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Rye IPA - Black Market Brewing Co.

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Rye IPARye IPA

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BA SCORE
83
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35 Reviews
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Reviews: 35
Hads: 133
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 20%
Wants: 3
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Black Market Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Beerandraiderfan on 01-20-2011

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Reviews: 35 | Hads: 133
Photo of chad_e_martin
2.62/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I suspect I got a bad batch of some sort...

Poured very hazy amber-dark orange. I cannot see through the glass, not even close. Maybe quarter inch head.

It's got a bit of a malt taste. Not very hoppy. I can't quite place what's going on, but it's like a better version of an IPA I had go wrong as a homebrew.

I'm going to give it another chance, but this is not a good first impression. (390 characters)

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Undated can at 40 degrees into shaker
Aroma citrusy, subdued
Head average (4.5 cm, aggressive pour), off white, frothy, slooowly diminishing to irregular frothy layer varying between 3mm and 12 mm.
Lacing fair – frothy partial rings
Body dark orange, hazy
Flavor is actually well balanced between malt and hops – some rye spiciness comes through. Unfortunately, this is an IPA, so I expected more hopiness and less balance. No alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate medium, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 3.75, Flavor 3.75, Palate 4, Overall 4 (557 characters)

Photo of biboergosum
3.67/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle, another heretofore unknown Cali brewer arrives on Alberta bottleshop shelves - s'ok.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium copper amber hue, with two skinny fingers of puffy, weakly foamy, and rather bubbly off-white head, which leaves some rainforest canopy lace around the glass as it quickly sinks away.

It smells of sharp blood orange and white grapefruit pith, bready caramel and somewhat spicy rye malt, faint clammy yeast, and further piney, leafy, and kind of perfumed hops. The taste is more grainy, doughy pale and caramel malt, a sort of removed acrid rye spiciness, still testy citrusy and piney west coast hop stereotype poses, and that same leafy, floral character from the nose, but now much more hot on the ol' alcohol scale.

The carbonation is fairly low-key and innocuous in its weak frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and mostly smooth, the various interfering interlopers at a loss as to their apparent ineffectiveness here. It finishes off-dry, sure, the complex malt bill not to be denied, while the associated hops continue to fail to get their collective shit together.

While things do seem a tad disjointed at times, overall, this works for me, for the intended style - otherwise, I would be challenging this one's heritage left, right, and center! I kid, I kid, but only because rye, in all its various foodstuff guises, has rarely ever done right by me, so, um, there. (1,429 characters)

Photo of Totalpackage411
5/5  rDev +37%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Top of the line IPA, this one and black markets liberation IPA are fantastic. this one exceeded my expectations. give this one a try and if your in the area of Temecula check out this brewery. (194 characters)

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.65/5  rDev 0%

Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Modern Times pint glass
From: Barons Market in Alpine, Calif.
Price: $1.89
Purchased: Dec. 9, 2014
Consumed: Dec. 11, 2014
Misc.: N/A

Poured a caramel, orange, amber, semi-clear color with four fingers of frothy, white head. Lots of bubble streams coming up from the bottom of the glass to the top. Evened, layered, foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Thick retention all the way down. (Sight - 4.13)

Smelled a pleasant whiff of hops up front. Got floral, Centennial, Citra, rye and Cascade. Light grapefruit, lime zest, pineapple, caramel, tropical and tangerine wheat. (Smell - 4.13)

Tasted earthy rye hops, caramel, metallic notes, light bitter grapefruit, lime zest, pine, Cascade hops, boozy rubbing alcohol and faint floral hops. (Taste - 3.50)

Medium body. Thin texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Abrupt, bitter finish. (Feel - 3.38)

This beer was OK for a rye beer, but nothing extraordinary. I had high hopes after the look and smell, but it disappointed from there. (Overall - 3.50)

3.65 | 83 | B (1,047 characters)

Photo of ocelot2500
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Pours a clear copper color with a soapy white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of rye and some citrus hops.

Tastes of the rye with a solid hop addition. Rye malt leads off with some spicy notes. This gives way to some breast and grainy sweet notes. Hops add in a bit of pine and citrus along with plenty of bitterness. Finishes with a lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel is full with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is solid, but nothing special. (478 characters)

Photo of snaotheus
3.25/5  rDev -11%

12oz can at fridge temp poured into a tulip. If there is a canned on or best by date, I can't find it.

Pours slightly hazy with a medium light tan head that fades very slowly, lots of carbonation. Smell is nice -- refreshing pine, slight floral, a little rye spice.

Taste is a little hollow, watery. Nice flavors -- lots of rye spice, very slow nondescript bitter finish, mild orangey sweetness. But, just not integrated well.

Mouthfeel is light, dry. Overall, not terribly impressed, but not sad about the beer either. (522 characters)

Photo of travolta
3.2/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Some spotted lacing and decent head retention. Very clear and rust color.

Nose: Lacking anything noticeable. Perhaps some cherry, orange, and kiwi. Pine and resin. You have to hunt for it.

Taste: Orange and hops. A nice interplay between dry and syrupy. Not too much of either.

Notes: A totally run of the mill IPA. It does a perfect job of being perfectly "normal". That is what makes it boring. (412 characters)

Photo of cpetrone84
3.39/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pour is a heavily hazed copper with a red hue and a right tan head. Nose has a strong rye spice to it, malt up front, caramel and grain. Hops are citrusy with a bit of pine and slightly stale. Taste is a bit more fresh, not as spicy or malt forward. Much more balanced, citrusy and piney with a light hop resin. Finish is where the rye spice comes in with a light bitterness and mildly carbonated medium body. (409 characters)

Photo of hreb
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle clumsily poured into pint glass. Huge amber head tops hazy orange brew. Hello, lacing. Ample aroma of unmalted rye and citrusy hops. Flavor is bold and dry with a solid rye kick. Mouthfeel is a little on the syrupy side, and the finish is not the most crisp. Still this beer is a great example of why Rye and IPA is a killer combination. (349 characters)

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.99/5  rDev +9.3%
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. (539 characters)

Photo of rawfish
2.48/5  rDev -32.1%
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. (1,216 characters)

Photo of maximum12
1.72/5  rDev -52.9%
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. (992 characters)

Photo of DoubleJ
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
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. (875 characters)

Photo of t420o
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
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+ (580 characters)

Photo of antibeersnob
3.73/5  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. (282 characters)

Photo of Jboadway
4.87/5  rDev +33.4%
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 (305 characters)

Photo of Mebuzzard
4.18/5  rDev +14.5%
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 (677 characters)

Photo of ngeunit1
4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
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. (733 characters)

Photo of masterchadies
4.8/5  rDev +31.5%
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. (471 characters)

Photo of dvmin98
3.97/5  rDev +8.8%
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. (349 characters)

Photo of Nugganooch
3.46/5  rDev -5.2%
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. (1,311 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
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. (455 characters)

Photo of srandycarter
3.15/5  rDev -13.7%
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. (316 characters)

Photo of kojevergas
3/5  rDev -17.8%
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?

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Rye IPA from Black Market Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.