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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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201 Ratings
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Ratings: 201
Reviews: 98
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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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

06-16-2013 22:07:46 | More by Dirt
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California

2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

06-16-2013 02:16:59 | More by kmk1503
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TonyT013

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.3%

06-14-2013 21:22:57 | More by TonyT013
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67couple

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.3%

06-04-2013 20:49:35 | More by 67couple
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DrewShalvoy

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

05-25-2013 04:07:59 | More by DrewShalvoy
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Shogun730

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

05-17-2013 21:30:17 | More by Shogun730
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California

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

05-14-2013 08:14:43 | More by rainfairy
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fox227

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

05-14-2013 05:29:15 | More by fox227
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jmgault1

California

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

05-06-2013 05:21:22 | More by jmgault1
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e30todamax

Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.3%

05-05-2013 17:03:14 | More by e30todamax
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9.3%

05-04-2013 19:51:24 | More by iL0VEbeer
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DefenCorps

Oregon

3.49/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A mildly hazy orange amber with a dense, off-white head, this is a decent looking IPA, The nose is quite solid, a moderate rye character along with some grapefruit and pine hops, this also has some tropical fruit character. Malt character is mild, a little bit of caramel is present. The rye is rather bready too.

The palate opens with a blend of rye and grapefruit and a little bit of chalk. Bitterness is moderate, and there's a pleasant blend of fruit and pine. A touch of soap as well. The mid-palate is where the rye comes to play, rather spicy and bready. Sweetness is medium- medium-low with some honey present. Moderately drying and mildly bitter on the finish, there are lingering flavors of fruit and pine, this beer is a little watery. Solid

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2013 07:38:17 | More by DefenCorps
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maximum12

Minnesota

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

Thanks to kyle2k10 for this bottle, one of about 98 extras from his box that I'm working through. 22 oz. bottle split with my wife after a good dinner out for my daughter's birthday this week...& watching my Twins get crushed. Again. Still. Plus, it's snowing. In mid-April. /end news feed.

Pour is a dull orange that's about fourteen percent occluded; not quite cold filtered. Lowly carbonation. Nose is extremely earthy, mixed with tablespoons of lemon & citrus & orange. I'd say: appealing.

Rustic Rye IPA is like biting into a piece of South Dakota farmland. Earthiness crosses into a swampy with dry, brittle windblown leaves in the mix. Mid-palate the hops arrive in good humor: pine, citrus. Orange, even. Finish is a sweeping, gentle bitterness & a final herbal potpourri. Half a bomber of this will do just fine, thanks.

This veers towards saison territory...well, not real close, but much closer than most beers with 'rye' or 'IPA' on the label. Best thing one can say about the beer is it's...interesting. Pretty good beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2013 02:52:56 | More by maximum12
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.33/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a fairly clear, dark amber, nice head, solid but looks pretty plain though.

Smell is pretty fruit, some oranges and grapefruit, but fairly sweet and malty, not aggressively hoppy. Some rye spiciness too.

Taste is fairly bitter, not as much citrus as on the nose, lots of rye spice again and even more sweet maltiness. Pretty good but needs more hop and less malt.

Lots and lots of fizzy carb, pretty full body, good mouthfeel overall.

Good beer! Not remarkable but a solid rye IPA which is a style I always like.

6.8/10

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 03:33:48 | More by AlexFields
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Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +23%

04-01-2013 02:17:45 | More by 3Pope7
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gusman61

California

4.23/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

It is a happy beer. It lightens your spirit. It would be good morning fishing beer. I stumbled upon a nice Irish pub (gallagers) in Huntington Beach and was turned on to this. We were Not disapointed! After having visted a pub that served bud and the like, I was very happy with this find!

Serving type: on-tap

03-26-2013 04:16:23 | More by gusman61
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Nixonbrew

California

4.45/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this at the ABC market next to Disneyland.

Always enjoy a good Rye PA so thought I'd give it a try.
Brewery in Fullerton, just up the road from the Magic Kingdom.

A - pours a clear golden with a copper hint. Good carbonation and inch thick head of large bubbles that last for a short period and then disapate back into the beer.

S - After a day walking around Disneyland this is the grand finale of the day. Excellent hop aroma. Fruity, citrus, grapefruit and a peppery smell

T - Tastes as I imagined. Balanced hops, malt, rye fruitiness and pepper with a smooth bitterness. Tastes like a homebrew I made but drier.

O - Worth the price to try a local brew made by a homebrewer recently turned craft brewer.

Wish I could try more from Bootlegger's.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2013 05:26:49 | More by Nixonbrew
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Obsidian

California

3/5  rDev -18%

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Rollzroyce21

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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Roy1586

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.3%

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BigLittleHokis

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

03-11-2013 01:23:12 | More by BigLittleHokis
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PintOHops

California

4.06/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Glass - Mug

A - Bronze like color with a big Lager like head that looks pretty loose. Head retention was quite good. Tiny bubbles can be seen slowly rising to the top. Nice splashes of soapy lacing.

S - Toasted sugars, molasses, caramel and a touch of rye. Herbal and orange hop characteristics are there but don't jump out at me. Seems balanced and drinkable.

T - Pleasantly surprising orange/tangerine thing going on. Bold herbal and resinous hop flavors through and through. Moderately sweet with just a touch of rye bread. Finishes very bitter and dry with lingering resinous hop flavors.

M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation and slight chewiness.

O - I gotta say that i'm pleasantly surprised by this beer. Rye didn't jump out at me, but i found the beer to be a satisfying IPA, filled with resins and bitterness. Inviting look, and the price is outstanding. I picked up a mixed 12pack for $14, and can't wait to try the rest. I say try out the mix pack for sure. I'd buy again. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 03:14:33 | More by PintOHops
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JosiahS

California

4.04/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

a: Slightly cloudy dark straw color. 2-3 finger foamy off-white head that looks like it will stick around nicely.

s: Smells of lemon rind, flowers, light tree sap, papaya, mango and grain.

t: hoppy lemon, flowers and papaya up front and mid pallete. At mid pallete a nice toasted malt comes through. Finishes somewhat clean but with a small bitter sting.

m: Approaching full-bodied, medium carbonation.

o: A pleasant surprise from a local brewery.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 03:12:33 | More by JosiahS
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lsummers

California

3.46/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a rusty light orange with a one finger head

Smell is very subtle, mild citrus hops with a touch of peppery malty sweetness.

Taste is also not as bold as I was expecting. Mild bite of hops at first, grapefruit, and subtle grass that ends on a sweet malty peppery note.

Overall, it's a very drinkable ipa. Nothing stands out, which would make this perfect for the back yard bbq. But if your searching for the added "Rye", this might not impress.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2013 06:08:59 | More by lsummers
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Therisse

California

4.6/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Nothing too special about the looks of this beer. Crystal clear look, tiny bubbles, head sustained well but was small. Honey color.

Aroma: Aroma was pleasant but once again, nothing special. It was also subtle. Specific smells included rye, orange, pine, and honey.

Flavor: The flavor is what got me. I feel it had the perfect balance between piney hops and bitterness. The specific flavors I could taste were pine, rye, orange, wheat, honey, copper, and nuts. Very crisp.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel was also amazing. It was creamy, plentiful amounts of small bubbles on the tongue, and a thick body.

Overall: Perfect type of beer I'd like to drink on a hot day, but would also be amazing slightly below room temperature. This is nowhere near the hoppiest or the most bitter IPA I've ever had, but it is perfectly balanced.

Serving type: on-tap

02-26-2013 18:30:10 | More by Therisse
Rustic Rye IPA from Bootlegger's Brewery
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