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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: roan22 on 12-01-2007)
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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
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-21-2011 19:15:02 | More by Rochefort10nh
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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-17-2011 20:36:39 | More by ROGUE16
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MerkurKing16

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-17-2011 15:31:06 | More by MerkurKing16
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-14-2011 08:04:46 | More by Jspriest
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +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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bayougutter

Louisiana

4.38/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap while at the Philly airport.

Beer as presented was in a tall pilsner type glass. Light amber, clear, and with a good one inch creamy off white head. Head hung around for the whole drink with good lacing.

The smell is of floral and citric hops, then the rye with some earthy sweetness from the malts. Nice strong aromas.

Taste was so balanced with the grassy/floral hops then a little bitter citrus, all the while the rye comes thru. Malts provide the perfect backbone for this one. Well done.

Mouthfeel was spot on, medium, creamy, with perfect carbination for a 7% abv.

Overall I really enjoyed this one, as a matter of fact I had two. Well worth seeking out if you are in Philly.

Serving type: on-tap

07-12-2011 08:31:17 | More by bayougutter
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scottbrew4u

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the Manayunk Tavern.
A: Served a clear amber color with a pillowy white head capped on top. Light bubbles rising.

S: A fresh citric and spice combination going on from the generous hops and the rye. Some tropical fruit and orange peel aromas coming through too. Then a humble but present malt backbone has faint toffee and bready notes with a nice toastedness from the roasted malt.

T: Fresh hops come first which are citric and slightly herbal with some tropical fruit flavors. Not over the top but good bitterness. Some spicis noticeable from the rye and hops possibly. Malt is solid enough to balance the hops and slightly sweet hints of toffee and fresh bread. finish is to the bitter

M: Smooth low carbonation with a medium body and just a bit of noticeable alcohol warmth.

D: This was my favorite beer of the night it was so balanced and fresh tasting that my tastebuds were pleased with each sip. One of the best beers I have had from Dock Street. Get it when in Philly!

Serving type: on-tap

06-19-2011 03:09:57 | More by scottbrew4u
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Durge

Connecticut

4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
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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TheFightfan1

Pennsylvania

4.68/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-28-2010 18:34:17 | More by TheFightfan1
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
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
Rye IPA from Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant
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