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Rye IPA - Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant

Rye IPA
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BA SCORE
88
very good

99 Ratings
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.58%


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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Atricapilla

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-05-2010 22:39:41 | More by Atricapilla
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jameswaldo

New York

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-16-2010 03:04:07 | More by jameswaldo
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-30-2010 23:45:59 | More by mvanaskie13
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Brent

Kentucky

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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-22-2010 17:37:14 | More by Brent
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corby112

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2009 07:25:59 | More by corby112
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Seanibus

California

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-09-2009 21:30:25 | More by Seanibus
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NJpadreFan

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%
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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gdfan47

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +12.6%
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

Serving type: on-tap

05-26-2009 00:34:00 | More by gdfan47
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
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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Hophead101

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

was in transit heading home from a work trip on 3.10.09 and was pleasantly surprised to see this beer on tap at the Jet Rock bar in the F terminal of the Philly airport.

It poured a great looking cloudy dark amber/brown color. much lighter at the bottom of the glass getting darker as you move up. GREAT head. nice and frothy and stuck around for quite some time. Initial smell is tough (might be bad washing of the glass), but with second and third efforts you get a really good rye smell.

first taste - WOW. you get a great taste of the rye, it sort of disappears quickly after it hits your mouth with a fresh train of hops coming right behind it. in the end it balances extremely well. it has a light to medium body. as you drink more it becomes a bit creamier. nice beer.

Serving type: on-tap

03-19-2009 17:04:57 | More by Hophead101
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Gavage

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%
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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AChamberlain

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.8%
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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ccrida

Oregon

3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
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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NoLiberty

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-17-2008 00:56:14 | More by NoLiberty
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Deuane

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
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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tpd975

Florida

4.7/5  rDev +18.4%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

09-23-2008 02:25:13 | More by tpd975
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%
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
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DIM

Pennsylvania

4.55/5  rDev +14.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2008 10:44:43 | More by DIM
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ffejherb

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

06-19-2008 21:24:41 | More by ffejherb
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garcia2a

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
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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Foxman

New Jersey

4.72/5  rDev +18.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-10-2007 18:51:17 | More by Foxman
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roan22

New Jersey

4.85/5  rDev +22.2%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

12-01-2007 09:38:31 | More by roan22
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Rye IPA from Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant
88 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.