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Rye IPA - Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant

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Rye IPA
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89
very good

119 Ratings
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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.58%
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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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

trbergman, Dec 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

bonkers, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

ROGUE16, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Jspriest, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of xnicknj
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.

xnicknj, Aug 12, 2011
Photo of bayougutter
4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

bayougutter, Jul 12, 2011
Photo of scottbrew4u
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
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!

scottbrew4u, Jun 19, 2011
Photo of Durge
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.

Durge, Mar 22, 2011
Photo of TheFightfan1
4.68/5  rDev +17.9%
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.

TheFightfan1, Nov 28, 2010
Photo of ColForbinBC
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.

ColForbinBC, Nov 22, 2010
Photo of stingrayvr6
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the brewery. Dark brownish amber, clear with frothy cream colored head. Good retention and great lacing. Smell of bready malts, clean/earthy hops and lots of rye. Taste chewy malts up front then the rye hits hard. Almost overpowering rye, not as balanced as Hop Rod Rye or Red's Rye, but still quite good. Definitely worth a try.

stingrayvr6, Nov 22, 2010
Photo of drtth
4.43/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a nonic pint glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As served the beer is clear dark golden/orange color with a ½" white head that persists quite well and leaves nice thick lacing patterns in rings and sheets. Though out most of the beer there are speckles and patches of lacing clinging to the sides of the glass.

Smell: The aroma has a nice floral citric character with some traces of rye bread mingling in with malt and the hops.

Taste: The flavors are crisp and fresh with some floral citrus and some pine showing. The sweetness from the malt backbone blends in nicely to balance but never overwhelm the hops. The rye malt has its influence with a noticeable "rye bread" contribution to the flavors of the malt.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. The finish is relatively long and the hop bitterness accompanied by dryness persists to the end.

Drinkability: I thoroughly enjoyed this beer. Sipping led to more sipping and I was ready to order another when it was finished. I will revisit this one again next time I have the chance. It would be easy to drink a few of these.

drtth, Nov 10, 2010
Photo of Soonami
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Rye IPA is by far my favorite beer from Dock Street. The hops in this IPA really sings, piney, citrusy and hearty. The rye adds an acuity and acidity that perfectly accentuates the grapefruit and resinous hops, the mouthfeel is chewy and carbonation is very pleasant

Soonami, Oct 04, 2010
Photo of RustyDiamond
4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz draft @ jet rock terminal b Philly airport. Chill hazes amber in appearance with a smallish near white head.
Aroma of big grapefruit and sourdough pretzels.
Spicy and floral hoppy up front. Loving this rye bread heftiness. Quite the resiny hop flavor. Fragrantly bitter...lots of pine and grapefruit rind.
Huge hoppy bitter spicy mouthfeel with great drinkability.

RustyDiamond, Aug 26, 2010
Photo of rfgetz
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.

rfgetz, Jul 29, 2010
Photo of Tucquan
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

Tucquan, Jul 12, 2010
Photo of Atricapilla
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A nice amber-chestnut color with a frothy white one finger head. Aroma of pine, rye (of course!), and malt...a little sweet; slight flavor of honey, although not sticky. The malt adds a bit of chewiness to the beer. Not overpoweringly hoppy, fairly well balanced.

Atricapilla, Jun 05, 2010
Photo of jameswaldo
3.18/5  rDev -19.9%
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
Photo of mvanaskie13
4.53/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a pint with my brunch at Farmacia...

Presented in the glass with a solid 1+ inch thick, frothy head and deep amber color with some decent effervecesence, defined exceptional appearance.

Smell was a nicely citrusy hop with a mild malt finish, everything was upfront and strong very nice.

Taste was solid citrusy/piney hops with a nicely roasted malt to balance. Still working on pin pointing my hops and some addtional flavors ( i couldnt pick up the rye specifically, but it could have presented itself as the roasted flavor of malt).

Mouthfeel was great, the flavors were popping with efferevescence and lingered quite well on the cheeks and sides of the tongue.

A very drinkable brew that hides the alcohol content well, making it all the easier to drink a few.

mvanaskie13, Mar 31, 2010
Photo of Brent
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.

Brent, Jan 22, 2010
Photo of corby112
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.

corby112, Dec 30, 2009
Photo of william5586
4.4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Grabbed a growler of this before I made the trip back home from school because I knew my home fridge would be a barren wasteland.

Poured a beautiful burnt orange/copper color with a huge creamy off white head that was close to tan. It had good retention and great lace.

The smell was full of hops, but there was also crystal malt and a rye smell.

There is no doubt that the taste was definitely based around the great pine hops. However, there was also some malt to back it up along with tons of rye flavors. This all lead up to the great, grainy, dry, bitter finish.

The creamy, smooth medium body perfectly complemented the taste.

I had to come home from school for an appointment. I spent the night at home hanging out with my dad listening to some great music and drinking some great beer. I had absolutely no problem polishing off a growler of this delicious beer.

william5586, Sep 19, 2009
Photo of Seanibus
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.

Seanibus, Jun 09, 2009
Rye IPA from Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant
89 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.