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Rye IPA - Black Market Brewing Co.

Not Rated.

Educational use only; do not reuse.

36 Reviews
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Reviews: 36
Hads: 139
Avg: 3.63
pDev: 28.1%
Wants: 2
Gots: 15 | 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: 36 | Hads: 139
Reviews by SDHoffers:
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4.3/5  rDev +18.5%
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.

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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.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of dobmaster
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of freckles
5/5  rDev +37.7%

Photo of rob133
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

Photo of HoppySeb
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.65/5  rDev -27%
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.

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Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of ste5venla
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of ZachHodgson
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of augustgarage
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of hreb
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

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Photo of fthegiants
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of drinkin-beeers
3.47/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GRG1313
5/5  rDev +37.7%

Photo of cyrushire
3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dvmin98
3.97/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

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Photo of Catracho5
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of ocelot2500
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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.

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Photo of thedemise
3.35/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.99/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

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3.66/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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Rye IPA from Black Market Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.