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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

208 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 208
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | 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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imyourhero21

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

01-22-2014 08:17:37 | More by imyourhero21
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PunkFloyd

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

11-24-2011 08:03:00 | More by PunkFloyd
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e30todamax

Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.3%

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

New Mexico

4/5  rDev +9.3%

10-20-2013 06:35:23 | More by hophound
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TrojanWheels

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

02-25-2012 06:37:13 | More by TrojanWheels
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CelticAleMan

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

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


4/5  rDev +9.3%

05-30-2012 15:22:56 | More by drjman
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tbone1384

Wyoming

4/5  rDev +9.3%

09-21-2013 23:29:57 | More by tbone1384
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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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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

4/5  rDev +9.3%

02-18-2013 05:17:30 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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Roy1586

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.3%

03-14-2013 21:30:41 | More by Roy1586
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Evan

Maryland

4/5  rDev +9.3%

06-08-2014 20:10:09 | More by Evan
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inlimbo77

Delaware

4/5  rDev +9.3%

22oz bomber bottle poured into a DFH snifter. No bottle date is located on the bottle from what I can see.

A: Pours a really pretty orange color. Crystal clear look to it. Half finger of bright white head. Good amount of carbonation from the looks of it. Off the bottom of the DFH glass it's just rolling up. Not getting tons of lacing.

S: I get some of those fruit and citrus hop notes, over ripe peach and mango. But then I get the grain bill notes. Sweet maltiness.

T: I will start with this, I am sick and my taste buds are a little off. I do get some spicy notes on the tip of the tongue from the rye. You get those hops in the middle of the mouth. Nice balance of the spicy grains and the fruity hops. Also this is a very easy drinking beer. The lower ABV is nice.

M: Medium bodied like most IPAs in recent memory.

O: I like this one. It's a nicely balanced beer. Like the rye spicy marrying the fruity hops they used. Thumbs up.

02-19-2012 01:35:00 | More by inlimbo77
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gatornlb

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

02-06-2013 14:46:01 | More by gatornlb
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2beerdogs

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

03-09-2012 01:18:25 | More by 2beerdogs
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BigMilkDan

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

11-18-2011 20:53:01 | More by BigMilkDan
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adamant1912

Michigan

4/5  rDev +9.3%

01-29-2014 03:48:08 | More by adamant1912
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Popp24

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

12-09-2011 20:33:50 | More by Popp24
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DarthKostrizer

California

3.98/5  rDev +8.7%

Look: Brownish orange with 1 inch head and great retention and some spotty lace also had some floaters

Smell: Very strong wheat and rye notes with some citrus and pine

Taste: Very light wheat and rye notes and piney hops are the big flavors. Citrus fruits as well are present. AS the beer warms the piney hops become a bit overpowering

Mouthfeel: Light body high carbonation and a dry finish it leaves the palate really dry that you need to keep drinking this. Is it that bad???

Overall: I really enjoyed this beer and will consume several more in the coming months. The is a great summer beer especially on these hot california nights. Good flavor profile and just an overall good beer

07-17-2011 08:41:06 | More by DarthKostrizer
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vande

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +8.7%

Got a few bottles form a co-worker whose brother flew out this way to visit..with some spare room in the luggage :)

A ~ Amber, bit cloudiness...but a nice glow to it

S ~ citrus hops & rye blend....a bit of malts mixed in with a waft of orange/coriander?

T ~ pretty good...reminded me of Cane & Ebel and Founders RyePA...tasty...essentailly a blend of what one smells

M ~ medium to thin bodied beer that allows the carbonate to roll down the palate..

O ~ I thought it was a pretty good Rye P. A. Definitely enjoyed their Knuckle Sandwich more, but nice to try their other offerings none the less.

06-08-2011 03:18:57 | More by vande
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kzoobrew

Michigan

3.98/5  rDev +8.7%

Pours a clear, bright orange body. A four finger, eggshell colored head rests atop. The fluffy head works its way back slowly. Fairly solid sheet of lacing blankets the glass. This is a great looking beer, I am not saying it is perfect but they do not get much better.

The nose displays an impressive amount of balance. Sweet citrusy hop aroma comes across first. There is a pleasant malt base sitting right behind. Spicy rye and warm breadiness pair well with the hops. There is not a great deal of crystal malt coming through in the nose, I appreciate that. Soft grassy hops linger in the back. I have sat on this bottle for a little bit, while it is certainly with in the appropriate time from for enjoying, I feel the hops may have died down slightly. The aroma is very pleasant none the less.

The flavor is very similar to the characteristics picked up in the nose with one huge difference, the rye. The rye simply was a complimentary aroma but is a dominant flavor. I cannot recall a Rye IPA with this much rye presence. The citrus hop flavor is noted upfront along side the rye. The earthy spiciness of the rye works well in combination with the citrusy hops. The bitterness from the hops is hard to judge, the almost astringent quality of the rye can mask it a bit. On my palate I would say the bitterness is a bit lower allowing the rye to provide the bite. Behind the rye the bready malt flavor completes the flavor profile. This is not a terribly complex beer, with many flavor transitions, but the flavors work very well together.

Medium bodied beer, the carbonation is slightly lower than what I would desire. The finish is a touch above dry. The mouthfeel is the low point for this beer. While not bad by any means, it just does not leave me as impressed as the other attributes.

Rustic Rye is a heck of a beer. I am really digging the assertiveness of the rye. The flavor combination works very well. A very drinkable beer. Big thanks to FosterJM for the bottle.

08-23-2011 01:14:07 | More by kzoobrew
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srandycarter

California

3.95/5  rDev +7.9%

A - Fairly clear honey, near white head, stays for some time. Cling lace pretty evident.

S - Light smell, malt and spice.

T - Rye is nice, mixed with sweet malt.

M - Nice mix between the sweet and the grainier, spicy rye.

D - Very easy to drink. I think I like this one.

06-14-2011 03:16:29 | More by srandycarter
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jrallen34

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +7.9%

Bottle poured into a perfect pint glass...Pours a medium gold with red and copper tones. Nice tope head, good retention and lacing...Light of aroma, of surprise, rye. A little caramel with a smidge of vomit on the end...The taste and feel are really light. Feel is annoyingly thin. The taste is light rye, not strong but incredibly easy to drink, a total palate cleanser.

01-12-2011 01:19:43 | More by jrallen34
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +7.4%

hazy amber with a goodsize two inch plus head on the top, decent retention as it stayed around

bitter citrus hops. Tones of grapefruit and tangerine dominated the brew. Not much room for anything else in there. A bit of sugar, orange peel, huge hoppy bitter bite right out of the gate, good dry finish. Lots of resiney grapefruit tones throughout, a touch of sugar trying to balance out the hops, but it was not really going anywhere. Huge hops, huge bitter, BIG IPA.

11-21-2011 02:48:12 | More by mikesgroove
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +6.6%

Pours a clean orange-ish to yellow color with a small white head. In the aroma, dry rye and a hint of hops. In the taste, a small hop and a small rye fruitiness. A small hop bite and medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry green apple skin in the aftertaste. A nice rye presence, but small hop than expected.

07-06-2011 20:38:10 | More by OWSLEY069
Rustic Rye IPA from Bootlegger's Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.