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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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88 Ratings
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 15.18%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Black Market Brewing Co.
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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maximum12

Minnesota

1.68/5  rDev -54.5%
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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HopHead84

California

1.9/5  rDev -48.5%
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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rawfish

California

2.4/5  rDev -35%
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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rob133

California

2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

06-27-2013 20:51:16 | More by rob133
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XnFM

California

2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

11-24-2012 05:42:06 | More by XnFM
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

2.63/5  rDev -28.7%
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
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ZachHodgson

Washington

3/5  rDev -18.7%

03-18-2014 06:07:56 | More by ZachHodgson
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fthegiants

California

3/5  rDev -18.7%

03-28-2014 15:22:15 | More by fthegiants
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kojevergas

Texas

3/5  rDev -18.7%
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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srandycarter

California

3.13/5  rDev -15.2%
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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BubalooBrewMaster

Nevada

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

06-20-2014 05:34:05 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
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InfernoBoss

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

02-13-2012 06:11:31 | More by InfernoBoss
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casapy

Idaho

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

04-17-2014 22:07:20 | More by casapy
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bennetj17

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

09-15-2013 20:29:26 | More by bennetj17
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.41/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

Serving type: can

07-17-2014 14:28:09 | More by cpetrone84
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Nugganooch

California

3.48/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-07-2014 16:38:20 | More by HoppySeb
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

01-09-2012 21:20:10 | More by acurtis
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

11-28-2013 03:23:15 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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Eighty

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

02-24-2014 21:45:27 | More by Eighty
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warpedrevolution

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

04-06-2014 04:14:30 | More by warpedrevolution
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pperez38

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

01-22-2012 17:44:54 | More by pperez38
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Dakotah

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-12-2013 03:30:26 | More by Dakotah
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SocalKicks

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

02-20-2014 08:03:59 | More by SocalKicks
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seeswo

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

10-03-2012 11:20:40 | More by seeswo
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Rye IPA from Black Market Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.