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Mumbai Rye - Good People Brewing Company

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Mumbai RyeMumbai Rye

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very good

14 Reviews
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Reviews: 14
Hads: 42
Avg: 4.12
pDev: 23.06%
Wants: 9
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Good People Brewing Company visit their website
Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bonhoeffer on 06-08-2009

72 IBU
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Reviews: 14 | Hads: 42
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Photo of Zachb4au
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Visited J. Clyde's in Birmingham based on research from Beer Advocate. Wanted to try some of the brews offered by Good People and they had five on tap. The Mumbai Rye, great name, poured a clear amber color with a nice head and fantastic sticky lacing all the way down the glass. The scent was big hop that dominate the smell. Earthy, spicy, with slight citrus was present. Taste included rye spiciness at the start, but the hops take over the flavor and leave with nice bitterness. Very enjoyable and distinct hops flavor. The mouthfeel is very nice, beer had full body. I could enjoy a couple of these without issue.

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Photo of richj1970
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on draft at local shop.

A: Crystal clear copper red with one finger white head. Nice lacing.

S: Bready malts mixed with pine cones and some sweetness. Peppery spices.

T: Biscuit malts with caramel and rye spices.

M: Medium body and average carbonation. Slightly sweet and spicy finish.

O: Very nice beer. One of my favorites from Good People.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of CaskBeerouac
4.58/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is a delicious and interesting brew from the folks at Good People.

A spicy, earthier cousin of their regular IPA, the Mumbai utilizes the natural kick and complexity of the rye to harmonize with the piney notes from the IPAs hoppiness.

I love rye beers and this is one of the best I've had. The rye asserts itself from the get go, but doesn't overwhelm. The hops and malt balance this beauty into complex, but easy drinking suds.

Great aromas of spicy rye and dank hops in the nose.

Dry and clean in the finish, this a beer you'll want to grab for the next once you're done.

A really enjoyable beer overall.

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Photo of freduardo
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of JAndress
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Taste of pine, and a thick mouthfeel. Smooth, but the IBUs are evident. Don't get me wrong this is not a pucker beer, just a delicious taste with a bit more Hops finish. Overall this is a delicious beer, and should be treated if the opportunity arises. I was fortunate enough to be in Birmingham for an evening.

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Photo of sburrough
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of Mojo
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

32 ounce growler -> Highlands Brewing snifter

A - medium to dark amber with a foamy one finger head that is the color of lemon meringue. Retention is basically limited to a thin ring and there is a moderate amount of lacing.

S - very bready, with some pine, and floral notes as well.

T - the caramel malts contain a lemon like sourness giving way to a big rye bready finish.

M - nice and thick with decent levels of carbonation.

O - If you can get this stuff by all means do. It isn't canned yet, but it is worth seeking out.

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Photo of sepharious
4.92/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Hands down my favorite Good People beer and I believe it will be one of the beers that puts them on the craft brew map in years to come. I'm a huge rye beer fan (I still haven't had one I didn't like, even the "surprise! it's rye!" beers I didn't expect) but this one takes the cake. The color is a clean, golden amber and the smell is evocative of air after a spring rain in the woods with hints of malt. This beer is truly quaffable. I mean it. It's smoother than James Bond at a "Porn Star and Vodka" convention. The hops give a thoroughly pleasant earthy-spicy zing while the smooth, rich malt is punctuated by a roasty, toasty highnote thanks to the delicious rye. If you don't try this beer when you have the chance then you will truly miss out on a needed life experience. I have drank this beer first thing in the morning at 9am and believe me, Folgers can go f*** itself. ;)

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Photo of KMitch
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Freethyhops
3.69/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

on tap at The Nook in Huntsville, AL

A- light amber w/ good clarity for an IPA. a finger of white head reduces to a film and collar. decently heavy lacing

S- pale malts mix with the rye to create a nice biscuit like aroma. some floral hops are about all I pick up besides that. quite muted in the aroma and lacking the citrus components I love in the nose of an IPA.

T- an improvement from the nose. pale and rye malts blend in the beginning. not very bitter at all. the rye shines again in the finish though, and almost reminds me of the character of sour mash whiskey.

M- light/medium body. crisp and refreshing. could be a great summer beer.

D- goes down super easy. no challenging flavors get in the way of taking this one down with speed

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4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Mellow Mushroom in Mobile. First time I've seen Mumbai Rye south of Birmingham, nice.

A- bronze-ish appearance is good. Delivered with a solid 2 finger head.

S- spicy rye and a orange lemon citrus split the nose a perfect 50/50. A little pine and some faint malt finds its way in as well.

T- rye, pine, and a little citrus taste great, all working together perfectly.

M- solid full feel here. This is where one might thinks its more than 6%, nice full mouth.

D- this one could get you in trouble. Goes down great with the pizza and spicy crushed red pepper. Really a nice beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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Mumbai Rye from Good People Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.