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Rustic Rye IPA - Bootlegger's Brewery

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Rustic Rye IPARustic Rye IPA

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BA SCORE
83
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228 Ratings
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Ratings: 228
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 3
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Bootlegger's Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: DoubleJ on 01-31-2009

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Photo of salcedo
3.99/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a pint glass
L: Nice orange color. Very clear. Delicate, off-white head
S: Toasted malt. Hint of acetic acid (vinegar)
T Toasted malt with a tart crispness.
Slight cidery aftertaste.
I'm trying to learn what flavors rye adds to a beer, but I'm not sure I taste it here.
F: Body is on the thin side of medium.
Well carbonated.
O: This is a nice beer. More complex than your standard pale ale, but could still drink this all night long, especially with some good hearty BBQ.

Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwswigs
3.64/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mr-jj
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at congregation ale house

Slightly hazy gold color, aroma of pine and rye bread, taste is balanced. Rye is present but not overwhelming, moderate bitter finish, smooth mouth feel.

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RXUYDC
3.32/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Disappointing. Thin and innocuous. Tastes more like a session beer. Where is the rye?

Photo of SensorySupernova
4.9/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Appearance: Yellow-amber with a fluffy white head.

Smell: Very strong floral and piney hops. I had this from a freshly tapped keg; your results may vary.

Taste: Strong bitterness up front, into a rye and malt slightly sweet and very substantial backbone. Leaves a bit of resiny hop aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Pretty thick and moderately carbonated.

Overall: Great IPA. The hop bill is nothing new, but the malt/rye backbone sets it apart from the standard West Coast style IPA.

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3.52/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.92/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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5/5  rDev +36.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.08/5  rDev -15.8%

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2.28/5  rDev -37.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.28/5  rDev +16.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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Rustic Rye IPA from Bootlegger's Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 228 ratings.