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Rye IPA - Black Market Brewing Co.

Rye IPARye IPA

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BA SCORE
84
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77 Ratings
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.95%


Brewed by:
Black Market Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Beerandraiderfan on 01-20-2011)
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Chuckanut pint glass. Pours a medium bronze amber with a half finger white head with good retention and lacing. Nice caramel malt with piney and citrus hops and light rye. Flavor follows aroma with a good caramel malt supporting bright citrus and piney hops. Light grapefruit and a hint of spicy rye. Good mouth feel with a medium body with pleasant creaminess, more than expected from an IPA. A tasty rye IPA with well selected hops supported by a substantial malt body and a good touch of rye, all well balanced. Enjoyable.

Serving type: can

02-21-2014 03:26:22 | More by LiquidAmber
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rawfish

California

2.4/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Popped the top of the can only to get some overflow, quickly poured into a globe glass resulting in some out of control head, rising up four fingers leaving some awesome spider web lacing on the glass. This follows poor head retention. Lacing only gets better through the drink.

Malty with toasted bread, somewhat nutty and a soft tone of vinous fruit and earthy spiciness indicating rye. Hops are subdued with a makeup largely of pine, some weak citrus and earthiness.

I am aghast at the lack of hops in this "IPA". Malty with caramel, stale bread and maybe a smidge of rye, lightly spicy as the flavor follows through. Hops are vegetative and herbal with bitter earthiness that lingers well after the drink. Ointment and mineral flavor to finish.

Medium body, surprisingly watery and flat feel despite the large indication of carbonation. Bitterness gives the impression of drying but the flavors that are left behind are unpleasant.

Pretty looking beer, leaves nice lacing though the excessive foaming upon the pour was a concern. Aroma gave no indication of anything off but really this beer is sloppy, earthy and an alpha acids swamp. I was always on the fence about Black Market, this beer is strike two.

Serving type: can

02-21-2014 02:09:51 | More by rawfish
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maximum12

Minnesota

1.68/5  rDev -54.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Thanks to kyle2k10 for this 22 oz. bomber...& yes, the haul is almost gone. Only one more in the fridge (sigh). Split with my wife.

The bottle pops like a small firecracker & I stand poised...but no overflow. The pour, however, is like pop rocks & soda, grotesquely rising head even with the softest decantational. Nose is pale sweet malts, gentle floral hops, & a smidgeon of rye; not sure I could I.D. the body unless someone told me its name. Tame.

Black Market's Rye IPA is a weird-ass piece of liquid refreshment. There's an up-front taste that's rye-laced, but not really rye. Earthy in an arsenic, body-odor kind of way. Hops? None apparent. As it warms, the muddiness gets worse & there's really nothing else. This is headed rapidly towards a pipe that leads out of the house.

Glancing at the reviews, I have to believe I got a bum bottle, since this seems like a beer that's right in my wheelhouse; but roaring carbonation is never a good sign. This bottle, however, is dismal.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2013 02:09:20 | More by maximum12
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DoubleJ

California

3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A Black Market beer, now from the bottle. No date on the bottle though. 22 ounces, on to the beer:

The beer's color is orange copper with a clean filtered body, which you can spot a few carbonation bubbles running through. The head starts an inch thick, retaining adequately and leaving some lace around the glass. Modestly hoppy even by IPA standards in the aroma, featuring grapefruit, resin, bitter citrus, and toffee crisp.

Bittering citrus flavor is the calling card of this IPA's flavor. Bitter grapefuit in general, but there is the occasional sugar-dusted ones which provide some needed sweetness. Orange and resin notes arrive. Slightly spicy with a noticable alcohol edge, carried by a medium and syrupy body with a soft carbonation.

Satisfying IPA in general. It's in a very competitive market being just north of San Diego, so it may get lost in the shuffle.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2013 17:32:01 | More by DoubleJ
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t420o

California

3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Black Market Rye IPA

A- pours a nice hazy golden-bronze color with a 1-1/2 finger light tan head. Good retention and lacing 4

S- nice citrus smells with grapefruit being predominant. Earthy hops, resiny, light malt in balance. Don't really get any rye. Smells very good 4

T- this is a good ipa. Very earthy hops, citrus, slight pine, spicy rye, light malt. None of the flavors are as bold as I'd like but it's a great easy drinker. 3.5

M- good mouthfeel. Carbonation on the lighter side and medium body 4 

O- I was very pleasently surprised by this beer. Solid ipa 3.5

B/B+

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2012 22:56:11 | More by t420o
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antibeersnob


3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First beer I tried on my tour of the Temecula breweries.

Nice amber color that is missing in so many of todays IPAs. Mouth feel was spot on as was the taste. The smell was a little to subdued for my preference but overall enjoyable.

Very nice Rye IPA that everyone should try out.

Serving type: on-tap

12-10-2012 18:29:41 | More by antibeersnob
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Jboadway

California

4.88/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Good local beer! Have had both on tap and bottle and flavor is identical. Tap; dark orange with >inch head. Smells sweet with hint of citrus (and I mean hint) r
Flavors Carmel malt citrus and light pine hops. finish with a hint of spice. Bottle was almost the same except a little more hops to my Taste

Serving type: on-tap

12-10-2012 08:26:07 | More by Jboadway
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

4.18/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A rock solid IPA from these guys; this is the only beer of theirs I've had.

Nice dark caramel pour, clean and clear. Foamy off white head of about 3 fingers. Rocky in the middle. Sparse yet sticky lacing.

Aromas of pine and grapefruit dance around, with a bit of caramel and bready spice. Some booze. it does give off more of a citrus vibe than earthy

Flavors are great and down to Earth. Nothing overpowering or arrogant here. Citrus, pine, green grass and pomello fruit. The caramel and rye blend nicely with each other and give the finish and bit of a zip along with the bitterness hops.

Great beer. Not over the top, and is more of what I think what an IPA should be

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 07:16:18 | More by Mebuzzard
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ngeunit1

California

4.23/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a fairly slow pace leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel malts, spicy rye, with grapefruit, citrus, and pine hops.

T - Starts off with grapefruit, citrus, and pine hops with some sweet caramel malts and a bit of rye. Through the middle, pine hops come through with some more bitterness alongside more spicy and earth rye. The finish is a mix of grapefruit and pine hops, bitterness, spicy rye, and some caramel malts.

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

D - Very drinkable. Great rye flavor with good overall balance and a nice hop profile.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 06:47:49 | More by ngeunit1
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masterchadies


4.83/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a great IPA. I am a fan of West coast citrusy IPA's with the traditional IPA punch.
This IPA has all the above but is also smooth, its like the best of both worlds. Personally I LOVE this IPA, wish they had 6 packs..well done Black Market!!

If you are an IPA fan this is 100% worth trying, a really great Brew!

PS- some of my other favorite "go to" IPA's include Pliney the Elder, Racer 5 and Green Flash. This IPA fits perfectly (IMO) with the above mentioned.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2012 00:37:28 | More by masterchadies
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dvmin98

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice, well balanced IPA. Some of these can be too hoppy, but they kept it nice and real. If I wasn't heading out of town to go back home the next morning, I definitely would have grabbed a couple bombers to go.

I would definitely drink it again, and if I lived in the area, this would be my go-to local IPA for sure. The DIPA was good as well.

Serving type: on-tap

10-15-2012 21:30:53 | More by dvmin98
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Nugganooch

California

3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Notes from 09/04/12
22oz to standard pint glass

A: Pour is a slight hazy orange, honey-gold color fitted with a thick khaki tan head that holds well for a few minutes. Some craggy lacing runs across my glass as I progress through the drink.

S: Smells has some real delicate floral notes with a nice honey sweetness to it. There is a persistent orange crème like aroma that radiates throughout. Soft pleasant nose but not much excitement here.

T: Tastes like orange creamsickle with a subtle bit of rye spiced cracker underneath. Has that combo of orange flavoring and vanilla cream going on. There is a pretty mellow amount of actual bitterness. I get some light Rye spice with minor notes of pine and a bit of herbal soapiness as well. Not much alcohol perceived. Nice delicate flavors with a refreshing amount of sweetness but again not much to boast here.

M: Feel is very creamy in texture and light in body. Smooth even carbonation is appropriate. Slightly dry with more of a wetter finish overall.

D: A nice easy summer drink with the delicate orange and floral character served up over a nice light body. Probably not going to seek out again anytime soon but I did enjoy and would have again. As a former Temecula native I would rally for these guys to come up with something a bit more impressive.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2012 19:09:02 | More by Nugganooch
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy orange-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thin rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, rye, and some herbal hop aromas. Taste is of malt, rye, citrus fruit, and citrus zest. There is a mild hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is pretty tasty and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2012 01:56:19 | More by UCLABrewN84
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srandycarter

California

3.13/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Fairly clear copper, small slick head, some cling lace.

S - Very light smell. I get light notes of rye, hops and malt.

T - Rye most present, followed by hops, malt barely a kiss.

M - Simple, not very rounded. Middle not present. Long lingering hop/rye in back of palate.

D - Not bad. Probably won't try again.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 04:36:10 | More by srandycarter
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kojevergas

Texas

3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a conical Guinness pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are average.

Served straight from the refrigerator. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a two finger head of nice beige colour, nice cream, nice thickness, and good retention. Colour is a clear pale copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Translucent. Pretty predictable looking for the style.

Sm: Floral hop character, bittering hops, cream, clean malts, and butterscotch (diacetyl). A mild strength aroma. Not particularly appealing, but it's what you'd expect.

T: Heavy hop bitterness is counteracted somewhat nicely by the full-bodied clean malts, pleasant (yet somewhat dry) cream, and floral character. It's somewhat tasty, but has some major flaws - especially balance. Like most (American brewed) IPAs, this feels more like a dicksizing hop competition than a balanced brew. What a shame. Built pretty standard for the style. It's boring and bland, and certainly not unique, subtle, or complex. It's just like every other mundane IPA out there. Meh. Why brew this?

No alcohol or yeast comes through.

I search for rye, but find very little.

Mf: Smooth (with enhanced coarseness in the third act) and wet, with some cream. Adequate carbonation. Not too heavy on the palate. Good thickness.

Dr: Drinkable but boring. It's an underwhelming IPA to be sure. Even fans of the style can safely skip this one. There's just nothing unique or special to draw me to it. I wouldn't get it again. Where's the rye?

C

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2012 06:32:45 | More by kojevergas
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mactrail

California

3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Now in 22 oz bottles. Purchased at Best Damn in San Diego. Aroma of flowery hops. Dark orange amber with a decent, but not long-lasting, head.

Big and richly flavored without an overdose of bitterness. Very spicy and intense resiny sharpness. Nice balance between the scratchy rye flavor and the piney hop flavors. Plenty of malt with some roasted flavors. Rather sweet, which is quite nice with all the hops and sharp graininess.

Quite a pleasant big hoppy beer. One of my favorite breweries in the southern end of SoCal for interesting and well-made beers. Also worth trying on tap if you're in Temecula; seems to be one of the regulars.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2012 05:52:34 | More by mactrail
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rarbring

Sweden

3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A clear amber brew, a big bubble off-white head, goos lacing and curtains.

Very citric, lemon, grape, lime. Some bread.

The taste is bread with toffee, slightly spicy, then loads of bitter citric peel.

Little carbonation, slightly oily, a very dry finish.

Very hoppy, almost a tad to much.

Serving type: on-tap

01-12-2012 21:30:57 | More by rarbring
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Thingus

California

4.3/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Live Review, On tap at Barley and Hops Olde World "Family" Tavern 12/17/11

Second time with this beer, the first time was at the brewery...

Appearance; Translucent gold with touches of yellow at the edges and a light chestnut toward the heart of the glass... Minimal head on my pour although my friend's had a nice one finger head... Quickly disappearing leaving a ring of bubbles and some decent lacing.

Smell; Good citrus notes, hints of fresh hop and pine.

Taste; Again good solid citrus, well balanced with no dominating or overwhelming flavors and a slight sweetness... This is my kind of IPA, I'm not getting a ton of pine (which is a turn off for me) and a relatively short bitter finish (again something I like, I am not a fan of ridiculously long bitter finishes on IPA's)

Mouthfeel; is smooth and lightly effervescent, lively I think is a better term, not overly carbonated, seems just right...

Overall; this is a great IPA that I enjoy quite a bit... I am not the biggest fan of IPA's although that has been changing a bit lately... I'll revisit this at some point as my tastes continue to change, by as it stands now, this is a very solid IPA that I wouldn't hesitate to drink when the mood strikes.

Serving type: on-tap

12-18-2011 03:38:03 | More by Thingus
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FosterJM

California

4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

716th Review on BA
Draft to 16oz pint
Eureka! Burger Claremont

App- A lighter amber with some streaks of orange and yellow. Big puffy 1-1/2 finger head with great lines of cling and lace.

Smell- Solid aromatics on this nice beer. Strong citrus with tropical dominating. A bit piney and earthy.

Taste- A nice little rye ipa. The hops are assertive and a little bitter, the rye adds a second layer of flavor and the malts tie it all together.

Mouth- Medium bodied and medium carbonation with a bit of rye citrus on the lasting flavor.

Drink- Another good local beer. This is my wheelhouse a balanced ipa with nice hops and some good citrus. Would like a growler of this for a saturday night!

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2011 22:26:26 | More by FosterJM
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Popp24

California

4.45/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I am not sure why other people don't like this beer but this was my favorite one from the tasting flight I had at the brewery. I guess when it comes to IPA's I am not among the group of beer snobs that needs an IPA to kill my palate. I actually like an IPA that you can drink more than one of. The bar tender at the brewery actually said this was a gold medal winner at the Great American Brew Fest. I can see why because I enjoyed it quite a bit. She also told me they were going to be installing a 60 barrel system soon from I think she said they currently had 15 or 16. So it looks like they are definitely expanding. She said they attend to start bottling later on this year.

I have been drinking good craft beers for around 10 years now but have never been able to pick up flavors that others do in their reviews. That being said here is my attempt :)

A: Dark Amber Color.

S: Nice Citrus notes and kinda a sweet smell.

T: You can taste the citrus and also a nice hop bite but nothing overpowering. Also a tad bit of sweetness.

M: Not too heavy or light; easy to drink.

O: I really enjoy this beer and can't wait till they bottle it.

Serving type: on-tap

07-25-2011 17:26:05 | More by Popp24
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womencantsail

California

4.2/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Eureka!Burger Claremont

A: The pour is amber in color with a nice big tan head and some sticky lacing.

S: Wonderful citrus aromas right away. Nicely floral, and combined with the grapefruit and tropical notes, makes for a very fragrant beer. A touch of sweetness with a hint of rye in the background.

T: More of the same on the flavor. Perhaps a touch sweet, but the great hop flavors make up for it. Grapefruit, tangerine, and hints of pineapple along with a nice bitter pine flavor. The rye provides a nice bread quality.

M: Medium in body with a medium carbonation.

O: Another good beer in the growing trend of hoppy rye beers.

Serving type: on-tap

04-16-2011 23:49:45 | More by womencantsail
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Retsinis

California

3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer took Gold in it's category at GABF.
I saw the plaque in the tasting room, the medal, and they mentioned it when they poured it. I checked the results, and sure enough, category 8, Gold for 2010.

A: The beer pours a hazy reddish brown, with a small half inch of white colored head that rose, and quickly faded to just a ring of head bubbles on the edge of the glass, nice lacing.

S: I pick up on notes of citrus hops, slight rye spice, caramel, bread.

T: Interesting. The Rye spice flavor, though light curbs the hop bite a bit up front, allowing the molasses & caramel flavor from the malts to come through in the middle. Good balance.

M: Ligh to medium mouth, medium carbonation, a little sticky, with a bitter bite.

O: Well balanced. Not an extreme IPA, or Rye beer, kind of in the middle, which I think is what they were going for. I'm kind of surprised by some of the reviews so far of this beer given how it was judged at GABF. Granted it was not a killer/whale Rye beer, or IPA, but it was good. Maybe something happened at the bars they were served at (Dirty lines, something in transit, bad batch, not sure)

Serving type: on-tap

04-08-2011 00:19:21 | More by Retsinis
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HopHead84

California

1.9/5  rDev -48.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1

3/4/2011

On tap at URGE.

A: Dark golden orange with a frothy white head. Nice color and good clarity.

S: A lot of caramel malt with bready notes. Light rye presence. It takes much swirling and coaxing to bring out feeble orange notes. Fruit is muted. I guess you could call it subtle, but it just seems quite muted. Hop aroma is lacking.

T: Taste is all over the place. There's a harsh astringent bitterness that suffuses the palate, it's really bruising. A little sweet orange. A touch of rye perhaps. Big medicinal/aspirin taste. Some caramel malt notes. A bit hot in the finish for 7.6%.  Ouch.

M: Lower medium in body with moderate draft carbonation. Sticky mouthfeel and dry, with evidence astringency.

Overall: I hate to trash a beer from a small brewery with few reviews, but this is one to avoid.

Serving type: on-tap

03-05-2011 04:38:23 | More by HopHead84
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SDHoffers

California

4.33/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I put this on tap (Hoffer's) and it lasted just a few days. The viscosity of this citrus heavy brew was like molasses. I couldn't believe how thick and syrupy this came out of the faucet. Very difficult to create any kind of head on this beer but weirdly enough, tons of lacing were left on the glass. Amazing citrus and hop overwhelms the nose on the initial gulp. Mouth feel lingers on the tongue and the roof of your mouth. Although really thick and hop heavy, this RYE IPA was incredibly easy to drink and had just the right amount of carbonation. I don't think this beer will be for those expecting a large amount of actual rye flavor. The flavor of the hops almost completely over powers it, but if you're looking for a damn good IPA with just a touch of RYE then I would highly suggest this one.

Serving type: on-tap

02-17-2011 21:44:30 | More by SDHoffers
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

2.63/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Had this on tap at Blue Palms during the Reserve Society weekend, while watching the Wolfpack beat up on BC in the bowl game.

Came out a dull light brown color, lots of head. Aroma was almost absent.

Taste, lacked hops. Its an ipa man! Couldn't really detect a rye bill to this, based on the taste, I thought it must be low. Tasted more like a brown ale with higher alcohol. To call this a rye ipa, just seemed like it was missing the most basic premise of what a rye ipa tastes like, hops and that rye spice. Neither were here.

Serving type: on-tap

01-20-2011 19:05:33 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Rye IPA from Black Market Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.