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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
good

198 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 198
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DoubleJ on 01-31-2009)
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cheetsmageets

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

02-05-2013 09:33:11 | More by cheetsmageets
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ChugginOil

Illinois

4.34/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very cloudy orange color with an inch of white head. Spotty lacing.

The nose offers a ton of earthy and spiced rye. There is some faint tropical fruits but rye dominates.

The flavors are compromised of a ton of rye. Spice, earthiness, and lovliness. This beer has one of the most noticable and enjoyable rye presence. Some bitter hop bitterness completes the flavor profile including some pineapple and apricot.

The mouthfeel is appropriate, medium with moderate carbonation.

Overall, loved the rye characteristics showing boldly here. Very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 05:56:53 | More by ChugginOil
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3/5  rDev -18%

01-09-2013 17:09:52 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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blackcloud

Alaska

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

01-03-2013 22:17:01 | More by blackcloud
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CelticAleMan

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

12-19-2012 02:40:52 | More by CelticAleMan
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WestCoastLibations

California

4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For my first(!) review here on Beer Advocate, I wanted to pay homage to a local (of sorts) brewery, based in Fullerton, Orange County. While I am familiar with DTF, and the trifling nonsense which goes on there, I have always been interested in the city's brewery, which this beer gave me the perfect opportunity to get to know!

Flowing out of the deuce-deuce, the beer came out the same color of the Fall leaves in the recent Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Special I just watched, yet when settled in the glass (proper IPA glass of course), the beer took on a darker color, almost Brown. From here, I knew it was going to be delicious.

Sniffing it as the head decreased to mere layer of white, topping the abyss below, it smelled to me almost tame, with the Rye acting as a barrier of sorts from the onslaught some IPA's can bring.

Finally tasting the sweet nectar, I was admittedly surprised by the lack of bitterness, which again, accompany many IPA's. While there was no shortage of Hops, there was still a cacophony of other tastes combined, going to create a unique, and...well...delicious flavor.

Overall, with the combination of appearance, smell, taste, and personal notes, I was happy with the product which was sampled through 22 ounces, and about 15 minutes of bliss on a Friday afternoon. This taste from Bootleggers will most almost certainly bring me up the 55 Freeway sometime soon, to check out the brewery itself, nestled in the forest, known as DownTown Fullerton!

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2012 08:43:07 | More by WestCoastLibations
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Beerbuddy21

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

11-09-2012 05:37:27 | More by Beerbuddy21
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kevgod

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

10-13-2012 06:54:05 | More by kevgod
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tlazaroff

Virginia

3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mild aroma bringing a slight spiciness, oranges, and a nice constant sweetness across the board.

Pale orange and clear with a bubbly white adhesive head, about a half finger thick. Looks kind of like a pumpkin in color actually.

Sweet almost candy-like orange flavors right up front and through the finish. It's almost like those gummi orange wedges covered in sugar. Nice spiciness from the rye hits the sides of my tongue and dances around. Slick mouthfeel, almost feels a bit wrong, but it works. Carbonation is low to moderate.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2012 00:24:36 | More by tlazaroff
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drewone

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

09-08-2012 21:46:53 | More by drewone
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beerpadawan

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

08-26-2012 23:15:39 | More by beerpadawan
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

08-24-2012 03:07:15 | More by t0rin0
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ngeunit1

California

4.23/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades fairly slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel malts and rye with some grapefruit and citrus hops and a touch of pine hop.

T - Starts off with a mix of sweet caramel malts with some grapefruit, orange, and citrus hops with some bitterness. Through the middle, some light pine hop comes through with a bit more bitterness and some rye spiciness. The finish is a mix of sweet caramel and biscuit malts, rye spiciness, and some citrus and light pine hops.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry, bitter, and lightly spicy finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice Rye IPA with a good balance of hops and some nice rye spiciness.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2012 04:02:16 | More by ngeunit1
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy orange with a 1 inch foamy orange-white head that settles to a thin cap on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt/grain/rye and some very mild herbal hop aromas. Taste is slightly sweet and is of malt/grain/rye up front with some herbal hops on the finish and a slight alcohol kick with each sip. There is a mild hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is drinkable but the smell is pretty weak in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 03:42:51 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Rudy

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

07-14-2012 05:36:03 | More by Rudy
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g_jenkins

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

06-28-2012 03:49:43 | More by g_jenkins
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MickeyHops

California

3/5  rDev -18%

06-28-2012 00:14:41 | More by MickeyHops
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Vevoda478


4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

06-19-2012 19:56:26 | More by Vevoda478
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whallgren

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

06-17-2012 17:32:49 | More by whallgren
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Philousa

California

2.7/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Clear pale orange in appearance with one inch of head. Some lacing as you drink. Surprising amount of tart yeast prevalent in the aroma to start. Very grassy, weedy hop aroma, not much pine or bitterness apparent. Pale malt is hiding behind the mildly spicy rye malt. That rye malt is very apparent in the flavor. Again, mildly spicy, full of flavor. I get a little butterscotch diacetyl, which I realize was in the aroma too, but I just couldn't place it. That grassy hop aroma comes out in the flavor as well. Not as bitter as I would expect an IPA to be, but it's definitely got some bitterness to it. Balanced feel, slightly dry finish.

Interesting, but I'm ultimately nonplussed by this beer. Rather spend my money on something else.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2012 04:48:27 | More by Philousa
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Lucasperea

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

06-01-2012 21:18:31 | More by Lucasperea
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Auracom

Illinois

2.23/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Big thanks to Derek for the extra! 12 oz. poured into a Stone Old Guardian glass on May 16th, 2012.

A - Lightly-hazy, dark-golden coloring. One and a 1/2 fingers of a vanilla-white head. Poor retention but good lacing.

S - Relaxed aromas of citrus, notably orange juice and overripe lemons. There's just a hint of rye-like spices. Tiny bit of hop-cone pine tree, but it doesn't smell all that west coast.

T - Further citrus and light pineyness. Spices are non-existent here. At rear palate there's a weird, exceedingly-bitter, warhead-candy sourness that feels very disjointed from the rest of the drink. It went from being subpar in reference to the typical to bizarre and atyipcal.

M - Light-medium body, moderate-high carbonation. Astringent but doesn't finish very dry.

D - I refuse to believe there's rye in this when I think back to other rye IPA's like Alpine Nelson. Not likely to visit this one again.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2012 21:10:02 | More by Auracom
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drjman


4/5  rDev +9.3%

05-30-2012 15:22:56 | More by drjman
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Mister_Joshy

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

05-29-2012 06:52:21 | More by Mister_Joshy
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Drinkerofales

California

3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is clear, golden amber, with a huge light tan head that leaves tons of spiderweb lacing and takes a while to dissipate.

Smells of grapefruit pith, warm malts and some rye as well.

Taste is not quite as big, lightly bitter pith throughout, with a rye aftertaste. The two go well together, but the flavors are a little understated.

Texture is light-medium bodied, a light bite, with a semi long dry finish. Medium drinkability, I probably wouldn't want more than one or two of these.

The taste is somewhat lacking in actual hop flavor, as the only aspect is the citrus pith. Other than that, it's what it says it is, and does a pretty good job of it.

DOA

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2012 18:49:39 | More by Drinkerofales
Rustic Rye IPA from Bootlegger's Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.