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Rye IPA - Black Market Brewing Co.

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Rye IPARye IPA

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BA SCORE
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126 Ratings
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Ratings: 126
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.75%
Wants: 3
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: Beerandraiderfan on 01-20-2011

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Ratings: 126 | Reviews: 35
Reviews by SDHoffers:
Photo of SDHoffers
4.3/5  rDev +15.9%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of biboergosum
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.65/5  rDev -28.6%
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.

Photo of hreb
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Photo of dvmin98
3.97/5  rDev +7%
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.

Photo of ocelot2500
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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.

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.99/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

Photo of masterchadies
4.8/5  rDev +29.4%
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.

Photo of rarbring
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

Photo of t420o
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
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+

Photo of Nugganooch
3.46/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

Photo of womencantsail
4.22/5  rDev +13.7%
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.

Photo of FosterJM
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
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!

Photo of kojevergas
3/5  rDev -19.1%
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

Photo of mactrail
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Photo of travolta
3.2/5  rDev -13.7%
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.

Photo of Mebuzzard
4.18/5  rDev +12.7%
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

Photo of HopHead84
1.96/5  rDev -47.2%
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.

Photo of srandycarter
3.15/5  rDev -15.1%
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.

Photo of cpetrone84
3.39/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

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.

Photo of DoubleJ
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Photo of Thingus
4.29/5  rDev +15.6%
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.

Photo of Retsinis
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
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)

Photo of Totalpackage411
5/5  rDev +34.8%
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.

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Rye IPA from Black Market Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.