftertaste that leaves you wanting more.

D- A bit higher than sessionable, but the taste makes it good for a few IMO. I've had a few rye beers in my time but this is in the top five and I was quite impressed. Here's to hoping that dock street can keep up this pace and pumping out some good brews.

Serving type: on-tap

05-22-2009 04:11:06 | More by BARFLYB
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NJpadreFan

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-28-2009 00:54:00 | More by NJpadreFan
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rfgetz

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazed dark copper with small cap of frothy white head, diminishing quickly but decent lacing. Scent is of bright tropical and citrus fruits with a touch of floral hops as well, a nice backbone of sweet and only mildy spice. Taste brings the tropical and floral hops with touches of citrus and pine, bitter at first but cut by a grahm crackery sweet background. The rye doesnt contribute much spice but instead gives some body and grainyness to the medium bodied brew. A decent IPA, malt forward.

Serving type: on-tap

07-29-2010 13:38:31 | More by rfgetz
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DIM

Pennsylvania

4.55/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

a: This was a dark copper color. It was served to me with a thin, white, ceamy head. Decent retention and very lacy.

s: The menu says this was made with amarillo and simcoe hops. The hops are the dominant aroma but some sweet crystal malts and a healthy dose of earthy sour rye come through as well.

t: This is probably the best rye IPA I've had. The balance between the sour rye and the hops was damn near perfect. Piny, pungent, moderately sweet, and wonderful.

m: The rye gives this a perfectly silky body. The carbonation is creamy and spot on.

d: I had two of these and would have loved several more. Perfect example of the style.

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2008 10:44:43 | More by DIM
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap in philly

Pours a clear cherry red color with some darker amber hues. A layer of beige head rests on top, retaining for a while while leaving curtains of lacing on the glass.

A punch of hops with pine tones and some rye driven spice. Sweeter caramel malt and citrus mix in as well, with very faint alcohol.

Slice of bitterness up front on the tongue with some pine and resiny edges. Tempered by citrus tones with orange and pulp, along with some noticeable rye flavor. Decent malt backbone with caramel and bready tones, a bit sweet. Finishes bitter and dry with a dash of rye spice.

Medium bodied, decent carbonation, sticky and chewy on the tongue. Very nice integration of rye and malt into an already hoppy beer - I'd definitely drink this again.

Serving type: on-tap

08-12-2011 02:13:38 | More by xnicknj
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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz pint glass enjoyed on-tap at the Whole Foods in Glen Mills, PA.

A: Pours a mildly hazy almost clear orange amber color. 1/4 finger of off white head initially, but that faded really quickly into just a ring around the outside of the glass. I do get some sticky lacing, but not tons.

S: I get some earthy, piney hop aromas. Along with that comes the spiciness from the Rye. It's a nice blend of the two.

T: Up front, you get some of those piney hop bitter notes. They are certainly more earthy hops used here, instead of the floral or fruity types. As the sip moves to the middle of the mouth, the spice from the rye malts matches up will with the hops. It's actually fairly balanced and easy drinking. The finish is nice and crisp IPA like. Leaves you wanting another sip.

M: Medium bodied IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

03-26-2012 14:51:22 | More by inlimbo77
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Brewpub, served in a bowtie glass

Appears a golden orange/copper color with a creamy one finger+ yellow infused cap. The head never fully disappeared and left some clingy lace along the sides.

Resiny, oily hops with sharp, spicy rye in an almost dead even split. Some caramel on the back end, but pine and grapefruit and spicy rye dominate.

Nice pine resin and grapefruit burst onto the palate followed quickly by caramel and spicy, dry rye. The finish is fruity, dry and crisp. A real nice balance was achieved between the malt and the rye to let the hops shine at just the right moments. This is one of the better rye ipa's I have had.

Smooth, creamy medium body with perfect combination. This is a nice relaxing sipper at 7%. Should have picked up a growler of this guy as it was very enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

11-22-2010 22:03:00 | More by ColForbinBC
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very tasty rye IPA from Dock Street.

Pours a clear deep amber with a nice white head and very good lacing.

Smell has a very strong presence of hops with grainy rye malt in the background.

Taste has a more moderate hoppiness than I expected from the nose. A very well balanced flavor with a good malt backbone.

Mouthfeel is crisp with a nice carbonation.

I would be happy to drink another of these.

HV

Serving type: on-tap

08-10-2008 21:08:01 | More by sholland119
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-28-2012 17:07:57 | More by tobelerone
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev -15.6%
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

Serving type: on-tap

07-12-2010 10:40:37 | More by Tucquan
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Foxman

New Jersey

4.72/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It pours a slightly hazy and bouncily carbonated golden orange. A thick finger of light beige head lays puffy and fluffy for a short while. A wide net of lacing ensnares the inside of the glass.

The aroma is a pungent mélange of sweet and fruity malt, earthy deli rye, resinous pinecones, and crisp, ripe grapefruit. A bready hint meshes nicely with a warm alcohol breeze.

Upon sipping, and of course savoring, the hops erupt, with sticky pine and poignantly crisp grapefruit asserting a dry bitterness that finds its crafty way to allow caramel malt, berry fruitiness, and a swelling of earth, dusky rye. The alcohol is present, but incorporated with a deft twist. Residual grain conjures a mild sweetness and a loaf of rye, minus the carraway seeds. The finish is in the forever range, with a slowly ebbing dry bitterness that loses volume but never its crispness. This beer has an amazing flavor, no question.

Medium bodied, it has a mouth-filling, creamy presence on the palate that is at once sticky and oily and peppery. Not to mention that eternal glow.

Wa-wa-wee-wa! To call this beer a revelation would be an understatement, but that's what I'm calling it anyway. I order it assuming I would like it, and I end up loving the sweet earthy bastard. This is an IPA that grabs you by the ears and shakes you, then gives you a big wet kiss for the effort. ABV be damned, it goes down smooth and makes you want more and more. Such a blending of complexity is a tribute to Scott. I, for one, would like to thank him for this elixir. And I know I'm not the only one.

Serving type: on-tap

12-10-2007 18:51:17 | More by Foxman
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Seanibus

California

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a pleasant surprise. I don't know why I expected so little, but my expectations were confounded. I didn't get a lot of Rye out of it, and it was a huge Simcoe hop bomb, but it was tasty nonetheless.

Pours hazy, opaque copper with sticky head. Aroma is fresh and hoppy, thick with simcoe hops. Flavor is carmelly and sweet, citrusy, heavy with what seem to be simcoe hops. Mouthfeel is viscous and clingy.

Serving type: on-tap

06-09-2009 21:30:25 | More by Seanibus
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Rye IPA from Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant
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