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Rye IPA - Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant

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Rye IPA
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89
very good

107 Ratings
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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | 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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philerman

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a larger growler filled at Devon PA Whole Foods into a Nonic glass. Not too much head and just a bit of lacing. Pours a cloudy coppery hue. Faint flowery pine smell. Taste is very hop forward, more bitter than most IPA's in this range that lingers a bit. Overall another impressive entry in Dock Street's lineup.

Serving type: growler

01-06-2013 23:29:51 | More by philerman
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comfortablynirm

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-29-2012 03:32:27 | More by comfortablynirm
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ssimpson89

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

12-28-2012 02:15:04 | More by ssimpson89
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
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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B33R501

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

i dont know if this is different from their regular rye ipa (never had it) but it is listed as fresh hop rye. i do know this was delicious, maybe even a little better than my favorite fresh hop port high tide, tasted side by side tuesday night.

pretty darkish amber and clear. big fresh hop blast aroma and taste, bitter grapefruit noted with that distinct simcoe hop flavor. nicely mated and very drinkable. i like the bitter, dry finish. notes of spice from the rye, not like hop rod rye but still noticeable.

would certainly get this again.

Serving type: on-tap

11-02-2012 15:11:15 | More by B33R501
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AbbyAlex


3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

10-31-2012 01:59:14 | More by AbbyAlex
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fpreh1957

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

10-29-2012 04:39:21 | More by fpreh1957
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Hophead717

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

09-27-2012 01:29:23 | More by Hophead717
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nosavingsaccount

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

07-27-2012 19:57:43 | More by nosavingsaccount
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-03-2012 16:07:36 | More by JohneHoodlum
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jefftuck47

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

06-01-2012 18:31:41 | More by jefftuck47
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fdig23

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

05-18-2012 02:53:33 | More by fdig23
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KimbarkBrewCrew

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

05-11-2012 22:13:39 | More by KimbarkBrewCrew
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BeerForHokie

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at DSB.

Pours a dark gold color,opaque. Dime thin layer of head stays on it throughout. Piney and hoppy smell,nothing fantastic or overwhelming.

T-citrus and pine,seems like a pretty standard ipa,which is not a knock

M-here's where this beer shines. Absolutely smooth on the palate,very pleasant

Serving type: on-tap

05-07-2012 21:53:40 | More by BeerForHokie
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

04-17-2012 20:04:46 | More by JohnK17
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notdriving

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

04-11-2012 19:07:40 | More by notdriving
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jrfehon33

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

03-28-2012 20:49:54 | More by jrfehon33
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.53/5  rDev -11.3%
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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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
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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augie

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-23-2012 13:33:37 | More by augie
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

03-21-2012 22:40:26 | More by GeoffreyM
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SFLpunk

Vermont

3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-22-2011 13:50:11 | More by SFLpunk
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trbergman

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-11-2011 19:08:11 | More by trbergman
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bonkers

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-24-2011 09:18:16 | More by bonkers
Rye IPA from Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant
89 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.