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Rye IPA - Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant

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Rye IPA
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89
very good

105 Ratings
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Ratings: 105
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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Jame515

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

09-12-2013 02:44:34 | More by Jame515
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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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ColdWaffles

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-24-2013 02:16:30 | More by ColdWaffles
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

04-27-2013 22:48:07 | More by RobertColianni
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Giantspace

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-16-2013 03:59:56 | More by Giantspace
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woosterbill

Connecticut

3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at a bar in the Philadelphia airport.

A: Hazy dark amber body with a finger of off-white froth. Pretty good retention, decent lace. Not bad.

S: Spicy, with hops and rye both contributing. Not too intense or complex, though.

T: Spicy, leafy hops right up front, with bready malt and spicy rye building in midway through. Long, bitter finish. Pretty tasty, but nothing spectacular.

M: Creamy, full carbonation in a medium body. Excellent.

O: Pretty good beer. I'd gladly drink it again, but won't be seeking it out.

Cheers!

Serving type: on-tap

03-22-2013 02:00:31 | More by woosterbill
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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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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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garcia2a

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is the first Dock Street that I have had on tap since the days of Jeffery Ware. DR had it on tap for their hopfest.

This beer poured a cloudy golden color with light carbonation and a decent foamy head, about a quarter inch of the head held during my tasting.

The bouquet was full of strong, sweet hops with a slight malt, gains and yeast. This translates nicely to the taste as it has a sweet ascerbic bite that is big and tasty. The hops and rye really balance each other nicely, creating an enjoyable backtaste.

Mouthfeel is kinda big, but well balanced. Drinkability is good, but again, this is a big feeling beer. A nice tasty that you can have one or two of.

Serving type: on-tap

04-18-2008 13:49:51 | More by garcia2a
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ccrida

Oregon

3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On draught at the Jet Rock in the philly airpot, served in a 22oz pils glass, Dock Street's Rye IPA is a hazy orangish brown with a small white head that leaves a smattering of light lace. I like the dark bronze color but no head is lame for an IPA, even on draught.

Smell is caramel, spicy rye and herbal, English style noble hops, a dash of mint, not to strong on the hops.

Taste is also heavy on the malt, bittersweet with the caramel and spicy rye, with a snappy, fresh herbal hop bouquet that barely stands up to the richness of the malt. A pretty tasty beer, but a little restrained on the hops for such a stout IPA, but there's more flavor then the restrained nose.

Mouthfeel is chewy and crisp, with a slick but dry, spicy finish.

Drinkability is not bad, but this is really more of just a plain rye beer then a rye IPA by my (albeit incredibly jaded) Portland standards. Still, a sturdy beer that goes down with ease, assume you like the spiciness of rye.

Serving type: on-tap

12-15-2008 20:25:55 | More by ccrida
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Deuane

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-26-2008 06:29:57 | More by Deuane
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass.

A- DSRIPA holds a dark brown/copper mix with not much transparency through the glass. Does not look too thin and a nice off white 1inch head stayed a float for a few. Some patches of lace, nothing significant. Looks rather dark for an IPA but that's probably from the rye addition.

S- Good mix of the Rye plus the hops, in fact I would sat it's evenly split as the hops don't jump out at you. There is a good malt base that is very noticeable giving sweet bread baked fresh. Some pine and a mild fruit array of apples etc.

T- A nice Rye Beer. I would say that's the main taste with the hops coming in second with the malts felt all throughout. With the rye is a slight spice taste as well. Tough to get a big hop taste with the other ingredients being up front. Sweet, malty and bready with a fruity sweet aftertaste with pear and apple.

M- No complaints here. Medium build with some carb felt but not overly crisp. This one is a smooth sipper or gilper however you prefer. The balance between the main ingredients keeps this one interesting. Just the right amount of bitterness to keep this within the two styles. A nice aftertaste that leaves you wanting more.

D- A bit higher than sessionable, but the taste makes it good for a few IMO. I've had a few rye beers in my time but this is in the top five and I was quite impressed. Here's to hoping that dock street can keep up this pace and pumping out some good brews.

Serving type: on-tap

05-22-2009 04:11:06 | More by BARFLYB
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NJpadreFan

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-28-2009 00:54:00 | More by NJpadreFan
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DarthTremens

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-09-2013 22:17:27 | More by DarthTremens
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rturkaly

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.5%

08-06-2013 01:16:56 | More by rturkaly
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.5%

02-22-2013 06:05:31 | More by hoppymcgee
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.5%

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

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-29-2010 13:38:31 | More by rfgetz
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Gavage

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a orange color with a 2" head that lasts a while. Thick lacing develops during the session.

Smell: citrus, grass, and floral bitterness are up front while some fruit sweetness is hidden in the background.

Taste: the rye really come through here. Caramel, citrus, some soft pine, loads of floral bitterness, and some fruit sweetness make up a different than normal IPA. There seems to be a bit of spiciness that shows up at the finish here too.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp from start to finish. Aftertaste is long as the bitterness lasts a while.

Drinkability: this is an interesting IPA that takes you away from the norm today. Easy to consume and very flavorful, so you will not grow tired of this at all.

Serving type: on-tap

02-28-2009 20:48:29 | More by Gavage
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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev +0.5%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-02-2013 05:32:53 | More by srw
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AChamberlain

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had this on draught whilst waiting at the Philly airport. Lovely off white head. Transparent brown. Rye and hop aroma, nice. Perfectly subtle. Sweet and bitter, hop/rye. Very good. Ends bitterly. Sort of on the thin side, but still ok. A good drinker. Not too heavy and very flavorful.

Serving type: on-tap

01-30-2009 17:57:50 | More by AChamberlain
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augie

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.5%

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

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.5%

04-07-2014 14:18:10 | More by InspectorBob
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

HV

Serving type: on-tap

08-10-2008 21:08:01 | More by sholland119
Rye IPA from Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant
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