Rye IPA - Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant

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Reviews: 47
Hads: 133
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 5.15%
Wants: 1
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

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Rye Beer |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: roan22 on 12-01-2007

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Photo of roan22
4.83/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is one of Scott Morrison's beers, and I am convinced he is the best local brewer around me [Philly}. This IPA is a gold color, with perfect foam and excellent rings of lace [which incidently, Rosemarie herself noticed and stopped to comment on, actually picked up the pint glass and went around showing her staff!].

the beer smells of bread and piney/resiney/perfumey hops. This beer is made with amarillo and simcoe hops, and 15% rye. It tastes incredible...this is the best local made IPA, ever....to me its better than weyerbacher double simcoe and dogfish head 60 minute IPA. Why? its the rye...it gives it a luscious dry, spicy character that I simply adore in an IPA....Boy am I lucky I only live 15-20 minutes away! (728 characters)

Photo of Foxman
4.7/5  rDev +15.2%
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. (1,575 characters)

Photo of tpd975
4.67/5  rDev +14.5%
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! (911 characters)

Photo of TheFightfan1
4.63/5  rDev +13.5%
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. (524 characters)

Photo of DIM
4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
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. (639 characters)

Photo of mvanaskie13
4.53/5  rDev +11%
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. (778 characters)

Photo of gdfan47
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- pours a nice dark amber with a little white head
S- Hops, rye, some sugar, maybe cascade... a little ammarilo maybe..
T- The hops comes out first, then the rye very crisp. A nice bite, its really hard to taste the alcohol
M- really smooth, goes down way to easy for a beer at 7 percent...
D- I really wish/ hope the bottle this beer, very easy and inviting to drink but has enough character to make it stick out (414 characters)

Photo of drtth
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
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. (1,167 characters)

Photo of corby112
4.41/5  rDev +8.1%
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. (1,215 characters)

Photo of BeerForHokie
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
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 (305 characters)

Photo of william5586
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
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. (878 characters)

Photo of jwc215
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
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! (847 characters)

Photo of bayougutter
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
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. (702 characters)

Photo of Soonami
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
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 (266 characters)

Photo of ffejherb
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
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! (1,085 characters)

Photo of NoLiberty
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

App: Pours from a fresh growler as a light golden orange with a massive meringue and off-white head. Settles into a solid cap with high lacing. Slightly cloudy complexion.
Aroma: Pineapple, fruit aroma up front. Beautiful Simco fruit and slight pine smell blends with mild sweet malt backbone. Good pear and apple along with nice pineapple.
Taste: Really nice flavor both cold and as it warms up. Light apple-pear sweetness up front followed by hoppy-malt sweet flavor and fruit esters. Pineapple, pine, floral, honey follows. Refreshing.
Mouthfeel: Nice body - fluid but light to medium bodied. Very nice soft delicate but potent carbonation. Nice balance of sweet and dry.
Drink: Yes, very good. Incredibly refreshing, crisp, and slightly dry. (745 characters)

Photo of B33R501
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
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. (545 characters)

Photo of weeare138
4.12/5  rDev +1%
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. (428 characters)

Photo of stingrayvr6
4.12/5  rDev +1%
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. (348 characters)

Photo of xnicknj
4.12/5  rDev +1%
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. (764 characters)

Photo of mikesgroove
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
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! (1,090 characters)

Photo of Durge
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
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. (866 characters)

Photo of scottbrew4u
4.08/5  rDev 0%
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! (1,000 characters)

Photo of RustyDiamond
4.08/5  rDev 0%
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. (370 characters)

Photo of Atricapilla
4.08/5  rDev 0%
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. (263 characters)

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Rye IPA from Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant
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