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Rye IPA - Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant

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115 Ratings
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | 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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Photo of Brent


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
Photo of ffejherb


4.33/5  rDev +8.8%

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!

06-19-2008 21:24:41 | More by ffejherb
Photo of Deuane


3.9/5  rDev -2%

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.

09-26-2008 06:29:57 | More by Deuane
Photo of Jspriest


4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-14-2011 08:04:46 | More by Jspriest
Photo of NJpadreFan

New Jersey

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
Photo of mdillon86


3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

05-06-2012 17:06:02 | More by mdillon86
Photo of JohnK17


3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

04-17-2012 20:04:46 | More by JohnK17
Photo of DIM


4.55/5  rDev +14.3%

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.

07-28-2008 10:44:43 | More by DIM
Photo of whatname


4/5  rDev +0.5%

08-08-2014 02:06:12 | More by whatname
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

02-22-2013 06:05:31 | More by hoppymcgee
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-03-2012 16:07:36 | More by JohneHoodlum
Photo of Tucquan


3.35/5  rDev -15.8%

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

07-12-2010 10:40:37 | More by Tucquan
Photo of sholland119


4/5  rDev +0.5%

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.


08-10-2008 21:08:01 | More by sholland119
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3.73/5  rDev -6.3%

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.

03-26-2012 14:51:22 | More by inlimbo77
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

09-12-2013 02:44:34 | More by Jame515
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

12-28-2012 02:15:04 | More by ssimpson89
Photo of bonkers

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-24-2011 09:18:16 | More by bonkers
Photo of TheFightfan1


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
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.5%

05-04-2014 19:05:05 | More by Gww1864
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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

03-21-2012 22:40:26 | More by GeoffreyM
Photo of Noelito76

New York

2.25/5  rDev -43.5%

04-12-2014 11:58:51 | More by Noelito76
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

06-05-2013 01:28:49 | More by jwat
Photo of Foxman

New Jersey

4.72/5  rDev +18.6%

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.

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


4/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

06-09-2009 21:30:25 | More by Seanibus
Photo of calcnerd


4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

01-30-2013 03:55:01 | More by calcnerd
Rye IPA from Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant
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